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Specialises in all type of M&A and capital market transactions including public takeovers, takeover defenses, restructuring of listed companies, governance matters, IPO and equity offering. Practice as litigator in public takeovers. Major recent transactions include advising: Orange on its €1.3bn sale of its stake in Orange Concessions; Engie on its €3.4bn sale of its stake in Suez to Veolia; Vinci on its €4.9bn acquisition of ACS’s energy business; Altarea on its €1.9bn acquisition of Primonial; Total on its $8.8bn acquisition of Anadarko’s African asset; the French State on the privatization and IPO of Française des Jeux; Rallye on its €3.5bn restructuring; Terreis on its €1.7bn sale of real estate assets to Swiss Life.

Career

Partner at Freshfields from 2012 to 2014. Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges since 2015. Graduated from EDHEC (1999), University of Lille (DEA Droit des Affaires). Member of the Paris Bar.

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Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability - France
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Yannick Piette is noted for his expertise in strategic acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructurings. One client comments: "His exceptional legal creativity, his composure in the most tense negotiations as well as his unparalleled strategic vision of the cases make him a true business partner for our company," and adds: "His added value on cases goes far beyond the legal aspects, he is a real deal-maker and a reliable partner."

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