Jean Paszkudzki

Partner, Paris



Jean Paszkudzki is a partner in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions department of White & Case, Paris. He concentrates on mergers and acquisitions as well as on capital markets. Jean advises French and foreign corporate clients and investors on their corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations. Jean also assists French and foreign issuers as well as investors with respect to their obligations under the French securities laws and regulations, and in connection with takeovers, initial public offerings, acquisition of stakes, issuing of equity and debt securities, mandatory disclosures.
Bars and Courts
Bachelor's degree in Corporate Law
Université Paris XI, Jean Monnet


Recent M&A representations:

Mercedes-Benz (2023)
Representation of Mercedes-Benz on the cooperation agreement for its strategic partnership with energy company E.ON for the establishment and operation of the new Europe-wide Mercedes-Benz charging network, which enables fast, safe and environmentally friendly charging of electric vehicles.

Ahlstrom Group (2023)
Representation of Ahlstrom Group on the sale of 100 percent of the Stenay paper mill to the German investment fund Accursia Capital.

EP Global Commerce a.s (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.

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. 

AGIC Capital (2023)
Representation of AGIC Capital, a European-Asian private equity firm with US$2.2 billion of assets under management, on its acquisition, together with key management, of a majority stake in Pure Trade from private equity firm Sparring Capital, the management team and founders.

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, part of the FORVIA Group (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.

Cosfibel Group (2023)
Representation of the shareholders of Cosfibel Group, a leading designer and manufacturer of luxury packaging, promotional products and merchandising solutions, on its sale to packaging company GPA Global.

SPIE (2022)
Representation of SPIE on the sale of SPIE UK to Imtech, a technical services group jointly owned by Dalkia and EDF Energy.

Verallia (2022)
Representation of Verallia on the acquisition of Allied Glass from Sun European Partners LLP.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö (2022)
Representation of Ahlstrom-Munksjö on the reorganization of the ownership of its Decor business to a newly formed company that will be named Munksjö.

BNP Paribas, BofA Securities Europe SE and J.P. Morgan (2022)
Representation of a syndicate of banks led by BNP Paribas, BofA Securities Europe SE and J.P. Morgan on the admission to trading of EUROAPI on the regulated market of Euronext Paris by way of partial distribution of EUROAPI shares to Sanofi's existing shareholders.

Keolis Group (2022)
Representation of Keolis Group, a global leader in the shared mobility market and partner to public transport authorities around the world, on a €600 million term loan to refinance certain of its existing indebtedness.

FCDE (2021)
Representation of private equity fund FCDE (Fonds de Consolidation et de Développement des Entreprises) on the signing of an agreement with CNIM and Equitis Gestion for the acquisition of Bertin Technologies, a company that specialises in the development and integration of scientific instrument systems.

DEE Tech (2021)
Representation of DEE Tech on its intended €500 million business combination with Colis Privé, the largest private provider of e-commerce home parcel delivery solutions on the French market, to create a leading European pure play e-commerce delivery platform.

Faurecia (2021) 
Representation of Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the sale of its Acoustics and Soft Trim (AST) division to the Adler Pelzer Group (APG), a worldwide leader in automotive acoustic and thermal components and systems.

BNP Paribas, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan (2021)
Representation of a syndicate of banks led by BNP Paribas, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan on the initial public offering (IPO) of OVHcloud on Euronext Paris and its simultaneous refinancing.

Restructuring of Conforama (2019)
Advised Steinhoff group's main creditors on the financial restructuring of its subsidiary Conforama, leading European player in furniture retail in-store and online, through a €316 million two-tranche bond issue.

SoLocal Group (2018)
Representation of SoLocal Group, a French local digital communication company, on the sale of Retail Explorer, a Mappy subsidiary.

Eurazeo (2017)
Representation of Eurazeo, one of the largest European listed investment companies, in the acquisition from Mondelez International of certain assets in the confectionery products business, including a portfolio of local heritage confectionary brands (Poulain, Carambar, Krema, La Pie Qui Chante and Terry's -  5 plants located in France), and in the creation of a new independent group, CPK Group. 

Europ Assistance (2014-2017)
Representation of Europ Assistance:
-Advising Europ Assistance, Generali Group, in relation to the sale, by Europ Assistance France and Malakoff Médéric Assurances, of minority stakes (24,9%) in two joint-ventures: Bien-Être Assistance and EAP France.
-in the sale of its International Health Solutions (IHS) medical staffing affiliate - which operates in countries such as Angola, Chad and Niger - to Singapore-based International SOS.
-in the sale of Icare Assurance, a major player in the distribution and management of motor insurance contracts in France, to BNP Paribas Cardif.

Italiaonline (2016)
Representation of Italiaonline in the sale of Europages SA, a France-based company engaged in providing online B2B marketing services, to Paragon Partners GmbH, a Germany-based private equity firm.

Meyer Bergman (2016)
Representation of Meyer Bergman, a European real estate investment and fund management firm, in the acquisition of a portfolio of 38 French properties through one of its pan-European funds.

LFPI (2016)
Representation of LFPI, one of the premier independent multi-strategy alternative asset managers in Europe, in its acquisition of Alliance Hotel Group (comprising 12 hotels) from Lone Star.


Recent capital markets representations:

SMCP (2017)
Representation of SMCP, a French fashion group, in connection with its initial public offering on Euronext Paris.

Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Société Générale (2017)
Representation of a syndicate of banks (Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Société Générale) on the initial public offering of Mediawan on Euronext Paris. This transaction was the first ever French listing of a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

SPIE (2015)
Representation of SPIE in connection with its initial public offering on Euronext Paris. SPIE raised €700 million by way of issuance of new shares while the sale of existing shares by existing shareholders amounted to €333 million. This transaction was at the time (2015) the largest IPO on Euronext Paris since 2007. 


Recent Financial representations:

SoLocal Group (2017)
Advising listed company SoLocal Group, the European leader on digital local communication, in connection with the restructuring and reduction by two thirds of its financial indebtedness.