Cécilia Grosjean

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Cécilia Grosjean is an associate in the Employment & Benefits team of White & Case in Paris.

She mainly advises French and foreign companies on employment law issues related to cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Cecilia also participates in the implementation of corporate reorganizations of companies located in France, in particular through social plans and collective bargaining terminations.

She has developed a particular interest in subjects relating to compensation and internal investigations.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2020, Cecilia worked in court and in international law firms.

She was also a member of the HR Department of a listed French banking group.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education

Master Degree in Business Law, DJCE

Master in Business Law, Paris II
Panthéon-Assas University
Languages
French
English

Experience

Geopost SA (2023)
Representation of Geopost SA, Europe's largest parcel delivery network and a subsidiary of La Poste Group, on the sale of its delivery platform Stuart (SRT Group) to the international investment fund Mutares.

EP Equity Investment III (2023)
Representation of EP Equity Investment III s.à r.l, a company controlled by businessman Daniel Kretinsky, on the signing of a lock-up agreement relating to Casino Group's financial restructuring, alongside Fimalac and Attestor, with Casino Group and some of its main creditors.

Racing Club Lens (2023)
Representation of the French professional football club Racing Club Lens and its majority shareholder on the acquisition of a stake in its capital by the investment vehicle SIDE INVEST, which comprises the Hauts-de-France Region, the Mulliez Family Association and the IRD Group. 

EP Global Commerce a.s. (2023)
Representation of EP Global Commerce a.s., a company controlled by businessman Daniel Kretinsky, on the signing of an agreement in principle on July 27, 2023, with Casino Group and some of its creditors representing more than two-thirds of the Term Loan B, with a view to strengthening Casino Group's equity structure and restructuring its financial debt.

ORPEA Group (2023)
Representation of the ORPEA Group on its accelerated safeguard plan, which was approved by the Nanterre Specialized Commercial Court on July 24, 2023.

Luko (2023)
Representation of Luko, a leading online insurer, on its sale to Admiral Group, a FTSE100-listed international financial services company, to create a leader in the online insurance market.

Teleperformance SE (2023)
Representation of Teleperformance SE on its voluntary cash and share offer to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Majorel for a total consideration of €3 billion.

Icade Santé (2023)
Representation of healthcare property investor Icade Santé and its minority shareholders Predica, Sogecap and BNP Paribas Cardif on the sale of Icade's stake in Icade Santé to European real estate asset management platform Primonial REIM.

Faurecia (2023)
Representation of Faurecia, part of the FORVIA Group and one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the sale of its SAS Cockpit Modules division, a global provider of assembly and logistics services for the automotive industry, to automotive supplier MOTHERSON Group.

Air Austral (2023)
Representation of Réunionese airline Air Austral on its restructuring, the main terms of which were agreed in a conciliation protocol signed in December 2022 by Air Austral, the French state, its controlling shareholder, various public creditors, banking partners and new investors.

Cathay Capital Private Equity (2022)
Representation of Cathay Capital Private Equity on the acquisition of a significant stake in the independent French video game developer Shiro Games.

Casino Group (2022)
Representation of Casino Group on the signing, together with Tikehau Capital and French public investment bank Bpifrance, of a put option agreement to sell their majority stake in GreenYellow, the energy subsidiary of Casino group, to Ardian Infrastructure for an enterprise value of €1.4 billion and an equity value of €1.1 billion.

Revaia and Digital+, (2022)
Representation of growth equity investment funds Revaia and Digital+, lead investors in the US$140 million Series D fundraising by Platform.sh, a unified, secure, enterprise-grade platform for building, running and scaling web applications.

Pegasus Entrepreneurs (2022)
Representation of Pegasus Entrepreneurs and its sponsors Tikehau Capital, Financière Agache, CEO Pierre Cuilleret, Jean-Pierre Mustier and Diego De Giorgi on its de-SPACing with FL Entertainment, a global entertainment group comprising Banijay Group and Betclic Everest Group, that will result in the listing of FL Entertainment on Euronext Amsterdam.

Luko (2022)
Representation of France's leading insurtech company Luko on its acquisition of Coya, a German insurtech company.

Altitude Group (2021)
Representation of Altitude Group, a fiber network developer specializing in Public Initiative Networks (PINs) on :

  • its acquisition of infrastructure fund Marguerite's stake in three major French FTTH concessions: Losange (Grand Est region), Rosace (Alsace) and Fibre 31 (Haute Garonne).
  • the acquisition from Covage, a wholesale fibre operator in France, of 26 public and private fibre networks.

Softbank Vision Fund II (2021)
Representation of Softbank Vision Fund II on its investment as lead investor in the Series B financing of sports digital collectibles start-up Sorare.

Korian (2021)
Representation of Korian, the leading European care services group for elderly and vulnerable people, on its entry into exclusive negotiations with Colisée to sell 21 facilities and Vivalto Vie to sell 11 facilities.

Ebro Foods S.A. (2021)
Representation of leading Spanish agri-food group Ebro Foods S.A. on its entry into exclusive negotiations with CVC Capital Partners VIII for the proposed disposal of the Panzani® dry pasta, couscous, sauces and semolina business.

RTL Group (2021)
Representation of RTL Group, Europe's largest broadcaster, on its entry into exclusive negotiations with Groupe TF1, Groupe M6 and Groupe Bouygues to merge the activities of Groupe TF1 and Groupe M6 and create a major French media group.

US$1.6 billion business combination of Colonnade Acquisition Corp. with Ouster, Inc., (2020)
Advising Colonnade Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CLA), a SPAC, in its US$1.6 billion business combination with Ouster, Inc., a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for the industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries.

Investment in smartTrade Technologies and Septeo group by Hg Capital (2020)
Advising Hg in connection with its investment in Septeo group, a leading system software editor dedicated to legal professions, real estate managers and in-house counsels headquartered in France.

Acquisition of shares by Argus Media (2020)
Advising Argus Media Ltd. in the context of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital and voting rights of the French group Agritel.