Ferdinand Barbé
  1. Associate

Mr. Barbé is an associate in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the Paris office.

Work Highlights

Recent Representations
  • Technip Energies on its completed spin-off from TechnipFMC and listing on Euronext Paris (2021)
  • Meridiam on its contemplated acquisition of Suez’s French Water Activities as part of the global contemplated acquisition of Suez by Veolia (2020)
  • Board of Directors of Solocal Group S.A. in connection with its Financial Restructuring Plan (2020) 
  • Solvay on the €300 million antitrust remedy sale of polyamide assets to Domo Chemicals and the €1.3 billion sale of the remaining worldwide polyamide assets to BASF (2019)
  • Helios Investment Partners on the planned merger of its portfolio company Telkom Kenya with Airtel Kenya (2019)
  • The initial purchasers on Crédit Agricole S.A. $1.75 billion senior non-preferred notes offering (2018)
  • Eramet on its:
    • €500 million issuance of 4.196% bonds due 2024 and on its €65 million tender offer on outstanding bonds due 2020 (2017)
    • €100 million issuance of convertible bonds into new shares (2016)
  • Millicom on the sale of its subsidiary in Rwanda to Airtel (2018)
  • Solvay on its pending €1.6 billion divestment of its polyamides business to BASF (2017)
  • Suez on its $3.4 billion acquisition of GE Water & Process Technologies (2017)
  • Valeo on its tender offer for shares of Ichikoh (2016/2017)

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Paris, Avocat à la Cour


  • Master, Droit des affaires & Economie, Gestion et Management, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris 1, 2013
  • Master 2, Droit financier, Université Paris Dauphine, 2014
  • Master 2, Droit bancaire et financier, Université Panthéon-Assas - Paris 2, 2015


  • French
  • Spanish
  • English