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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
Olivier Jouffroy

Olivier Jouffroy

Counsel

Counsel
Olivier Jouffroy

Olivier Jouffroy specialises in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and securities law. He regularly advises listed companies, financial institutions and large industrial groups on all corporate aspects of public and private M&A and on corporate reorganizations.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Montpellier magistère-DJCE (French Licence in Law) 2002
  • University of Montpellier magistère-DJCE (French Maîtrise in Business Law) 2003
  • University of Montpellier magistère-DJCE (DESS in Business Law) 2004
  • Admitted as an Avocat 2004
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law 2005
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 2005
  • Seconded to Société Générale as an In-house Lawyer in 2010
  • Herbert Smith Freehills 2011
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Senior Associate 2015
  • Counsel since 2016

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Paris Bar

Awards and citations

  • 'The team of 'great professionals' at Clifford Chance 'combines deep experience, the ability to deliver fast under pressure, a pragmatic approach and the ability to find creative solutions'. Recent highlights include multiple cross-border cases, among them advising Engie on the $2.04bn sale of its liquefied natural gas business to Total, a matter led by the 'client-oriented and business-minded' Mathieu Rémy. Fabrice Cohen, who is 'very pragmatic, with a risk-oriented mindset', advised Europcar on its €1bn acquisition of Goldcar from Investindustrial. Domestically, Marianne Pezant assisted Carrefour with the creation of a common vehicle with Fnac Darty, creating a purchasing partnership for domestic appliances and consumer electronics in France. Other noteworthy practitioners include Gilles Lebreton, Laurent Schoenstein and counsel Olivier Jouffroy, 'a very good professional who is able to manage pressure very well'. Julien Brun made counsel. Benjamin de Blegiers joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in 2019. Vacalians, Airbus, Axel Springer and Plastic Omnium all count among the team's clients."
    Legal 500 EMEA, France, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2019
  • Montpellier Bar Prize (2004)
  • Second prize for Best Young Business Corporate Legal Adviser, organized by the Corporate Legal Advisers’ Association (ACE) (2010)