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Lea Menaut is an M&A and Private Equity lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Lea Menaut’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including public tender offers, M&A, joint ventures and private equity transactions.
Ms. Lea Menaut advises private and listed companies, financial institutions and investors.
Prior to joining Orrick in September 2019, Ms. Lea Menaut practiced law in the Paris office of Mayer Brown and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and worked also as a trainee at the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Bordeaux (Regional Court).
Orane Mikolajayk is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick's Paris Office.
Orane advises French and international financial institutions, corporates and private equity funds on leveraged and acquisition finance and debt restructurings.
Prior to joining Orrick, Orane worked in the Banking & Finance department of Ashurst and of Herbert Smith Freehills.
Carine Mou Si Yan is a partner in the Banking and Finance practice group. For over fifteen years, she has advised French and international clients in the finance, energy and real estate sectors.
Admitted in both Paris and New York, Carine offers practical advice on both cross-border and French transactions.
She advises sponsors, lenders and public entities on their financing transactions. She is particularly active in projects involving the development of new energies and infrastructure.
She also advises on real estate financings across virtually all asset classes, including housing, hospitality, office, commercial, data centers, sports and health care facilities.
In addition, Carine has deep experience in restructurings, advising both creditors and debtors in sectors such as real estate, hospitality, transportation, energy and power distribution, and retail.
In the 2020 Legal 500 EMEA guide, a client noted that Carine is "very thorough and competent when dealing with complex files."
Laurent Olléon, Partner in the Paris Office, is a member of the Tax Group.
Laurent advises companies and private individuals on the tax aspects.
Laurent intervenes alongside his clients with legal and financial issues, both in terms of advice and litigation situations perspective.
Laurent deals with numerous issues in various fields: the tax consolidation system and, more generally, intra-group relations, the handling of bilateral tax treaties, the taxation of financial transactions, property taxation and local taxation, etc.
His recognized expertise in abuse of rights enables corporate tax directors, financial investors and individuals to better secure their investment choices and structuring their transactions. In addition, his intimate knowledge of tax litigation is a major asset for clients.
Laurent has advised many ministries and public institutions on legislative and regulatory developments and their implementation, which gives him an extensive practical vision of both public and private law. His past experience has allowed him to manage and draft legislative bills, which makes him an expert on administrative and parliamentary machinery.
joining Orrick, Laurent was a judge of the Conseil d’État and assessor at the Court’s
ninth Chamber of the litigation section of the Conseil d’État, worked as deputy
Chief of staff of Marylise Lebranchu, the French Minister for the Civil
Service, State Reform and Decentralisation and Chief of staff of Anne-Marie
Escoffier, Deputy Minister of Decentralisation.
Soumaya Ouzzani is an Employment lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.
She advises French and international companies on all employment law matters. She intervenes on collective and individual dismissals, as well as litigation and pre-litigation issues.
Prior to joining Orrick, Soumaya was a lawyer in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for four years.
Nadège Owen is an employment Partner in Orrick’s Paris office.
Nadège advises French and international companies on all employment law matters with a recognized experience on employment law aspects of corporate transactions. She regularly deals with employment law related issues arising in the context of restructurings (in particular social plans), mergers and acquisitions as well as more generally on all employment law aspects for domestic and international clients, regarding day to day issues, executive severance and relations with employee representatives and trade unions.
Prior to joining Orrick, Nadège was an associate for eight years in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Tunde Oyewole is a Litigation and International Arbitration lawyer in Orrick's Paris office. He has represented investors, developers, States and energy companies in arbitrations under the ICC, SCC, CRCICA, LCIA, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules of arbitration.
His extensive international experience includes disputes involving countries in the Americas (Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela and Canada), the Middle East and North Africa (U.A.E., Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Algeria and Morocco), Asia (China, India and Japan), and Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the Ukraine).
He has handled post-M&A disputes, corporate shareholder disputes, foreign investment disputes and intellectual property disputes in a number of sectors (engineering and construction, power and energy, mining, cement, real estate, and insurance).
Tunde is a Member of the New York Bar, and passed the Paris Bar Exam in March 2014 (Article 100). Before joining Orrick, he practiced as an associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris, where he worked closely with Jan Paulsson and Georgios Petrochilos on their forthcoming book on the 2011 UNCITRAL rules of arbitration.
Aurélien Parent is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick's Paris office
Aurélien advises French and international banks and financial institutions as well as borrowers on French and cross-border structured finance transactions.
Prior to joining Orrick, Aurélien was an associate for two years in the Banking & Finance department of Herbert Smith Freehills.
Grégoire is a litigation lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Grégoire advises French and international companies on litigation matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Grégoire was an associate at Fieldfisher in Paris.Grégoire also worked as an intern in various law firms as Kalliopé and White & Case in Paris as well as in the Paris Court of Appeal and at the legal department of CACEIS Bank in Luxembourg.
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 another leading international law firm 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.
George Rigo is an M&A lawyer, based in Orrick’s Paris office. Specializing in corporate law, he is devoted to advising European and Asian industrial groups and holding companies on their mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, notably in the sectors of energy, food and car manufacturing, and services.
George also has experience on acquisition finance and restructuring matters.
George has a very strong expertise in the renewable energy sector, working alongside major players in the market and advising on key projects in France. George mainly advises on the financing and acquisition of windfarm and solar projects, lately he has counseled 123 Ventures, Impax, Nord LB and EOS Holding on different transactions.
George’s extensive experience on cross-border transactions includes negotiating and drafting international contracts or commercial partnerships with an emphasis on litigation issues succeeding the implementation of such agreements. Recently, George has advised Biostime, a Chinese manufacturer of nutritional and baby care products, listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, regarding the signature of an industrial and commercial cooperation agreement with a French dairy cooperative.
Before joining Orrick, George was an associate with Watson, Farley & Williams. He previously worked for Fidal Peat International Paris and the Paris office of Proskauer Rose.