Natalia Rotaru

Natalia Rotaru

Associate, Corporate


Natalia Rotaru’s practice focuses primarily on cross-border and domestic M&A, capital markets and financing transactions, as well as corporate governance and general corporate matters.

Ms. Rotaru’s experience includes advising:

  • Air France-KLM in connection with:
    • Apollo’s investment of up to €1.5 billion into an ad hoc affiliate of Air France-KLM that operates the miles issuance activity of the Flying Blue loyalty program
    • 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
  • Renault in numerous transactions, including:
    • its agreements with Nissan regarding the rebalanced cross-shareholding between Renault and Nissan (including the transfer by Renault of 28.4% of Nissan shares into a French trust), the reinforcement of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance’s governance and the investment agreement of Nissan, as strategic investor, in Ampere
    • the negotiations of the sale of a 67.69% interest in AvtoVAZ to NAMI and the sale of 100% of Renault Russia to the City of Moscow
  • 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
  • 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
  • Iliad S.A. and Axian Group in the sale of 70% of their telecom towers and other passive infrastructure in the French overseas departments of La Réunion and Mayotte to TDF SAS
  • SCOR SE in connection with the settlement of its dispute with Covéa, a French mutual insurance group
  • Silver Lake Partners in its buyout of Meilleurtaux from Goldman Sachs PIA and its acquisition of French payroll software firm Silae from its founding shareholders
  • Capgemini SE in its sale of Odigo SAS to Apax Partners
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.E. in connection with its US$16.2 billion acquisition of Tiffany & Co.



  • Master II, University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2017
  • Master I, University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2016
  • Licence, University of Paris I - Pantheon-Sorbonne, 2015


  • Paris

Natalia Rotaru