Alexandre de Verdun has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of private M&A and private equity. He has extensive experience in complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions involving strategic investors and investment funds.
His experience also includes the setting up of joint ventures, strategic alliances, strategic outsourcings, the reorganization or restructuring of groups, and more generally, complex commercial and industrial contracts. Alexandre is active in the mining and energy sectors, including the oil and gas industry. He has participated in various major projects in the field of LNG and has notably advised EDF as part of the construction of the LNG terminal in Dunkirk, one of the largest in Europe. In addition, he has extensive knowledge of aeronautics, aerospace, and defense.
Featured among his most recent deals are the disposal by Société Générale of Croatia-based Splitska Banka to OTP Bank, the sale by Areva of the Canberra group to Mirion-Charterhouse (detection equipment manufacture and protection against radioactivity), the acquisition by Calgon Carbon Corporation of the Filters and Coals assets of the Arkema group, the acquisition of Speedy by Bridgestone Europe NV/SA (network of 480 points of sale), and the acquisition by Total Marketing Services of a 70 percent stake in V Energy (network of service stations in the Dominican Republic).
Alexandre is listed among the leading M&A lawyers in France in The Legal 500 EMEA and in Chambers Europe and among the best energy and natural resources lawyers in France by Chambers Europe.
- Mai 2014
Nouveau décret relatif aux investissements étrangers soumis à autorisation préalable, La Tribune
- 21 septembre 2017
Corporates : comment mettre en place votre fonds de corporate venture ?
- 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 ?
- October 1, 2015
Drivers and Trends in Global M&A 2015: This Year's Exposition On How to Close Deals in a Turbulent Regulatory and Increasingly Protectionist World
- 14 et 15 novembre 2012
Enviro-Invest & Environmental Due Diligence
- June 7, 2012
Jones Day Chicago 2012 MCLE University
- July 2011
Conference at INSEAD on the topic "Best Practices in Business Law"
- November 2009
Conference to a panel of NGOs/associations representatives on the topic "Le fonds de dotation"
- University of Paris V-Malakoff (DESS in International Business and Tax Law 1996); University of Edinburgh, U.K. (LL.M. in Business Law 1995); University of Paris II-Panthéon Assas (Maîtrise in Business and Tax Law 1994; Diploma of Law in International Private Law and Comparative Law 1994)
- Paris Bar
- From 1997 to 1998 served as an officer with the French armed forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina, practiced as a political analyst and in-house lawyer with the European Union Monitor Mission for the Balkans (EUMM) based in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and acted as liaison officer to the Steering Board of the OSCE Mission for Bosnia and Herzegovina
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) (2017)
Silver Prize in mid-large cap M&A at the Trophées du Droit ceremony in Paris (2018)
Jones Day Paris energy team ranked among the top energy practices in France by Chambers Europe (2017)
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