Emmanuelde La Rochethulon


Paris +

Emmanuel de La Rochethulon has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on the tax structuring, negotiation, and financing of French and cross-border M&A, private equity, and real estate transactions. He also has significant experience advising management companies in connection with the implementation and structuring of investment funds and carried-interest schemes for management teams. In addition he regularly assists Firm clients in connection with complex tax audits and tax litigation and advises senior executives and high net worth individuals on their tax affairs.

Emmanuel's recent notable M&A transactions include advising Safran on its public offer for Zodiac Aerospace (€8.7 billion) and on the implementation of the Ariane Group joint venture with Airbus, Total in the divestiture of Atotech to the Carlyle Group ($3.2 billion), Wabtec Corporation in connection with the acquisition of Faiveley Transport ($1.8 billion), and Stallergenes on the Greer Laboratories merger. He also has notable experience in the taxation of real estate and property transactions and has recently advised AGC Equity Partners, Blackstone, CBRE Global Investment Partners, EDF, and Meyer Bergman on many acquisitions, disposals, and reorganizations.

Emmanuel is regularly called upon by the French media, in particular by the leading business channel BFM TV, to comment on the latest developments relating to tax issues. He also regularly lectures in professional seminars.


Galiena capital has created a PE funds (FPCI) for the acquisition of six Parisian landmark brasseries which are to be operated by Groupe Bertrand, a major actor in the catering sector.

  • OVHcloud acquires EXTEN Technologies, Inc.Jones Day advised OVHcloud, a global cloud leader and the largest European cloud provider, in its acquisition of technology and certain assets of EXTEN Technologies, Inc., a U.S.-based storage software company specializing in NVMe over Fabrics.
  • Kartesia Management restructures and refinances ORAPI and its holding company La Financière MG3FJones Day advised Kartesia Management SA in connection with the conciliation procedure, restructuring, and refinancing of ORAPI and the refinancing and restructuring of its holding company La Financière MG3F through multiple equity and debt instruments.
  • Amundi Asset Management acquires Tangram office building in Paris suburbJones Day advised Amundi Asset Management in its acquisition of the 14,300 sqm Tangram office building, located in the Paris suburb of Malakoff from London-based InfraRed Capital Partners and Paris-based Hemisphere.
  • Sanofi sold "Biopark by Sanofi" to Evotec SEJones Day advised Sanofi in the sale of "Biopark by Sanofi" to Evotec SE.
  • AXA Home Loan SFH issues €500 million of Soft Bullet Covered Bonds under its 2020 updated €10 billion Covered Bonds issuance programmeJones Day represented Natixis, as arranger and permanent dealer, and AXA Home Loan SFH, as issuer, in connection with the update of the €10 billion EMTN programme for the issuance of Covered Bonds (obligations de financement de l’habitat) of AXA Home Loan SFH signed on June 15, 2020.
  • Aurora Resurgence sold International Cookware to KartesiaJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence, a Los Angeles-based private equity fund, on the sale of International Cookware Group and its subsidiaries to Kartesia, the European specialist provider of capital solutions for small and mid-sized companies.
  • 123 Investment Managers set up société de financement spécialiséJones Day assisted 123 Investment Managers with setting up a "société de financement spécialisé" (SFS) with compartments named "123 Asset Securities".
  • Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG; Gilbert Dupont; and Louis Capital Markets complete IPO of Ordinary Shares of Nacon S.A. on regulated market of Euronext in ParisJones Day advised Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG; Gilbert Dupont; and Louis Capital Markets UK LLP in connection with the €100 million initial public offering of Ordinary Shares of Nacon S.A., a French company specialized in the development of video games and gaming accessories, on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris.
  • ManoMano completes €125 million financing roundJones Day represented ManoMano, an online marketplace specializing in the sale of DIY, home improvement, and gardening products, in connection with its €125 million round of financing led by Temasek alongside General Atlantic, Eurazeo, Piton Capital, Bpifrance, and Kismet Holdings.
  • October forms October SME IVJones Day advised October S.A. in connection with the structuring of October SME IV, a French fund dedicated to the financing of SMEs based in France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany through direct loans ranging from €30,000 to €5 million originated by the October platform.
  • Selectirente completes €217 million capital increaseJones Day represented Selectirente S.A. in connection with the €217 million share capital increase without preferential subscription rights but priority subscription period granted to the existing shareholders.
  • Société Générale sold SKB Banka (Slovenia) and its subsidiaries to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in the sale to OTP Bank Nyrt. of its shareholding in the share capital of its subsidiary specializing in retail banking, SKB Banka d.d. Ljubljana (Slovenia), and of its subsidiaries SKB Leasing d.o.o. and SKB Leasing Select d.o.o.
  • Crédit Agricole Home Loan SFH issues €1.25 billion Soft Bullet Green Covered BondsJones Day represented Crédit Agricole Home Loan SFH, as issuer, in connection with its inaugural green issuance of €1.25 billion (US$1.38 billion) Soft Bullet Green Covered Bonds.
  • ChapsVision acquires Compario (Sparkow)Jones Day advised ChapsVision S.A.S., a software company, in connection with the acquisition of Compario (Sparkow), a French company active in the publishing of expert merchandising SaaS solutions.
  • Breega Capital forms Breega Capital Venture ThreeJones Day advised Breega Capital in connection with the formation of Breega Capital Venture Three, a venture capital fund dedicated to digital companies.
  • Eutopia Gestion forms Eutopia IIJones Day advised Eutopia Gestion in connection with the formation of Eutopia II, a venture capital fund dedicated to digital native vertical brands.
  • Idinvest Partners forms Idinvest Entrepreneurs ClubJones Day represented Idinvest Partners in connection with the formation of Idinvest Entrepreneurs Club, a fund that will co-invest with Eurazeo Growth III, dedicated to managers who have sold their company and wish to benefit from the tax regime provided for by article 150-0 B ter of the French Tax code ("Apport-cession").
  • Pemberton Asset Management Group and Permira Debt Managers Limited provide significant unitranche financing for acquisition of Euro Techno Com GroupJones Day represented Pemberton Asset Management Group and Permira Debt Managers Limited in connection with a significant unitranche financing for the acquisition of the Euro Techno Com Group ("ETC"), a distributor of equipment and supplies for the telecommunications market, by Carlyle European Technology Partners.
  • Tikehau Capital completes €500 million bond offeringJones Day represented Tikehau Capital in connection with a €500 million (US$552 million) bond offering on the regulated market of Euronext Paris.
  • LFPI Gestion sold portfolio of 12 hotels in France to Groupe FerréJones Day assisted LFPI Gestion in the sale of Alliance Holding SAS and Alliance Hôtels Développement SAS, two holding companies owned by funds managed by LFPI Gestion and which directly and indirectly own a portfolio of 12 hotels in France, to Groupe Ferré, the leading independent French hotel group.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 16 janvier 2018
      Actualité du private equity 2018 : la SLP, Fonds de dette, Actualités européennes, Actualité fiscale
    • 21 septembre 2017
      Corporates : comment mettre en place votre fonds de corporate venture ?
    • 20 avril 2017
      Finale de la 3ème édition du Prix Jones Day/ESSEC/Paris II
    • 12 janvier 2017
      Private equity, infrastructure, dette : soyons prêts pour les réformes de 2017 !
    • 17 novembre 2016
      Atelier AFJE "Négocier un contrat de cession d'actions pro-vendeur"
    • 10 mars 2016
      U.S. - France Cross Border Tax Update
    • March 10, 2016
      U.S. - France Cross Border Tax Update
    • 7 janvier 2016
      Le private equity : quelles opportunités pour 2016 ?
    • May 6, 2015
      Client Tax Roundtable Series: US-EU Tax Planning: Issues and Opportunities
    • 5 février 2015
      Contrôles et perquisitions dans l’entreprise
    • 15 janvier 2015
      Le private equity : le retour en force de la France ?
    • 12 décembre 2014
      Actualités relatives à la convention fiscale franco-luxembourgeoise
    • 29 janvier 2014
      Le private equity en 2014 : tendances et opportunités
    • 25 septembre 2013
      Les entreprises familiales ont-elles un avenir face à la crise ?
    • 29 janvier 2013
      Le Private Equity : où en sommes-nous ?
    • September 20, 2012
      SME Financing: legal news and market trends – in collaboration with NYSE Euronext and Société Générale
    • 20 septembre 2012
      Le financement des PME: actualités juridiques et tendances de marché - en partenariat avec NYSE Euronext et Société Générale
    • 11 juillet 2012
      Le projet de collectif budgétaire: quelles conséquences sur le financement des entreprises ? en partenariat avec DFi Avocats et PME Finance
    • 10 février 2011
      La structuration des financements à l'épreuve des nouvelles règles fiscales de sous-capitalisation
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