Alexandre Ancel is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions team of Allen & Overy LLP Paris.
Alexandre has experience in mergers, joint-ventures, cross-border acquisitions and corporate restructurings for international clients.
Alexandre co-leads the Energy Group in Paris. He has gained a significant experience in the energy sector, advising clients notably in the electricity, oil and gas sectors. In particular, he advises on nuclear and renewable projects (solar, wind-farms, hydroelectricity, CO2 and bio-fuels matters).
Alexandre is a member of Allen & Overy worldwide Energy Group, the Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables (SER) and the Association Française de Droit de l’Energie (AFDEN).
Partner - Orrick Rambaud Martel - Paris
Etienne Boursican, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group of the firm.
Etienne specializes in public M&A and capital markets. In particular, he advises and acts for listed companies on: tender offers, sale and purchase of equity stakes, public offerings, private placements and initial public offerings (IPOs). He also has significant expertise in cross-border transactions.
In addition, he focuses on corporate governance matters, having advised issuers as well as minority shareholders in proxy fights, and represents issuers and individuals in litigation related to stock exchange regulation.
Before joining Orrick in November 2013, Etienne was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin since 2009. He began his career in 1998 at Jones Day before joining Willkie Farr & Gallagher in 1999 where he became counsel in 2006.
Charles Cardon is a partner at Dechert - Paris office.
Charles Cardon’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, particularly takeovers and mergers & acquisitions, private equity and capital market transactions. Charles Cardon joined Dechert in March 2016 after five years of experience in the Paris office of Weil Gotshal Manges. He had previously spent 6 years in the Paris and New York offices of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Charles Cardon has authored numerous articles on company and securities law. He lectures on European takeover bids in Paris 2 Assas LL.M in International Business Law.
Mr. Cardon graduated from the French business school Essec, and received a Master 2 of Commercial, Corporate and Tax Law from Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne in 2004. He is a member of the Paris Bar.
Mr. Cardon’s native language is French, and he is fluent in English and Spanish.
Managing Partner - Reed Smith Paris
Benoît Charot is the managing partner of the Paris office and the head of the Paris litigation practice group.
Benoit specializes in civil, professional and criminal liabilities related to complex major disasters and industrial risks, product liability, insurance and reinsurance law and insurance policy management: he leads a team of senior associates who mainly work for manufacturers in their dealing with professional risks of any nature (15 years of several thousands of asbestos-related proceedings), but also on the first files related to exposure to glycol ether in France.
Benoît advises on many commercial procedural matters of significant amounts, particularly relating to amendments or breach of contracts and questions linked with contractual liability.
Benoît also has strong know how in disputes related to professional negligence, health care and pharmaceutical and white collar crime. He is regularly instructed to handle arbitration cases. Prior to joining Reed Smith in 2005, Benoît was a Partner at Rambaud Martel.
Benoît is recommended by The Legal 500 in Insurance and Commercial Litigation.
Counsel - Ashurst Paris
Michaël Cousin is an avocat at the Paris bar. Michaël joined the Paris competition team after several years at law firms in Paris and Brussels. Specialised in European law, competition law and regulatory law (energy, railway transport) he has also handled many cases regarding distribution law and restrictive trade practices.
He has written many articles on competition law and he lectures at the University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. He has also lectured at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).
Michaël is a member of the board of the French Competition Law Society (Association Francaise d’Etude de la Concurrence).
- University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, DEA (postgraduate degree) in EU law
- University of Lille II, Maîtrise in private law
- Universities of Warwick (UK), Saarland (Germany) and Lille II (France), integrated certificate of legal studies (legal diploma in English law, German law and European business law)
Christophe Jacquemin is a partner in the Banking & Finance department at Allen & Overy Paris.
He has a wide-ranging experience of advising on banking matters including on syndicated loans, acquisition financing and structured financing.
Christophe also advises on real estate financing and has a wide experience in the financing of various types of assets (such as commercial, real estate, hotels, logistics), where he advises both lenders on loan origination as well as on restructuring. Christophe is also involved in Islamic finance transactions. He acts for banks, corporate borrowers and investors.
Christophe is fluent in English and French.
Fabrice Faure-Dauphin is a partner in the Banking & Finance department at Allen & Overy Paris. He has a wide ranging experience in the field of structured finance and is responsible for the securitisation and covered bonds activity in Paris.
In this field, he is experienced in a wide range of securitised asset classes (including all types of ABS asset such as consumer and auto loans and dealer floorplan, export finance, CMBS, ABCP structures and pan-European trade receivables), covered bonds structures and also repackaging and complex bank balance sheet funding structures (such as RWA or liquidity driven structures). He also has particular expertise in export finance and ECA backed securitisation, covered bonds and repack structures.
He regularly contributes to legal publications in the field of structure finance and securitisation.
He is referenced by major legal directories (including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR) as a leading expert in capital markets/structured finance and in securitisation.
Fabrice Faure-Dauphin is fluent in English and French.
Jean-Baptiste de Martigny
Jean-Baptiste de Martigny joined the Mergers and Acquisitions team of Allen & Overy LLP Paris in 2010 from another law firm.
He specialises in mergers & acquisitions with particular experience in listed companies (public offers, public to private) as well as private M&A transactions.
His industry expertise focuses on media, high tech and telecoms.
Jean-Baptiste graduated from University of Paris II Panthéon Assas and Sciences-Po Paris and holds an LL.M (University College London).
Frédéric Moreau is a partner and leads the Mergers and Acquisitions team of Allen & Overy LLP Paris.
He has wide experience of public and private M&A transactions (both international and domestic). He has been ranked as a leading individual by Chambers Global for four consecutive years.
Admitted to the Paris bar in 1995, Frédéric graduated from Sciences-Po Paris and holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Law (University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas), an LL.M (King’s College London) as well as a Master of laws degree (University of Paris X Nanterre).
Frédéric Moreau is a member of the legal board of the Institut Français des Administrateurs.
Jean-Claude Rivalland is the Managing Partner of Allen & Overy LLP Paris.
Jean-Claude has considerable experience of practising corporate finance law on the French market. He advises on acquisitions and sales of privately-owned and public companies, with particular focus on transnational transactions involving foreign buyers and the sale of multinational corporations.
His practice also includes joint-ventures in particular in the finance and media sectors, both for domestic and foreign clients.
Jean-Claude’s industry expertise focuses on media, financial institutions and healthcare.
Avocat à la Cour, Vincent is a tax partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Paris office. He has an extensive expertise in international corporate tax, as well as finance tax. Vincent is particularly involved in the structuring and tax aspects of M&A, real estate and private equity transactions, in particular in the context of joint-ventures.
In addition to his skills as tax advisor and deal counsel, Vincent has a strong tax litigation background, having worked for several years in the leading tax litigation team in France before joining Freshfields in 2005. Aside from providing advice to financial institutions, private equity investors and large corporate groups, Vincent’s business sector emphasis is on "Consumer", "Defence" and "Real Estate".
Vincent is a graduate of the University of Strasboug (DESS-DJCE in business law) and the Institute of Political Sciences of Lyon.
Avocat à la Cour, Thomas is an associate in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s tax group and joined the Paris team in January 2013. His practice generally covers corporate, finance and real estate tax, both in a domestic or cross-border context.
Thomas is a graduate of the University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (Master 2 International taxation in collaboration with HEC) and the University Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille).