Bruno Derieux > Linklaters > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

75008 PARIS

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Head of the Corporate/M&A practice in Paris, Bruno advises corporates, financial sponsors and banks on a wide range of complex, cross-border corporate transactions, including public and private M&A, private equity law.


Since 2008 Partner, Corporate, Linklaters Paris

2000 – 2008 Associate, Corporate, Linklaters Paris

Jan – May 2000 Associate, Corporate, Linklaters New York

Oct – Dec 1999 Trainee, Corporate / Capital Markets, Linklaters Paris


French, English


Bruno studied business law at Pantheon-Assas and the Institut de Droit des Affaires at Pantheon-Assas University, Paris, and completed a diploma in legal studies at Jesus College, University of Oxford.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus: Energy

(Leading individuals: Energy projects)

Bruno Derieux  – Linklaters

Described as a ‘cornerstone of the energy sector in Europe’, Linklaters‘ far-reaching practice includes advice on energy regulatory and competition issues, project finance and structured products. The team is additionally praised for having the ‘full range of services needed to develop, finance, build and operate renewable energy projects in Africa and other parts of the world. Practice head Bertrand Andriani draws frequent praise for his involvement with the development and financing of energy projects in France. François April is equipped to advise on mandates involving renewables and infrastructure assets. Global project finance transactions are firmly in the wheelhouse of Stephen Le Vesconte. Pierre Zelenko is regularly tasked with major merger control matters, while Bruno Derieux‘s practice centres on corporate work in sectors including energy and infrastructure.

France > Mergers and acquisitions

(Leading individuals)

Bruno DerieuxLinklaters

Linklaters has a very strong bench that allows the firm to handle a wide range of matters, from public and private M&A to strategic partnerships and corporate reorganisations. The firm has a strong domestic practice and is also adept at handling cross-border deals. It advises a prominent French and international client base of companies and investment funds. The team has a core focus on the large-cap market and regularly advises on strategic transactions, spanning sectors including insurance, automobile, retail and infrastructure. The practice is headed by Bruno Derieux, who will be joined in summer 2024 by Hubert Segain from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. The team also includes Pierre TourresPierre Thomet, Nicolas Le Guillou and Alain GarnierMehdi Boumedine was promoted to partner in 2023.

France > Private equity: LBO

The practice at Linklaters is frequently instructed by private equity houses seeking assistance with primary and secondary buyouts, restructurings, refinancings and consortium deals. Practice co-head Bruno Derieux specialises in public and private M&A, corporate governance issues, and buyouts, with particular experience in the infrastructure and energy segments. Alongside him, corporate all-rounder and ‘exceptional talent’ Florent Mazeron garners praise for his ‘very strong legal and diplomatic skills’.