Pierre-Yves Chabert’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and securities regulations.

Pierre-Yves lectures on “Group Corporate Strategies” at HEC and on “Corporate Control Transactions” at Sciences Po and publishes regularly on corporate and securities regulations matters. He is a member of the Consultative Commission on Issuers’ Transactions and Financial Information of the French Autorité des marchés financiers.

Pierre-Yves became a partner in 1996.

Notable Experience

Selected M&A Experience

  • Lafarge in its €40 billion merger with Holcim, creating LafargeHolcim, and sale of €6.5 billion worth of assets to CRH.

  • The French State with respect to the acquisition by GE of Alstom’s Energy and Grid businesses and the potential acquisition by the French State of 20 percent of the company’s share capital from Bouygues.

  • Ivanhoé Cambridge in connection with the €1.5 billion tender offer by Gecina for Foncière de Paris and the €1 billion joint investment with Blackstone in debt secured by Gecina shares converted in Gecina shares.

  • Mittal Steel in its €27.9 billion tender offer for Arcelor, creating ArcelorMittal.

  • BNP Paribas and Klépierre in BNP Paribas’ €1.5 billion sale of a 28.7 percent stake in Klépierre to Simon Property Group.

  • BNP Paribas in its €14.7 billion acquisition of Fortis.

  • BNP Paribas in its €2.2 billion offer with Semad for Galeries Lafayette.

  • Electricité de France (EDF) in its €4.7 billion sale of a 45.01 percent participating interest in EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg to the Land of Baden-Württemberg.

  • Electricité de France (EDF) in the restructuring of EDF’s joint venture relationship with Constellation Energy Group, Inc.

  • Groupama in the sale of Silic to Icade and the issuance of €300 million preferred shares by Gan Eurocourtage Courcelles.

  • Orascom Telecom in its $6.5 billion merger with Vimpelcom.

  • Lafarge in its €15 billion acquisition of Orascom Cement.

  • HAL Holding in its €145 million offer for Grandvision.

  • Rexel in its €3 billion takeover of Hagemeyer and resale of certain Hagemeyer’s assets to Sonepar.

  • €19.5 billion merger between Crédit Lyonnais and Crédit Agricole.

  • Merger between Sanofi and Synthélabo.

  • Saipem in its €1 billion offer for Bouygues Offshore.

  • BNP Paribas in its offer for Société Générale and Paribas.

  • Elf-Aquitaine in its defense against Total’s €50.8 billion offer.

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Selected Equity Capital Experience

  • IPO of Amundi, Groupe FNAC through a spin-off, Edenred through a spin-off, CFAO, Gaz de France, Crédit Agricole, Euronext, JC Decaux, Wanadoo, Equant.

  • Rights offerings of Lafarge, Natixis, BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Arcelor, Veolia Environnement, Havas.

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