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  • Kate Romain

    • Kate Romain, Partner, is a member of the Corporate team. She specialises in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and handles matters involving both - privately  and publicly - held companies.

      Her practice also includes advising clients of all nationalities in connection with their minority investments, strategic alliances and joint ventures. She deals with issues arising under US and French laws related to such transactions.

      Kate is a lecturer at Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne on cross-border M&A topics.

    • Academic career

      Born in the United States, she was admitted to the Paris Bar (2004) and the State Bar of Texas (1991) and is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1991).

    • Decorations

      “Kate Romain is very reactive, quick and very good in negotiations.”
      “Kate Romain is well liked by clients, who praise her business-minded approach and strong negotiation skills. ‘She is an extremely technically solid lawyer.’ Dual-qualified in France and the USA, she regularly acts for large multinational clients on their cross-border transactions.”
      Chambers Global, 2020-2021

      “Kate Romain is praised for her business-minded approach and strong negotiation skills. ‘She is an extremely technically solid lawyer’.”
      “Kate Romain is described as an ‘impressive deal maker and a strong negotiator’. She understands US issues well.”
      Chambers Europe, 2018-2019

      “Recommended Lawyer” in Mergers and Acquisitions
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019-2020

    • Recent experiences

      PSA on (i) its 50/50 merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and (ii) the acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall from General Motors

      ENGIE in connection with (i) its acquisition of Portugal’s second largest hydroelectric portfolio and (ii) the sale of its 70% interest in EPI (Exploration & Production International) to Neptune Energy

      Love & Food in the sale of its interest in the Vapiano restaurants (for which collective proceedings had been commenced) in France and Luxembourg to Salvatore Perri

      Juliette Has a Gun in connection with the acquisition of a 25% minority stake by Cathay and Ushopal in Juliette Has a Gun

      CGI in connection with the acquisition of Meti Logiciels et Services (Meti) from its founder

      General Electric in connection with the sale, through its subsidiary Alstom Power Service, of Steam Power Delta to SNEF

      Lafuma, Millet Mountain Group SAS subsidiary, and its shareholder Calida in connection with the sale of its Eider trademark to the Korean group K2

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