Pierre-Louis Cléro > Latham & Watkins > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins
45 RUE SAINT DOMINIQUE
75007 PARIS
France

Work Department

Partner

Position

Pierre-Louis Cléro is a partner of Latham & Watkins and the Local Chair of the Paris Corporate Department.

Mr. Cléro’s practice focuses on complex international mergers and acquisitions, representing corporate buyers and sellers in a wide variety of strategic transactions. His corporate law experience encompasses joint ventures, stock exchange-related transactions and general corporate and commercial law advice.

Prior to joining the firm in January 2012, Mr. Cléro practiced in the Paris offices of two magic circle firms.

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Fusions-acquisitions

Latham & Watkins se range parmi les grandes firmes de la place pour les opérations marquantes de fusions-acquisitions du marché français. Si le cabinet intervient régulièrement dans les deals les plus importants de la place, la pratique couvre néanmoins tous les segments du marché. L’équipe est de plus en plus mandatée par des entreprises cotées et s’appuie sur les expertises complémentaires du cabinet en matière de financement, de fiscalité, de droit de la concurrence et de droit social. La pratique est dirigée par Pierre-Louis Cléro. Il est entouré d’Olivier du MottayThomas ForschbachGaëtan Gianasso,qui partage son temps entre les bureaux de Paris et Londres, Alexander BenedettiDenis Criton et Alexander Crosthwaite. Semih Bayar Eren a été promu counsel en janvier 2019.

France > Mergers and acquisitions

Latham & Watkins is among the lead firms for deal value in the French M&A market. Although regularly active in jumbo- and large-cap matters, the group is visible across all market segments and recently saw an uptick in transactional work for listed companies. Clients regularly trust the team with matters that also require expertise in financing, tax, antitrust and employment law, allowing the group to draw on its in-house colleagues to provide a seamless service. Pierre-Louis Cléro directs the practice which also includes Olivier du Mottay, Thomas Forschbach, Gaëtan Gianasso, who splits his time between Paris and London, Alexander Benedetti, Denis Criton and Alexander Crosthwaite. Semih Bayar Eren made counsel in January 2019.