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M&A and Capital Markets

From its inception in 1987, the firm has consistently been involved in the most significant mergers and acquisitions transactions in France.  Our lawyers also frequently advise the firm’s clients in international transactions. The mergers and acquisitions team is comprised of Jean-Michel Darrois, Alain Maillot, Emmanuel Brochier, Bertrand Cardi, Pierre Casanova, Ben Burman, Hugo Diener, Olivier Huyghues Despointes, Christophe Vinsonneau, Forrest Alogna, Marcus Billam, François Kopf, Jean-Baptiste de Martigny and Nicolas Mennesson.

From the beginning, we developed a particular expertise in matters related to public companies. We have been involved, without interruption, in most public offers in France, with a notable emphasis on matters giving rise to securities litigation, including both in support of potential acquirers and in defense of takeover targets.  In the process, through their direct involvement in transactions, litigation and the drafting of relevant law and regulation, the partners of the firm have developed an experience that is unrivalled in Paris.  This experience informs a pragmatic and highly nuanced perspective on matters of corporate governance.

We are also regularly involved in private mergers and acquisitions, including in particular private equity and strategic transactions, as well as advising family shareholders.  Our corporate, tax and finance lawyers work hand in hand to develop innovative acquisition and financing structures.

Our corporate team also includes capital markets specialists; their practice is primarily focused on advising public companies in the conception, drafting and implementation of offers of financial instruments in IPOs and public and private placements in France, Europe and beyond, including in particular the United States.