Bertrand Cardi
M&A and Capital Markets
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Bar admission: Paris

Bertrand Cardi is a partner at Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier. He joined the firm early 2010, after having been a partner at Linklaters since 2004.

He has more than 20 years of experience and is one of the leading experts in mergers and acquisitions, securities as well as capital market laws (and also has experience in related litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations). He has acted for industrial clients or investment funds in numerous major French or cross-border transactions.

He also advises companies (listed or not) in financial difficulties and acts regularly on public law matters (for example to advise the French State or CDC, the main French public financial institution).

Finally, Bertrand Cardi advises a number of listed companies on their governance and their strategic developments abroad.

Bertrand Cardi, in addition to his Assas University law diploma, is a graduate of Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (“HEC”), the French leading business school. He is a Director of the Board of the HEC Foundation/Trust, and advised on the improvement of the corporate form and governance of HEC from 2010 until today. He is ranked in the top tier in various legal guides (including Chambers and Legal 500). He is an Officer of the M&A Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and regularly speaks at legal conferences on governance as well as M&A and Capital Market issues. The French Stock Exchange Authority (AMF) has invited him to join its consultative Commission on Disclosures and Corporate Finance as one of the few securities law experts.

Main areas of expertise

Corporate, mergers and acquisitions
Stock exchange regulations
Private equity
Recovery and bankpructy
Litigation relating to stock-exchange regulations


Admitted to Paris Bar School (1997)
University of Paris II – Assas, law degree (Maîtrise) cum laude (1996 – 1997)
University of Paris XI – Jean Monnet, law degree (Licence) cum laude (1995 – 1996)
École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC/MBA Equivalent) (1993 – 1996)


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