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Sophie Hagège

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Mergers & Acquisitions; Environmental, Health & Safety; JV & Strategic Alliances.

Position

Sophie Hagège is the Partner-in-Charge of the Paris office. Sophie Hagège advises clients in multijurisdictional mergers and acquisitions. Her experience extends to the creation of joint ventures, strategic alliances, commercial and industrial agreements, as well as outsourcing projects. Sophie is particularly active in the chemical and life science sectors. She represented Total in the divestiture of its worldwide adhesives business to Arkema (€1.74 billion), SNAM in the acquisition of Transports Infrastructures Gaz France (€2.4 billion), and Rhodia (now Solvay) as its principal outside counsel in connection with its disposition and restructuring program since 1994, including the disposition of its acetic acid, soda ash, polyester, gallium, food, latex, and silicon businesses. She advised Novartis, Sanofi, and Stallergenes in various M&A projects worldwide. She has experience representing clients in the telecommunications sector. She represented Alcatel-Lucent in the sale of its Genesys business worldwide to Permira and its enterprise business to China Huaxin. Sophie regularly advises U.S. multinationals on their investments in Europe and is active in projects involving China.

Languages

English, French.

Member

Admitted to the Paris Bar.

Education

Duke University (LL.M. 1990); Université de Paris XI-Sceaux (Master's Degree 1989); Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) (1987).


France

Mergers and acquisitions

Within: Mergers and acquisitions

Jones Day focuses on cross-border, mid-cap transactions, frequently at the upper end of the bracket. It possesses expertise in a range of sectors, with recent instructions coming from the life sciences, technology and financial services sectors. ABB received advice on the sale of Entrelec, a transaction spanning more than 20 countries, and My Money Bank on the sale of its French auto loans business to Financo. Other matters came from Sanofi, CBRE Global Investors and Euronext. Sophie Hagège heads the practice; other key contacts include Audrey Bontemps, Alexandre de Verdun and Gaël Saint Olive. Of counsel Anne Reffay left to join Ashurst LLP.

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