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Alexandre Heydel acts for French and foreign clients in international and private mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures, including multijurisdictional transactions involving coordination of legal teams in multiple countries. He represents corporate clients primarily in the banking, energy, and real estate sectors.

Recent representative matters include Greystar in relation to a joint venture for the development of purpose-built student accommodations in the Greater Paris region; TotalEnergies' acquisition of Fonroche Biogaz; Goldman Sachs' real estate investments in Paris, Le Havre, and Romainville; the setting up for TotalEnergies of joint venture alliances in relation to the transformation of the Grandpuits site; and Société Générale's sale of its equipment finance activities to BPCE for an amount of €1.1 billion.

Alexandre also advises on general corporate matters and has experience in OHADA Law (Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa).

Alexandre has been ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA as a "rising star" in M&A in 2023 and 2024.


  • Société Générale sells Société Générale Equipment Finance's (SGEF) activitiesJones Day is advising Société Générale in the sale of the professional equipment financing businesses operated by Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) to Groupe BPCE.
  • Aluminium Dunkerque Group obtains $375 million financingJones Day advised the Aluminium Dunkerque Group and its shareholder, American Industrial Partners in the context of the refinancing of the existing indebtedness of the Aluminium Dunkerque group and the financing of its general corporate purpose.
  • Greystar acquires a 650-bed student residence in Puteaux, FranceJones Day advised Greystar in its acquisition of a 650-bed student residence in Puteaux, located in the greater Paris area, from Veld Capital and the FREO Group.
  • Timken acquires Des-CaseJones Day advised The Timken Company in the acquisition of Des-Case Corp., a Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of specialty filtration products for industrial lubricants.
  • Orano and XTC New Energy create two JVs dedicated to the production of batteries for electric vehiclesJones Day is advising Orano in the context of the setting-up of two joint-ventures dedicated to the production of critical materials for batteries for electric vehicles, together with Chinese group XTC New Energy.
  • MARK Capital sells European portfolio to PrologisJones Day advised MARK Capital in the €1.585 billion sale of Crossbay (by Crossbay SCSp RAIF), its specialized pan-European last-mile logistics platform, to Prologis European Logistics Fund.
  • Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions acquires 50% stake in Jorf Fertilizers Company III from OCPJones Day advised Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions, LLC (KAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its 50/50 joint venture with OCP S.A.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Tube TechJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sections, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Integrated Global Services, Inc., a leading provider of thermal spray and other surface protection solutions, of international cleaning and inspections solutions provider, Tube Tech.
  • Mapei acquires Resipoly ChrysorJones Day advised Mapei in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Resipoly Chrysor.
  • Goldman Sachs purchases Paris office, retail building with Immobel SAJones Day acted as co-investor with Immobel SA in the $119 million purchase of a mixed-use property at 277 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris.
  • Pictet Alternative Advisors forms joint venture with Immobel for redevelopment of office property in ParisJones Day advised Pictet Alternative Advisors SA in its joint venture with Immobel for the redevelopment of an approximately 4500 sqm office property in Paris.
  • CANDRIAM acquires Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe's alternative multi-asset management businessJones Day advised CANDRIAM in the acquisition of Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe’s alternative multi-asset management business.
  • Total acquires Fonroche BiogazJones Day advised Total in the acquisition of Fonroche Biogaz, a company that designs, builds and operates anaerobic digestion units in France.
  • Greystar forms joint venture to launch €1 billion Paris student housing ventureJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in relation to a joint venture for the development of purpose-built student accommodation and young professional accommodation in the Greater Paris region, with an investment capacity of circa €1 billion.