CyrilPhilibert

Counsel

Paris + 33.1.56.59.38.59

Cyril Philibert's practice is concentrated on commercial litigation and arbitration. He assists French and international clients on all issues relating to post-acquisition disputes, business torts, construction and engineering projects, industrial risks, and product liability, within the context of prelitigation, litigation and arbitration proceedings, expert proceedings, and means of enforcement.

His recent caseload has involved assisting a multinational oil and gas company before a French commercial court in connection with the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award against an African state amounting to approximately one billion euros; representing a French company before the Paris Court of Appeal in connection with a post-acquisition dispute resulting from an earn out clause; representing a major French bank before the Paris Court of Appeal in connection with the enforcement of a foreign judgment; assisting and representing a foreign company in the context of the enforcement of an arbitral award rendered against a foreign state, before French courts, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings under the ICC rules; and representing a prominent business man in an arbitration under the OHADA rules with respect to a contractual dispute.

Cyril has published several articles in law reviews relating to product liability, civil procedure, and class actions in France.

Experience

  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • Depfa Bank defeats lawsuit relating to French law structured swapJones Day defended Depfa Bank Plc in connection with a lawsuit from SIDRU of Saint-Germain-en-Laye relating to a French law structured swap.
  • 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.
  • Dexia Credit Local defends over 200 financial litigations relating to structured products commercialized to public sector entitiesJones Day is representing Dexia Credit Local in connection with over 200 high profile financial litigations relating to structured products commercialized to public sector entities, advising Dexia on the legal and procedural strategy involving banking and derivative law, lenders' contractual and tort liability, financial services regulation, and public law issues.
  • Société de Financement Local and Caisse Française de Financement Local defend in over 200 financial litigations relating to structured products commercialized to public sector entitiesJones Day is lead counsel to Société de Financement Local and Caisse Française de Financement Local in over 200 financial litigations relating to structured products commercialized to public sector entities.
  • ENI group completes acquisition of block of shares in AltergazAfter assisting the ENI group in the December 2010 acquisition of the shares held by the founders of Altergaz S.A., a company that operates in the mass market segment of the French gas market and that is listed on the "marché libre", Jones Day assisted the ENI group in the acquisition of approximately 38% of the share capital of Altergaz S.A. from certain minority shareholders and related settlement of minority shareholder litigation increasing ENI's stake from approximately 60% to 98%.
  • ENI increases stake in French alternative gas supplierJones Day advised ENI S.p.A., an integrated energy company, in connection with its indirect holdings in Altergaz, the French alternative gas supplier.
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