Olivier Vuillod is an M&A and Private equity lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.
Olivier helps startups and high
growth technology companies successfully raise capital and build their
businesses from formation through exit. He has significant cross-border and
U.S. transaction expertise in venture capital markets following his secondment
to Orrick’s San Francisco and Menlo Park offices in 2016-2017. Internally,
Olivier also leveraged this experience to increase integration and
collaboration between Orrick’s Paris and U.S. offices. Since returning to
Paris, he acts as an effective bridge between Orrick’s French and West Coast
offices, advising French and US clients on complex venture capital matters.
Olivier has represented early
and late stage companies in more than $500 million of venture financings and
has advised clients in over $8 billion worth of M&A transactions. He
specializes in advising founders on structuring their companies to maintain
control, and he frequently counsels executive teams in maintaining and managing
a successful board of directors.
representations include Aledia, Biom Up, Elum, Fretlink, Payfit, Regaind,
Stupeflix, TVShowTime (Toze Labs), Upowa, Xelan, Zenly. He notably recently
acted as lead associate on the sale of Zenly to Snapchat, one of the major
exits of 2017.
Before joining Orrick, Olivier worked in the Corporate department of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Paris.