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BDGS Associés
75008 PARIS

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law


Partner specialising in mergers and acquisitions, in particular corporate restructurings and spin-offs of both listed and unlisted entities as well as joint ventures. She has notably undertaken restructurings of groups in the public sector and of groups with a specific legal status. She also advises founding shareholders in family-owned business groups.

Recent work includes advising: La Banque Postale (LBP) on the creation of a large listed financial group via its acquisition of Groupe BPCE’s stake in CNP Assurances, followed by a public offer and squeeze out of the remaining shares of CNP Assurances and the creation of a major bancassurance group,  and its sale of 40% of AEW Europe and 45% of Ostrum Asset Management to Natixis Investment Managers (Group BPCE); Financière LOV on the regulatory aspects of the combination of its subsidiary FL Entertainment with Pegasus Entrepreneurial Acquisition Company Europe B.V; SNCF on important issues linked with State Aid matters, the two latest railway reforms and its recapitalisation via a EUR 4 billion share capital increase; the French State (Agence des Participations de l’État and Direction Générale du Trésor) on the reorganisation of Bpifrance (the French public investment bank); Paprec on the takeover of Dalkia Wastenergy; and Aéroports de Paris on the structuring of its share capital and the regulatory consequences of its privatisation.


Before joining BDGS Associés in 2013, Lucile Gaillard was an associate at Gide Loyrette Nouel where she started her career in 2005. She became partner at BDGS Associés in 2016.


French and English


Member of the Institut Français des Administrateurs (IFA), the French institute of company directors.


Paris Bar (2006)
Postgraduate diploma in general Private Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2003)
Master’s degree in Business and Tax Law (2002)

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.