Ms Sophie Cornette de Saint Cyr > Bredin Prat > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Bredin Prat
75007 PARIS

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Sophie Cornette de Saint Cyr is a partner and has been a member of the Corporate team for more than 20 years.

She has extensive experience in M&A transactions and securities law.

Her practice includes a very broad spectrum of matters, including cross-border transactions for French and international corporate clients, acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies, spin-offs, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

She advises family-owned companies of all sizes on key governance and business succession planning issues.

She regularly speaks at and chairs international conferences and seminars.

She is Vice Chair of the Financial Conferences Subcommittee of the International bar Association since January 2023.


French, English


Admitted to the Paris Bar (2001)


Sophie Cornette de Saint Cyr is a graduate of the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (Maîtrise, 1998 and DEA, 1999 in Business Law).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Mergers and acquisitions

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 .