Patrick Dupuis

Patrick Dupuis

European Counsel, Corporate
Patrick Dupuis’ practice primarily focuses on cross-border and domestic M&A, capital markets and financing transactions, as well as corporate governance and general corporate matters.


In 2021, Mr. Dupuis was named an M&A Rising Star by IFLR1000 EMEA.

His experience includes advising:

  • Criteo S.A., a global technology company based in Paris and listed on Nasdaq, in connection with its acquisition of shares and assets of the Iponweb group;
  • Duck Creek Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of Prima Solutions’ reinsurance software business from The Carlyle Group;
  • Pfizer Inc. in its $95 million investment in Valneva S.E., a French biotech company listed on Euronext and Nasdaq, in connection with the update of the parties’ Collaboration and License Agreement. Pfizer’s investment represents 8.1% of Valneva’s share capital;
  • Mercedes-Benz in its investment in European battery cell manufacturer Automotive Cells Company alongside founding joint venture partners Stellantis and TotalEnergies, with an objective to reach capacity of at least 120 GW hours in Europe by 2030 for an investment volume of more than €7 billion;
  • Silver Lake Partners in its buyout of Meilleurtaux from Goldman Sachs PIA;
  • Silver Lake Partners in its acquisition of French payroll software firm Silae from its founding shareholders;
  • Iliad on the creation of its Radio Access Network-sharing joint venture with Digicel in the French West Indies;
  • Axian Telecom in its acquisition of a majority stake in Togo Telecom in connection with the group’s privatization and the consortium formed with Emerging Capital Partners for the transaction;
  • Iliad in connection with the acquisition of a 75% stake in Jaguar Network, a leading developer of technologies for the cloud, telecom and smart cities markets in France;
  • The Walt Disney Company in the sale of Disney Hachette Presse (DHP), a joint venture established in 1991 with French group Lagardère, to French publishing group Fleurus. DHP publishes some of the most widely circulated children’s magazines in France;
  • L’Occitane, a global luxury cosmetics group based in Europe and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in connection with its proposed acquisition of the Elemis Group for $900 million;
  • Delta Galil Industries in its acquisition of the Eminence group, a French underwear manufacturer based in the south of France;
  • Axian Group and NJJ Capital, the investment vehicle of Xavier Niel, in connection with a consortium acquisition of Tigo Senegal, the second-largest telecom operator in Senegal, from Millicom International Cellular;
  • Hexcel Corporation in its acquisition of Structil from Safran; and
  • StandardAero, a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, in its acquisition of Vector Aerospace from Airbus.



  • Master II, University of Paris II - Pantheon Assas, 2012
  • Master I, University of Paris II - Pantheon Assas, 2011
  • M.B.A., ESSEC Business School, 2013
  • Licence, University of Cergy-Pontoise, 2010


  • Paris


  • French
  • English

Patrick Dupuis

European Counsel, Corporate