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Partners


 

Pascale GIRARD

 
  • Pascale Girard

    Pascale Girard
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Capital Markets
    Corporate governance
          
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Pascale acts predominantly in merger and acquisition and capital market transactions.

She is a co-founder of Villey Girard Grolleaud. She has been a partner for four years with Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, after having been an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton for six years (New York and Paris offices).

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998 and New York Bar in 2000, Pascale Girard holds a DESS-DJCE in business law and taxation and a DEA in international private law from the Panthéon-Assas University – Paris II. She is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and Harvard Law School (LLM).

 

 

Frédéric GRILLIER

 
  • Frédéric Grillier

    Frédéric Grillier
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Corporate governance
          
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Frédéric's practice covers public and private M&A transactions as well as joint-ventures. He also advises investment funds on leveraged acquisitions and capital investment transactions.

Frédéric was previously a corporate partner within the Paris office of Herbert Smith Freehills, which he joined in 2002 after having been an associate in the Paris and New York Offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Frédéric Grillier is a graduate of the Paris Faculty of Law and of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University (Philadelphia, USA).

 

 

Yann GROLLEAUD

 
  • Yann Grolleaud

    Yann Grolleaud
    Tax law
    Corporate governance
          
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Yann acts predominantly in tax aspects on local and international transactions.

He is a co-founder of Villey Girard Grolleaud. He has been a partner for four years with Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, of which he headed the tax practice between 2006 and 2012, after having been an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP for four years. He started his career at Arthur Andersen International.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998, Yann Grolleaud holds a DESS-DJCE in business law and taxation from the Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg.

 

 

Louis-Marie PILLEBOUT

 
  • Louis-Marie Pillebout

    Louis-Marie Pillebout
    Litigation
          
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Louis-Marie is a specialist in the judicial and arbitration aspects of corporate, financial and long-term investment disputes and in criminal business law. He works primarily on behalf of listed companies and their executives as well as for French and foreign financial institutions.

In 2009, after beginning his career with French and international firms, he joined the Paris office of the New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he was appointed counsel in June 2015. He joined Villey Girard Grolleaud as partner on 1 January 2017.

Louis-Marie is also a lecturer on banking and financial regulation law at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2003, Louis-Marie Pillebout holds a DEA in international private law and a magistère in business law from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University – Paris I. He is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law (LLM in comparative law).

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel VILLEY

 
  • Daniel Villey

    Daniel Villey
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Corporate governance
    Litigation
          
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Daniel acts predominantly in corporate law and securities. He focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, as well as on judicial or arbitral litigations relating to such transactions.

He is a co-founder of Villey Girard Grolleaud. He has been a partner for six years with Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, which he joined in November 2000. In 2004/2005, he was seconded to New York at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1997, Daniel Villey holds a Master of Law in Civil and Commercial Obligations of the University René Descartes Paris V.

 

 

Counsel


 

Julien SANCIET

 
  • Julien Sanciet

    Julien Sanciet
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Corporate Governance
    Capital Markets
          
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Julien specializes in mergers and acquisitions, on public and private companies, venture capital transactions and in securities law. He also advises public companies on governance matters.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2011, Julien holds a DJCE in business law from the Nancy II University.

Julien has been associate at the firm Bredin Prat for seven years. He joined Villey Girard Grolleaud as counsel in 2019

 

 

Associates


 

Léopold CAHEN

 
  • Léopold CAHEN

    Léopold CAHEN
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Corporate Governance
    Capital Markets
          
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Léopold acts predominantly in respect of mergers and acquisitions transactions (for listed and non-listed companies), as well as corporate governance.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2016, Léopold holds postgraduate degrees in international and European business law from the University of Lorraine (Master 2 Juriste d’Affaires Européen and Magistère Juriste d’Affaires International et Européen) and a postgraduate degree in criminal financial law from the University of Cergy-Pontoise (Master 2 Droit Pénal Financier).

 

 

Aubry LEMERET

 
  • Aubry LEMERET

    Aubry LEMERET
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Corporate Governance
          
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Aubry’s practice focuses on public and private M&A as well restructuring.

Aubry was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2019. He is a graduate from Emlyon Business School and holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from Catholic University of Lille.

 

 

Pierre-Alain MARQUET

 
  • Pierre-Alain MARQUET

    Pierre-Alain MARQUET
    Litigation
          
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Pierre-Alain mainly advises on corporate litigation cases relating to shareholders disputes, acquisitions disputes and directors' liability, as well as on financial, commercial and civil litigation cases, both in judicial and arbitration matters.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2017, Pierre-Alain is a graduate of the Master 2 "Magistère de Juriste d'Affaires - DJCE" (Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas). He joined the firm after a first experience in corporate M&A in an American law firm. Pierre-Alain is a regular lecturer in corporate law and civil procedure (University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas).

 

 

Hugo MATRICON

 
  • Hugo MATRICON

    Hugo MATRICON
    Tax law
          
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Hugo handles tax aspects of transactions (M&A and private equity) as well as management packages, tax audits and litigations.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2017, Hugo is a graduate of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master 2 Droit des affaires et fiscalité) and of the University Paris Dauphine (Master 1 Droit des affaires, Licence Droit-Gestion). He holds a Certificate in Private Law and Economics from the University of Yale, in partnership with Assas and ESSEC.

 

 

Thibault SCHULTHESS

 
  • Thibault SCHULTHESS

    Thibault SCHULTHESS
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Corporate Governance
          
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Thibault  acts predominantly in respect of merger and acquisition, restructuring and private equity transactions.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2017, he holds a Master’s degree in business law (specialized in accounting and finance) from the Catholic University of Lille in partnership with EDHEC Business School and is a graduate of the Jean Moulin University - Lyon 3.

 

 

Office manager


 

Véronique BRINGER

 
  • Office Manager
          
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Véronique is the office manager of the firm.

She is in charge of administrative aspects as well general organization of the firm: secretariat, accounting, invoicing, general services, communication and follow-up on recruitment.

Previously an assistant at Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Véronique has been working with the founding partners for over ten years and has been with the firm since its creation in 2013.

 
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