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Latham & Watkins

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Work 01 40 62 20 00
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Olivier du Mottay

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Work +33 1 40 62 23 39
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Web:
www.lw.com/people/olivier-du-mottay
Latham & Watkins LLP

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Partner

Position

Olivier du Mottay is a corporate partner in Latham & Watkins' Paris office and the former Global Vice Chair of the Corporate Department.

Mr. du Mottay represents investors and companies at critical stages of their development, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and capital markets. He has extensive experience representing bidders, targeted companies, and managers in all types of corporate finance transactions.

He is involved in the negotiation and the implementation of strategic alliances and joint ventures, as well as recapitalizations and restructurings.


France

Mergers and acquisitions

Within: Mergers and acquisitions

Latham & Watkins demonstrates particular strength in cross-border transactions, acting for private and public-sector clients alike, and shoulders a busy caseload of high-profile transactions. Recent highlights include advising Worldline on its strategic partnership with SIX through which Wordline would acquire SIX Payment Services for €2.3m. Pierre-Louis Cléro and Patrick Laporte, jointly with Munich-based Rainer Traugott, assisted Siemens with its €15bn merger with Alstom. Other clients include Shandong Ruyi, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and PAI Partners. Olivier du Mottay and Thomas Forschbach, who is partly based in London, are also recommended. Bénédicte Bremond made counsel and Alexander Crosthwaite made partner. Practice head Gaëtan Gianasso splits his time between Paris and London.

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France: Private equity

Private equity: LBO

Within: Private equity: LBO

'Clearly one of the best teams in the market', Latham & Watkins continues to advise on headline-grabbing transactions, frequently working with the firm's finance, corporate, tax and antitrust departments. Thomas Forschbach, who splits his time between Paris and London, recently led in advising the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec on its acquisition of a 30% stake in GE Water & Process Technologies (GE), a complex carve-out as part of Suez's acquisition of GE. Gaëtan Gianasso, who splits his time between Paris and London, assisted Intermediate Capital Group and Sagesse Retraite Santé with the €2.4bn acquisition of a majority stake in DomusVi. In a recent Franco-Chinese cross-border transaction, Olivier du Mottay acted for Citic Capital on its acquisition of Axilonea from funds managed by Oaktree Capital. 'Very efficient negotiator' Denis Criton has a reputation for being 'clearly the best among the younger generation of private equity lawyers'. Alexander Crosthwaite was recently promoted to the partnership. Ardian, Bridgepoint and PAI Partners are among its other clients.

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