Seth E.Engel


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Seth Engel represents clients on complex cross-border transactions, securities offerings, and financings throughout the world. Having practiced in France and New York, he works hand in hand with European and U.S. public and private companies to advise on strategic transactions. Seth also counsels clients on ongoing disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters, including on environmental, social, and governance (ESG).

Seth focuses on securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions, advising on a diverse array of transactions including capital markets equity offerings, equity-linked and debt offerings, spin-offs, initial public offerings (IPOs), special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), public and private placements, exchange offers, dual listings, and public and private M&A. Seth also counsels public companies on day-to-day corporate governance issues and compliance with reporting obligations. Seth has additional experience advising on dispute resolution under a variety of international and domestic rules.

In recent years, Seth has developed significant experience in ESG matters, advising clients on ESG due diligence and regulations, with a focus on the interaction between EU, U.S., and other international frameworks.

Seth's recent transactional experience includes representing: Sanofi, PepsiCo, Voltalia, Cellectis, CARMAT, Carbios, Panalpina, Compagnie des Alpes, Tikehau Capital (capital markets offerings), Framatome, Aurora Capital, Smith & Nephew, DataBank, Société Générale, Lincoln Electric (M&A), Biophytis, Lhyfe, Forsee Power, Dee Tech SPAC, Waga Energy (IPOs), and the Kingdom of Belgium (sovereign debt).

Prior to joining Jones Day, Seth taught law at the Sorbonne in Paris and acted as assistant counsel in multiple pretrial cases at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.


  • Framatome acquires Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and ChinaJones Day advised Framatome, an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet, in its acquisition of the Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and China.
  • DataBank acquires zColo for $1.4 billionJones Day advised DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, in connection with the acquisition and financing of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. for $1.4 billion.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Extremity Orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation for $240 millionJones Day advised Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology company, in its acquisition of the Extremity Orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) for $240 million on a cash and debt-free basis.
  • Aurora Resurgence sold International Cookware to KartesiaJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence, a Los Angeles-based private equity fund, on the sale of International Cookware Group and its subsidiaries to Kartesia, the European specialist provider of capital solutions for small and mid-sized companies.
  • Société Générale sold SKB Banka (Slovenia) and its subsidiaries to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in the sale to OTP Bank Nyrt. of its shareholding in the share capital of its subsidiary specializing in retail banking, SKB Banka d.d. Ljubljana (Slovenia), and of its subsidiaries SKB Leasing d.o.o. and SKB Leasing Select d.o.o.
  • UCB completes €3 billion EMTN ProgrammeJones Day advised UCB S.A. in connection with the set-up of their €3 billion EMTN Programme for issuance of notes.
  • CARMAT completes €60 million reserved offering for specialized and strategic investorsJones Day advised CARMAT SA, a designer and developer of the world's most advanced heart project, aiming to provide a therapeutic alternative for people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure, in connection with its €60 million (US$66.3 million) share capital increase, reserved for investors, specialists of the healthcare and life sciences industry, or strategic partners of CARMAT.
  • Panalpina and DSV join forces by way of CHF 4.6 billion (US$4.6 billion) public exchange of stockJones Day advised Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Basel, Switzerland, one of the world's leading freight forwarders, with respect to German, EU, and U.S. securities law aspects and foreign direct investment filings in connection with the combination with DSV A/S, Hedhusene, Denmark, by way of a CHF 4.6 billion (US$4.6 billion) public exchange offer of DSV to all Panalpina shareholders to tender their Panalpina shares (listed at SIX Swiss Exchange) against DSV shares (listed at NASDAQ Copenhagen).
  • Lincoln Electric buys out its joint venture partner in Kaynak Teknigi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.Jones Day advised Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. in the buyout of its joint venture partner in Kaynak Teknigi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. ("Askaynak") to advance Lincoln Electric's regional growth strategy.
  • Syndicate of leading banks complete €715 million share capital increase by Tikehau CapitalJones Day advised Berenberg, Credit Suisse, Natixis, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and Société Générale, as global coordinators, joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, and Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets, as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, in connection with the €715 million share capital increase without shareholders' preferential subscription rights and with a priority subscription period for existing shareholders by Tikehau Capital, an asset management and investment group.
  • Weitere Veröffentlichungen

    • October 24, 2019
      Jones Day Climate Report - Fall 2019: Update on the EU's Efforts to Finance Sustainable Growth
    • August 26, 2019
      Jones Day Climate Report - Summer 2019: Impact of Climate Change on Banking Products in Europe
    • March 20, 2019
      How Green Are You? EU Proposes Climate-Related Update to Guidelines on Non-Financial Reporting

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    January 10, 2017
    The Developing CFIUS Framework and Recent Presidential Order Prohibiting the Aixtron Transaction

    • 12/05/2023
      Practical Guide to CSRD Compliance for Non-EU Companies (View Here)

    Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

    October 15, 2018
    Webinar for Lawline (rated a perfect 5 stars with 230+ reviews), GDPR Compliance & Due Diligence for M&A Transactions

    October 16, 2018
    Startup Funding 101, French-American Chamber of Commerce
    New York, New York