Guillaume Goubeaux

Guillaume Goubeaux

Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions; Capital Markets
Guillaume Goubeaux’s practice focuses on corporate matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions. He represents French and international companies, financial institutions and investors.


Mr. Goubeaux’s experience covers a broad range of sectors, including infrastructure, energy, real estate and financial institutions.

His experience includes representing:

  • Air France-KLM in connection with:
    • Apollo’s investment of €1.5 billion into an ad hoc affiliate of Air France-KLM that operates the miles issuance activity of the Flying Blue loyalty program
    • its strategic global air cargo partnership with CMA CGM
    • Apollo’s €500 million investment in 2022 into an affiliate of Air France that owns a pool of spare engines dedicated to the airline’s engineering and maintenance activities
    • corporate and governance matters relating to its 2022 €2.256 billion capital increase with preferential subscription rights and the €4 billion recapitalization measures approved by the European Commission in April 2021
  • LVMH in its strategic partnership with Accor regarding Orient Express
  • Criteo S.A. in connection with its acquisition of shares and assets of the IPONWEB group
  • Renault SA in its proposed but terminated €32.6 billion merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. in its US$1.4 billion sale of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, to DataBank, Ltd.
  • Coty Inc. in its strategic partnership with KKR, including the carve-out sale of 60% of its professional beauty and retail hair businesses to KKR. This transaction was named Private Equity Deal of the Year for the Americas by IFLR at its Americas Awards
  • SCOR SE in several transactions, including related to its successful defense against a €8.3 billion unsolicited takeover proposal from Covéa
  • Cardinal Health, Inc. in the US$1 billion sale of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman, LLC

Mr. Goubeaux joined Skadden’s Paris office as counsel after having previously worked for 15 years at another international law firm.



  • D.E.A., University of Paris II - Pantheon Assas, 2002
  • D.E.S.S., University of Nancy, 2001


  • Paris

Guillaume Goubeaux

Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions; Capital Markets