Overview of the M&A Industry in France
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.
Alexis started his career as an associate at French premier boutique Rambaud Martel, which merged with Orrick’s global platform in 2006. In 2007, he was a resident lawyer in Orrick’s San Francisco and New York offices, and was appointed partner in Orrick’s Paris office in 2011. He previously had experience at the Conseil des marchés financiers (now the French Financial Market Authority, AMF), Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier and Ernst & Young Valuation Department.