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Herbert Smith Freehills

Corporate/M&A

2 ranked lawyersBand 3FranceEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Strong corporate team often handling international mandates, drawing on its global network of offices. M&A expertise includes both public and private transactions, as well as reorganisation matters. Highly experienced in handling both inbound and outbound transactions. Assists clients from a range of sectors, including energy, infrastructure and TMT.

Strengths

Interviewees highlight the lawyers for their client-centric approach, saying that "the partners and their teams are of an excellent level. They are above all capable of understanding the specificities of their customers and offering tailor-made solutions," and going on to add: "Their advice is excellent and always very practical and pragmatic."

Work highlights

Advised Altran on its EUR5 billion acquisition by Capgemini.

Notable practitioners

Edouard Thomas enters the rankings this year following strong market feedback. He regularly acts for energy, infrastructure and telecommunications clients on inbound and outbound transactions. Clients praise his seriousness and reliability, saying: "He is fully committed to the case, he pays attention to details and is thorough in his drafting."

Hubert Segain is well placed to advise on strategic public M&A transactions. Clients comment: "He is not only brilliant on legal technique but is also very smart in negotiations. He is always looking for a solution and he knows how to defend his clients' interests."

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France

Corporate/M&A


Edouard Thomas
Band 6
Hubert Segain
Band 4