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.

His experience includes advising:

  • 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;
  • Iliad, the listed telecom group and the parent company of Free, one of France’s main telecom operators, in connection with the acquisition of a 75 percent stake in Jaguar Network, a leading developer of technologies for the cloud, telecom and smart cities markets in France;
  • 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.



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


  • Paris


  • French
  • English

Patrick Dupuis