Mr Thomas Urlacher > Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
15 rue de Laborde
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Work Department

Mergesr & Acquisitions / Corporate


Thomas Urlacher is a partner and member of Gide’s M&A / Corporate practice group, with first-class expertise in complex acquisitions, strategic alliances (joint ventures) and corporate structuring. His practice covers a wide range of industries, in particular service industries (banking and insurance, IT and telecommunications), energy and manufacturing (automotive, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage).

Thomas also spent three years at Gide’s Casablanca office and managed Gide’s Beijing office for five years. There, he developed unique experience in international, cross-border M&A. He has advised, for example, many Chinese investors on their acquisitions in France and Africa.

His recently advised Canglong Optoelectronic (Accelink Group) on its investment in Almae Technologies; Vallourec, a world leader in premium tubular solutions, on the acquisition of Anhui Tianda Oil Pipe, a Chinese producer of tubes (first take-over of a Chinese company in the steel sector by a foreign investor); Agricultural Bank of China on the setting-up of the Banque Sino-Congolaise for Africa; Renault on the setting up of a joint venture with Dongfeng in China; Total on the restructuring of its lubricants business in China.


French, English


Member of the Paris Bar, Thomas is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) and holds a DJCE-DESS in Business Law from the University of Strasbourg.

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Fusions-acquisitions

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. est l’un des acteurs du marché parmi les plus actifs grâce à un large effectif et un important flux d’opérations de dimensions nationale et internationale. Le cabinet intervient sur tous les différents segments du marché et particulièrement dans des opérations de moyenne et large envergures. Il s’illustre par sa présence dans de nombreux secteurs et affiche une bonne capacité internationale à travers ses bureaux étrangers situés en Amérique, au Moyen-Orient, en Afrique, en Asie et en Europe Centrale et Orientale. L’équipe compte pour principaux intervenants: Olivier Diaz qui dirige la pratique, Charles de RealsDidier MartinGuillaume Rougier-BrierreNadège NguyenJean-Gabriel FlandroisThomas UrlacherAlexis PailleretAxelle ToulemondeChristophe Eck et Antoine Lelong. Jean-François Louit et Caroline Lan  (ex Mayer Brown  sont venus renforcer les rangs du cabinet en Septembre 2019.

France > Mergers and acquisitions

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. remains one of the most active teams in the market thanks to its strength in domestic and cross-border work and the depth of its bench. The group is active across all market segments, with a particularly busy caseload in the upper mid-cap and large-cap range. The French firm has a wide sectorial range and an international footprint, with offices in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. Practice head Olivier Diaz, Charles de RealsDidier Martin, Guillaume Rougier-Brierre, Nadège NguyenJean-Gabriel Flandrois, Thomas Urlacher, Alexis Pailleret, Axelle Toulemonde, Christophe Eck and Antoine Lelong are key contacts. Jean-Francois Louit and Caroline Lan joined from Mayer Brown in September 2019.