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  • Benjamin Kanovitch

    • Benjamin Kanovitch, partner who has been a member of the Corporate team for more than 20 years, is a highly regarded expert in the field of securities law and mergers and acquisitions.

      His practice includes a very broad spectrum of matters, including cross-border transactions for French and international corporate clients, acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies, private equity transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

      He also advises companies on their key governance and regulatory issues.

      He leads seminars at universities in France and in the US, and regularly contributes to consultations organised by the French authorities and regulatory bodies.

      Benjamin is a corporate law expert in the legal think-tank, the Club des Juristes, and was notably the rapporteur of the Shareholder Activism Committee.”

    • Professional career

      He joined Bredin Prat in 1999 and was seconded to Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York for two years from 2001 to 2003.

    • Academic career

      Admitted to the Paris Bar (2000) and the New York Bar (2002), Benjamin is a graduate of the University of Paris (Magistère de Juriste d’Affaires - DJCE, DESS in business law, Maîtrise in business law and tax) and of Harvard Law School (LL.M. in 2001).

    • Decorations

      “The ‘amazing’ Benjamin Kanovitch has leading expertise across the full range of corporate mandates. He acts for an impressive roster of multinationals and CAC 40 corporate clients. ‘He is doing something outstanding, the loyalty he creates with his clients is prodigious’.”
      “He is a ‘remarkable business lawyer, with an extraordinary sense of negotiation’.”
      “He has a great ability to anticipate issues and is very intelligent.”
      “His impressive client following includes leading France-based private equity firms.”
      Chambers Europe, 2019-2021

      “Leading Lawyer” in Mergers and Acquisitions
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019-2021

      “Highly Regarded” in M&A and Private Equity
      IFLR1000, 2020

      Recognised as “Lawyer of the year” in M&A
      Option Droit & Affaires, 2021

      Recognised as "the Diplomat" and ranked in the Top 40 of the CAC 40 lawyers
      Forbes / LJA, 2021

  • Benjamin Kanovitch


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