Aurélien Jolly

Aurélien Jolly

Counsel, Banking
Aurélien Jolly’s practice encompasses a wide range of debt financing matters, particularly involving acquisition finance, domestic and cross-border syndicated credit transactions, equity derivatives, debt restructurings, and other corporate finance and leveraged transactions.


Mr. Jolly regularly represents French and international companies, financial institutions and investors.

Mr. Jolly’s representations have included: 

  • Financière LM (family office) in the leveraged buyout of The Village Bakery
  • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. in the US$2.85 billion sale of its Pharma Solutions business unit to Roquette Frères S.A.
  • Iliad Group and NJJ Holding in connection with the acquisition of a €1.16 billion stake in Tele2 from Kinnevik AB, its historic anchor shareholder
  • Silver Lake Partners in connection with French financing matters involving:
    • Silae SAS, a cloud-based payroll and HR software specialist
    • Groupe Meilleurtaux, a leading French online and mobile financial services provider
  • L’Occitane International S.A. in its proposed acquisition of 83% of Sol de Janeiro Holdings, Inc. at an enterprise value of US$450 million, as well as in several other financing matters
  • L’Occitane Groupe and Reinold Geiger, the majority shareholder of L’Occitane International S.A., in a take-private bid for L’Occitane International S.A. valuing the company at €6 billion
  • Axian Group in the acquisition of Tigo Tanzania and Zanzibar Telecom Limited (Zantel) from Millicom International Cellular S.A., as well as in several other financing matters involving acquisitions of, or investments in, telecom operators and renewable energy
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA in an amendment to Novelis Inc.’s senior secured asset-based cross-border US$1.5 billion revolving facility

He joined Skadden’s Paris office after having previously worked for 10 years at a leading French law firm in Paris and over seven years at international law firms in London. 



  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2003
  • B.C.L., University of Oxford, 2002
  • B.A., University of Oxford, 2001
  • Maîtrise, University Paris II Panthéon - Assas, 1999
  • Licence, University Paris II Panthéon - Assas, 1998


  • Paris
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales

Aurélien Jolly