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Bredin Prat

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Brussels, Paris

Benjamin Kanovitch

Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Bredin Prat

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Benjamin Kanovitch, Partner, is a member of the Corporate team. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, particularly cross-border transactions, and private equity.

His practice also includes advising clients on securities laws and governance issues.

He has written several articles on these topics he regularly gives lectures at university in French an international universities.

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).


Mergers and acquisitions

Within: Leading individuals

Benjamin Kanovitch - Bredin Prat

Within: Mergers and acquisitions

The 'outstanding team' at Bredin Prat is 'always committed to clients' needs' and stands out through its ability to 'gather legal competences in very specialised areas of M&A in a seamless team' and being 'supported by very strong practices to deliver M&A transactions in all their components'. It consistently attracts the biggest transactions in the market, covering a broad spectrum of sectors, and succeeds in fielding a strong domestic caseload in addition to 'being particularly well equipped to advise on cross-border transactions'. Recent highlights include advising Delfin, controlling shareholder of Luxottica, on the ‚ā¨47bn merger of Luxottica and Essilor, a matter jointly led by S√©bastien Prat and Florence Haas. A recent domestic stand-out instruction saw Olivier Assant and Cl√©mence Fallet advise Direct √Čnergie on the acquisition of 74.33% of shares by Total.¬†Patrick Dziewolski demonstrates 'a very sharp appreciation of situations and negotiation dynamics'.¬†Barth√©l√©my Courteault,¬†Benjamin Kanovitch, Didier Martin,¬†Matthieu Pouchepadass and Kate Romain¬†are also recommended. Other clients include Air Liquide, Orano, Danone and the Banque F√©d√©rative du Cr√©dit Mutuel.

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France: Private equity

Private equity: LBO

Within: Private equity: LBO

Bredin Prat acts for investment funds and companies alike, including family offices and smaller funds. Led by Benjamin Kanovitch and Florence Haas, the group advised Core Equity Holdings on the acquisition of ID Verde while Barthélémy Courteault led a team assisting TDR Capital with its acquisition of Buffalo Grill from Abénex and Nixen. In other work, the group handled several transactions for Tethys Invest, including the acquisition of a stake in Galileo Global Education. It also handled work for Eurazeo, Groupe Delachaux and KKR. Olivier Assant, Patrick Dziewolski and recently promoted partner Adrien Simon are also noted.

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