EXPERTISE 

Fabrice Bouquier assists French and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions. He also advises on distribution law, food law, consumer law and complex commercial contracts. Recently Fabrice Bouquier's practice has been increasingly focused on managing large-scale direct investment for Chinese industrial groups in various European jurisdictions including France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy.

Trained and engaged in sustainable M&A: Certificate Sustainable Capitalism & ESG from Berkeley Law School (Nov 2020); Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School (Dec 2020); Purpose & French Purpose Company (Raison d’être et Société à Mission) online course from Essec Business School. MasterClass the Purpose Company (L’entreprise à Mission) from Mines ParisTech.

Experience

Advisor to a Hong Kong listed company for internal reorganization, creation of financial guarantees and cross-border M&A

Advisor to Manoir Group its change of control to the benefit of Hong Kong fund CAM SPC and negotiation of French Government authorization for FDI in sensitive sector

  • Advisor to a Chinese consortium led by Shanghai La Chapelle Fashion (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong) for the acquisition of the French group NAF NAF from Vivarte (advised by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Paris), subsequent corporate reorganization and advisor in pre-insolvency negotiations, including negotiations with French governmental authorities
  • Advisor to the Yantai Taihai Group in its acquisition of a German manufacturer of nuclear equipment (Duisburg Tubes Production) in a restructuring context (advised by Pluta Rechtsanwalts GmbH and Lambrecht insolvency administrator firm). Negotiation and grant of prior governmental authorization in Germany
  • Advisor to the Manoir Industry Group for the acquisition of a minority stake in Siderval Spa, an Italian industrial group having important subsidiaries in France and Germany (Siderval was advised by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Milan and Rome). Negotiation and grant of prior governmental authorization in France
Languages
  • French (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (good command)
Publications

Agefi Hebdo "Le pilotage de la mission oblige l'entreprise à concilier des intérêts potentiellement opposés", 25/03/2021