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 Mr 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. These projects have often required facilitating foreign direct investment in sensitive and regulated industries, including obtaining national security approvals, as well as prior or post-closing restructuring of the target companies.

Mr. Bouquier has key experience in metallurgy, food, airport and airlines safety and security, hospitality and luxury sectors.

Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Bouquier was an M&A and distribution partner at a leading French law firm. He previously worked at other major international law firms.

Professional Affiliations

    • Member of the Franco-Chinese Association for Economic Law (AFCDE)
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Representative Experience

  • Actively advising a Chinese industrial group in an acquisition involving operations in France, Italy and Germany
  • Actively advising a Chinese industrial group on potential acquisitions of UK-based companies
  • Advising a Chinese industrial group on the implementation of a joint-venture for the creation of factories in France and China
  • Advised a Chinese industrial group in the acquisition of a French industrial group and its subsequent transactions including the restructuring and sale of subsidiaries and assistance in corporate governance reorganization
  • Advised a French hospitality group for the sale of 5* hotel in the south of France
  • Advised a major US food company with its franchise, sales promotion and claims legal matters with regards to distribution and consumer law and regulatory requirements
  • Assisted a leading safety and security group on a wide range of complex commercial contracts
  • Advised European private equity group Argos Soditic on its LMBO acquisition , from the Sage Group Plc, of leading vertical software providers
  • Advised entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development and fund raising