SophieHagège

Partner-in-Charge Paris

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Sophie Hagège has more than 25 years of experience in advising clients in multijurisdictional M&A. Her experience extends to the creation of joint ventures, strategic alliances, commercial and industrial agreements, as well as outsourcing projects. She is Partner-in-Charge of the Paris Office.

Sophie is particularly active in the chemical and life science sectors. She represented Total in the divestitures of Atotech to the Carlyle Group ($3.2 billion) and of its worldwide adhesives business to Arkema (€1.74 billion), SNAM in the acquisition of Transports Infrastructures Gaz France (€2.4 billion), and Rhodia (now Solvay) as its principal outside counsel in connection with its disposition and restructuring program between 1994 and 2011 involving more than 25 divestitures including the disposition of its acetic acid, soda ash, polyester, gallium, food, latex, and silicon businesses. She also has advised Novartis, Sanofi, and Stallergenes in various M&A projects worldwide.

Sophie has experience representing clients in the telecommunications sector. She represented Alcatel-Lucent in the sale of its Genesys business worldwide to Permira and its enterprise business to China Huaxin. She regularly advises U.S. multinationals on their investments in Europe. Sophie's recent representation includes representing Wabtec Corporation in its acquisition of Faiveley Transport.

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Experience

  • Procter & Gamble sells its Fluocaril and Parogencyl oral care brands to UnileverJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its Fluocaril and Parogencyl oral care brands to Unilever.
  • APE obtains French constitutional Supreme Court approval for design of airport privatization planJones Day advised the Agence des Participations de l'Etat ("APE") on constitutional matters regarding the privatization of Aéroports de Paris ("ADP"), the French company managing the biggest airports around Paris (market value: €17 billion).
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • ABB divests terminal block business to TE ConnectivityJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the sale of its ENTRELEC® terminal block business, which is part of ABB's Electrification Products division, to TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Total sells Atotech to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group.
  • Wabtec acquires Faiveley Transport for $1.8 billionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in the acquisition of Faiveley Transport S.A., a global supplier of high added value integrated systems for the railway industry, for a total of $1.8 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt.
  • Alcon sells Kaysersberg Pharmaceuticals to RecipharmJones Day advised Alcon, a Novartis company, in its sale of Kaysersberg Pharmaceuticals to Recipharm AB.
  • BNP Paribas acquires certain assets and liabilities from RBS relating to its structured retail investor products and equity derivatives businessJones Day advised BNP Paribas on its acquisition of certain assets and liabilities from Royal Bank of Scotland PLC relating to the structured retail investor products and equity derivatives businesses.
  • Capsule Technologie sold to QualcommJones Day advised Capsule Technologie SAS, a leading global provider of medical device integration and clinical data management solutions, in its acquisition by Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.
  • Snam, GIC, and EDF Invest welcome Crédit Agricole Assurances into share capital of TIGF with 10 percent stakeJones Day advised Snam, GIC, and EDF Invest regarding the entry of Crédit Agricole Assurances into the share capital of TIGF.
  • Total finalizes acquisition by Arkema of Total's Bostik Adhesives unit for €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion)Jones Day represented Total SA in the €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion) acquisition by the French group Arkema, one of the world’s major players in specialty chemicals, of its Bostik affiliate, a global adhesives company.
  • Alcatel-Lucent sells 85 percent interest in enterprise unit to China Huaxin for €202 million (US$255.5 million)Jones Day advised Alcatel-Lucent in connection with the sale of its 85 percent interest in subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center, a technology investment company, for €202 million (US$255.5 million).
  • Norbert Dentressangle acquires Jacobson Companies for $750 millionJones Day advised Norbert Dentressangle, a leading Lyon-based international logistics, transport, and air and sea company, in connection with its $750 million acquisition of Jacobson Companies, a U.S. leading contract logistics and transport provider, from Oak Hill Capital Partners.
  • SNAM acquires Transports Infrastructures Gaz France through consortium with EDF and GIC for €2.4 billion ($3.25 billion)Jones Day advised Italian energy company SNAM in its acquisition from Total SA of Transports Infrastructures Gaz France's natural-gas transport and storage unit through a consortium with EDF and GIC for €2.4 billion ($3.25 billion).
  • Ahlstrom and Munksjo form and list the world's No. 1 specialty paper producerJones Day advised Ahlstrom Corporation in its spin off of its Label and Processing business to create with Munksjö AB, a Swedish specialty paper company, a new company named Munksjo Corporation.
  • Alcatel-Lucent sells Genesys business to European private equity firm Permira for $1.5 billionJones Day advised Alcatel-Lucent in its sale of its Genesys business to Permira for US$1.5 billion.
  • SunPower acquires TenesolJones Day advised SunPower Corporation in its acquisition of Tenesol SA, a global solar provider headquartered in La Tour de Salvagny, France.
  • Rhodia SA sells acetylsalicylic acid, salicylic acid and other esters activities to NovacapJones Day advised Rhodia SA in its sale of acetylsalicylic acid, salicylic acid, and other esters activities to Novacap.
  • Cascades completes sale of Norampac Avot-Vallée to OpenGate CapitalJones Day advised Cascades, Inc., a leader in recovery and in green packaging and tissue paper products, in connection with its sale of Norampac Avot-Vallée, a producer of packaging materials composed of recycled fibers, to OpenGate Capital.
  • Pacific Capital acquires majority participation in international fashion modeling agencyJones Day advised Pacific Capital S.a.r.l. in connection with its acquisition of a majority participation in an international fashion model management agency.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 17 novembre 2016
      Atelier AFJE "Négocier un contrat de cession d'actions pro-vendeur"
    • May 23, 2011
      Women in Private Equity: New Frontiers for the MENA Region
    • 23 mai 2011
      Les femmes et le private equity : les nouvelles frontières de la région Moyen-Orient/Afrique du Nord, Séminaire organisé par Venture Catalyst Private Equity Partners avec le soutien de MENA-OCDE Women’s Business Forum, du MENA-OCDE Investment Programme, du Département d’Etat et du Département du Commerce des Etats-Unis
    • 17 mars 2011
      La finance d'entreprise : un tremplin pour une carrière ?, Conférence-débat organisée par le Groupement HEC Finance d'Entreprise et la Commission HEC au Féminin
    • 30 juin 2010
      Marché carbone : nouvelle régulation, nouvelles perspectives - La Phase III du marché européen, Executive Briefing co-organisé avec Premier Cercle, en association avec The Wall Street Journal Europe, Paris Europlace et Carbonium
    • June 3, 2010
      Key Legal Considerations for the Next Generation Air Transport System
    • 10 novembre 2009
      Le cadre juridique général de la procédure de fermeture de sites industriels : aspects fusions-acquisitions, droit social et droit de l'environnement, Petit-déjeuner du Club RSE organisé par Jones Day Paris en partenariat avec AEDD.fr
    • 24 septembre 2009
      Achat/Vente de Crédits Carbone : risques et précautions juridiques, Séminaire ERM “Changement climatique : neutralité Carbone, efficacité énergétique et compensation”
    • July 23, 2009
      Energy Roundtable: New Administration, New Economy, and New Opportunities
    • 29 avril 2009
      Comment se protéger contractuellement face aux nouveaux risques juridiques ?, Commission M&A de l’AFJE “Comment sécuriser vos transactions en temps de crise ?”
    • February 5, 2009
      Impacts juridiques de la crise financière sur les opérations de fusions-acquisitions, Atelier AFJE
    • 29 avril 2009
      Comment se protéger contractuellement face aux nouveaux risques juridiques ?, Commission M&A de l’AFJE “Comment sécuriser vos transactions en temps de crise ?”
    • 6 mars 2008
      REACH : obligations et responsabilités des entreprises et impact en matière contractuelle, Atelier AFJE
    • March 6, 2008
      REACH: obligations et responsabilités des entreprises et impact en matière contractuelle, AFJE Workshop
    • 26 septembre 2007
      La réglementation REACH : contenus, échéances et impacts pour le secteur de l'impression ?, Séminaire Viscom France 2007
    • 26 juin 2007
      Investir en Chine : les aspects environnementaux, Séminaire AFJE
    • June 26, 2007
      Investir en Chine : problématiques juridiques et contraintes réglementaires, Séminaire AFJE
    • May 31, 2007
      Les mécanismes de projet du Protocole de Kyoto: enjeux financiers et problématiques juridiques
    • 24 mai 2007
      REACH : les obligations et les responsabilités des différents acteurs, Cercle Montesquieu, Commission Environnement (link)
    • May 24, 2007
      REACH: les obligations et les responsabilités des différents acteurs, Cercle Montesquieu, commission Environnement
    • 8 mars 2007
      REACH : responsabilité des entreprises et impact sur vos opérations de fusions-acquisitions
    • March 8, 2006
      REACH: responsabilité des entreprises et impact sur vos opérations de fusions-acquisitions
    • March 7, 2006
      Mise en oeuvre d'un MDP - Aspects juridiques
    • March 7, 2006
      The Kyoto Protocol: Challenges & Opportunities-Clean Development Mechanisms and Emission Tradings, a seminar organized by MEDEF (French Business Confederation) in partnership with Jones Day
    • 7 mars 2006
      Conclusion sur les systèmes comparés Kyoto / U.S.
    • March 7, 2006
      Conclusion sur les systèmes comparés Kyoto/U.S.
    • 7 mars 2006
      Mise en oeuvre d'un MDP - Aspects juridiques
    • March 8, 2007
      REACH : responsabilité des entreprises et impact sur vos opérations de fusions-acquisitions, Jones Day Breakfast Seminar
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