Dimitrie Ramniceanu

Of Counsel


Dimitrie Ramniceanu is an M&A and Private Equity lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Dimitrie Ramniceanu’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including public tender offers, M&A, joint ventures, capital market and private equity transactions.

Mr. Ramniceanu advises private and listed companies, financial institutions and investors and has extensive experience in both domestic and cross-border transactions.

In addition, Mr. Ramniceanu regularly represents French and foreign companies with respect to strategic disputes relating to corporate and securities laws.

Prior to joining Orrick in September 2017, Mr. Ramniceanu practiced law in the Paris office of Skadden Arps and worked also as a junior analyst at a first-class investment bank.

In 2011, Mr. Ramniceanu received the HEC Paris/Allen & Overy prize for his work on public tender offers.

  • Mr. Ramniceanu’s experience notably includes advising:

    • Major player in the NewSpace industry Hemeria Group in certain external growth transactions (acquisition in 2020 of Eolane-les-Ulis, a company specialized in maintaining the operational condition of sensitive equipment), capital-venture transactions (participation in 2020 to Kineis' historic €100 million fundraising intended to finance its constellation of nanosatellites decided to the IoT, its 2020 venture-capital investment in Unseenlabs and subsequent exit from Unseenlabs in 2022) and certain other financing matters (2020);
    • L'Oréal in the repurchase of c. 4% of its own shares from Nestlé for €8.9 billions (2021);
    • Alain de Krassny in the sale of the Kem One Group - a leading European producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) - to private equity fund Apollo (2021);
    • global automotive supplier Magna in the dissolution of its joint-venture GFT with Ford and the subsequent takeover by Magna of GFT's activities in France (2021);
    • the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) in numerous strategic matters, including the negotiation of the Formula 1 Concorde Agreements (2020), of the Le Mans Agreement (2020) and of the promoter agreement of the FIA Word Championship for Cross-Country with Dakar Rally as its cornerstone (2021);
    • Dutch Infrastructure Fund DIF Capital Partners on its acquisition of a minority stake in independent telecom operator IELO (2020);
    • French electronic equipment specialist Nexeya on its refocus on space activities through the creation of Hemeria and correlative disposal of its non-space activities to KKR-backed German aerospace group Hensoldt (2019);
    • Carsharing leader Getaround, Inc. on its $300M acquisition of Europe-based Drivy SAS (2019);
    • French-listed company Keyyo Communications on its diversiture to Bouygues Telecom structured through an off-market block trade followed by a public cash tender offer (2019);
    • a listed company in connection with its attempted disposal of a significant business division (2018);
    • Illinois-based Supply Chain Services International, a provider of supply chain and quality management solutions for the off-highway vehicles market, on its sale to Ardian-backed Trigo (2018);
    • a prominent industrial group in connection with its attempted creation of a joint-venture in the defense sector (2018);
    • France-based global leader in natural specialty ingredients Naturex on the c. $1.6 billion cash public tender offer initiated by flavor and fragrance maker Givaudan (2018);
    • the shareholders of Hiptest on its sale to U.S. VC fund SmartBear (2018);
    • a prominent industrial group in connection with its attempted disposal of a significant business unit (2018);
    • independent multi-strategy alternative asset manager LFPI on the disposal of EA Pharma to Motion Equity Partners and its subsequent minority reinvestment in EA Pharma (2017);
    • leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things SigFox on its Serie E€150 million fundraising, supported by existing shareholders and new high profile investors (2017);
    • US multinational industrial group Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. on the French aspects of the spin-off of its materials technologies business (2016);
    • French-listed semiconductor materials manufacturer Soitec S.A. in connection with its c. €150 million recapitalization supported by two government-owned institutions and a Chinese investor (2016);
    • French multinational luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE and its family holding Groupe Arnault on the French aspects of the combination of certain of their respective portfolio management activities with US private equity firm Catterton to create L Catterton, the largest global consumer-focused investment firm (2015);
    • Madagascar-based investment company Axian Group on its acquisition of Outremer Telecom's Indian Ocean mobile operations from the Altice Group and its subsequent partnership with the Iliad Group (2015);
    • US multinational beauty company Coty Inc. on the French aspects of its $12.5 billion acquisition of Procter & Gamble's fragrance, color cosmetics and hair color businesses (2015);
    • French Word-leader in mineral-based specialities Imerys S.A. on its €525 million acquisition of the S&B Minerals Group, a major player in industrial minerals, from the Kyriacopoulos founder family (61%) and Rhône Capital (39%) (2015);
    • US multinational industrial group Sensata Technologies on the French aspects of its c. US$1 billion acquisition of Schrader International (2014);
    • a prominent trading company in connection with its attempted acquisition of a controlling stake in a French private company (2014);
    • Luxembourg-based holding company Mayroy S.A. on its €175 million institutional private placement of Ipsen shares and its repurchase of the stake held in its share capital by its minority shareholder, Opera Finance Europe (2014);
    • IAC/InterActiveCorp, the European leader in online dating, on its public tender offer to acquire Meetic followed by a delisting and significant corporate reorganization (2014);
    • French investment group Wendel S.A. on its €520 million institutional private placement of its remaining stake in Legrand through an accelerated book building (2013);
    • France-based global reinsurer Scor S.E. on its acquisition of a controlling stake in MRM, a French REIT listed on Euronext Paris and owning a portfolio of retail and office properties worth €269 million (2013);
    • US multinational sport group Nike Inc. on its sale of 100% of the share capital of Umbro France to the Noël Group (2013);
    • Pharmaceutical global leaders Sanofi-Aventis S.A. and Merck & Co., Inc. in connection with their attempted divestiture of a significant part of their respective animal health businesses to multiple prospective buyers;
    • France-based global reinsurer Scor S.E. on its US$912.5 million acquisition of Transamerica Re's mortality business from Aegon; and
    • French international luxury group Kering S.A. in connection with the €1.6 billion sale of leading French furniture retailer Conforama to South Africa’s Steinhoff International.