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

BDGS Associés
51 RUE FRANCOIS 1ER
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law

Position

Partner specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions with a focus on public offers, corporate governance as well as in infrastructure investments.

Recent work includes advising Crédit Agricole Assurances (Predica) on (i) its partnership with Altarea, listed on Euronext Paris, relating to major train stations and retail parks in France and in Italy, (ii) a series of transactions on Société Foncière Lyonnaise (SFL), listed on Euronext Paris, including a mixed public offer of Inmobiliaria Colonial, a Spanish company listed on the Madrid and Barcelona stock exchanges, for SFL and asset swaps with SFL, (iii) its joint-venture with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Groupe La Française on a portfolio of major real estate assets, and (iv) on the financial restructuring of Comexposium Group in its capacity as jointly-controlling shareholder; the majority shareholders of Le Bélier, listed on Euronext Paris, on the acquisition of Le Bélier by Guangdong Wencan Die Casting, a Chinese company listed on the Shanghai stock exchange, via a block sale followed by a mandatory public offer; Qatar Investment Authority in respect of its shareholding in Lagardère, listed on Euronext Paris; and Diageo on its ICC arbitration in respect of its joint venture with LVMH in Moët Hennessy.

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 and 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

France > Mergers and acquisitions

Reputed for its work in the telecoms, aerospace and financial services sectors, BDGS Associés is a key player in the market, specialised in public and private M&A transactions. Cross-border work is another area of strength, representing both domestic clients in their deals abroad and foreign companies looking to invest in France. The firm’s tax department and its competition, regulatory and litigation practice groups are further assets. Led by a four-partner team comprised of Antoine Bonnasse, Youssef Djehane, Jean-Emmanuel Skovron and Marc Loy, the group’s other key names include up-and-coming partner Thomas Méli, François Baylion and Lucile Gaillard.

Paris > Fusions-acquisitions

BDGS Associés s’illustre dans des opérations de fusions-acquisitions cotées et non cotées, particulièrement dans les secteurs des télécoms, de l’aérospatiale et des services financiers. Le cabinet est en capacité d’accompagner ses clients dans leurs opérations en France et à l’international. La pratique dispose du soutien des équipes du cabinet, spécialistes en matière de droit fiscal, de droit de la concurrence et dans la gestion des problématiques réglementaires et contentieuses. La pratique est codirigée par un quatuor expérimenté composé d’ Antoine Bonnasse, Youssef Djehane, Jean-Emmanuel Skovron et Marc Loy . Elle fait aussi intervenir les prometteurs  Thomas Méli, François Baylion et Lucile Gaillard.