Partner Charles de Reals is a member of Gide's Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate practice group. He focuses on complex merger-acquisition transactions involving both listed and private companies. He is recognised as an expert on corporate governance issues and securities law, and regularly represents French and foreign companies on strategic disputes.
Prior to joining Gide, Charles practised within leading US and French law firms, in particular Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom since 2015, and previously Sullivan & Cromwell, and Bompoint. He is admitted to the Paris Bar.
« Charles de Reals complements his transactional prowess with knowledge of securities law and corporate governance matters. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Mergers & Acquisitions
« Charles de Reals assists domestic and international clients on a range of matters, including acquisitions, sales and restructurings. Strengths: "Charles de Reals is extremely good - technically strong and very commercial." "I appreciate his negotiation ability and creativity in finding solutions to complex situations.". »
Chambers Europe & Global 2023 - Corporate / M&A: High-end capability
« Charles de Reals est un excellent avocat. »
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - Fusions-Acquisitions
« Charles de Réals combines strong technical expertise and extensive transactional experience (listed and unlisted, buying and selling, financial sectors and other industries). Charles proves to be extremely competent, available, concise and precise in his interventions, and always endeavors to deal well with all the problems of his clients, calling on other departments if necessary. Charles’s presence provides security in the quality/timing of the production of legal documentation. Very present during negotiation sessions, Charles demonstrates pedagogy and clarity to overcome many potentially conflicting situations. Charles leads a talented team (including Corentin Charlès), which is also very committed to client satisfaction. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Mergers & Acquisitions
« Charles de Reals enters the rankings this year on the back of strong market recognition. He assists domestic and international clients on a range of matters, including joint ventures, tender offers and restructurings. One client highlights: "He understands very quickly what is at stake, he is easily accessible," and adds: "It is hard to work with anyone else after working with him." »
Chambers Europe & Global 2022 - Corporate / M&A: High-end capability
« The team has deep bench strength, with key names including Charles de Reals, Julien David, Christophe Eck and Jean-Gabriel Flandrois. It was further strengthened by the arrival of Jean-François Louit and Caroline Lan who joined from Mayer Brown in September 2019. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2021