David-James Sebag is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate group, and shares his time between Gide Loyrette Nouel's New York and Paris offices. David-James practice focuses primarily on M&A, Venture Capital, Growth and Private Equity with a concentration on cross-border transactions.
David-James has represents a large number of international companies and private equity funds for their French investments, and advises companies in their numerous operations (acquisitions, partnerships, financings or restructurings) in France and in the US. He regularly counsels private equity investors, corporate clients and entrepreneurs on successful VC and growth transactions, with an industry focus on technology and healthcare.
David-James Sebag is Co-Head of Gide's VC practice group and Head of the New York office.
Prior to joining Gide, David-James was a corporate partner in the Paris office of a global US law firm. David-James is a Member of the New York and Paris Bars.
Click here to read the article by Décideurs Magazine - Le sprint des licornes françaises.
« Pierre Karpik et David-James Sebag dirigent l’équipe avec talent. Ils sont très impliqués dans les fichiers, très disponibles. Julien Negroni et Donal Davy sont des atouts exceptionnels pour l’équipe. »
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - Private Equity : Capital risque et Capital developpement
« The team is led by trio Pierre Karpik, David-James Sebag and Louis Oudot de Dainville who bring extensive expertise in the technology and healthcare sectors to the table. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Private Equity: Venture / Growth Capital
« David-James Sebag acts for venture capital funds and startups on transactions spanning sectors such as e-commerce, entertainment and insurance. One client details that he "stands out because of his transactional knowledge and expertise, his experience with French governmental processes, pragmatism and business focus." »
Chambers Europe 2022 - PE: Venture Capital
« Pierre Karpik and David-James Sebag lead the team with talent. They are very involved in the files, very available. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
« David-James Sebag acts for venture capital funds and startups on transactions spanning sectors such as e-commerce, entertainment and insurance. Clients enthuse: "He is a very commercial and pragmatic venture capital lawyer," adding: "He is highly organised and responsive. »
Chambers Europe 2021
« David-James Sebag moves up the rankings this year amid growing appreciation from sources for his adept handling of venture capital matters. Clients note that he "is building a bridge between France and the US," adding that he is "advising a lot of US firms investing in France or French companies starting in the US." Sources also laud his pragmatism and commercial awareness. »
Chambers Europe 2020