Lionel Lesur focuses his legal practice primarily on the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and competition/distribution law.

Lionel advises domestic and international companies from a broad range of industries, as well as investment funds and top managers. He has experience in the negotiation of private mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts (including management packages and long-term incentive plans), complex commercial contracts and in advising foreign companies seeking to establish themselves in France.

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  • Advised Pirelli Group in the sale of a majority shareholding in a private French company
  • Advised Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on its joint bid with Siemens to create a partnership with Alstom in the energy field (€14.6 billion)
  • Represented Fidelity in the disposal of the French information technology (IT) company HR Access to Sopra Group, a French listed company

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  • Option Droit & Affaires 2018, Recommended
  • Who’s Who Legal: Competition, Future Leaders 2017
  • Décideurs Juridiques 2016, Antitrust & Competition, Merger Control, Highly Recommended

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  • Club des Juristes
  • Aristoclès
  • International Bar Association (French-Italian Day)

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HEC Paris School of Management,
Master in Science of Management, 2005
Community of European Management School, Master’s, International Management, 2005
University of Paris-Nanterre, LLM (DEA), European and International Business Law, 2001
University of Paris XI – Sceaux, LLM (DESS), Business Law, 2000
University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Maîtrise, Tax and Business law, 1999

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Lionel Lesur

Insights & Events / Media

M&A Review, Volume 30 / September 2, 2019

Special Report / 18. February 2019

Special Report / March 28, 2018

InterContinental Finance & Law Issue 145/17 pp. 22-23 / July 2017

On the Subject / February 27, 2014

Magazine des Affaires / February - March, 2014

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









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