Christophe Perchet
  1. Partner

Mr. Perchet is a corporate partner in Davis Polk’s Paris office. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures as well as related litigation. Mr. Perchet has represented major groups in a variety of complex transactions recently, including some involving Valeo, A.P. Møller - Mærsk or Carrefour.

Work Highlights

Recent Representations
  • Board of Directors of Renault S.A. on its potential merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (2019)

  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International $4.565 Billion Term Loan Facility and $1.225 Billion Revolving Credit Facility (2018)
  • A.P. Møller - Mærsk on the $7.45 billion disposal of Mærsk Oil to Total (2017)
  • Gecina on its unprecedented litigation in the context of its  €1.3 billion tender offer on Foncière de Paris (2016/2017)
  • Valeo:
    • On its tender offer for shares of Ichikoh (2016/2017)
    • In the sale of its access mechanisms business to Japanese U-Shin Ltd., one of Asia’s largest producers of automotive access mechanisms (2012/2014)
    • On its acquisition of Niles, a Japanese automotive supplier (2011)
  • Michel Seydoux on the sale of LOSC Lille to Gérard Lopez (2016)
  • Carrefour on the total sale to its Greek partner, the Marionopoulos family, of its stake in their jointly held subsidiary (2013/2016)
  • The French government on the reorganization of Airbus Group corporate governance and its share capital restructuring (2013)


Mr. Perchet is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in various industry publications:

  • Chambers Global
  • Chambers Europe
  • Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook
  • Who’s Who Legal–International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers
  • European Legal Experts

Chambers Global 2016 – "Christophe Perchet assists clients with complex private and public M&A including all related litigation. He is particularly experienced in the construction, energy, mining and telecommunications sectors.” 

Legal 500 Mergers & Acquisitions 2016 – He is a member of the Davis Polk litigation team in Paris, which helped the firm achieve industry recognition:  “The 13-lawyer team also stands out for its ability to deal with highly sensitive M&A-related litigation issues.” 

Professional History

  • Partner, Davis Polk, 2007-present
  • Partner, Jeantet Associés, 2001-2007
  • Associate, Jeantet Associés, 1997-2001
  • Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Paris), 1992-1997

Bar Admissions

  • Paris, Avocat à la Cour


  • DJCE, Université de Strasbourg - Faculté de Droit, de Sciences Politiques et de Gestion, 1990
  • DESS, Université de Strasbourg - Faculté de Droit, de Sciences Politiques et de Gestion, 1990
  • Diplôme, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg, 1991


  • French
  • English