Seth Engel represents clients on complex cross-border transactions, securities offerings, and financings throughout the world. Having practiced in France and New York, he works hand in hand with European and U.S. public and private companies to advise on strategic transactions. Seth also counsels clients on ongoing disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters, including on environmental, social, and governance (ESG).
Seth focuses on securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions, advising on a diverse array of transactions including capital markets equity offerings, equity-linked and debt offerings, spin-offs, initial public offerings (IPOs), special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), public and private placements, exchange offers, dual listings, and public and private M&A. Seth also counsels public companies on day-to-day corporate governance issues and compliance with reporting obligations. Seth has additional experience advising on dispute resolution under a variety of international and domestic rules.
In recent years, Seth has developed significant experience in ESG matters, advising clients on ESG due diligence and regulations, with a focus on the interaction between EU, U.S., and other international frameworks.
Seth's recent transactional experience includes representing: Sanofi, PepsiCo, Voltalia, Cellectis, CARMAT, Carbios, Panalpina, Compagnie des Alpes, Tikehau Capital (capital markets offerings), Framatome, Aurora Capital, Smith & Nephew, DataBank, Société Générale, Lincoln Electric (M&A), Biophytis, Lhyfe, Forsee Power, Dee Tech SPAC, Waga Energy (IPOs), and the Kingdom of Belgium (sovereign debt).
Prior to joining Jones Day, Seth taught law at the Sorbonne in Paris and acted as assistant counsel in multiple pretrial cases at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
- October 24, 2019
Jones Day Climate Report - Fall 2019: Update on the EU's Efforts to Finance Sustainable Growth
- August 26, 2019
Jones Day Climate Report - Summer 2019: Impact of Climate Change on Banking Products in Europe
- March 20, 2019
How Green Are You? EU Proposes Climate-Related Update to Guidelines on Non-Financial Reporting
Publications Prior to Jones Day
January 10, 2017
The Developing CFIUS Framework and Recent Presidential Order Prohibiting the Aixtron Transaction
Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day
October 15, 2018
Webinar for Lawline (rated a perfect 5 stars with 230+ reviews), GDPR Compliance & Due Diligence for M&A Transactions
October 16, 2018
Startup Funding 101, French-American Chamber of Commerce
New York, New York
- Georgetown University (J.D. 2012); University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne (Master's in Global Economic Law 2011); Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) (Master's in Global Economic Law 2011); New York University (B.A. in Sustainable Economic Development summa cum laude 2008)
- Paris, New York, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Best French Law Firms Rankings: 4 stars in Financial Markets and Capital Markets, Le Point magazine (2021-2022)
Silver Prize in mid-large cap M&A at the Trophées du Droit ceremony in Paris (2020)
Silver Prize in M&A over 50M€, Palmarès des avocats awards, Le Monde du Droit/AFJE (2020)