Overview


Jacques Buhart, based in the Firm’s Paris and Brussels offices, focuses his practice on corporate M&A and EU competition. He is the former head of the Brussels office, and founder of the Firm’s Paris office.

On the M&A side, Jacques advised Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in the restructuring of the French nuclear industry and acquisition of interest in Framatome and Orano as well as attempt with Siemens to bid for Alstom; Metsaliitto in its acquisitions and divestments in the EU; TUI is its acquisition of Transat France and Nidec in the creation of a joint-venture with Peugeot and Fujitsu in the acquisition of a French cloud company. Jacques also advised Arriva in the privatization of rail transport in France.

Jacques has handled a broad range of complex competition matters. In the merger field, among others, he represented Cellnex in challenging the joint- venture between Vodafone and Télécom Italia, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power in challenging the acquisition of Alstom by GE; TotalFina in its acquisition of Elf (second phase); Metsä-Serla in the sale of its carbonless paper division to Arjowiggins (second phase) and in the notification of SCA’s acquisition of Metsä Tissue (second phase); and Atos Origin in its acquisition of Banksys.

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Recognitions


  • Who’s Who Legal 2021, Recommended, M&A and Governance,
  • Who’s Who Legal 2021, Recommended, Competition
  • Best Lawyers in France, 2021
  • Chambers & Partners, Competition/European Law-Belgium
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021, Competition: EU and Global

Credentials


Education
University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, LLM (DESS)
Hague Academy of International Law
University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, JD
Institute of Comparative Law, Diploma of the Institute of Comparative Law
École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP), MBA

Admissions
Brussels
Paris

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Jacques Buhart

Insights & Events / Media

Webinar / McDermott Event / May 20 – June 3, 2021

Special Report / February 2021

Special Report / January 2020

Virtual Event Series / McDermott Event / January 21 – February 4, 2021

International Legal Highlights / January 14, 2021

Webinar / Sponsored Events / November 27, 2020

Pubblicazioni / October 2020

International News / September 2020

Pubblicazioni / August 2020

Les Echos Executives / July 24, 2020

Belgio / Law.com International / June 18, 2020

Special Report / 18. February 2019

Tokyo, Japan / McDermott Event / January 30, 2019

Osaka, Japan / McDermott Event / January 29, 2019

Brussels, Belgium / McDermott Event / September 26, 2018

Helsinki, Finland / McDermott Event / August 30, 2018

Brussels, Belgium / Speaking Engagements / June 27, 2018

Brussels, Belgium / McDermott Event / April 24, 2018

Special Report / March 28, 2018

Barcelona, Spain / Speaking Engagements / March 8, 2018

Tokyo, Japan / McDermott Event / January 24 - 25, 2018

Helsinki, Finland / McDermott Event / August 30, 2017

Paris, France / McDermott Event / March 23, 2017

Special Report / January 2017

Tokyo, Japan / McDermott Event / January 25 - 26, 2017

Special Report / January 20, 2016

Pubblicazioni / December 2015

Getting the Deal Through / October 7, 2015

Pubblicazioni / August 2015

European Lawyer Reference Series / May 2015

Magazine des Affaires / February - March, 2014

Magazine des Affaires / February 20, 2014

Décideurs stratégies finance droit - Risk Management, Assurance & Contentieux / February - March, 2014

LJA Le Magazine / January-February 2014

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