Christophe Eck, partner, specialises in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, stock exchange regulation and corporate law. His expertise covers acquisitions and mergers of public and private companies as well as restructuring transactions. He frequently works on cross-border deals in various parts of the world including Asia and Africa. Christophe is highly recommended by clients for his pragmatic and business-oriented advice: "Christophe Eck is appreciated by clients for his unique cross-border expertise. Very business oriented and clearly a strong deal maker as well as a skilled M&A lawyer" (Chambers Global). "Christophe Eck is a First rate. Astute and a gifted negotiator" (Who's Who Legal). In addition, Christophe has experience in litigation relating to these practice areas and has represented clients before the national courts and arbitral tribunals as well as in infrastructure and mining projects.
He notably advised various groups on their mergers or acquisitions (Auchan, Société Générale, Groupama, Addax & Oryx, BPCE, BMCE, Total, Anglogold Ashanti, ENI) as well as Governmental authorities.
Christophe served as Managing Partner at Gide in 2010 and 2011. He wrote books and several articles on foreign investment issues and received university degrees in business, economy and law. Christophe is an Avocat à la Cour and also enrolled as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
« Christophe Eck "is a very experienced, skilled and sharp lawyer," according to clients. He represents clients active in the retail and healthcare sectors and handles domestic and cross-border transactions. »
Chambers Europe & Global 2022 - Corporate / M&A: High-end capability
« Christophe Eck is highlighted by sources for his international expertise, with one remarking: "He is comfortable in any jurisdictions and is a very talented negotiator." He represents clients active in the energy and infrastructure sectors in domestic and cross-border transactions. »
Chambers Europe & Global 2021
« According to clients, Christophe Eck is 'pragmatic, extremely creative, knowledgeable and gives very business-oriented advice.' He represents clients from the manufacturing and energy sectors in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. »
Chambers Europe 2019
« Gide Loyrette Nouel continues to attract both large-cap and mid-cap transactions, making for an impressive list of recent domestic highlights in addition to several cross-border matters. On the domestic side, Didier Martin advised AccorHotels on the creation of a dedicated subsidiary for its €6.6bn HotelInvest operations. Internationally, Christophe Eck assisted Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec with the acquisition of Leroy-Somer's industrial alternators and drive systems division. SPIE, Amundi and Michelin are also clients. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019