julho 09 2024

Partners from French law firm Ayache join Mayer Brown


Paris – Mayer Brown announced today the arrival of seven partners and their team from leading independent French law firm Ayache, reinforcing Mayer Brown's commitment and expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Banking & Finance in France and beyond.

Jean-Philippe Lambert, managing partner of Mayer Brown Paris, said: “This next stage in Mayer Brown’s development perfectly illustrates our strategy to strengthen our presence in the M&A and private equity markets, in France and globally.”

Guillaume Kuperfils, head of the Paris Corporate & Securities team at Mayer Brown, added: “This combination of the corporate and private equity teams of two market leading firms results in a unique integration of skills and talents. In a rapidly changing market, the resulting synergies permit us to offer our clients unparalleled expertise across the whole spectrum of private equity and M&A related disciplines.”

Bernard Ayache, the co-managing partner of Ayache, commented: “In addition to strengthening our position in our core practice areas, the combination provides us and our clients access to Mayer Brown's worldwide platform in the global key business centers.”

Jon Van Gorp, Chair of Mayer Brown said: “Our clients increasingly want integrated cross border legal advice on global M&A and private equity matters, which are part of the strategic focus of the Firm. Our team in Paris already has a premium reputation in M&A and private equity and the hire of the team from Ayache means we will be able to better serve the needs of our clients internationally aligned with our key industries. The Ayache team are a strong addition to our business, and we are delighted that they are joining us.”

The combined teams will take effect on January 1, 2025.


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