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Dechert LLP

32 RUE DE MONCEAU, PARIS 75008, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 57 57 80 80
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Fax +33 1 57 57 80 81
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https://www.dechert.com/paris

Alain Decombe

Tel:
Work +33 1 57 57 82 82
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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Career

Alain Decombe, ‎Deputy Chair for International Operations and managing partner of the firm's Paris office, has advised on numerous transactions involving the structuring, negotiation and documentation of share/asset deals. In addition to auditing and counseling advice, he offers extensive experience in the creation and dissolution of joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and international commercial transactions involving the coordination of legal teams from different jurisdictions. 

Education

Université Panthéon Assas (Paris 2), DESS, Advanced Specialized Studies in Business and Tax Law, 1985; University of California Los Angeles School of Law, LL.M., 1988


France

Mergers and acquisitions

Within: Mergers and acquisitions

Dechert LLP impresses with 'strong technical skills', 'deep knowledge and experience' and the team is noted as 'exceptionally proactive'. Deeply rooted in the life sciences sector, the group has expanded to advise clients from a broad array of sectors, frequently French-listed companies or multinational players from the telecoms, technology, food and energy sectors. The 'astute' Ermine Bolot 'knows how to address the challenges of an international industrial group' and is noted for her 'ability to propose innovative angles in negotiations'. Joint practice heads Bolot and Alain Decombe, who provides 'a unique mix of legal expertise and in-depth understanding of a company's organisation and needs', advised Neovia's shareholders on negotiating an exclusive agreement for the sale of all of Neovia's shares to Archer Daniels Midland Company. Other clients include American Express, Eurovia and GlaxoSmithKline. Isabelle Marguet is another key contact. Laurent Faugerolas left the firm.

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France: Industry focus

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Dechert LLP's team 'has all and any capabilities clients could possibly require' and its lawyers 'are totally dedicated to their clients, always willing to help, challenging ideas and available whenever needed'. The firm's enviable client base includes names such as Roche, which recently instructed a team led by Mélanie Thill-Tayara and supported by Sophie Pelé and associate Marion Provost to advise on antitrust proceedings pertaining to the off-label use of its drug Avastin. Corporate experts Isabelle Marguet and the 'tremendously experienced' Alain Decombe acted for private equity fund Astorg on its acquisition of Compeed assets from Johnson & Johnson, while Jacques Sivignon is leading the advice to a pharmaceutical company on a dispute arising from the brutal termination of a distribution agreement. For intellectual property work, clients can rely on the 'technically excellent, creative and always available' Marie Fillon, who 'has the amazing ability to listen to the client and understand not just the context but also the specifics of every case'. Marianne Schaffner departed for Dentons.

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