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Proskauer Rose LLP
75001 PARIS

France > Mergers and acquisitions

France > Banking and finance: transactional work

Proskauer Rose LLP hired a private equity team in September 2023 with considerable LBO acquisition finance expertise in Maud Manon.

France > Private equity: LBO

Proskauer Rose LLP strengthened its capabilities in this area following the 2023 arrivals of Jeremy Scemama, Xavier Norlain and Matthieu Lampel.

Firm Overview:

Proskauer is an international law firm with over 800 lawyers in 11 offices in the world’s major financial centers in America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1875 in New York, Proskauer Rose established its Paris office in 1991. The firm has one of the leading transactional practices in France. Our team advises prominent French and international companies, investment funds, financial institutions (debt funds and banks), leading industrial and services groups and management teams.

We support our clients in a wide range of complex domestic, cross-border and international transactions. Our lawyers work closely with teams from other offices in the network on strategic transactions. The firm also handles clients’ international arbitration needs.

Main Areas of Practice

Private Equity:
Proskauer’s highly regarded private equity team in Paris provides first-rate representation to national and international investment funds, debt funds, senior banks, industrial and services groups as well as sponsors and lenders. We are actively involved in all aspects of the private equity life cycle, partnering with clients on their most complex and high-profile domestic and cross border private equity transactions. We have extensive wide-ranging capabilities and experience spanning mid-cap and upper mid-cap private equity, private and public M&A and leveraged finance, including direct lending and restructuring. Our experience spans a broad range of industries, including financial services, telecoms, infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, industrials, media and technology.

Our Paris based M&A team advise on the full range of business combinations – cross border and domestic, such as acquisitions/divestitures of privately-owned and listed companies, tender offers, joint ventures and strategic alliances, contributions of assets, mergers and spin-off and leveraged buy-out transactions. Our strong presence in key financial centers around the world allows us to serve our clients’ interests globally. We have a deep understanding of the structuring, cultural and procedural issues that are often at the center of complex cross-border transactions. We seek to leverage our transactional depth and industry experience to add value for our clients and believe that our commitment has been validated by long-tenured clients that continue to turn to us for their most significant and transformative transactions. We are recognized as the place to turn when a deal is innovative and game-changing in the world of infrastructure, financial services, sports, life sciences, media and entertainment, health care, hospitality and consumer goods. We provide strategic, disciplined, and commercial advice geared towards achieving our clients’ goals in an efficient and practical manner.


The Paris Finance Group enjoys an excellent reputation in the market with a team of lawyers bringing to bear a remarkable breadth of expertise in LBOs and leveraged acquisition finance, representing financial institutions (mainly debt funds) as well as sponsors and borrowers. Our experience extends to the acquisition finance of listed companies, public offerings and block acquisitions. We also advise debtors, creditors and/or sponsors in the context of leverage debt restructuring operations and we are well positioned to engage in transactions globally, with offices in major financial centers around the world.

The diversity of our finance practice gives us unparalleled market knowledge, and our representation of both lenders and borrowers provides us with the ability to appreciate critical deal points from the perspective of all parties to the transaction.

International Arbitration:
The firm’s international arbitration group handles the full range of cross-border commercial disputes, including those involving mergers and acquisitions, investments, distribution contracts, licensing agreements, supply and manufacturing contracts, shareholder agreements and joint venture agreements. The partners in its group act as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations involving corporations from the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia and held all over the world and under all the major international arbitration rules, including in particular those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, and the Swiss Chambers of Commerce. The firm’s clients are in many different industries, notably pharmaceutical, sports, consumer products, construction, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunications, new media, energy, finance, lodging and gaming, and real estate. The firm is increasingly sought out by clients in these sectors as a result of its reputation for understanding their core business drivers and achieving successful outcomes. The firm’s fluency in English, French, Spanish and German and its knowledge of and sensitivity to different cultures and jurisdictions enable it to effectively represent clients before international arbitration tribunals.

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Xavier Norlain
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Matthieu Lampel photo Matthieu Lampel Matthieu Lampel is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and a member…
Maud Manon photo Maud Manon Maud Manon is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and a member…
Stephanie Martinier photo Ms Stephanie Martinier Stéphanie Martinier is a special international corporate counsel in Proskauer’s Corporate Department,…
Xavier Norlain photo Xavier Norlain Xavier Norlain is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and a member…
Mathilde Pépin photo Ms Mathilde Pépin Mathilde Pépin is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department in…
Jeremy Scemama photo Jeremy Scemama Jeremy Scemama is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and a member…
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