Guillaume Rougier-Brierre is a partner in the M&A practice group. He specialises mainly on (i) acquisitions and privatisations, and (ii) foreign investments and joint ventures. He has in-depth knowledge of acquisitions and restructuring of financial institutions, both in France and abroad.
Guillaume works with leading banks, asset managers, brokers and investment funds on their strategic operations. In particular, he advises Agence des Participations de l’Etat and Direction Générale du Trésor (2015), Crédit Logement (restructuring of its surety business), Société Générale (take-over on Boursorama in 2014, acquisitions in Africa and Europe), Crédit Agricole in the context of its deleveraging plan (sale of Newedge to Société Générale, sale of Cheuvreux brokerage business to Kepler Capital Markets, sale of CLSA brokerage business to the Chinese leader CITICS, sale of a portfolio of equity derivatives), and Groupama (restructuring of assets in Vietnam, China, Poland, and Latvia). He also advises infrastructure funds (Meridiam Infrastructures, CNP, Office d'Investissement du Régime de Pensions du Canada, OFI-Infravia) on a regular basis.
Guillaume has unique international experience, gained from working three years in the Gide Warsaw office (advising the Polish government and many foreign investors on mergers and acquisitions and privatisations, in particular on the mass privatisation programme), managing the Gide Istanbul office from 2000 to 2006, and heading the China Corporate and M&A practice until 2010. Throughout this time abroad, Guillaume has always been recommended and distinguished in professional rankings (Chambers-Turkey 2005-2006 / "Leading M&A Lawyer" for Asia Pacific Legal 500 - Editions 2009 and 2010 - Chambers France 2011).