Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of Marc Petitier as a partner in Paris.
“The strength of our global network, with on-the-ground market leading expertise in many of the world’s most important jurisdictions, means we can advise clients on their most complex cross border matters wherever their transactions take place,” said White & Case partner John Reiss, Head of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. “Marc’s reputation as a leading M&A partner will enhance our existing corporate capabilities in Paris and complement our strengths in finance, restructuring and disputes, which are more important than ever in the current economic climate.”
Petitier is a renowned corporate lawyer who has led on many of the most significant corporate transactions originating from France, advising clients on public and private M&A deals, sales and joint ventures, and corporate governance. He has experience across a number of different sectors, including technology, financial institutions, energy and infrastructure, and on Africa-related deals. Petitier brings 20 years of experience and joins White & Case joins from Linklaters, where he was a partner.
Denise Diallo, White & Case Executive Partner in Paris, said: “Marc’s arrival builds on our success and growth in Paris and follows the addition of a team of private equity partners led by Saam Golshani at the end of 2018, the arrival of partners Jean-Luc Champy and Amaury de Feydeau in February 2020 and Emilie Rogey in September 2019, and the four partner promotions at the start of 2021. Marc’s reputation and corporate relationships make him the perfect fit to bring additional prestige and capabilities to the Paris office and also present a great opportunity to reinforce and diversify our client base, through strong client synergies and overlap with Marc’s practice.”
Partner Oliver Brettle, a member of White & Case’s global Executive Committee, said: “We continue to invest and grow across the major EU markets, which have seen great success in recent years and remain extremely important to our global clients. The addition of Marc supports this focus as well as the Firm’s strategy for growth in key global practices and industries, including M&A, technology and financial institutions.”
Bloomberg ranked White & Case first by value for cross-border M&A for the first nine months of 2020.