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.
Nicolas is head of the Spanish and Latin American desk of the Firm's Paris office, advising French companies investing in Latin America, and Spanish and Latin American companies doing business in Europe. He also co-authored the French chapter of the 2nd Edition of the Corporate Governance book published by Thomson Reuters.
Before joining the Firm, he served at the European Commission in Brussels as a legal analyst. He subsequently spent two years at a prestigious New York law firm defending a French-based company in major accounting fraud class action litigation, before returning to Paris to practice corporate law.