McDermott Advises Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in its EUR 250 Million Investment in New Areva Holding


PARIS (March 30, 2017) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery represented Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), the Japanese industrial conglomerate, in relation to its EUR 250 investment in New Areva Holding (NewCo), the company holding the assets of the Areva business relating to the fuel cycle.

As a result of this transaction, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will hold 5% of the capital of NewCo majority controlled by the French State.

The multi-disciplinary McDermott team advising in all aspects of the transaction (audit, contract negotiations, competition and American law) was led by Paris partners Jacques Buhart, Nicolas Lafont, Jonathan Wohl, Thibaud Forbin and Laurent Ayache and included partners Wilko van Weert, senior counsel David Levine, counsel Laura Morelli, along with associates Louis Leroy, David Henry, Louise Aberg, Camille Spegt, Charlotte Michelet, Ludovic Bergès, and Jonathan Trèves.

McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice represents business interests around the world, from global corporations and industry-leading companies to privately funded and entrepreneurial driven enterprises, private equity sponsors and the financial institutions that support them. McDermott consistently ranks in the leading league tables, including Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and PitchBook. The Corporate & Transactional Practice Group was named “Team of the Year” for Middle Market M&A/Buyouts by The Legal 500 and is highly ranked by Chambers in the United States, and in Europe.

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