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Bredin Prat

Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Brussels, Paris

Patrick Dziewolski

Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Bredin Prat

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Patrick Dziewolski, Partner, is a member of the Corporate team. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, privatisations and capital markets and also advises listed companies on securities law matters. He has particular expertise in the energy, construction and financial sectors.

He has for many years lectured in contract drafting techniques at the University of Paris V Descartes.


French, English, Polish


Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998


He is a graduate of the ESSEC business school (1997), the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (DESS, in business law and tax, 1994) and the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (DEA, in English and American business law, 1997).


Mergers and acquisitions

Within: Leading individuals

Patrick Dziewolski - 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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