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Pierre Thomet

Partner, Paris


Avocat à la Cour


Pierre specialises in private and public M&A, joint ventures as well as corporate law. He regularly advises large industrial groups, institutional investors as well as leading investment funds on their M&A transactions. Pierre lectures on “Group Corporate Strategies” at HEC.
Recent transactions include advising:

  • Bel on the sale of Leerdammer® and related rights to Lactalis
  • Solvay SA (listed) on the acquisition of Bayer 's global seed coating business
  • bpifrance in the context of the public takeover of Worldline on Ingenico and the acquisition of shares of Worldline through a placement to qualified investors by way of an accelerated bookbuilding offering
  • CVC Capital Partners on its successful bid to acquire a 65% stake in April SA, a French listed company, held by Evolem SAS (holding company of the founder of April)
  • TDR Capital on the acquisition of Touax Solutions Modulaires
  • BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas Personal Finance on the acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall’s captive financing activities and the set-up of a long-term strategic partnership with PSA
  • Linamar Corporation on its voluntary cash public tender offer on Montupet SA 
  • Holcim Ltd. on its merger of equals with Lafarge SA implemented by means of public exchange tender offer 
  • Ardian (ex-AXA Private Equity), its senior management, employees and other investors on the spin-off of Ardian from AXA Group 
  • L’Oréal on its acquisition of Magic Holdings International Ltd. (listed in Hong Kong) by way of a scheme of arrangement

Professional experience

May 2017 to date Partner, Corporate, Linklaters Paris
2015 - 2017 Counsel, Corporate, Linklaters Paris
Jan - June 2011 Associate, Corporate, Linklaters Amsterdam
2006 - 2015 Associate, Corporate, Linklaters Paris
2005 - 2006 Associate, August & Debouzy Paris


2004 Paris Bar Law School
2001 - 2003 Audencia Nantes School of Management, Master Degree in Management
2001 - 2002 University of Nantes, Law School, Master Degree in Corporate Law
1998 - 2001 University of Paris II Panthéon - Assas, Law School, Bachelor of Laws


French, English