Audrey Bontemps has advised clients on numerous mid-cap M&A transactions, as well as several large-cap M&A transactions.
Audrey's practice focuses on private M&A, including domestic and cross-border divestitures, acquisitions and strategic alliances, contracts, and corporate law issues. She represents large French and multinational industrial corporations and investment funds in a number of key sectors and is especially active in the chemical, energy, and real estate areas.
Recent representative matters include: Total SA's two major divestitures of its specialty chemicals affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high-technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group, and of its worldwide adhesives business to Arkema; Calgon Carbon's acquisition of Arkema's wood-based activated carbon, reactivation, and mineral-based filtration media business; crude oil storage operator Pisto's tentative acquisition of a 30% stake in the Trapil pipeline network from Total; and Greystar Real Estate Partners in relation to a joint venture for the development of purpose-built student accommodations and young professional accommodations in the Greater Paris region, with an investment capacity of circa €1 billion.
Audrey has also advised on several domestic renewable energy and infrastructure projects for major actors like Total Quadran and la CDC. Audrey has had substantial involvement in M&A transactions for other clients such as Novartis, Sanofi, and Solvay.
In addition, Audrey advises clients in the banking sector. She has represented My Money Bank (formerly GE Money Bank) in the sale of its auto loans activity in mainland France to Financo, an affiliate of Arkea Group, and Euronext in its acquisition of a minority stake in the leading multi-asset clearing house LCH.Clearnet SA from LCH.Clearnet Group Limited.
- 20 avril 2017
Finale de la 3ème édition du Prix Jones Day/ESSEC/Paris II
- 14 mars 2017
Jones Day Paris a organisé sa 4ème journée "Portes ouvertes au métier d’avocat" en accueillant deux classes du Lycée Jean Renoir de Bondy (93)
- 17 novembre 2016
Atelier AFJE "Négocier un contrat de cession d'actions pro-vendeur"
- 24 mai 2016
Réforme du droit des contrats et du droit des obligations - 1er volet : quel impact pour vos opérations M&A ?
- University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne (DESS in International Business Law with honors 2005); University of Miami (LL.M. in Comparative Law 2004); Institut Supérieur d'Interprétation et de Traduction, Paris (Degree in English and German legal translation with high honors 2003); University of Paris XI-Sceaux (Master's in Business Law with honors 2003); Indiana University, United States (Exchange program, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2002)
- Paris and New York Bars
Paris M&A team ranked Band 1 in "Mid-cap M&A" in France by Option Droit & Affaires and among "Favorite Firms" in mid-large cap M&A by Leaders League (Décideurs Magazine) (2019)
Silver Prize in mid-large cap M&A at the Trophées du Droit ceremony in Paris (2019)
Jones Day Paris energy team ranked among the top energy practices in France by Chambers Europe (2017)
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