Alain Garnier > Linklaters > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

75008 PARIS

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Alain specialises in private M&A and private equity domestically and internationally.

He has market leading practice in the banking and insurance industry, where he advises on M&A, group restructuring, and, jointly with the firm financial regulation and litigation teams, industry specific issues, including regulatory investigations.

Alain is the lead relationship partner for a number of the firm’s French clients in the financial sector.


Alain joined Linklaters in 1988, and he has been a partner since 1997. He co-headed the Paris office from 2005 to 2009 and was a member of the firm’s Partnership Board from 2013 to 2017.

He is the author of various legal publications in the area of corporate law.


French, English


Alain is a member of the Paris and New York bars. He studied law in Lyon (DJCE in French business law), Dijon (DESS of international business law) and New York University (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Mergers and acquisitions

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.