Amélie Champsaur’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and investigations, particularly in the financial sector.

She also advises clients on a broad range of EU and French financial regulatory, governance and compliance matters.

Amélie joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2012. She was a resident in the New York office in 2005-2006.

Notable Experience

Financial Regulatory

  • Several stakeholders and market participants in the application of the BRRD precautionary recapitalization / resolution framework to EU banks including the four major Greek banks, Novo Banco and Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

  • Several EU banks on decisions by the European Central Bank relating to SREP and capital/leverage/liquidity requirements and remuneration rules.

  • The Vatican Institute of Religious Works in the implementation of an EU-equivalent financial regulatory framework.

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  • Several EU and non-EU institutions on governance and compliance matters in connection with sanctions, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering investigations (including bank secrecy, data privacy and whistle-blowing rules).

  • EU regulator on the development of investigation/enforcement procedures.

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Capital Markets/Derivatives

  • French Bank on the issuance of TLAC/MREL “senior non-preferred” notes.

  • Several market participants on EU non-cleared derivatives margin rules.

  • Third country central counterparties (CCPs), including principal Brazilian clearinghouse BM&F Bovespa, on their application to ESMA for recognition and the implementation of the EMIR and CRD IV capital requirements.

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FIG Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Amundi in the acquisition of asset manager Pioneer from Unicredit.

  • BNP Paribas in the restructuring of its Ukrainian bank subsidiary and the merger of its two Turkish bank subsidiaries.

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the sale of its non-US wealth management business to Julius Baer Group.

  • Dexia in its restructuring and dismantling plan, including the €4 billion sale of Dexia Bank Belgium to the Belgian State, its €6.4 billion recapitalization and related State support measures and the $816.5 million sale of its monoline insurance subsidiary, Financial Security Assurance, to Assured Guaranty.

  • Groupama in the sale of Silic to Icade and in the issuance of preferred shares by GAN Eurocourtage, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupama.

  • BNP Paribas in its acquisition of Belgian bank Fortis and Luxembourg bank BGL and the subsequent reorganization of its banking and asset management subsidiaries.

  • BNP Paribas in its cross-border merger with BNL.

  • Reuters in a joint venture with CME to create a foreign-exchange trading platform. 

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Non-FIG Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Lavazza in the acquisition of French coffee brand Carte Noire and related assets.

  • Vallourec in its €1.6 billion joint venture with Nippon Steel to create seamless steel pipe mill in Brazil and the subsequent restructuring of this joint venture.

  • Tessenderlo in the sale of its chemical compounds business to Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.

  • Sanofi in the divesture of its 19.3% stake in the Yves Rocher Group to Société Financière des Laboratoires de Cosmétologie Yves Rocher.

  • Airbus in its tender offer on Danish company Satair.

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Selected Activities

  • Member of the French Haut Comité Juridique de Place Committee on Brexit and Market Infrastructures
  • Regularly lectures at HEC Business School and Sciences Po (Paris)