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Name: Christophe Eck
Firm Name: Gide Loyrette Nouel
Country: France
Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions Law

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Professional Biography:

Christophe Eck is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Christophe directly using the contact details listed above.

Christophe, partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, stock exchange regulation and corporate law. His expertise covers acquisitions and mergers of public and private companies as well as restructuring transactions. He frequently works on cross-border deals in various parts of the world including Asia and Africa.

Christophe notably advised various groups on their mergers or acquisitions (Auchan, Société Générale, Groupama, Addax & Oryx, BPCE, BMCE, Total, Anglogold Ashanti, ENI) as well as Governmental authorities.

Christophe served as Managing Partner at Gide in 2010 and 2011. He wrote books and several articles on foreign investment issues and received university degrees in business, economy and law.

Christophe Eck is an Avocat à la Cour and also enrolled as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Firm Overview:

Founded in Paris in 1920, Gide is a premier international law firm with some 15 offices spread throughout the world.

France Law Firm of the Year:

  • Chambers Europe, 2021 – Top Ranked Law Firm of the Year
  • Chambers Europe Awards 2017, 2014, 2011 & 2010
  • The Lawyer European Awards 2020, 2018
  • Best Lawyers 2022 – France Law Firm of the Year in Banking & Finance and Capital Market
  • Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Europe, 2021 – shortlisted in the 4 categories in particular in most innovative law firm in Europe (non-UK)
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021 – Top Tier Law Firm of the Year
  • Jeune Afrique, 2020 – Meilleur cabinet international en Afrique francophone
  • Who’s Who Legal Awards 2019

Gide is regularly ranked among the leading business law firms by French and international specialised press.