Overview

Admitted to the Paris Bar, Erwan Heurtel is a partner in the Paris office.

Erwan's practice focuses primarily on mergers & acquisitions and private equity. He represents investment funds and industrial companies and has significant experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions and real estate transactions.

He is also recognized for his experience in the hospitality sector, advising major players (hotel operators, investors, developers) on hotel acquisitions. Erwan has significant experience in cross-border real estate transactions, including acquisition and disposal of single and multi-asset real estate portfolios.

He is recommended by Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 for both mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

In addition to his native French, Erwan is fluent in English.

Spoken Languages

  • French
  • English

Experience

  • Advised a Lone Star affiliated company and Générale Continentale Investissements (GCI) in the context of the financing of the acquisition, from MACSF, of an office building of approximately 12.000 sqm located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the former headquarter of the Lafarge-Holcim company.
  • Advised GreenOak on the acquisition of Corelog’s portfolio of French logistics assets.
  • Advised Sword Group on the sale of Apak to Sopra Steria.
  • Advised McCourt Global with regard to its acquisition of Epi-Plage, a hotel located in the Gulf of Saint Tropez.
  • Advised Pragma Capital on the acquisition of IMX from Naxicap.
  • Advised Marlink’s management in the context of the group’s acquisition by the investment fund Apax Partners.
  • Advised LBO France on the sale of Tractel to Cinven.
  • Advised Lone Star on the sale of Alliance Group to LFPI.
  • Advised a leading global bank on the financing of a real estate portfolio acquisition by KKR.
  • Advised Lone Star on the acquisition of a hotel portfolio.
  • Advised Pro Mach on the acquisition of Zalkin.
  • Advised Koffee Kup on the acquisition of Vermont Bread from Charterhouse.
  • Advised Kulicke & Soffa on the acquisition of SET.
  • Advised Sword Group on the sale of Ciboodle to Kana (KKR).
  • Advised Altran on the sale of Arthur D. Little.
  • Advised bioMerieux on the acquisition of Argene SA.
  • Advised Sword Group on the sale of Fircosoft SAS to R Capital Management and of Sword Insurance to Thomas H. Lee Partners.
  • Advised Merieux Alliance on the €550 million sale of Shanta Biotechnics to Sanofi Pasteur.
  • Advised Poult Holding on the acquisition of Biscuits Rougier.
  • Advised Kuehne+Nagel on the acquisition of Alloin Holding.
  • Advised a private equity fund on the €1.3 billion portfolio divestment to a US corporation.
  • Advised Aubery Group on the acquisition of a major car dealer in the south of France.
  • Advised Illinois Tool Works on the acquisition of Polyrey.
  • Advised Lone Star on the financing of a structured credit portfolio of IKB.

Education

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Docteur en droit

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, DEA en droit international privé

Université Paris IX Dauphine, MSG

Admissions

  • Paris

Continually recommended by the legal directories as a Leading Individual :

2020

  • IFLR 1000, a guide to the world's leading financial law firms profession, has recognized Erwan Heurtel as “Highly regarded” in M&A and Private Equity in France.

2019

  • IFLR 1000 has recognized Erwan Heurtel as a "Rising Star" in France.

2018

  • IFLR 1000 has recognized Erwan Heurtel as a "Rising Star" in France.
  • Le Magazine des Affaires, a leading legal industry publication in France has recognized Erwan Heurtel among the leading LBO practitioners in France (value and volume of transactions). (2018).

2017

  • IFLR 1000 recognized Erwan Heurtel as a "Rising Star" in France. (2017).
  • Option Droit & Affaires, a leading publication in France for finance professionals, ranked the Paris office in the 5-star category for "Law firms in LBOs, of which most of the deals involves companies ranging between €50 M and €300 M", recognizing partner Erwan Heurtel. (2017).
  • Option Droit & Affaires, a leading publication in France for finance professionals, has given the Paris office a 5 star ranking for the category "Law firms in LBOs, of which most of the deals involves companies ranging between €50 M and €300 M", recognizing partner Erwan Heurtel. (2017).
  • Le Magazine des Affaires, a leading legal industry publication in France, has recognized Erwan Heurtel as the leading LBO practitioner in France (value of transactions). (2017).
  • Private Equity Magazine, a leading publication in France for the private equity industry, has recognized Erwan Heurtel as the leading LBO practitioner in France in the category of deals of more than 200 M€. (2017).

2016

  • IFLR 1000 has recognized Erwan Heurtel as a "Rising Star" in France. (2016).
  • Décideurs, a French media and rating agency for top executives, has recognized Erwan Heurtel as "Unavoidable" in Private Equity. (2016).

2015

  • IFLR 1000 has recognized Erwan Heurtel as a "Rising Star" in France. IFLR 1000 (2015).
  • Décideurs, a French media and rating agency for top executives has recognized Erwan Heurtel as "Unavoidable" in Private Equity. (2015).