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Pierre-Emmanuel Perais

Corporate Partner, New York




Pierre is a Partner in Linklaters’ Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions group.

Pierre’s practice encompasses a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, with a particular focus on cross-border matters.

Pierre advises clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity and asset sales, auctions and joint ventures. Pierre has also experience representing corporate clients, investment banks and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies with respect to capital markets transactions, with a particular focus on equity and debt securities offerings (whether SEC registered or exempted) and liability management transactions. Pierre advises clients on SEC compliance and reporting, governance issues and general corporate and securities law matters.

Pierre has also experience on SPAC (special purpose acquisition companies) related matters, having advised SPACs and their sponsors, target companies and their shareholders, “PIPE” investors as well as stock exchanges on related matters.

Work Highlights

Highlights include advising:

  • ENGIE on the $1.4bn pending business combination between EVBox and TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp., a SPAC formed by TPG and listed on the NASDAQ
  • Union Acquisition Corp. II, a Cayman Islands based SPAC on the $1.1bn business combination with Crynssen Pharma Group Ltd and related listing of new holding company Procaps Group, S.A. on Nasdaq.
  • Mayfair Equity Partners and Yo! Sushi on their acquisition of Snowfox and Sushibox
  • Petrobras on its $3bn+ Gulf of Mexico joint-venture with Murphy Oil Corporation
  • Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance, a Japanese insurance conglomerate, on its minority investment in U.S. public company National General and on various venture capital minority investments in the U.S.
  • ION Investment Group on its acquisition of OpenLink, a global leader in trading, risk and treasury solutions for the energy, commodities and financial services industries
  • Triton Partners on the financing of its acquisition of Bormioli Pharma
  • Apollo on its €3+bn acquisition of Verallia and on the following recapitalizations through the issuance of high yield notes


Pierre holds a Master of Laws from University of Pennsylvania Law School. Pierre also received a law degree from Sciences Po Paris (France) and studied economics and finance at Sorbonne University (France).

He speaks English, French and Spanish.