Classements

Distressed M&A

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Classements Legal 500 EMEA – Mergers & Acquisitions 2015/2019

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Legal 500 EMEA 2015/2019: Mergers and Acquisitions (Band 3)

The ‘efficient, organised’ and ‘approachable’ team at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei specialises in financial services and real estate sector transactions, but  fields a strong practice in several other sectors, ranging from agribusiness and energy to infrastructure and TMT. In addition to advising InVivo Retail on its acquisition of Jardiland from L-GAM, the group assisted Orano with its pre-sale reorganisation aimed at transferring a part of its assets to Framatome. Thierry Brocas, Patrick Jaïs, Jean-François Pourdieu and Guillaume Touttée are the names to note. With the promotions of Delphine Vidalenc to partner and Grégoire Balland to counsel, the practice further increased its footing in the market, despite the departure of counsel Alexandre Lecomte, who left for a role in-house at InVivo. (2019)

At De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, the ‘reliable’ team is ‘client-oriented and proactive’ and provides ‘good response times’. The group acts for listed and non-listed companies on a broad range of matters, from mergers and acquisitions to joint ventures, reorganisations and disposals. Key sectors include financial services, real estate, energy, healthcare and TMT. The pragmaticPatrick Jaïs is ‘a versatile and seasoned lawyer’, who is able to build ‘excellent client relationships’. Other key practitioners are Nicolas Favre, Guillaume Touttée, Cédric Chanas and Jean-François Pourdieu. Notable matters include advising Batipart Group as shareholders of Eurosic on Eurosic’s €3.3bn merger with Gecina, and acting for CNP Assurances on their acquisition of a 49.9% stake in Réseau de Transport d’Electricité. Axéréal, BFCM and Areva are also clients. (2018)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is ‘able to adapt to complex situations and tight deadlines’. The 33-lawyer team, which shows ‘great listening skills’, advises on public and private M&A transactions; it has great knowledge of real estate and ‘strong insurance and banking M&A expertise’. Highlights included advising Eurosic on its takeover bid for Foncière de Paris and acting for Credit Mutuel’s BFCM in the acquisition of GE’s leasing and factoring activities in France and Germany. The practice is led by Thierry Brocas, Patrick Jaïs, Guillaume Touttée and Jean-François Pourdieu. The ‘smart, quick and efficientCédric Chanas and Nicolas Favre are emerging talents; Frédéric Keller was named partner. (2017)

« De Pardieu Brocas Maffei regularly handles the most high-profile deals in the insurance, banking and property areas in France, as well as a number internationally. The firm recently assisted CNP Assurances in a very complex deal involving the negotiation a new model of bank-insurance agreements with BPCE. The 30-lawyer team also acts for clients such as Altice Media, Natixis Global Asset Management and Immochan. Thierry Brocas, Patrick Jaïs, Guillaume Touttée and Jean-François Pourdieu lead the practice, in which Thomas Bréart de Boisanger, Cédric Chanas, Nicolas Favre and Eric Muller are also names to note. Frédéric Keller was promoted to partner. » (2016)

« De Pardieu Brocas Maffei A.A.R.P.I is a top firm for M&A in the property, banking and insurance fields. Highlights included advising CNP Assurances on a new partnership with BPCE and acting for Crédit Agricole Assurances and Ramsay Health Care on the takeover of Générale de Santé. The highly experienced Thierry Brocas,Patrick Jaïs, Guillaume Touttée and Jean-François Pourdieu are the practice co-heads. Nicolas Favre and Cédric Chanas are also active and Eric Muller joined from White & Case LLP. » (2015)