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Vincent Babin is a venture capital lawyer and a member of the Technology Companies Group in Orrick's Paris office.Vincent advises venture capital funds, and helps startups and high growth technology companies successfully raise capital and build their businesses from constitution to exit. Through the development of startups, Vincent assists management teams to set up employees’ incentive plans, think through the governance of the company, and provide strategic and practical advice to the founders.
Julien Beloeil is an M&A, Private Equity and Equity Capital Market lawyer based in Orrick’s Paris office.
Julien assists listed and unlisted companies, financial institutions, investors and founders in cross-border or domestic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, acquisition of stakes, strategic partnerships, as well as public tender offers.
Prior to joining Orrick, Julien worked on similar operations as a legal intern at international law firms in London and Paris. Julien also worked at the economic and financial section of the prosecutor’s office of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris.
Emmanuel Bénard is an employment lawyer and Office Leader of the Paris’ office, respected for his deep experience with challenging restructuring and complex collective litigation, he is also Head of the Employment Law Practice for Europe.
Emmanuel represents numerous French and international companies on all aspects of employment law including international and cross-border issues.
His practice focuses on reorganizations, collective redundancies. He notably advised key players of the Financial, Metal, Food and Beverages, Pharmaceutical, Technology, Leisure and Music Industries in implementing economic dismissals and voluntary departures. He also assists these clients with employee representation and collective bargaining and sensitive individual cases.
Emmanuel has a strong proficiency in collective litigation as well as criminal litigation and currently handles a number of sensitive cases arising from works council and health and safety committee information consultation procedure, professional elections, collective bargaining agreements and employees performance appraisal system.
With a long-standing experience on landmark M&A, he regularly supports HR Directors in dealing with works council information and consultation procedures and transfer of employees triggered by such complex projects, helping them achieving their strategic objectives.
Co-author of an insightful and pedagogic book on all labor and employment facets of companies’ reorganization, Emmanuel is described by his clients as “a guru in the field of employment law” and praised for his “business sense”.
Before joining Orrick in 2016, Emmanuel was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris, where he was in charge of the Employment, Pension and Benefits Department. Prior to that he was partner at the boutique employment law firm Bélier et Associés where he started his career.
Olivier Bernard, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is a member of the Banking & Finance group.
Olivier advises French and international financial institutions, insurers, funds and other alternative capital providers, as well as borrowers, on structured finance, debt capital markets and securitization transactions, in relation to a variety of assets, including real estate, transportation fleets and infrastructure.
He has been involved on a number of groundbreaking multi-jurisdictional transactions, privately or publicly placed.
Before joining Orrick in 2016 as a partner, Olivier was counsel in the finance department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Geoffroy Berthon is an Energy and Infrastructure Partner in Orrick's Paris office with a focus on public law and public contracts (notably concessions and PPP) as well as regulatory matters.
Geoffroy Berthon has an extensive experience in several key public infrastructure projects, railroad work infrastructures and hydroelectric concessions as well as renewable energies and marine sectors. He also works on regulatory and litigation matters notably in the energy sector.
He advises sponsors as well as lenders and he has been working with several public entities and governments, in France and Africa.
Recognized by the Legal 500 guide in public law and project finance, Geoffroy Berthon is quoted as a "one to watch" lawyer.
Before joining Orrick, Geoffroy Berthon worked as an associate with the firm Allen & Overy, in the Public and Environmental law department.
He is a lecturer in public contracts at Sciences Po.
Cécile's practice focuses on domestic and international litigation and arbitration.
Cécile's practice focuses on domestic and international litigation and arbitration, as well as white collar defense and investigations, securities and M&A litigation, and alternative dispute resolution methods. Cécile advises French and international companies, and their directors before civil, commercial, and criminal Courts in France. Cecile also acts in commercial arbitration proceedings whether domestic or international, under ICC Rules of Arbitration or in ad hoc proceedings.
Cécile also acts in pro bono matters, and has in particular acted in favor of women's rights before French Courts. Cécile has been a member of the criminal defense bar in Paris for several years and regularly acts before the French criminal Courts for indigent individuals. Cécile also acts as Administrative Secretary to arbitral tribunals.
Prior to joining Orrick in 2020, Cécile has practiced in the litigation and arbitration department of another major international law firm in Paris since 2012.
Lena Boucon is a Competition lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Lena's practice focuses on all aspects of French and EU competition law, including both transactional and litigation cases: merger control, antitrust, and state aid. She has worked on cases involving various sectors, including retail, energy, and financial services.
Lena also focuses on EU internal market law (fundamental freedoms and regulatory aspects), which was the subject of her doctoral thesis.
Prior to joining Orrick, Lena was an associate with Allen & Overy's Paris office. She previously interned with the competition department of Clifford Chance (Paris office), and with the legal service of the European Commission.
Hélène Boukez is an Employment Law lawyer in our Paris office.
Hélène advises French and international firms on all employment matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Hélène was an associate in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for six years.
Amélie focuses on energy and infrastructure projects across Africa and Europe.
Amélie is an Energy & Infrastructure lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Her work includes advising on projects across Europe and Africa, with experience in energy projects and corporate transactions.
Before joining Orrick, Amélie was an associate in the M&A departments of an English law firm in Paris and Casablanca.
Etienne Boursican, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.
Etienne focuses on public M&A and capital markets. In that context, Etienne regularly advises investors or listed companies on tender offers, sale and purchase of equity stakes, private placements and public offerings including initial public offerings (IPOs). He also has significant experience in private M&A transactions, acting indifferently on the buy-side or the sell-side.
Etienne also has particular experience in corporate governance matters. In this regard he advises issuers as well as minority shareholders in proxy fights, and represents issuers and individuals in stock market-related litigation.
Etienne’s clients include industrial groups active in a variety of sectors ranging from automotive or agribusiness to energy, real estate or retail. Some of his recent notable engagements include advising Peugeot’s historical shareholders FFP and Etablissements Peugeot Frères on the car manufacturer’s EUR 3 billion capital increase and partnership with China’s Dongfeng Motor Group, or advising Alstom’s board of directors in the company’s EUR 12.35 billion sale of its energy division to General Electric. Private M&A transactions include the sale by UK-based investment fund Patron Capital of a 20,000 square meter office building complex in the Paris suburbs hosting the headquarters of Edenred, or the acquisition by Spain-based fashion and fragrance business Puig of the control of Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion house (including the buy-out of Hermès).
Etienne is recommended as a leading lawyer for mergers & acquisitions by Legal 500 EMEA.
Prior to joining Orrick in November 2013, Etienne was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons from 2009. He began his career in 1998 at Jones Day before joining Willkie Farr & Gallagher in 1999 where he became counsel in 2006.
Charles Briand, Partner in Orrick Paris Office, is a member of the Tax Group.
Charles focuses on tax law, and more specifically on the tax aspects of transactions.
He advises multinational companies and private equity funds on a broad range of international tax matters, including French acquisitions abroad or foreign ones in France.
He also advises his clients on the tax structuring of domestic and cross border acquisitions as well as reorganizations.
Prior to joining Orrick in 2017, Charles was transaction Tax lawyer at Ernst &Young in Paris and he also practiced 18 months in EY New York office.