Jean-François Pourdieu

Classements Jean-François Pourdieu

LEGAL 500 EMEA 2017 / 2021 – Private Equity: LBO (Band 2) - Recommended Lawyer

"Practice heads Jean-François Pourdieu and Cédric Chanas handle the transactional LBO caseload." (2020)

"Practice heads Jean-François Pourdieu and Cédric Chanas are the key names." (2020)

"The 'reliable' and 'creative' Jean-François Pourdieu [...] from the core practice." (2019)

"Jean-François Pourdieu is the key name." (2018)

“Jean-François Pourdieu is the key name in the practice." (2017)

LEGAL 500 EMEA 2013 / 2014 – Private Equity: LBO (Band 2) - Recommended Lawyer

Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - M&A (Band 2) - Recommended lawyer

Legal 500 EMEA 2015 / 2020 - M&A (Band 3) - Recommended lawyer

Legal 500 EMEA 2014 - M&A (Band 4) - Recommended lawyer

Legal 500 EMEA 2012 / 2013 - M&A (Band 3) - Recommended lawyer

"Jean-François Pourdieu, who shows a ‘persistent willingness in trying to find solutions’" (2012)

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2019 / 2021 - Private equity: Mid-Cap (Band 4) / Individual (Band 2)

Jean-François Pourdieu "makes negotiations easier. He looks for solutions to make things move forward and is agile in solving problems," according to clients. He represents management teams and private equity houses in LBO transactions. (2021) Jean-François Pourdieu has long-standing experience acting for private equity houses and corporate clients on sales and acquisitions. Clients say: "He is very solid and experienced," further noting his "clear and effective argumentation and drafting ability." (2020) A "calm and experienced" practitioner, Jean-François Pourdieu offers advice to French and international investors on their acquisitions and fund-raising operations within the healthcare and cosmetics sectors. (2019)

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2016 / 2018 - Private equity: Mid-Cap (Band 2) / Individual (Band 2)

Jean-François Pourdieu is singled out by commentators for his practice, which includes LBO financing and both equity and mezzanine deals. Interviewees value his "global approach and ability to find smart solutions." (2018)

Jean-François Pourdieu advises on LBO transactions, as well as capital transfers and capital raising processes. He also specialises in mergers and acquisitions. Clients say: "He is very experienced and finds solutions to complex issues. He is also deal-oriented and well regarded by other law firms." (2017)

Moving up the rankings, Jean-François Pourdieu has notable experience in capital raising and LBO transactions, including aspects relating to management. He recently assisted Cathay Capital with its LBO investment in Datawords. One client says: "He is excellent; one of the most experienced lawyers in France for the mid-market business." (2016)

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2013 / 2015 - Private equity: Mid-Cap (Band 2) / Individual (Band 3)

Clients describe Jean-François Pourdieu as "an extremely experienced lawyer who is capable of finding the right solution to whatever issue may arise, and adapts to our specific needs." He regularly advises clients on management buyouts, LBO transactions and capital transfers (2015).

Practice co-head Jean-François Pourdieu advises clients on capital raising and transfers as well as leveraged and management buyouts. In the words of one interviewee: "He's a very experienced lawyer with a good overview of the market; I've built a trustworthy relationship with him." (2014)

Jean-François Pourdieu is highly regarded in the market for his private equity practice. (2013)

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2009 / 2012 - Private equity: Mid-Cap (Band 3) / Individual (Band 3)

Jean-François Pourdieu heads the firm's private equity work and specialises in mid-market LBO transactions. Sources highlight him as being "intelligent and deal-focused." (2012)

Standout name Jean-François Pourdieu assists management teams with buyouts and advises investment funds on LBOs (2011)

The firm's most active figure in the field is Jean-François Pourdieu, who, as well as acting for investment funds, is known for advising management teams on buyouts. (2010)

While this independent firm is best known for its real estate and banking work, it has also been developing its private equity practice ever since the arrival of Jean-François Pourdieu. He is praised for his “proactivity and complete calm during negotiations – he is flexible, while remaining firm on the main points.” (2009)

IFLR1000 - Private Equity and M&A

Ranked as “Highly regarded” lawyer in Private Equity and M&A since 2019


Recommended in Private Equity since 2010, in Corporate Law since 2014 and in Mergers and Acquisitions Law since 2020