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: SUEZ SA's sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations in four continental Europe countries to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group; TotalEnergies' acquisition of Fonroche Biogaz and divestitures of its specialty chemicals affiliate Atotech B.V. to The Carlyle Group and its worldwide adhesives business to Arkema; Reno De Medici SpA's sale of its 100% interest in R.D.M. La Rochette S.A.S. to La Rochette Holding S.A.S. owned by Mutares SE & Co. KgaA; 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 domestic renewable energy and infrastructure projects for major actors like TotalEnergies Renouvelables France and la CDC.
In the banking sector, Audrey represented My Money Bank in the sale of its auto loans activity in mainland France to Arkea Group and Euronext in its acquisition of a minority stake in LCH.Clearnet SA.
- 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 ?
"Has done a remarkable job cultivating three qualities highly appreciated in complex cases: a strong listening capacity, a remarkable quality of pedagogy on technical aspects and flawless reliability."The Legal 500 EMEA
- 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
The Legal 500 EMEA (2022-2023): Next Generation Partner for M&A France and highly ranked for Energy
BTI M&A Client Service All-Star (2021)
Ranked "Excellent" in M&A — 75M€-500M€ Transactions, Décideurs (2022)
Best French Law Firms Rankings: 5 stars in M&A, Le Point magazine (2021-2022)
Silver Prize in M&A mid-large cap [Monde du Droit/AFJE (2020) and Trophées du Droit, Leaders League (2022)]
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