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Bird & Bird

LE BONNEL, 20 RUE DE LA VILLETTE, CEDEX 03, 69328 LYON, FRANCE
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Work +33 4 78 65 60 00
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David Malcoiffe

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Bird & Bird LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

David is a leading corporate lawyer advising on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions. David is a partner in the Corporate Group in our Paris and Lyon offices. With training and expertise in both corporate and tax law, David has extensive experience in advising purchasers/sellers in national and international M&A transactions. He also advises investment funds and start-up companies in private equity and venture capital transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of term sheets, share/asset purchase agreements, investment and shareholders’ agreements, joint venture and merger agreements and the coordination and undertaking of (cross border) due diligence procedures. In addition, David regularly advises clients on corporate reorganisations and assists companies and managers with laws of corporation and corporate governance matters. He is a regular speaker at seminars regarding corporate and tax laws, including those held by the Chartered Accountant Association.

Languages

French and English.

Education

David holds a Masters in Business law from the University of Lyon III, a Masters in Tax law from the University of Dijon, a Masters in European Tax law from the Universities of Dijon and Brussels and a Masters in Business, Tax and Accounting laws from the University of Dijon.


France

The regions

Within: The regions

Bird & Bird has its main French office in Paris and a secondary office of 40 lawyers and professionals in Lyon, which is managed by David Malcoiffe.

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France: Private equity

Venture and growth capital

Within: Venture and growth capital

Bird & Bird has particular strength in the life sciences sector. Emmanuelle Porte, who joined from Redlink, jointly heads the team with David Malcoiffe, who is based in the Lyon office. Recent highlights include assisting digital health company Tilak Healthcare with its Series A fundraising with Ibionext Growth Fund and advising Eurolist medtech player Pixium Vision on setting up a venture loan with Kreos. The team also acted for Seb Alliance on its investment in Feeligreen, a company specialising in cosmetic and healthcare innovation. Sodexo, Biophytis and Domain Therapeutics are also clients.

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