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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  • Represented a French leading audit firm in the structuring and implementation of its alliance with five audit firms in North America.
  • Represented a European car part manufacturer in its joint venture with a major French car manufacturer for the production of electrical transmissions.
  • Represented a leading Italian pharmaceutical company in its EUR90 million acquisition of a French company active in the self-medication market.

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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

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

European Lawyer Reference Series / May 2015

Corporate Governance 2nd Edition - French Chapter

International News / Spring 2015

Publications / February 23, 2015

A Legal Guide to Investing in France for Foreign Investors

Magazine des Affaires / February - March, 2014