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Xavier Bertrand

External Legal Counsel
Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Law

Xavier is an attorney at law – Paris Bar. He has developed a specialization in investments and deals in Europe and specific emerging markets: Africa, Russia and Middle East. In Africa, Xavier has been involved in deals in South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Guinea Conakry. He has notably advised the Chaâbi-Ynna Group, one of the oldest and largest private industrial groups of Morocco. At Ginestie & Co and King & Wood Mallesons law firms Xavier acquired extensive expertise in advising private equity funds on the acquisition and disposal of companies.

After 13 years in Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Law department of  Top-Tier law firms in Paris (including Ginestie & Co and King & Wood Mallesons), as well as in the Mergers & Acquisitions international department of the industrial group leader Alstom, Xavier established a Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Law firm in Paris.

Xavier was admitted at the Paris Bar after a Masters from La Sorbonne and Assas Law Schools. He speaks French and English and has developed skills to study and adapt to local cultural environments to lead cross-border negotiations with a high level of mutual cultural understanding.