16 April 2021

Why is Linklaters reinforcing its Corporate/M&A practice in France?


Linklaters strengthens its presence in the Corporate and M&A practice in France after hiring a new partner in its Paris office

This signing has resonance as he came from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a partner since 2016.

Florent Mazeron is therefore the British firm's new commitment to strengthening its presence in the French market, as well as increasing the professionalism of its Corporate and M&A department

Florent focuses on large private equity and other corporate transactions in connection with both public and private M&A transactions, as well as in connection with the creation of strategic partnerships and joint-venture agreements

In particular, Linklaters Corporate/Private Equity has been ranked number one in the MergerMarket league tables in France by deal volume over the past 15 years, and ranks second in deal value. The extensive experience of the lawyers in this department enables the firm to lead the most complex and innovative transactions in the market, focusing on sectors such as energy, transportation, banking, insurance, automotive, technology and healthcare. 

First impressions within the firm have been positive:

"Florent brings outstanding experience that will further strengthen both our Corporate/Private Equity practice in Paris and our global network of corporate lawyers," says Aedamar Comiskey, global head of Corporate at Linklaters.

Bertrand Andriani, managing partner of Linklaters' Paris office, says Mazeron "complements the Corporate/M&A department perfectly" and says that this hire, along with Linklaters' other hires, "reflects the firm's commitment to offering its clients greater strength, particularly in Corporate/Private Equity, which is one of its core businesses". 

Mazeron is delighted to be part of Linklaters and sees a positive future for the firm: 

"The depth of experience of its various practices and the breadth of its network will enable us to cover all the issues facing our clients in these areas today."

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