Alexis Marraud des Grottes is an M&A and Capital Markets lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office. His practice covers both transactional and litigation advice on mergers and acquisitions, securities and stock exchange regulations and corporate law.
Recommended by Legal 500 EMEA in
Mergers & Acquisitions, Alexis is a key counsel to French and international
listed and non-listed companies, financing and investment banks, private equity and
hedge funds, managers and families.
He was involved on some of the most
publicized deals in France recently. His works includes, for instance, advising
Naturex in connection with a €1.5 billion takeover bid by Givaudan, the board
of directors of Zodiac for its combination with Safran for €8.5 billion, Euro
Disney regarding the tender offer of The Walt Disney Company, L’Oréal on a €6
billion share buyback from Swiss-based Nestlé and a €3 billion sale to Nestlé
of its stake in Galderma, Metrovacesa sale of its €1.5 billion stake in Gecina
and Club Méditerranée on the tender offer by Chinese conglomerate Fosun.
Alexis is also recognized for his
expertise on the aspects of private equity, joint ventures, equity capital markets and restructuring, as well as on specific issues related to governance
and shareholder disputes.
He advises in particular on
cross-border and complex transactions, securities issues, strategic
negotiations and sensitive litigations. He additionally deals with issues
related to token and crypto-currency and crypto-assets issues, including
structuring and setting up issuing entities and related services.
Alexis is a leading player,
recognized for its publications, conferences and trainings on securities,
corporate and takeover laws. He regularly lectures seminars at the business
school EM Lyon and Paris Dauphine University. He has been a member of several working
groups on Paris place, including the working group on public offers of the Legal
High Committee for Financial Markets of Paris. He is a member of the
Association of Lawyers in Securities Law.