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Pierre Marly

Africa Practice

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Languages French, English, Spanish

Pierre deals exclusively with international transactions relating to Africa. He has been practising as a lawyer since 1996 and has gained extensive experience advising companies carrying out cross-border investments in Africa. Consequently, he has developed specific expertise in OHADA business law, contract and distribution law, and legal and tax advice for international investments and transactions (drafting international commercial contracts, company law, privatisation and restructuring operations, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, investment structuring, distribution and network contracts, public-private partnerships, etc.).

Pierre Joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2004.

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Notable practitioners (Band 2): Sources describe Paris-based Pierre Marly as "a quality act and very sound," and commend him for his technical expertise and talent in handling commercial transactions. One peer said: "I admire his work. He is a good technician, particularly on M&A matters." He offers significant experience in corporate and investment structuring, M&A and project finance mandates

Chambers Global 2016 / Africa-Wide | Corporate/ M&A

Notable practitioners (Foreign expert for Africa-Wide): Pierre Marly predominantly handles transactional matters and cross-border investment in African jurisdictions. He is highly experienced in the OHADA region assisting clients with privatisations, investment structuring, joint ventures and the drafting of commercial contracts

Chambers Global 2016 / Corporate/M&A (Foreign desk)

Band 3 : Pierre Marly
Paris-based Pierre Marly is recognised for his extensive activity and strong focus on Africa-related transactions, including the Bridge West Africa acquisition for AfricInvest. He is also well versed in OHADA law.

Chambers Global - 2015

France - Pierre Marly
Pierre Marly is recognised for his expertise concerning commercial and transactional matters linked to Africa. He advises international companies on company and contract law and also taxation matters connected to investments and corporate operations in OHADA jurisdictions.

Chambers Global - 2015

Band 3: "Pierre Marly is a visible participant in African deals. He led the firm's work for Access Bank on the restructuring of its subsidiary in Côte d'Ivoire."

Chambers Global - 2014

Key contact: Pierre Marly's practice focuses on cross-border transactional work with an African aspect to it. His advisory work covers topics such as OHADA company law, investments and tax for corporate clients.

Chambers Global - 2014

Relevant experience

  • HSD Ernst & Young, Paris and Libreville (1996-1998)
  • HSD Ernst & Young, Abidjan (1999-2003)
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  • CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to practise as a solicitor or barrister in France) (1999)
  • Master's degree (DJCE) in Corporate Legal Advice, University of Poitiers (1995)
  • Post-graduate degree (DESS) in Business Law and Taxation, University of Poitiers (1995)
  • Certificate of specialisation in Economic Law, Valedictorian, University of Montpellier (1995)
  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) in EU business law, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain (1994)
  • Master’s degree in Private Business Law, University of Bordeaux IV (1994)
  • Master's degree in Public Business Law, University of Bordeaux IV (1993)
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  • Member of ACE (Association Française des Avocats Conseils d'Entreprises)
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