Mr Barthélémy Courteault > Bredin Prat > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Bredin Prat
75007 PARIS

Work Department





Barthélémy Courteault, Partner, is a member of the Corporate team. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities law. His practice also includes advising listed companies in connection with their capital markets transactions.

Barthélémy Courteault lectures on cross border M&A transactions at Sciences Po Paris.

He joined Bredin Prat in 2001 and was seconded to Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York in 2005.


French, English


Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2001.


He is a graduate of the HEC business school (1998) and the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (DESS in Business Law and Tax, 1999).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Mergers and acquisitions

(Leading individuals)

Barthélémy CourteaultBredin 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 .

France > Private equity: LBO

The skill set of the ‘commercial, knowledgeable, responsive and hard-working’ team at Bredin Prat spans cross-border M&A, international financing, and securities matters. Key contacts include ‘highly effective communicator and negotiator’ Olivier Assant, who specialises in M&A, corporate governance, and securities matters; ‘commercial and hands-on partner’ Adrien Simon; and Florence Haas, who handles market consolidation transactions, public takeovers and LBOs. Barthélémy Courteault has particular experience with regards to M&A involving the infrastructure and energy sectors and Clémence Fallet majors on corporate governance.