Overview


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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Results


  • 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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Recognitions


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

Community


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

Credentials


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

Admissions
Paris
New York
Madrid

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Nicolas Lafont

Insights & Events / Media

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

European Lawyer Reference Series / May 2015

Corporate Governance 2nd Edition - French Chapter

International News / Spring 2015

Pubblicazioni / February 23, 2015

A Legal Guide to Investing in France for Foreign Investors

Magazine des Affaires / February - March, 2014

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