Julien Bensaid

Partner, Dubai, Paris



Julien Bensaid is a partner 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
Cornell University Law School
Juris Doctor
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


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.

International Maritime Industries (2023)
Representation of International Maritime Industries, Inc. on the establishment of GMF Global Maritime Fund RAIF V.C.I.C. PLC, a new independent Cyprus-based maritime fund.

Faurecia (2021)
Representation of Faurecia S.E. (Faurecia), one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the launch of a tender offer for HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA (HELLA) and the acquisition of 60 percent of HELLA's shares currently held by the family shareholder pool.

PPF and Bénéteau of Majority Stake (2021)
Representation of Dream Yacht Group, the world's second largest yacht charter company, and its founder Loïc Bonnet, on the acquisition by Czech fund PPF and Groupe Bénéteau of a majority stake in Dream Yacht Group.

DRT and majority shareholder Ardian (2020)
Representation of DRT ("Les Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques"), a world leader in plant-based chemistry, mainly from pine trees, and one of the leading suppliers globally of high quality, renewable ingredients and its majority shareholer Ardian, in connection with Firmenich's exclusive agreement to acquire DRT from Ardian, Tikehau Capital and family shareholders.

FCDE (2019)
Representation of FCDE, a French investment fund, in connection with the sale of its equity interest in group De Fursac, a leading French company specialized in accessible luxury men suits, to SMCP (Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot).

DRT (2018)
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% 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% 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.