Nicolas Lafont - McDermott Will & Emery


Nicolas Lafont focuses his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint-venture transactions, corporate reorganizations and general corporate and commercial representation. He has led transactions in a wide range of sectors, including energy, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, semiconductor equipment, software, technology, the automotive industry, chemicals and manufacturing.

Nicolas is admitted to practice in Paris, New York and Madrid. His transactional experience extends to various countries in America, Asia and Europe.


  • 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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  • Best Lawyers in France, Insolvency & Reorganization Law, 2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, 2022
  • IFLR1000, M&A, 2022-2023
  • Le Magazine des Affaires, rising star of the French M&A legal market, 2013


  • 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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