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Christophe Perchet

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, Caisse des Dépôts and Carrefour.

Work Highlights

Recent Representations
  • Eramet on its:
    • €500 million issuance of 4.196% bonds due 2024
    • €65 million tender offer on outstanding bonds due 2020 (2017)
    •  €100 million issuance of convertible bonds into new shares (2016)
  • A.P. Møller - Mærsk on the $7.45 billion disposal of Mærsk Oil to Total (2017)

  • Gecina on its unprecedent 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)

  • Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations:

    • On its investment in Transdev (2016)
    • In connection with a renegotiation of the alliance between CNP Assurances, a portfolio company of the Caisse des dépôts, BPCE/Natixis and LBP (2013/2016)
    • In connection with the competing tender offers of Fosun and Bonomi for Club Med (2014)
  • Thales on its acquisition of Security Services from Alcatel-Lucent (2015)

  • 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)

  • Technicolor on the €150 million PIPE investment of Vector (2012)

  • EDF on its cash and share €3 billion take-over bid for EDF Energie Nouvelles (2011)

  • Areva on various acquisitions in related business areas as mining, uranium enrichment and electrical equipment, including the € 4 billion disposal of its transmission and distribution division (2010)

  • PartnerRe on its €2 billion tender offer on ParisRe (2009)


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


  • 121, avenue des Champs-Elysées
    P: +33 1 56 59 36 50
    F: +33 1 56 59 37 50

Bar Admissions

  • Paris, Avocat À la Cour


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


  • French
  • English