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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
75378 PARIS
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As a partner in the firm’s Paris office, Xavier is a member of our Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions practice and Private Equity practice and of the M&A Leadership Team. Xavier advises clients on French and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, as well as on a variety of other corporate matters, including joint ventures, strategic investments, spin-offs, equity financings, and recapitalizations.


Xavier joined the firm in 2012 after having worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Paris and New York.


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ESSEC Business School; King’s College London; Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus > Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

The multi-disciplinary team at Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP covers the full gamut of corporate, litigation, competition and employment matters in the IT and communications industry. A leading global technology company appointed a team led by corporate expert Winston Maxwell and litigator Christine Gateau to handle high-profile and sensitive data privacy litigation with the support of counsel Patrice Navarro, while Xavier Doumen assisted Korean internet company Naver with its acquisition of the Xerox Research Centre in Grenoble. In other highlights, the team is advising on regulatory questions pertaining to competition law, e-commerce, distribution and data privacy, for example in the context of connected devices. Also notable is David Taylor, who regularly advises clients such as Facebook and eBay on the protection of their brands online through the recuperation of domain names globally.

France > Mergers and acquisitions

The ‘very dedicated‘ team at Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP fields ‘partners that make a deal happen‘, ‘offering added value and pragmatic advice‘. ‘Very efficient in negotiations‘, the practice is particularly active in mid-market transactions, but the recent caseload shows an increase in larger mid-cap deals. In addition to advising Daimler on its acquisition of Chauffeur Privé, the team assisted NeoT Capital with the creation of electric mobility investment vehicle NeoT Green Mobility, in co-operation with EDF, Mitsubishi, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and Forsee Capital. Xavier Doumen ‘is very hands-on, proactive and reliable‘, and ‘very reassuring to have on a deal‘; he heads the practice jointly with Jean-Marc Franceschi and Stéphane HutenFlorian Brechon made counsel. Europcar and Edenred are also clients. Counsel Arnaud Levasseur left to join Jeausserand Audouard.

France > Industry focus > Industry focus: energy

Energy is one of Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP’s core sectors. The firm advises high-profile utilities and developers, as well as investors on projects, financing and M&A matters. The group also has additional expertise in several other areas including in the arbitration and property space. The practice is advising on large-scale domestic projects encompassing renewable and electricity interconnector projects. It is also very active in Africa and elsewhere, assisting clients with power and renewables projects. The team recently advised Themis Energy on the construction of a 40MW hydro power plant in Ivory Coast. It also handled significant matters for key client EDF, including advising on the sale of its minority stake in Powernext, and on the acquisition and financing of four power plants (750MW combined) in Chile. GE, ABB and NEoT Capital are other clients. Ludovic Babin, Bruno Cantier and finance expert Olivier Fille-Lambie are the key contacts, as well as Xavier Doumen for corporate matters and Sharon Lewis for structured finance work.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Technologies de l’information, informatique, internet et télécoms

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP offre une gamme complète de compétences à destination de groupes spécialisés dans les secteurs des nouvelles technologies et de la communication; y compris des expertises complémentaires en droit des sociétés, en droit de la concurrence, en droit social et en contentieux. Un leader mondial des technologies a récemment fait appel aux expertises de Winston Maxwell en droit des sociétés et de Christine Gateau en contentieux, pour gérer une affaire sensible en matière de données personnelles, à laquelle Patrice Navarro (counsel) a également apporté sa contribution. Xavier Doumen a conseillé l’entreprise internet coréenne Naver sur l’acquisition du Xerox Research Centre à Grenoble. L’équipe a également traité des questions réglementaires en lien avec des problématiques de droit de la concurrence et de la distribution, d’e-commerce et de données personnelles, notamment dans le secteur des objets connectés. Enfin, David Taylor est le conseil de clients tels que Facebook et eBay s’agissant de la protection et des procédures de récupération de noms de domaine.