The M&A/private equity team is headed up by three partners: Jean-François Carreras, François Le Roquais and Olivier Debeine. They are assisted by experienced associates in the area of corporate and business law.

The team specialises in M&A, private equity, securities issuance, commercial transactions and general corporate law issues. The partners work as a team, advising our clients on complex deals.

The team has wide experience in cross-border transactions. The firm’s clientele is made up of international clients, with the partners representing international clients for their investments in France as well as French clients for their international investments. For international transactions, the firm works with a network of “best friends” and Jean-François Carreras is also admitted to the New York Bar.

The M&A/private equity and restructuring teams advise clients on out-of-court arrangements and court proceedings for preventing or handling problems encountered by companies during reorganisations, investments, disposals or acquisitions.

The corporate M&A team draws on the expertise of the tax and employment law teams.

Thanks to its experience and responsiveness, the team is able to provide clients with highly personalised advice that is focused on their industries.

Mergers & acquisitions


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public sale procedures
  • LBOs, MBOs and MBIs
  • Private equity

General corporate law


  • Corporate governance issues
  • Joint ventures
  • Negotiation of licenses
  • Financing and re-financing
  • Commercial contracts


Investments


  • Venture capital and growth capital transactions
  • Financing and re-financing
  • Specific expertise in the high-technology, bio-technology, renewable energy and IT industries


Restructuring – with the restructuring team


  • Debt restructuring, investment or sale under voluntary arrangement or mediation or during insolvency proceedings
  • Legal structuring of the reorganisation

Capital markets


  • Transactions involving listed companies
  • IPOs and issue of marketable securities