Yam Atallah


Yam Atallah co-heads our corporate/M&A and private equity departments.

Yam is US- and French-qualified and for over 30 years has been advising businesses across various industries on domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, strategic commercial alliances and corporate reorganizations. He routinely assists private equity funds, investors, founders and management teams with the negotiation of Private Equity/LBO transactions and in their subsequent relationships with the other parties. Yam also regularly advises large and medium-sized family businesses, with a particular focus on corporate governance and liquidity issues.

  • Yam Atallah is individually ranked in the US directory Best Lawyers 2024
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024: Yam Atallah is quoted in the categories Mergers & Acquisitions et Private Equity: LBO
    ‘Super competent, brilliant team, very attentive, fully supportive. ’
    ‘They are very pro-active and available. ’
    ‘Responsive and deal makers.’
    ‘The team is solid and competent. Fast and clear.’

    ‘Very agile team and very focused on the specific issues of its clients, beyond the deal itself. Real relationship-building approach with a desire to help.’
    ‘Multi-disciplinary, committed, reliable, responsive and of good quality for intermediate-sized M&A files or legal due diligence. Quality service provided.’
  • Leaders League – Silver award « Mergers & acquisitions – Mid to large » – 2024
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2024: Yam Atallah is quoted in the category Private Equity development and LBOs, the majority of which involve companies with less than €50 million in assets (3 stars)
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2023: Yam Atallah is quoted among the leading firms for M&A deals under 200 million euros ranking (4 stars)
  • Leaders League 2023: Yam Atallah is ranked in the “Transactions between €75m and €500m” (Excellent) categorie of the Mergers & Acquisitions Guide
  • Leaders League 2023: Yam Atallah is ranked in the “Mid-cap LBO transactions ” (Excellent) categorie of the Private Equity Guide
  • Georgetown University Law School (Washington D.C., USA) : L.L.M
  • University of Paris : postgraduate degree (D.E.S.S.) in Bank and Finance
  • University of Nancy : B.A. (Maîtrise) in Business Law
  • Paris Institute of Political Studies