VictorViaud

Associate

Paris + 33.1.56.59.39.35

Victor Viaud's practice covers all aspects of European and French competition law. He has experience in antitrust, merger control, and state aid counseling and litigation in a wide range of sectors, including energy, technology, and transportation. He also has worked in Jones Day's Brussel Office.

Experience

  • Swile and Groupe BPCE to combine to create global leader in employee benefitsJones Day advised Swile, a worktech unicorn, in the acquisition of Bimpli, a subsidiary of Groupe BPCE and leader in employee services and benefits in France.
  • Ansys acquires automotive simulation channel partner DYNAmoreJones Day is representing Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of the DYNAmore business (“DYNAmore”), a Stuttgart, Germany-headquartered company who has historically distributed Ansys’ LS-DYNA crash test simulation software to virtually all major European car manufacturers.
  • Sanofi divests IMOJEV® to SUBSTIPHARMJones Day advised Sanofi in the sale of the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine IMOJEV® to SUBSTIPHARM, a privately held pharmaceutical group.
  • Armor sells stake in ARMOR-IIMAK to AstorgJones Day advised EN5, controlling shareholders of the Armor group, on the management buyout of Armor Iimak group and the simultaneous 40% investment by Astorg Midcap in the Armor Iimak group.
  • Deezer merges with and into I2PO S.A.Jones Day is advising Deezer S.A. in the context of the proposed SPAC transaction whereby Deezer S.A. would be merged with and into I2PO S.A., a French SPAC listed on the professional segment of the regulated market of Euronext Paris and the related PIPE financing.
  • Orange forms joint venture with PublicisJones Day acted as antitrust counsel in the formation of a joint venture between Orange and Publicis for the marketing of a cloud platform to professionals for the production of hybrid events, accessible in Software as a Service (‘SaaS’) mode.
  • EDF obtains full dismissal of antitrust complaint in FranceJones Day secured the complete dismissal of a complaint brought against EDF (Electricité de France) by a French association of energy retailers, l'ANODE, before the French Competition Authority ("FCA").
  • Reno De Medici sells 100% interest in R.D.M. La Rochette S.A.S.Jones Day advised Reno De Medici SpA in the sale of its 100% interest in R.D.M. La Rochette S.A.S. to La Rochette Holding S.A.S., 100% owned by Mutares SE & Co. KgaA.
  • 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.
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets divests stakes in Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-RhoneJones Day advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited in the sale by subsidiaries Macquarie Infrastructure Fund 2, Macquarie Mercer Infrastructure Trust 1, and Macquarie Mercer Infrastructure Trust 2 of remaining stakes in Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhone for an aggregate price of €867 million.