Julien Bensaid is counsel in the EMEA private equity team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
Julien acts on behalf of listed and non-listed multinational companies and financial institutions, and has worked on a wide range of cross-border and domestic transactional, commercial and financial matters.
Julien's practice has a particular focus on securities laws issues such as private placements, tender offers, going-private transactions, squeeze-outs and delistings among others. He also frequently advises on fund formation matters.
Julien is well equipped to navigate complex transactions, and has a strong record of accomplishment in corporate reorganizations, spin-offs, divestitures and joint ventures.
Julien joined the Firm in December 2018 from an international law firm in Paris, where he was a counsel in the M&A-Private Equity Group.
Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Cornell University Law School
Université de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne
Université Paris I-Sorbonne
Maîtrise de Droit des Affaires
Université de Paris IX - Dauphine
Maîtrise de Sciences de Gestion, filière Finance
Representation of DRT, a world leading manufacturer of specialty resins, in several build-ups in France and abroad, as well as assisting DRT's management and shareholders in the €1 billion successful LBO sale of DRT to Ardian. Bankin (2018)
Representation and assistance to Bankin, a key financial technology company, and its VC shareholders in the negotiation of the opening of Bankin's share capital to Groupe Casino. Dufour Yachts (2018)
Representation and assistance to Dufour Yachts, a sailboat manufacturer in connection with the sale of 100 percent of the share capital of Dufour Yachts by its shareholders to Fountaine Pajot. Kosc (2018)
Representation and assistance to Kosc, a telecom operator and service provider, in connection with the contribution of its network activity to a special purpose vehicle and the acquisition by CDC of an equity interest in this special purpose vehicle. Ambrosia (2017)
Representation and assistance to Ambrosia in a successful tender offer jointly initiated by Jolt and Ambrosia on Alpha Mos, a French listed technology company developing electronic tongues and tools on product sensory profiles. KKBB (2017)
Representation and assistance to KKBB, a key financial technology company, and representation of its VC shareholders in the negotiation of the sale of 100 percent of the share capital of KKBB to La Banque Postale. Groupe Renault (2017)
Representation and assistance to Groupe Renault, the leading French car manufacturer, in several minority investments in technology companies linked to the connected car industry and in connection with several partnerships and their pooling of IP assets. Institutional clients (2017)
Representation and assistance to various institutional clients in connection with the formation of a private equity fund.