Alexis Marraud des Grottes advises on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities and stock exchange regulations and corporate law, as well as related litigation.

Recommended by Legal 500 EMEA in Mergers & Acquisitions, Alexis is key counsel to French and international listed and non-listed companies, private equity and hedge funds, managers, boards and families.

He advises on investments and divestments, securities issues, cross-border and complex transactions, strategic negotiations and sensitive litigation. He is "one of the best players in the market" (Legal 500) and is an authority on issues related to governance, restructuring, as well as on shareholder activism.

Alexis has advised many world leading companies, including:  Herige in the sale of its trading branch (materials, public works and natural stones) to Samse, BAE Systems in the acquisition of Eurostep, Alcentra and Fidera in their investment in Pierre & Vacances, Air France-KLM in its relations with KLM and the Dutch State, Veolia on the acquisition of Suez, LVMH in the acquisition of Tiffany, Euro Disney regarding the tender offer of The Walt Disney Company, L’Oréal on a share buyback from Swiss-based Nestlé and a sale to Nestlé of its stake in Galderma, and Club Med on the tender offer by Chinese conglomerate Fosun. He has also advised Oeneo in connection with the tender offer of its controlling shareholder, Naturex in connection with a takeover bid by Givaudan, the board of directors of Zodiac in relation to its merger with Safran, and Metrovacesa sale of its stake in Gecina. 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 regularly publishes and intervenes in conferences and provides training on capital market, governance and M&A and he regularly lectures at the business school EM Lyon and Paris Dauphine University. He has been a member of several working groups, including the working group on public offers of the Legal High Committee for Financial Markets of Paris. The French Financial Market Authority (Autorité des marches financiers - AMF) has invited Alexis to join its consultative Commission on Disclosures and Corporate Finance as a capital markets law specialist.

  • Alexis was a resident of Orrick’s San Francisco and New York offices, and previously had experience at the Conseil des marchés financiers (now the French Financial Market Authority - AMF) and worked at a leading French Law firm and the Valuation Department of one of the Big Four accountancy firms.