Experience

    • A U.S. Fortune 500 company in a $200 million contract dispute against a French CAC 40 company.
    • The structuring and negotiation of several arrangements for the appointment or the termination of the chief executives of leading French companies.
    • Institut Pasteur in a proposed strategic joint venture.
    • Macquarie Capital in the resolution of a dispute over a shareholders agreement relating to a French listed company.
    • The successful defence of one of the individual defendants in the EADS insider trading case.
    • Akka Technologies in several strategic acquisition transactions.
    • The Louvre Museum and Agence France-Muséums in the negotiation of the agreement relating to the creation and the management of the museum Louvre Abu Dhabi.
    • A U.S. Fortune 500 company in a $230 million dispute relating to allegedly defective products (pending in the French courts).
    • Newell Rubbermaid in the sale of the remaining assets of its Home Décor Europe business located in Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain.
    • Newell Rubbermaid in its sale of its Little Tikes business to MGA Entertainment.
    • The successful defence of a French bank on appeal of a judgment that had found the bank liable for negligence in providing investment advice (judgment reversed).
    • Arcelor in the $32 billion acquisition by Mittal Steel.
    • Newell Rubbermaid in the sale of its European cookware division, Newell Cookware Europe, which manufactures and sells glass cookware products, including under the Pyrex brand, to Arc International S.A.
    • The successful defence of a Paris M&A advisory boutique firm in a court action over a success fee determination.
    • Equant in its €1.26 billion synthetic merger with France Telecom resulting in France Telecom’s going private acquisition of the 46% public stake in Equant.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Eurazeo and BAML Private Equity in their €3.7 billion leveraged buyout of Rexel.

Education

  • Columbia Law School, 1986, LL.M.
  • Université de Strasbourg, 1982, D.E.A.
  • Université de Strasbourg, 1981, Maîtrise en droit

Languages

  • English
  • French