Mr Youssef Djehane > BDGS Associés > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

BDGS Associés
51 RUE FRANCOIS 1ER
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Corporate, M&A

Position

Partner specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions focusing on public offers and corporate governance. Recent work includes advising the majority shareholders of Le Bélier on the acquisition of Le Bélier by Wencan via a block sale followed by a mandatory public offer; Richemont on its joint-venture in the fashion industry with Mr. Alber Elbaz; Crédit Agricole Assurances on its acquisition of Charterhouse Capital Partners’s stake in the Comexposium Group and on the acquisition by Mirova and MEAG of Ardian’s stake in the Indigo Group; Carrefour on its joint-venture with Système U; a major French institutional investor on its proxy fight with a French institution regarding the former’s representation on the board of directors of a listed company; and Natixis on the sale of its stake in Caceis to Crédit Agricole.

Career

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.

Languages

French, English

Memberships

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).

Education

Paris Bar (1987). Postgraduate diploma in private law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1985).

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Fusions-acquisitions

BDGS Associés est recommandé pour la gestion d’opérations de dimensions nationale et internationale. Le cabinet intervient dans de nombreux secteurs ; télécoms, aérospatiale, services financiers, assurances. Ses compétences couvrent les opérations sur des entreprises cotées et non cotées. Depuis sa création en 2013, le cabinet a eu pour objectif de munir sa pratique de solides expertises complémentaires ; il est maintenant en mesure d’offrir à ses clients une pleine gamme de prestations couvrant le droit des sociétés, le contentieux, la fiscalité, le droit de la concurrence et la mise en conformité. La pratique est codirigée par Antoine BonnasseYoussef DjehaneJean-Emmanuel Skovron et Marc Loy. Ils sont entourés de Thomas MeliLucile Gaillard et François Baylion qui a récemment été promu associé.

France > Mergers and acquisitions

BDGS Associés has notable strength in domestic and cross-border work. The firm covers a wide array of sectors, including telecoms, aerospace, financial services and insurance, and impresses with its experience in both private and public M&A. Since its foundation in 2013, the firm has consistently expanded its portfolio of expertise and is able to offer clients a one-stop shop for their corporate, litigation, tax, competition and regulatory needs. Antoine Bonnasse, Youssef Djehane, Jean-Emmanuel Skovron and Marc Loy head the practice. Other names to note are Thomas MeliLucile Gaillard and recently promoted partner François Baylion.