Nicolas Lafont focuses his practice primarily on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures and corporate restructurings, with particular emphasis on cross-border deals. Nicolas advises domestic and international companies in negotiation complex transactions in a broad range of industries, including life sciences, information technology (IT) and energy. He also has represented clients in several arbitration and litigation disputes, in France and in the United States.

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Repräsentative Mandate

  • Advised National Instruments on the acquisition of Micropross from its managers and the private equity investment fund Ardian. The value of the acquisition is approximately 90 million euros
  • Advised Colliers International on the acquisition of AOS, a French-based provider of real estate advisory services
  • Advised Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in its joint bid with Siemens to acquire the energy assets of Alstom

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  • Le Magazine des Affaires 2013, rising star of the French M&A legal market


  • International Bar Association, M&A and Latin America sections


University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, LLM, International Trade Law, 2002
Université Lille II, Master’s Degree, European Business Law, 1999

New York

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Nicolas Lafont

Insights & Events / Media

M&A Review, special MuMAC edition 2018 / 21. September 2018

Barcelona, Spain / Speaking Engagements / March 8, 2018

Paris, France / McDermott Event / March 23, 2017

Le Magazine des Affaires (France) / January 14, 2016

European Lawyer Reference Series / May 2015

International News / Spring 2015

Veröffentlichungen / February 23, 2015

Magazine des Affaires / February - March, 2014