Corporate – M&A

Franklin is known as the leading independent law firm in France for mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, handling an impressive body of domestic and cross-border mandates.

We lead work for domestic and overseas corporations and alternative capital providers.  We advise on the full range of public and private M&A, minority and majority investments in a corporate and/or private equity context, restructurings and strategic alliances.  Our 25-lawyer strong corporate/M&A team offers deep experience and innovation, providing strategic, legal and commercial counsel to the highest global standard.  Clients of our corporate/M&A team also benefit from the strength of our other practice areas offering support in banking & finance, tax, employment, competition and disputes.

Public & Private Mergers & Acquisitions

Securities Laws


Corporate Governance

Restructuring & Strategic Alliances

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024: The team is ranked in Mergers & Acquisitions
    ‘Super competent, brilliant team, very attentive, fully supportive. ’
    ‘They are very pro-active and available. ’
    ‘Lionel Lesur is a very supportive and trusted advisor. ’
    ‘Responsive and deal makers.’
  • Leaders League – Silver award « Mergers & acquisitions – Mid to large » – 2024
  • Leaders League 2023 – The team is ranked in the “Transactions between €75m and €500m” (Excellent) categorie of the Mergers & Acquisitions Guide
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2023 : The team is quoted among the leading firms for M&A deals under 200 million euros ranking (4 stars)