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Christophe Blondeau

Partner

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

A partner within the M&A/Corporate/Private Equity Department which he co-directs, Christophe has been advising companies, private investors, managers and investment funds in mergers/acquisitions, joint-venture and private equity (LBO, growth equity, management package) transactions for more than twenty years. He assists his clients with their corporate litigation, including shareholder disputes and disputes relating to company acquisitions/transfers. He regularly assists large- and medium-sized family businesses in matters of governance and handover.

Christophe works in the health sector, more specifically on residential facility and medical biology transactions.
He also works in the property, hotel and leisure sector and has been hosting conferences in the hotel and leisure sector for several years.

He teaches a module on “Rapid Growth” at HEC Entrepreneurs business school and has set up a skills-based sponsorship programme within the firm, which is dedicated to “start-ups”.

Christophe Blondeau joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1998 after practising in the Cabinet Veil Armfelt Jourde La Garanderie (1994-1998). He became a partner in 2006.

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Rising star (Private equity, M&A)

IFLR1000 2019

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market (France)

Chambers Europe 2018

Relevant experience

  • Cabinet Veil Armfelt Jourde (1994-1998)
  • He teaches a module on “Rapid Growth” at HEC Entrepreneurs business school and has set up a skills-based sponsorship programme within the firm, which is dedicated to “start-ups”
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Education

  • Post-graduate degree (DESS,DJCE), University of Paris II - Assas (1993)
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Memberships

  • Member of the ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
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Publications

  • LBO/Capital transmission, Dossiers Pratiques collection, co-author - Editions Francis Lefebvre (2° édition 2013)
  • Guide LBO, Dossiers Pratiques collection, co-author - Editions Francis Lefebvre (2012)
  • Several papers in Option Finance
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