Olivier Pâris

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Olivier Pâris is an associate in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions department of White & Case in Paris.

He is involved in corporate transactions in all manner of M&A, including public and private M&A deals, sales and joint ventures primarily belonging to the jumbo-cap to mid-cap market segments. Olivier also advises clients in connection with corporate governance, market abuse and insider dealing issues.

Olivier is at ease working on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions on behalf of multinational clients, including investment banks, entrepreneurs, industrials, listed, and non-listed companies, from all sectors, in particular in the automotive, financial, banking and energy and infrastructure sectors.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2020, Olivier practiced in the Paris office of a Magic Circle law firm for six years.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education
Post-Master's Degree
Financial & Business Law
University of Paris XI Sceaux
Master's Degree
Business Law
Panthéon-Assas University
Certificate
Banking and Tax law
Panthéon-Assas University
Master's Degree
Corporate Finance
École supérieure de commerce de Reims

(NEOMA Business School)

Languages
French
English

Experience

Olivier has advised on significant corporate transactions, including:

  • 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.
  • Representation of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations on the sale of its minority stakes held in three biomass plants (Kogeban, Cogénération Biomasse d’Estrées-Mons et Cogénération Biomasse de Novillars) to PEARL Infrastructure Capital.
  • Representation of Idex on its acquisition of a biomass power generation plant and its operating company*.
  • Representation of Engie on the agreement with EDPR to create a co-controlled 50/50 joint-venture in fixed and floating offshore wind*.
  • Representation of Engie New Business on the investment in tiko Energy Solutions AG*.
  • Representation of RP Global on the sale of portfolios companies of wind farms projects to EDPR*.
  • Representation of SIX Group AG in relation to the signing of a strategic partnership with Worldline SA. This operation consisted in the contribution by SIX Group of its payment services division to Worldline SA*.
  • Representation of Sonnedix on the acquisition of portfolio companies owning and operating photovoltaic power plants*.
  • Representation of BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas Personal Finance, on the acquisition of OPEL/Vauxhall’s captive financing activities and the set-up of a long-term strategic partnership with PSA*.

*Transactions worked on prior to joining White & Case