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Sophie Hagège

Partner-in-Charge Paris


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  • Duke University (LL.M. 1990); Université de Paris XI-Sceaux (Master's Degree 1989); Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) (1987)

Bar Admissions

  • Paris Bar

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.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Ranked yearly among the best corporate M&A lawyers in France by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, and Legal 500 EMEA

    Paris M&A team ranked Band 1 in "Mid-cap M&A" in France by Option Droit & Affaires and among "Favorite Firms" in mid-large cap M&A by Décideurs (2017)

    Silver Prize in mid-large cap M&A at Trophées du Droit, Paris — Leaders League (2018)


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