Member of the Paris Bar since 1995, Lionel Koehler-Magne started his career at Louis Bousquet law firm where he stayed 5 years. From 2001 to 2008, he practiced mergers and acquisitions at Denton Wilde Sapte law firm which appointed him partner in 2006. In 2008, he joined DLA Piper law firm where he managed the corporate/M&A Department in Paris during 4 years. Lionel Koehler-Magne advises major French and foreign groups, acting in particular in the food industry, energy, consumers‘electronic products, IT, telecom and environment sectors. He practiced in London and Hong Kong as well. Practice: Mergers & Acquisitions, corporate law, commercial law, corporate governance, crisis management, corporate and commercial litigation. Education: DESS in Business Law - University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Institute of Business Law - University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Master in Business Law - University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Languages: English, French.
Member of the Paris Bar since 1992, François Serres began his career within the law firms Salès Vincent Georges and Denton Wilde Sapte,which rapidly appointed him as a partner. He joined the DLA Piper law firm in Paris in 2008 where he was very active in the Corporate/M&A department. François Serres is regularly involved in the conduct of cross borders mergers and acquisitions operations, in Europe, as well as in the rest of the world, for major groups, whether listed or privately owned. He also brings his expertise to numerous commercial operations in particular for the setting-up of joint ventures. Practice: Mergers and Acquisitions, corporate law, commercial law. Education: - LLM, Harvard Law School, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Université de Droit de Toulouse. Languages: English, French.
Member of both the Paris and the New-York Bars, Christine Bougis-Stentz was previously practicing at DLA Piper Paris as a partner. Christine Bougis-Stentz has developed a strong expertise in industrial matters, in particular for northern American industrial groups, and is involved in numerous international operations, practicing commercial law, litigation and mergers and acquisitions. Practice: Mergers and Acquisitions, corporate restructuring, securities, corporate and commercial litigation, commercial. Education: LLM, University of Virginia, DEA de Droit de l’Union Européenne - Université de Paris II – Panthéon-Assas, DESS de Droit des Affaires et Fiscalité - Université de Paris II – Panthéon-Assas, Magistère de Juriste d’Affaires - Université de Paris II – Panthéon-Assas. Languages: English, French.
Member of the Paris Bar, Cyrille Gaucher began his career in Southeast Asia as a in-house counsel for a Dutch multinational specialized in the logistics of petroleum products. He then joined the Paris office of Denton Wilde Sapte. In 2012, he joined Hughes Hubbard & Reed as counsel before joining Koehler-Magne Serres in 2017. Cyrille Gaucher is involved in international mergers and acquisitions and restructurings, both in Europe and in the rest of the world, for listed and unlisted groups. He is also active in the field of competition, distribution and consumer law. Practice: Mergers and acquisitions, company law, commercial law, competition law, distribution and consumption. Education: DESS droit de la mer et des activités maritimes - Université de Lille, Law Diploma - London School of Economics, Maîtrise de droit - Université de droit de Strasbourg. Languages: English, French.