Alexandre de Verdun has 20 years of experience in the field of M&A and private equity.
His practice focuses on private M&A, including disposals, acquisitions, equity investment, strategic alliances, and joint ventures in France and abroad. He regularly advises major industrial groups and French and foreign investment funds in various sectors. He is particularly active in the energy and banking sectors and also has in-depth knowledge of the defense and aerospace industries.
Among the recent deals in which he has acted as lead counsel are the disposal by Société Générale of all its activities in eight Eastern European countries (three of these disposals received the Central Eastern European Legal/CEEL Deal of the Year Award), the sale by Areva of the Canberra group to Charterhouse-Mirion Technologies, the acquisition by Bridgestone NV/SA of Speedy (network of 480 points of sale), the acquisition by Calgon Carbon Corporation of the Filters and Active Carbons assets of the Arkema group, the acquisition by Total Marketing Services of a 70% stake in V Energy (network of service stations in the Dominican Republic), and the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Mors Mitt by Wabtec Corporation from Eurazeo PME.
He has also been lead counsel in major energy and mining projects, such as the formation of Dunkerque LNG (a joint venture between EDF, Total, and Fluxys, operating the liquefied natural gas [LNG] terminal of Dunkirk) as EDF advisor, and the formation of mining joint ventures with Eramet (nickel) and Areva NC (uranium) as advisor to Mitsubishi Corporation.
Alexandre is regularly listed among the leading M&A lawyers in France in The Legal 500 EMEA.
- 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"
"Alexandre de Verdun is an exceptional lawyer who is solution-oriented and pragmatic. He knows all the details of the transaction, thinks strategically and provides precise and effective advice."The Legal 500 EMEA
- 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 "Small/Mid-cap M&A" in France by Option Droit & Affaires (2015-2019) and among "Favorite Firms" in mid-large cap M&A by Leaders League (Décideurs Magazine) (2017-2019)
Silver Prize, mid-large cap M&A, Trophées du Droit / Leaders League ceremony, Paris (2018-2019)
Silver Prize, M&A over 50M €, Palmarès des lawyers awards, Le Monde du Droit / AFJE (2020)
Chambers Europe (2017): energy
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