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05 March 2018

Charles Russell Speechlys builds Paris practice with Corporate partner hire

Charles Russell Speechlys is strengthening its corporate practice in Paris with the hire of Corporate M&A partner Sandrine de Sousa.

Sandrine is an experienced corporate lawyer with a strong M&A and private equity practice. Along with classic M&A operations, Sandrine advises corporates and investment funds in buy outs and build up operations. She also advises these clients and start-ups in fund raising operations.

In addition, Sandrine has a renowned expertise in structured financing (M&A financing, assets finance and real estate), with a particular focus in the renewable energy sector.

Sandrine is joining Charles Russell Speechlys with François-Xavier Verdes who has been working in her team for the past two years.

Frédéric Jeannin, head of Charles Russell Speechlys’ Paris office, says:

“Sandrine is a highly-regarded professional in the M&A and private equity market in France whose clients includes investment funds and large industrial groups.  Sandrine will join Thibaut Caharel and the corporate team and will help to broaden its capabilities.

“Since we set up the Paris office in 2013, we have steadily grown the size and breadth of expertise of the team and our practice.  The continuing trust and appetite of our client base of privately owned firms, investments funds and executives for the unusual combination of legal and tax services we offer in Paris, is creating more and more work for our corporate team. The arrival of Sandrine and Francois-Xavier boosts that team to seven corporate specialists and will enable us to respond effectively to that demand. We very much look forward to working with her.”

Sandrine says:

“I am delighted to be joining the firm, and look forward to strengthening its dynamic corporate M&A practice, and working with the teams in Paris and overseas.”

Sandrine joins Charles Russell Speechlys from Bersay et Associés.