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Patrick Jaïs

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De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

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Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Position

Patrick Jaïs is specialized in mergers and acquisition, stock exchange regulations and complex restructurings. He also handles private equity transactions, representing both issuers and investors, and handles mergers and acquisitions and stock exchange litigation matters (including AMF and white collar proceedings). He mainly represents French and foreign-listed companies, investment funds and industrial groups.

Career

He joined De Pardieu Brocas Maffei as a partner in 2009, after working at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in Paris (2005-2008) and Veil Jourde (1994-2005) as a partner and at Gide Loyrette Nouel (1987-1994) as an associate.

Languages

French, English.

Member

Patrick Jaïs is an Expert of the "Club des Juristes".

Education

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1987, he holds an advanced degree (DEA) in business law from the University of Paris X Nanterre (1985).


France

Mergers and acquisitions

Within: Mergers and acquisitions

The 'efficient, organised' and 'approachable' team at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei specialises in financial services and real estate sector transactions, but  fields a strong practice in several other sectors, ranging from agribusiness and energy to infrastructure and TMT. In addition to advising InVivo Retail on its acquisition of Jardiland from L-GAM, the group assisted Orano with its pre-sale reorganisation aimed at transferring a part of its assets to Framatome. Thierry Brocas, Patrick Jaïs, Jean-François Pourdieu and Guillaume Touttée are the names to note. With the promotions of Delphine Vidalenc to partner and Grégoire Balland to counsel, the practice further increased its footing in the market, despite the departure of counsel Alexandre Lecomte, who left for a role in-house at InVivo. Other clients include CNP Assurances, Batipart and La Banque Postale.

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France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

The ‘client-oriented and committedDe Pardieu Brocas Maffei draws partners from its various practice areas to deal with a wide variety of cases in addition to having fully dedicated litigators. The firm is instructed by leading banks on sensitive and large-scale banking cases, such as defending Dexia Crédit Local and Cacib in the "toxic loan" cases initiated by local public entities in connection with structured loans and derivative products. It also has experience in insolvency and real estate-related disputes. Finally, the practice is recommended for commercial litigation, international cases and complex shareholders’ disputes and corporate litigation. The firm is representing SCI Iris La Défense in a three-party dispute regarding the building of a high-rise tower in La Défense, and acted for Porcher Industries in a dispute between shareholders as a result of its takeover by Warwick Capital Partners. Paul Talbourdet, Philippe Dubois and Barbara Levy head the practice. Dominique Lefort is a key name for banking litigation. Patrick JaïsSégolène Coiffet and counsel Simon Le Wita are also recommended. Matthieu Barthélemy is now at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés.

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France: Industry focus

Industry focus: energy

Within: Industry focus: energy

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has ‘very good knowledge of energy market regulations and efficiently answers precise and complex questions’. The practice stands out for its combination of leading regulatory, financing and corporate expertise. It receives instructions from all sides: banks, sponsors, developers, French blue-chip producers and many leading energy players. The practice recently advised on highly strategic brownfield infrastructure and M&A transactions while the financing of renewables projects in France remains a key area of expertise. Highlights included advising Orano on its reorganisation in view of its asset transfer to Framatome and the sale to EDF of a 75.5% stake in Framatome. It also assisted Total with the acquisition of the Pont-sur-Sambre and Toul Power companies which operate combined 825MW gas powered plants. The team also assisted Neoen with a €245m green bond financing for a global 1.6GW global project portfolio. Enedis, Green Yello, EDF Energies Nouvelles and Veolia are other clients. Regulatory law expert Christine Le Bihan-Graf and Jean-Renaud Cazali, who is the key name on the financing side, jointly head the practice. Patrick Jaïs, the ‘very goodThomas Bréart de Boisanger and Cédric Chanas are noted for corporate work.

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