Admitted to the Paris Bar, Jean-François Louit specialises in M&A transactions, private equity and capital markets. In these fields he has over twenty years of experience, working in leading UK and French law firms. In particular, he supports directors, entrepreneurs and managers in these areas, particularly with regard to issues of access to capital, management incentives and governance.
He has recently been involved in major corporate transactions, such as the spin-off of Accor Invest, the CVC bid for April and the acquisition of IPH by Advent. He is involved in the implementation of employee share ownership plans.
Before joining Gide, Jean-François Louit was a partner in the Corporate & Securities department of Mayer Brown Paris. Jean-François holds a Masters in Business Law, Taxation and Accounting from the Faculty of Law of Aix-en-Provence and a Master of Laws (LL.M) from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto (Canada).
« Jean-François Louit moves up the rankings this year and acts for the management teams of domestic and international corporate entities on high-stake LBOs and the structuring of management packages. "Jean-François Louit is very knowledgeable and is very good at simplifying the process," remarks one impressed client. »
Chambers Europe 2022 - PE: Buyouts (Acting for management)
« Jean-François Louit enters the table this year thanks to increased market recognition. He acts for the management teams of domestic and international corporate entities on high-stakes LBOs. »
Chambers Europe 2021
« Often acting for shareholders and managers. Clients praise his negotiation skills, adding "he is very flexible" .»
Chambers Europe 2020 - M&A
« Jean-François Louit advises on M&A transactions for clients from sectors including life sciences and chemicals. He offers further experience advising founders and managers. Sources praise him for being 'flexible and a good negotiator.' »
Chambers Europe 2019
« Jean-François Louit handles a range of private and public M&A, often acting for management groups. Clients appreciate his 'excellent expertise and proactivity.' »
Chambers Global 2018