Camille Chiari’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions. She advises French and international companies, financial institutions and investors, and has extensive experience in cross-border transactions.


Ms. Chiari joined Skadden’s Paris office after having previously worked for nine years at other international law firms.

She has represented clients in a variety of industries prior to joining Skadden, including:

  • Energetický a prŮmyslový holding, a.s. in relation to its acquisition of French assets of German-based energy group Uniper SE;
  • Guangdong Wencan Die Casting Co., Ltd., a specialist in the manufacturing of aluminum alloy auto components parts, on its entrance into exclusive negotiations to acquire a majority shareholding of 61.96 percent of Euronext-listed Le Bélier from individual investors;
  • private equity funds managed by Advent on the acquisition of Zentiva, Sanofi’s European generics business, from Sanofi;
  • private equity funds managed by Blackstone on the acquisition of Averys, the leading European manufacturer of customised racking and storage solutions for warehouses, from Equistone Partners Europe;
  • Aryzta, a global food business with a leadership position in specialty baking, with its primary listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange and secondary listing on Euronext Dublin; in connection with the acquisition of 49 percent of Picard and joint venture arrangements with Lion Capital; and with the proposed disposal of 43 percent in Picard and joint venture arrangements with Invest Group Zouari and Lion Capital;
  • Metro, a German retailer, in its acquisition of French food services group Pro à Pro from Belgian retail and wholesale group Colruyt;
  • Neptune, backed by Carlyle and CVC, in its acquisition of Engie E&P; and
  • Ardian Infrastructure on a number of strategic acquisitions, including the acquisitions of Vinci Park from Vinci, Géosel Manosque from Total, and SPMR from Total and BP.



  • LL.M., University of London, 2008 (with Merit)
  • Master II, University of Paris II - Pantheon Assas, 2007
  • Master I, University of Paris II - Pantheon Assas, 2006
  • Licence, University of Paris II - Pantheon Assas, 2005


  • Paris

Camille Chiari

European Counsel, Corporate