"Highly knowledgeable, gives practical advice and delivers excellent client service"


Paul de Bernier serves as global co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice. Paul is also actively involved in the firm’s “EC/VC” (emerging companies/venture capital) practice.

Paul is active across a range of industries and transactions, including technology/media, food & beverage, infrastructure and renewable energy.

Paul’s practice focuses on M&A, venture capital, private equity and other corporate transactions, including joint ventures, recapitalization and restructuring. He also advises management and boards on corporate governance, risk management and regulatory matters.

Paul is particularly experienced in cross-border transactions and advising clients with international operations, including Asian, European and other non-US clients making acquisitions, minority investments or setting up operations in the US. Paul spent a number of years as an M&A partner in Mayer Brown’s London office, where he led the US group, and works extensively with our offices around the world.

Ranked as a key individual, Paul’s recognitions in Chambers and Legal 500 have included: “highly knowledgeable, gives practical advice and delivers excellent client service”; “excels in tough negotiations”; “top quality lawyer, insightful and responsive”; “great reputation”; and “excellent, remarkable service and superb quality”. He was also selected as a “Top 100” lawyer by the LA Business Journal.

Paul serves as co-chair of our India practice and is also a member of our ESG and Digital Assets practice.

Paul has lived for extensive periods in India, the UK and the US and is fluent in Hindi and conversant in French.

Lenguajes Hablados

  • English
  • Hindi
  • French


SOAS, University of London, LLM, BA

UCLA School of Law, JD



  • California


  • Board member, LA’s Promise