Sophie Nguyen

Counsel, Paris

Biography

Overview

Sophie Nguyen is Counsel in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions department of White & Case in Paris.

She is involved in corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other general corporate law matters. She advises French and foreign listed or non-listed companies and investment funds.

Prior to joining White & Case, Sophie worked at other French and international high profile law firms in Paris. She also worked in the legal department of a French listed company (mergers &  acquisitions) and of a leading French corporate and investment bank (debt capital market).

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education
Post-Graduate Professional Degree in International Business Law
University of Aix-Marseille III
Paul Cézanne
Master's Degree
Business Law
University of Lyon III
Jean Moulin
Certificate of Legal Studies
University of Manchester
Academic Degree of Common Law, Institute of Comparative Law
University of Lyon III
Languages
English
French

Experience

Hg (2020)
Representation of Hg, Europe’s leading software investor, in connection with its investment in Septeo group, a European leader in LegalTech based in France.

Bluestar Adisseo (2020)
Representation of Bluestar Adisseo Company, a world leader in feed additives for animal nutrition, in connection with a joint-venture established with Calysta, the world’s leading alternative protein producer.

Cobepa (2020)
Representation of Cobepa in connection with the acquisition of Gerflor group from ICG.

Mérieux Equity Partners (2020)
Representation of Mérieux Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition alongide IK Partners of Mabtech AB, a Swedish biotech specialized in monoclonal antibodies.

Frans Bonhomme (2019)
Representation of Frans Bonhomme, supported by its main shareholder Centerbridge Partners, in connection with its exclusive negotiations with Groupe Saint Gobain, in respect with the acquisition of DMTP, a Saint-Gobain Distribution Bâtiment France's subsidiary.

Swedish Steel AB (2019)
Representation of Swedish Steel AB ("SSAB") in connection with the acquisition of Abraservice from Jacquet Metal Group.

Mérieux Equity Partners (2019)
Representation of Mérieux Equity Partners on its acquisition alongside ICG of Doc Generici sold by CVC Capital Partners.

Faurecia (2019)
Representation of Faurecia, a leading technology company in the automotive industry, on the creation of its joint venture with Michelin, the world leader in tyres and sustainable mobility, combining all their hydrogen fuel cell-dedicated activities with the aim of becoming a world leader in hydrogen mobility.

Cobepa (2018)
Representation of Cobepa and the other shareholders of Exclusive France Holding SAS, on the 1.3 billion sale of Exclusive Group to Permira, an international investment firm based in London, UK.

Ingenico (2017)
Representation of Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payments, on its €1.5 billion acquisition of Bambora, a fast-growing global player in the payments industry, from private equity firm Nordic Capital.