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Managing Partners: Christophe Sevennec and Denis Marcheteau
Number of partners: 12
Number of lawyers: 40: 12 partners, 2 counsel, 21 associates, 2 paralegals/3 trainees
Languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Romanian and Turkish.

Firm Overview:
Founded in 2004 by Lola Chammas and Denis Marcheteau, Chammas & Marcheteau originally focused solely on private equity and transactions. Today the firm counts 40 legal professionals and has 10 practice areas. The firm is one of the only independent law firms in Paris to provide a “full-cycle private equity offering” with expertise ranging from fund formation and regulatory, tax planning, management packages and employment law, capital raises and venture capital, M&A, consolidations and other strategic transactions, LBOs, IP/IT, distressed and turn-around, and corporate. The firm advises start-ups, SMEs, and large listed and unlisted groups, investment funds and managers, family offices and entrepreneurs in a broad range of business sectors.
The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in cross-border transactions, notably in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa (anglophone, francophone and lusophone). Chammas & Marcheteau has developed a strong international network of prominent correspondent firms, ensuring its clients seamless and coordinated delivery of international expertise. Its lawyers are registered with the Paris, New York, and England & Wales bars, and actively support the profession through teaching, publications and participation in professional organisations.

Main Areas of Practice:

5 partners, 26 fee earners
The firm advises clients in all of their corporate issues (periodic and permanent requirements, both legal and contractual), governance, capital markets, equity based incentive plans, strategic transactions, and pre-and post-transactional reorganisations (merger, carve-out, contribution of assets and de-merger).
Key Clients: Maltem Consulting, Médincell, and Thalès, and other French and international private and listed companies.
Contacts: Camille Hurel, Stéphanie Bréjaud
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 42 42 55; +33 (0)1 53 42 42 57
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Employment Law:
1 partner, 3 fee earners
■ Advised the Seller on employment law aspects Hivest Capital Partners acquisition of Amplexor Business Services;
■ Advised a US investment fund on French employment aspects of a worldwide acquisition.
■ Advised a global consultancy firm on a cross border TUPE.
■ Advised a US IT company's restructuring including site closures, redundancies, relocations, and mobility measures.
Key Clients: Global American consultancy firm; global American IT company, and an international UK insurance and reinsurancer.
Contact: Jean-François Rage
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 42 42 50
Email: [email protected]

Funds and Financial Services:
3 partners, 15 fee earners
Chammas & Marcheteau is recognised as a leader in the legal and tax aspects of UCITs and AIFs fund formation and structuring. The firm also advises French and international asset managers and investors notably in the areas of secondary transactions, investment manager regulatory issues, FinTech, liaising with the AMF, ACPR and other regulators and professional organisations.
Key Clients: Advent France Biotechnologies, African Development Bank, Amundi, BpiFrance Investissement, Caphorn Invest, Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity France, Iris Capital Management, Isai Gestion, NCI, Schneider Electric, Supernova Invest.
Contacts: Lola Chammas and Christophe Sevennec
Tel: +33 1 53 42 42 52; +33 1 53 42 42 62
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Intellectual Property, Information Technologies:
1 partner, 2 fee earners
The firm's IP/IT department advises clients in a widerange of areas notably protection of intellectual and industrial property; data protection and compliance; license, maintenance, hosting and other IT agreements; due diligence of IP/IT and data protection issues; advisory and contractual work in the areas of copyright, trademark, patent, know-how, life science, cinema, e-commerce and internet; litigation.
Key Clients: Software editors, IT service providers, cinema producers, E-commerce.
Contact: Aude Spinasse
Tel: +33 1 53 42 42 84 / + 33 6 86 93 67 09
Email: [email protected]

International Transactions (including Africa):
All 12 partners and legal professionals
■ Advised Iris Capital and BPI in $1.2B sale of the Franco-US company Kyriba to Bridgepoint. (Denis Marcheteau)
■ Advised Iris Capital in fundraisings Forto and Joko (Germany). (Denis Marcheteau)
■ Advised Fura Gems in its acquisition of coloured gemstone mining companies in Australia, Mozambique and Madagascar. (Julien Naginski)
■ Advised a petroleum engineering/investment company in a JV with a listed Norwegian producer and the acquisition of petroleum concessions in Tunisia. (Julien Naginski)
■ Fundraising/corporate work for the Pallinghurst Group and its global portfolio of battery metals mining companies.
Key Clients: Accor Ventures, BPI, Fura Gems Ltd., Iris Capital, Melqart Asset Management, MithraSol, The Pallinghurst Group Contact: Denis Marcheteau; Julien Naginski
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 42 42 53; +33 6 33 87 11 87
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions:
7 partners, 31 fee earners
■ Advised the sellers in the sale of EI-Technologies to Cognizant. (Lola Chammas)
■ Advised Voyageurs du Monde (Euronext) in its €130m capital restructuring. (Denis Marcheteau)
■ Advised Extens in its takeover of Horizontal Software (Euronext). (Nicolas Lecocq)
■ Advised Group Frio (La Sommelière, Climadiff), Azulis Capital, Arkéa and BNP Paribas Développe ment in their acquisitions of Médifroid, Le Cellier and Frinox. (Pierre-Louis Sèvegrand)
■ Advised Sinch AB (OMX) in its acquisition of digital marketer myElefant SAS (Julien Naginski and Aude Spinasse)
Contact: Denis Marcheteau; Nicolas Lecocq
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 42 42 53; +33 (0)1 53 42 42 82
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Private Equity:
7 partners, 24 fee earners
The firm's partners have been leaders in this practice area since before the founding of the firm. In the past year, the PE team closed over 60 capital raises, buy-out and growth capital transactions in all stages of the private equity cycle. The firm's PE activity covers a wide range of industries, notably new technologies, life sciences, fintech and aggrotech.
Key Clients: Airbus Venture, Azulis, BPI, CapHorn, Extens, Frog Capital, Groupe Le Monde, Inven Capital, Iris Capital, Open CNP, Seventure, Siemens Venture, SNCF, Supernova, Thales Venture.
Contacts: Lola Chammas; Denis Marcheteau

Restructuring and Turn-Around:
1 partner, 3 fee earners
■ Advised Matsuri, a Japanese food specialist, on its bank debt renegotiation within a safeguard plan;
■ Advised DTZ on its €62 million bank debt restructuring, as part of the first Sharia-compliant French investment reorganisation
■ Advised the judicial administrator on Necotrans Group (90 companies - 4,000 employees).
Key Clients: DAL Industries, DTZ, FHB, MJA, JP Morgan, L’Etoile Properties, Matsuri, Merck, Solve.
Contact: Stéphane Cavet
Tel: 33 (0)6 83 23 55 38
Email: [email protected]

Tax and Private Client:
1 partner, 4 fee earners
The firm advises on all tax aspects of strategic transactions, fund formation, international group issues (consolidation, transfer pricing, VAT, and intangible assets), international tax planning, and assistance in fiscal audits and litigation.
Key Clients: CS Group (Euronext), Immobilière Dassault, Neoxam, Orange, Snap On (NYSE), Verner, and leading artists and sports figures.
Contact: Christophe Moreau
Tel: +33 (0)6 89 94 12 52
Email: [email protected]