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Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier advises Bouygues and TF1 on the merger of the TF1 and M6 Groups

Paris, 10 June 2021

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier advises Bouygues and TF1 in connection with the signing of memoranda of understanding to enter into exclusive negotiations between RTL Group, Bouygues, TF1 and M6 with a view to the merger of the TF1 and M6 groups.

Following this transaction, Bouygues would own approximately 30% of the merged entity, which it would have exclusive control over, in concert with RTL Group, second largest shareholder with 16%.

On the Bouygues side, the team was led by Bertrand Cardi and Christophe Vinsonneau (partners), and included Laurent Gautier (partner), Cécile de Narp, Romain Querenet de Bréville and Jules Ratier on M&A aspects, Henri Savoie (partner) and Patrick Mele (counsel) on public law aspects, Vincent Agulhon (partner) and Pierre Dabin on tax aspects.

On the TF1 side, the team included Pierre Casanova and Orphée Grosjean (partners), Stanislas Darrois and Caroline Vernet-Leduc on M&A aspects.

The law firm Vogel & Vogel is acting as legal advisor for Bouygues/TF1 on competition law aspects. The law firm Flichy Grangé is advising on employment law aspects.

RTL is advised by White and Case.

M6 is advised by Bredin Prat, Allen & Overy, Arsene-Taxand and Deprez Guignot.