Mr Benjamin Kanovitch > Bredin Prat > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Bredin Prat
75007 PARIS

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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.”

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


French, English


Admitted to the Paris Bar (2000) and the New York Bar (2002)


He is a graduate of the University of Paris (Magistère de Juriste d’Affaires – DJCEDESS in business law, Maîtrise in business law and tax) and of Harvard Law School (LL.M. in 2001).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Mergers and acquisitions

(Hall of Fame)

Benjamin KanovitchBredin Prat

Bredin Prat is a powerhouse M&A firm that acts on high-end transactions involving France’s blue-chip companies and often the French state, as exemplified recently by its advice to EDF on its nationalisation by the French state. Its public M&A expertise makes it a key adviser to many of France’s leading companies for corporate deals and strategic corporate governance issues. The firm’s involvement also extends to private M&A and cross-border transactions. Patrick Dziewolski,  Benjamin Kanovitch and Olivier Assant  are standout names. Other strong advisers in the team include Sophie Cornette de Saint Cyr, Kate Romain, Matthieu Pouchepadass, Barthélémy CourteaultEmmanuel MassetJean-Benoît Demaret and Clémence Fallet .