Farid Fatah

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Farid Fatah is an associate in the EMEA private equity group of White & Case's Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice.

He is involved in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, corporate reorganization and other corporate law related projects such as takeovers and corporate governance matters. He advises both French and foreign, listed and non-listed, companies as well as investment funds.

Prior to joining White & Case, he worked at several high profile law firms.

Farid has also worked in the Global Financial Advisory team of the investment bank Rothschild & Co where he was involved in public takeovers and large cap mergers and acquisitions deals.

Farid is involved in parliamentary work, including the report submitted to the Prime Minister on June 26, 2019 (Gauvain) for which he provided his expertise on the extraterritoriality of American law.

He writes on various law topics in specialized (Dalloz) or generalist reviews and newspapers. He co-authored the Jacques Delors Institute's Policy Paper No. 232 with Marie-Hélène Bérard, Pascal Lamy, Louis Schweitzer and Pierre Vimont.

Farid lectured on contract law and mergers and acquisitions at HEC Paris, which is ranked as one of the best business schools in Europe.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education
Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires
Harvard Law School
Université Paris X

Paris-Nanterre Maîtrise

Ecole Normale Supérieure
Languages
French
English

Experience

Legris Industries (2019)
Advising Legris Industries in the acquisition of the Italian group MEP, the leading company for the production of complete plants and machinery for the processing of steel in coil or bar used in reinforced concrete. The transaction includes MEP Italy and its subsidiaries located respectively in China and Brazil. The assets of MEP USA and MEP Canada have been acquired by Legris Industries in the form of asset deals.

LFPI (2019)
Advising LFPI, an independent French investment fund, on the sale of Club Med Gym comprising 21 fitness clubs in Paris and Paris area.

Colisée Group (2019)
Advising Colisée Group, a French elderly care service provider backed by private equity sponsor IK Investment Partners, in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Armonea Group, its Belgian competitor.

Metso's combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec (2019)
Advising Metso Corporation, a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries, on the combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec Oyj under the name Metso Outotec, with the remainder of Metso, Metso Flow Control, becoming an independent separately listed company under the name Neles. The combination will be implemented through a partial demerger of Metso, in which all assets and liabilities of Metso that relate to Metso Minerals will transfer to Outotec in exchange for shares in Outotec to be issued to Metso shareholders. The combined company had illustrative combined sales of €3.9 billion in 2018 and approximately 15,600 employees and will maintain its listing on Nasdaq Helsinki.

A French listed company (2019)
Advising a French listed company as part of its €508 million Schuldscheindarlehen issue.

Huvepharma (2018)
Advising Huvepharma EOOD (Bulgarian company) in the acquisition of the animal health division of Neovia (Invivo Group), which includes Qalian France, Laboratoire Meriel, Qalian Portugal and Qalian Italy. Qalian is a leading player in France and abroad, providing customers with veterinary drugs, medicated premix, animal dietetics and hygiene solutions.

Foncière Inea (2018)
Advising Foncière INEA (public listed company) on the sale of approximately 20% of its stake.