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BDGS Associés
75008 PARIS

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law


Partner specialising in corporate governance and transactions involving listed companies, including takeovers and equity capital markets transactions.

Recent work includes advising: 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, on its participation in a 850-million-euro Series C capital injection in Verkor, a company specialized in EV batteries, on its acquisition of a minority stake of 30% in Innergex in France, and on the reorganisation within Group Crédit Agricole of its retirement business with the creation of Crédit Agricole Assurances Retraite; and Groupe Canal+ on the acquisition from Orange of the OCS pay-TV package and its film and series co-production subsidiary, Orange Studio.


Before joining BDGS Associés in 2013, François Baylion was an associate at Gide Loyrette Nouel where he started his career in 2009. He became partner at BDGS Associés in 2019.


French and English


Contributor of various French corporate law guides for Practical Law (Thomson Reuters).


Paris Bar (2010)
Postgraduate diploma in law and management from HEC Paris (2008)
Master’s degree in business law from the University of Versailles (2006)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Mergers and acquisitions

(Next Generation Partners)

François Baylion BDGS Associés

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.