Laurent Alpert’s practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts, with particular emphasis on cross-border transactions; he also has extensive experience in bridge financings and permanent financings of acquisitions. 

Laurent represents both major U.S. and international industrial and financial companies as well as private equity firms. 

He also has an active practice in advising on various corporate governance matters, including advice as to the obligations of boards of directors and various board committees.

Laurent joined the firm in 1972, became a partner in 1980, and became senior counsel in 2016. He was resident in the Brussels office for eight years.


  • Beazer Homes USA., Inc.: Member, Board of Directors, 2002-2021; Chairman, Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and Member, Finance Committee and Audit Committee
  • International Rescue Committee: Member, Board of Advisors; Member, Board of Directors, 1999-2009 and 2010-1016; Chair of the Legal Committee, Co-Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and Member of the Audit Committee