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Bredin Prat

53 QUAI D'ORSAY, 75007 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
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www.bredinprat.com
Brussels, Paris

Didier Martin

Tel:
Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Email:
Bredin Prat

Work Department

Corporate / Litigation

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Didier Martin, Senior Partner, is a leading specialist on French securities law and public tender offers.
He advises listed companies in connection with their strategic transactions and assists them in resolving their financial and criminal litigation matters.

Didier Martin has written numerous books and articles on corporate law and securities law, and has recently published: “Les Offres Publiques d'Acquisition”, “Les Sociétés holdings”, “Mergers & Acquisitions in France”, “Le Code monétaire et financier”.

Languages

French, English

Member

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1977.

He is a member of several committees and associations, including the Financial Transactions Committee of the MEDEF (the French employers’ federation) and ANSA (a French business association), as well as the recently created Haut Comité Juridique de la Place Financière de Paris. He is also a founding member of the Observatoire de la Communication Financière and co-president of the Commission Europe within the French legal think-tank, the Club des Juristes.

Education

He is a graduate of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (DEA in private law, 1976; DEA in criminal law, 1977).


France

Mergers and acquisitions

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 €47bn merger of Luxottica and Essilor, a matter jointly led by Sébastien Prat and Florence Haas. A recent domestic stand-out instruction saw Olivier Assant and Clémence Fallet advise Direct Énergie on the acquisition of 74.33% of shares by Total. Patrick Dziewolski demonstrates 'a very sharp appreciation of situations and negotiation dynamics'. Barthélémy Courteault, Benjamin Kanovitch, Didier Martin, Matthieu Pouchepadass and Kate Romain are also recommended. Other clients include Air Liquide, Orano, Danone and the Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel.

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France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation

Bredin Prat has a strong track record of acting in the most high-profile stock-market disputes, and also deals with market abuses and wrongdoings and other regulatory enforcement sanctions. It is currently acting in many of the market's rare major public offer cases. The practice is also defending companies and their executives in investigations relating to insider dealing and the communication of misleading information. It acted for former Altran CFO Michel Friedlander before the French stock-market authority, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), regarding misleading information accusations. Eric Dezeuze, Didier Martin and Jean-Daniel Bretzner are high-profile names in the practice. Sylvie Morabia is very experienced and ranks among the best in her field.

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