Sekri Valentin Zerrouk > Paris, France > Firm Profile

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk
75008 PARIS

France > Private equity: venture/growth capital Tier 3

Practice head(s):

Oliver Legrand


‘I have worked several times with Olivier Legrand and have appreciated his pragmatic approach.’

‘A complementary team with responsiveness and very customer and business-oriented service.’

‘Olivier Legrand – very qualified and with an understanding of business issues in our companies.’

‘Great team, very committed, with complementary skills A first choice in Paris for any VC/Growth capital transaction.’

‘I worked with Olivier Legrand and can only recommend him – extremely technical, knowledge of market practices, and with a great sense for negotiation.’

Key clients

Pernod Ricard

Top Harvest

Core Biogenesis


77 Foods















Explora Project





Vesper Investissement

Work highlights

  • Advised Top Harvest in the context of the €20m fundraising of Inato.
  • Advised the startup Chouette in the context of the €5m fundraising from Demeter, the French Caisse des dépots et consignations and Kubota.
  • Advised the startup Lokki in the context of the €4m fundraising from Serena.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk

Practice head(s):

Anne Dumas-L’Hoir

Other key lawyers:

Céline Porta


 ‘The team is dynamic and responsive.’

‘Anne Dumas L’hoir and Céline Porta show rigor, availability and responsiveness.’

‘Quite dynamic team, good quality/price ratio. Great diversity in the team and great ability to integrate into operational teams.’

‘The team provides an excellent quality of service.’

‘Anne Dumas L’hoir and Céline Porta give us excellent, pragmatic advice, always adapted to the life of a business. They are very responsive. ’

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Franck Sekri; Géraud de Franclieu; Pierre-Emmanuel Chevalier; Antoine Haï; Olivier Legrand; Oscar Da Silva


‘The team is very available and very competent, with great ease in making complex questions intelligible. The meetings are very well prepared and the teams bring their specific know-how with great precision. ’

‘Franck Sekri: total availability and professionalism.’

‘The team is extremely available and attentive.’

‘Very strong experience, pragmatism and deal maker’.

‘Pierre Emmanuel Chevalier: very precise, seeks to avoid complexity.’

Key clients

Paris Society / Accor

Groupe Le Figaro


Imprimerie nationale (IN Groupe)

The Zouari Family

2MX Organic

Teract (ex 2MX Organic)

BK Consulting

Turenne Hôtellerie (Turenne Groupe)

Les Bureaux de l’Epargne

Vesper Investissement

Pernod Ricard

Leader Group / Geneo Capital Entrepreneur

Turenne Groupe





Nijkerk Holding


Tag Hospitality

Parques Reunidos


Coin Afrique

Work highlights

  • Advising Paris Society (Laurent de Gourcuff and Sebastien Pacault) in connection with Accor’s acquisition of Paris Society.
  • Advised Imprimerie Nationale SA on its acquisition of Portals.
  • Advising the Zouari family on the extension of its historical and strategic partnership with Franprix.

France > Private equity: LBO Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Franck Sekri; Géraud de Franclieu; Pierre-Emmanuel Chevalier; Antoine Haï; Olivier Legrand; Oscar Da Silva

Key clients


The Zouari Family

Geneo Capital Entrepreneur


Zenith Capital

Nijkerk Group

BK Consulting

Turenne Groupe






Seven2 Development (formerly know as Apax Partners)

Amundi Private Equity

Chequers Capital

Leader Group / Geneo Capital Entrepreneur


Work highlights

  • Assisted the management of fashion brand ba&sh in its LBO led by HLD fund.
  • Advised the Zouari family on its acquisition of Stokomani.
  • Advised QIMA, a leading provider of supply chain compliance solutions, in connection with the acquisition of a minority interest in CDPQ (Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Quebec).

France > Administrative and public law Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Yamina Zerrouk


‘Ability to bring together community stakeholders to find a solution. ’

‘Good expertise.’

‘Deep and exhaustive knowledge. Trustworthy and a team player. ’

‘Yamina Zerrouk is top notch; always available and always on top of things. Extremely thorough and detailed.’

Key clients

Sciences po

Corsica commercial center

Ssd la coupole


Les Planards Chamonix






123 IM





France > Tax Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Jérôme Assouline; Brian Martin


‘Dynamic and innovative.’

‘Impeccable quality in the provision of advice.’

‘Excellent team, quality professionals, strong quality of service ’

‘Brian Martin is an exceptional lawyer, technically excellent, at the cutting edge on all subjects of his specialty while having a global vision of corporate issues in the broad sense. He demonstrates exceptional responsiveness and availability which makes collaboration effective.’

‘Very innovative and smart lawyers, especially on the tax side’

‘Brian Martin is an excellent tax lawyer – approachable, very hands-on, focused on the key parameters.’

‘Team led by Jérôme Assouline – Excellent expertise and search for creative solutions. Perfect availability and sense of service.’

‘This team is very knowledgeable in US/French tax and legal matters and they take a keen interest in finding solutions in a most tax efficient manner.’

Key clients




Dai Nippon


BK Consulting

Apax partners

Paris Society

The Zouari group / Teract


Solo Invest

Ju Rhyu, Founder of Hero cosmetics

Les Bureaux de l’Epargne


Work highlights

  • Advised the Founders of French company IZIPIZI in the context of an LBO with Towerbrook as sponsor.
  • Advised Paris society and its founders and managers in the context of its acquisition by French listed company Accor.
  • Advised French fashion brand A.P.C. and its shareholders in the context of an LBO carried out with international investment fund L Catterton, as the new majority shareholder.

The firm: Sekri Valentin Zerrouk was founded in 2004, with the vision to create a new model that departed from the standard ‘mega-firm’ approach and instead focused on delivering legal services of the highest quality. The firm has grown steadily ever since.

The lawyers are extremely committed and strive to provide added value in all matters. This approach has led many clients to engage the firm to handle complex, time-sensitive and high-stakes matters.

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk devotes a significant share of its practice to an international clientele, including regular collaboration with wellregarded foreign firms. With the Legal Cluster© and MySVZ©, Sekri Valentin Zerrouk provides a working team adapted to each client’s needs and an innovative way of collaborating.

Areas of practice

  • Private equity
  • M&A/restructuring
  • Venture capital

Financing and restructuring: adverse economic conditions, distressed situations, cash flow and refinancing issues, complex restructurings with major economic and social challenges. Sekri Valentin Zerrouk commits to support its clients facing these crises with a single goal: to provide them with fast and reliable strategic legal solutions that create value. Sekri Valentin Zerrouk stands alongside its clients throughout their restructuring operations, whether they are carried out while the company is solvent or as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings, as well as in their plans for the acquisition of distressed companies’ assets.

The firm practices in all areas of tax law and in the following fields in particular: mergers and acquisitions and private equity; real estate projects; individual and inheritance tax law; taxation of corporate associations and foundations; international taxation; tax and customs litigation.

The firm is an undisputed leader in private client/wealth management work.

The litigation department assists and represents its clients before arbitral, civil and criminal courts in the following areas: distribution, competition, contractual liability, product liability, post acquisitions matters, industrial risks and insurance, transport and criminal law.

Real estate and urban planning: Sekri Valentin Zerrouk assists French and foreign institutional and private investors in complex real estate transactions and advises its clients in the field of urban planning law for which the firm has the ability to set up cross-disciplinary teams.

Public law: the firm advises the state, territorial authorities, public companies and agencies as well as private companies that partner with the government in the management and operation of public services, public works concessions, public contracts, development concessions, public property occupancy agreements, and public private partnerships. The firm advises and represents entities subject to public law in transactions involving the privatisation, restructuring and modernisation of the public sector to help them adapt to changes in their legal environment.

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk advises its clients in matters of environmental law (eg environmental audits, authorisations of classified facilities (ICPE), nuclear installations, permits relating to the Clean Water Act).

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk assists its clients in the capacity of both advisor and litigator in the various aspects of labour law and in particular in the management of the individual employment relationship, relationships with employee representation bodies, collective bargaining negotiations, employee savings and investment plans, collective layoffs for economic reasons and social security issues.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions, Private Equity Franck Sekri
Mergers and acquisitions, Private Equity Géraud de Franclieu
Mergers and acquisitions, Private Equity Pierre-Emmanuel Chevalier
Mergers and acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital Antoine Haï
Mergers and acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital Olivier Legrand
Mergers and acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital Oscar Da Silva
Tax, Private Wealth, Trusts and trust activities Jérôme Assouline
Tax, Transactional taxation Brian Martin
Banking and Finance Emmanuelle Vicidomini
Public Law, Real estate, Urban planning and Construction, Environment Yamina Zerrouk
Labour and Employment Law Emilie Meridjen
Labour and Employment Law Thibaud Perrin
Dispute resolution, Commercial litigation Anne Dumas-L'Hoir
Photo Name Position Profile
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Number of lawyers : 50