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Provided by David Boitout

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David Boitout, partner, specialises in mergers, joint ventures and cross-border acquisitions with a particular focus on transactions in and from growth markets. With more than 24 years of experience, including 15 years as managing partner of the Gide Shanghai office and Gide China, he has extensive experience advising leading European corporates on their cross-border acquisitions and foreign operations in the complex and uncertain legal environment of emerging economies. He also advises major players from growth markets investing in Europe.

In addition to his focus on China-related transactions, whether inbound or outbound, in various sectors (industrial, real estate, retail, tourism, banking and finance), David has developed and been involved in the M&A aspects of infrastructure and privatisation in France, China and Africa.

David is in charge of Gide's practice in Asia and shares his time between Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Career

Partner of Gide China offices and head of Gide's Asia practice (since 2016)

Partner on the M&A / Corporate team at Gide Paris (2011-2015)

Partner and Co-head of Gide Shanghai office (2004-2010)

Senior Associate at Gide Shanghai Office (2000-2003)

Junior Associate on the M&A team at Gide Paris (1996-2000)

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Corporate/M&A (International Firms) - China
F
Foreign expert in France

David Boitout provides expert advice to French companies on their acquisitions and business operations in Greater China. He leads the Asia practice at Gide and splits his time between Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.


Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability - France
Expertise based abroad in France

David Boitout is based in Shanghai and routinely assists French clients with inbound transactions to China. He advises on sales and acquisitions.

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