Linklaters hires M&A dealmaker Hubert Segain as co-head of its Paris Corporate practice

Linklaters is delighted to announce that leading M&A dealmaker Hubert Segain will be joining the firm as co-head of the Paris Corporate practice alongside Bruno Derieux.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Hubert Segain specialises in public and private M&A, joint ventures, stock exchange law, capital market transactions, corporate governance, and group reorganisations. He joins the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills where he headed its Corporate practice in Paris and served on its global governing Council.

Hubert Segain is the lead relationship partner for many major French and international clients, who he advises on a wide range of transactions. Ranked for three consecutive years in the Top 40 lawyers advising CAC 40 companies by Forbes, he has an excellent reputation for leading many of the highest-profile corporate deals in the market in recent years.

Aedamar Comiskey, Linklaters Senior Partner, said:

“Hubert Segain is a terrific hire into our global corporate team. His outstanding track record of advising the largest French and international companies on their strategic M&A deals and Linklaters pre-eminent global M&A practice will be a powerful combination for clients. Welcome Hubert.”

Linklaters has one of the world’s top M&A practices, with over 650 M&A lawyers advising clients across the globe on their most complex and important transactions. The firm is Band 1 ranked by Chambers for Corporate in the UK, Europe, and Asia, as well as for Global Multi-Jurisdictional Corporate.

Simon Branigan, Linklaters Global Head of Corporate, said:

“Hubert Segain is yet another marquee hire for Linklaters’ market-leading global corporate team. He brings strong and lasting client relationships and stellar M&A expertise to our global platform. I very much look forward to working with him on our clients’ most important strategic matters.”

In 2022, Linklaters advised on over 240 global M&A deals worth a total of $164 billion, including advising 35 of the world’s top 50 corporates. Among the firm’s recent awards are those for European M&A Legal Adviser of the Year and UK M&A Legal Adviser of the Year at the European Mergermarket Awards 2023.

Françoise Maigrot, Managing Partner for Linklaters in Paris, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Hubert Segain. His arrival, and our ongoing investment in our very strong talent pipeline, reflects the firm's ambition to field the very strongest Corporate team in Paris and across our global network. The strength and depth of our capabilities in this field, and the expertise we bring in antitrust and competition law, banking, employment, intellectual property, privacy and technologies, and tax, enables us to support our clients seamlessly on their most strategic matters.”

Bruno Derieux, partner and head of the Corporate practice in Paris, adds:

"We are all very happy to welcome Hubert Segain. His practice is highly complementary to ours and offers obvious synergies with those of the other teams."

Hubert Segain says:

“I am thrilled to join Linklaters, which has a world-class Corporate team, globally recognised for managing complex transactions. Linklaters stands out for the breadth and depth of its expertise and its international coverage, including in Europe, Asia and the US. These are invaluable assets for supporting clients as they manage their strategic challenges and opportunities.”