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BDGS Associés
75008 PARIS

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law


Partner focusing on matters concerning listed companies, including listed companies, including takeovers, capital restructurings, equity capital markets transactions, corporate governance matters and shareholder disputes.

Recent work includes advising: the supervisory board of Europcar Mobility Group on governance issues; Crédit Agricole Assurances (Predica) on the 1.5-billion-euro action plan adopted by Clariane to strengthen its financial structure with the support of Predica in its capacity as key shareholder, the financial restructuring of the Comexposium Group in its capacity as jointly-controlling shareholder; Diageo in respect of its joint venture with LVMH in Moët Hennessy and its delisting from Euronext Paris; and Qatar Investment Authority as reference shareholder of Lagardère.


Before founding BDGS Associés in 2013, Youssef Djehane was a partner since 1994 at Gide Loyrette Nouel where he started his career in 1986. He was seconded to Allen & Overy, London, in 1990 and then to the World Bank in Washington in 1992.


French and English


Regular speaker at IBA M&A conferences. Author of the IBA Takeover Guide France and of “Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties in France” for Practical Law (Thomson Reuters).


Paris Bar (1987)
Postgraduate diploma in Private Law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1985)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Mergers and acquisitions

BDGS Associés fields ‘a high-level team with exceptional legal technique combined with leading transactional experience’. The group acts for CAC 40 companies as well as state-owned companies and investors. The firm has strong credentials in public and private M&A transactions as well as corporate reorganisations, and recently advised on high-profile deals across various sectors and industries (internet, renewables, transport, telecoms, finance). It is also the go-to-firm for high-end work involving the public sector with Jean-Emmanuel Skovron an expert in this area. Skovron jointly heads the practice alongside the highly regarded Marc Loy, Antoine Bonnasse and Youssef Djehane. Other key names include Thomas MéliLucile Gaillard , François BaylionJérôme du Chazaud and David Andréani.