Denis Criton > Latham & Watkins > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins
45 RUE SAINT DOMINIQUE
75007 PARIS
France
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Work Department

Partner

Position

Denis Criton is a partner in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, with particular expertise in leveraged acquisitions (LBOs). Mr. Criton has considerable experience representing private equity institutions in acquisitions, disposals, and restructurings. For more than 18 years, he has been representing French and foreign investors in strategic transactions and joint ventures.

Mr. Criton was the Global Chair of the Knowledge Management Committee for four years.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Criton worked in the London and Paris offices of several leading law firms.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Private equity: LBO

The team at Latham & Watkins continues to build on its reputation as a clear market leader by consistently attracting the biggest buy-outs in the French market. With seven partners and a seasoned banking and finance team that includes capital market expertise as well as US and English law capabilities, the group remains an outstanding choice for both domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm’s international presence, in particular in other European hubs (especially London), as well as in the US, ensures that clients receive seamless advice. Thanks to the practice’s broad scope -including the healthcare, technology, food and beverage, insurance and telecoms sectors- its caseload is highly varied. The key contacts are Alexander Benedetti, Denis Criton, Alexander Crosthwaite, Thomas Forschbach and Gaëtan Gianasso, (who splits his time between the Paris and London offices), along with Charles-Antoine Guelluy and Olivier du Mottay.

Paris > Private equity > LBO

Latham & Watkins continue à faire honneur à sa réputation de leader incontesté du marché en attirant continuellement à lui les plus gros mandats. L’équipe de sept associés peut s’appuyer sur d’excellentes expertises complémentaires, en matière de banque et finance et de marchés de capitaux, doublées de compétences internes en droit anglais et américain et d’un puissant réseau européen (sa présence à Londres est particulièrement stratégique) et américain ; ce qui en fait une référence pour les opérations de private equity de dimensions nationale et internationale. L’équipe traite un large volume de deals, en lien avec de nombreux secteurs, parmi lesquels ceux de la santé, des technologies, de l’alimentaire, des boissons, des assurances et des télécommunications. Les principales figures de l’équipe sont les suivantes : Alexander Benedetti, Denis Criton, Alexander Crosthwaite, Thomas Forschbach , Gaëtan Gianasso (qui partage son temps entre les bureaux de Paris et de Londres),  Charles-Antoine Guelluy et  Olivier du Mottay.