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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

15 RUE DE LABORDE, PARIS, 75008, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 40 75 60 00
Email:
Web:
www.gide.com

Didier Martin

Tel:
Work +33 (0)1 40 75 29 03
Email:
Web:
www.gide.com
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate

Position

Didier G. Martin, partner since 1999, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, securities law and private equity. He mainly works on mergers and acquisitions with a focus on listed companies, frequently advising on cross-border transactions. He has extensive experience advising in takeover bids and private investments in public equity. He also handles disputes, in particular in the field of market abuse. He recently advised AccorHotels on the sale of 57.8% of the capital of AccorInvest. Other assignments include advising Unibail-Rodamco on the transfer to Wereldhave of a portfolio of companies holding shopping malls, Econocom on the exchange offer on Osiatis, Tikehau on the take over of Salvepar, Silic for its combination with Icade by way of a share exchange, MSREF on the sale of its holding in Compagnie la Lucette to Icade, the Belgian state within the framework of the BNP Paribas/Fortis transaction, Grupo Planeta on the acquisition of Editis, PAI Partners on the acquisition of French listed real estate developer Kaufman & Broad, the French state on the privatisation of French listed motorways companies (ASF, APRR and Sanef), and Novartis during the offer by Sanofi on Aventis.

Languages

French, English.


France

Mergers and acquisitions

Within: Mergers and acquisitions

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. continues to attract both large-cap and mid-cap transactions, making for an impressive list of recent domestic highlights in addition to several cross-border matters. On the domestic side, Didier Martin advised AccorHotels on the creation of a dedicated subsidiary for its €6.6bn HotelInvest operations. Internationally, Christophe Eck assisted Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec with the acquisition of Leroy-Somer's industrial alternators and drive systems division. SPIE, Amundi and Michelin are also clients. Other key contacts are Nadège Nguyen, Hugues Scalbert and Anne Tolila. Olivier Diaz and Charles de Reals joined from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

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