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Sarah Candelibes practices intellectual property law and information technology, with a particular focus on transactional matters. Sarah has in-depth experience in drafting and negotiating contracts in the tech and life sciences sectors, such as manufacturing, licensing, distribution, and research and development contracts. She also advises clients on the intellectual property aspects of M&A and private equity transactions.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2021, Sarah was an associate at a U.S. law firm for four years.


  • Deezer merges with and into I2PO S.A.Jones Day is advising Deezer S.A. in the context of the proposed SPAC transaction whereby Deezer S.A. would be merged with and into I2PO S.A., a French SPAC listed on the professional segment of the regulated market of Euronext Paris and the related PIPE financing.
  • Simpson Manufacturing Company announces offer to acquire Etanco GroupJones Day advised Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc. in the €725 million acquisition of the Etanco Group.
  • ACV acquires Monk SASJones Day advised ACV, who provides a leading digital marketplace for wholesale vehicle transactions and data services and is listed on Nasdaq, in connection with its acquisition of Monk, a leading French AI-powered imaging and vehicle inspection platform that automates vehicle damage detection.
  • Omnes Capital, Merieux Equity Partners, and Elaia Partners participate in €20 million financing round of SeqOne GenomicsJones Day advised Omnes Capital, Merieux Equity Partners, and Elaia Partners in the €20 million financing round of SeqOne Genomics, a French-based provider of next genomic analysis solutions for personalized medicine.
  • Fragbite acquires Lucky Kat B.V.Jones Day advised Fragbite Group AB, a global esports and gaming company, in the acquisition of Lucky Kat B.V.