Vincent Morin | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Vincent Morin
Vincent Morin

Vincent Morin

Partner, Paris

T +33 1 55 04 15 60

E vmorin@whitecase.com

Overview

Vincent Morin focuses on mergers & acquisitions and private equity. Leading legal directories consistently rank him as a leading practitioner in these areas, within the French market.

From large acquisitions to smaller strategic deals, Vincent has the skills to implement innovative transactions with precision and care on behalf of companies, major investment funds, large corporations and individuals alike.

He advises on takeovers, initial public offerings, share repurchase plans, and general financing, including restructurings, and has the necessary in-depth knowledge to ensure a fast and successful outcome for his clients.

Bars and Courts

  • Paris Bar
  • New York State Bar

Education

  • LLM, University of Chicago Law School
  • Master of Laws (LLM), Université de Paris-Sud
  • École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC)

Languages

  • French
  • English

Experience

European Homes (2017)

Advising Financière Eurinter, European Homes HP2 and the existing shareholders of Financière Eurinter in connection with the reorganization of the share capital of the French real estate developer European Homes and the sale of minority stake to a consortium of financial co-investors.

Exxelia (2017)

Advising Exxelia, a global leading manufacturer of customised passive components, in the refinancing of its debt.

Groupe Casino (2015, 2016)

Advising Casino on the creation of a joint central purchasing agency for non-food products with Conforama, one of the major home furnishings retailers in Europe.

Advising Almacenes Éxito (Groupe Casino) in the acquisitions of a 50% stake in the French company Ségisor, which indirectly controls GPA for approximately USD 1.4 billion, and of a 18.8% stake in in Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicaos from Casino Guichard Perrachon SA. This deal was awarded "M&A Deal of the Year" by Latin Lawyer in 2016.

Labeyrie Fine Foods (2015)

Advising Labeyrie Fine Foods SAS, the France-based company engaged in producing and selling of confectionery, seafood and other food products, on the acquisition of a 50% stake in Groupe Aqualande SA. The acquisition is a part of 50:50 joint venture partnership between Aquaculteurs Landais and Labeyrie.

Cnova's IPO on NASDAQ (2014, 2015)

Advising Cnova N.V. and its parent company Groupe Casino on the reorganization and spin-off of Casino's eCommerce business by means of an IPO on NASDAQ in November 2014.  Cnova was created from the reorganization of the eCommerce business of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição and Casino Guichard-Perrachon, S.A., leading retailers in Brazil and France, that are part of Groupe Casino, a leading global diversified retail group with total sales of approximately €49 billion. As a result of the transaction, the newly formed Cnova has become one of the world's largest pure play eCommerce companies.

BC Partners (2010, 2014)

Advising BC Partners on several transactions including the acquisition (2010) and €940 million sale of Spotless Group to Henkel AG (2014), the €990 million acquisition of Allflex, the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of plastic and electronic animal identification tags, from Electra Partners (2013) and the acquisition and sale of Medica (2010).

IK Investment Partners (2014)

Advising IK Investment Partners on several transactions and notably on the acquisition of Exxelia Group (2014), the acquisition and sale of Europe Snacks, the savoury snacks maker, to Apax Partners (2013), the acquisition of Unipex, a chemicals trading company (2012) and many other transactions since 2001.

Cube Infrastructure (2014)

Advising Cube Infrastructure on their acquisition of Veolia Transport Belgium, Transdev Group's subsidiary in Belgium.