"Patrick Jaïs handles private equity transactions, M&A and stock exchange regulatory advice for major companies, industrial groups and investment funds." Chambers Europe 2016

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Patrick Jaïs intervenes in mergers and acquisitions, stock exchange regulations and complex restructurings. He also handles private equity transactions, representing both issuers and investors, and handles mergers and acquisitions and stock exchange litigation matters (including AMF and white collar proceedings). He mainly represents French and foreign-listed companies, investment funds and industrial groups.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1987, he holds an advanced degree (DEA) in business law from the University of Paris X Nanterre (1985).

He joined De Pardieu Brocas Maffei as a partner in 2009, after working at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in Paris (2005-2008) and Veil Jourde (1994-2005) as a partner and at Gide Loyrette Nouel (1987-1994) as an associate.

Patrick Jaïs is an Expert of the “Club des Juristes” and wrote some articles: “Entretien M&A“, Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit; “France – Treasury Shares Guide 2012” IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee, May 2012; “Enquête AMF – La lettre circonstanciée dans la procédure d’enquête AMF : un premier pas vers le contradictoire ?” La Semaine Juridique, 3rd June 2013; “Vers l’égalité des armes dans la procédure AMF” Les Echos, 26th June 2013 ; “Les règles de l’impartialité dans la procédure AMF“, Décideurs, September 2013.

He was speaking during the conference organized by the Club des Juristes on the topic: “Quelles evolutions pour la commission des sanctions?” (9th July 2013, Maison de la recherche, Paris) and during the Global M&A Forum in London, the 7th July 2015, on the topic “Trends and innovations in M&A deals”.

He was also speaking during the “4th Mergers and Acquisitions in the Technology Sector Conference” by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee and the IBA Technology Law Committee in Barcelona the 28th and 29th March 2019 on the topic “Remedies of M&A deals – protection and enforcement“.

Press releases

Advising C-Quadrat Investment Group on the acquisition of C-Quadrat Asset Management France

Advising Groupe Familial Fribourg and Columbus Holding on a long-term reorganization shareholder base

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has advised Groupe Familial Fribourg and Colombus Holding on a reorganization of Columbus Holding’s long-term shareholder base, set-up in October 2015 by  Michaël  [...]

Advising Chargeurs on the setting up of a €230 million syndicated credit

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has advised Chargeurs on the signature of a game-changing €230 million syndicated credit agreement , with drawdown flexibility and no leverage covenant, to accelerate the [...]

Advising Bio C’ Bon on the opening up of its capital to its Japanese partner AEON Ltd

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has advised Bio C' Bon, which operates organic supermarkets in France, on the opening up of its capital to its Japanese partner AEON Ltd, the leading Japanese supermarket [...]