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Franck Coudert

Franck Coudert


Franck Coudert

Franck specialises in M&A transactions, private equity, joint-ventures and complex commercial contracts. He has extensive experience working for financial institutions, prominent private equity firms and large corporates in a wide array of sectors.

Franck also has a broad experience in funds transactions, the structuring of investment vehicles and secondary transactions.  

  • Saham Finances on the acquisition of 53.6% stake in the Nigeria-headquartered reinsurer Continental Reinsurance 
  • A Swiss insurance company on its contemplated acquisition of a minority stake in a panafrican banking and insurance company 
  • Mondelez Maroc in connection with the combination of Mondelēz International, Inc. and D.E Master Blenders 1753 B.V. coffee businesses
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Career and qualifications

  • Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (Maitrise de droit des affaires et fiscalité) 1997
  • Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (DEA de droit des affaires) 1998
  • Admitted as an avocat in Paris 2000
  • Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC (LL.M Master of Laws) 2002
  • Joined Ashurst LLP Paris 2002
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2003
  • Counsel Ashurst LLP 2009
  • Reed Smith 2013
  • Joined Clifford Chance as Partner 2015

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Paris Bar and the New York Bar