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  • Olivier Assant

    • Olivier Assant, one of the leading partners of the Corporate department, focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance and securities law matters. He has broad experience on large and high-profile domestic and cross-border transactions. He offers particular expertise in public M&A.

      Olivier Assant works closely with French and international clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other strategic corporate transactions; corporate governance, takeover planning (including takeover defense), and activism defense.

    • Academic career

      Admitted to the Paris Bar (1995), Olivier is a graduate of the ESSEC business school (1992) and the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (Maîtrise, 1992 and DESS, 1993 in Business Law and Tax).

    • Decorations

      "The 'fabulous' Olivier Assant remains one of the leading practitioners in the Paris market. He is renowned for his ability to handle some of the largest and most high-profile domestic and cross-border transactions."

      “Olivier Assant remains one of the leading practitioners in the market. He is renowned for his ability to handle some of the largest and high-profile domestic and cross-border transactions.”
      Chambers Europe, 2022

      “Olivier Assant is not only an excellent lawyer, but he also has a business vision of cases, which is relatively rare.”
      “Olivier Assant is recognized for his ‘very high level of service’ and is praised for his intelligence and business-minded approach to cases.”
      “Olivier Assant ‘embodies all the qualities one would hope to see in an M&A lawyer’.”

      Recognized as “Leading Lawyer” in M&A
      Member of the “Hall of Fame”
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2018-2022

      Ranked in the Top 40 of the CAC 40 Lawyers
      Forbes / LJA, 2022

      Recognized as "Highly Regarded" in Private Equity and M&A
      IFLR1000, 2021

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