Benoît Charrière-Bournazel


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Bar(s) : New York (2001), England and Wales (2007), Paris (2008)


Benoît Charrière-Bournazel is a member of the Paris and New York Bars as well as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He advises on French and international business law matters. He worked for 10 years at the French embassy in the United States and for the US law firm Covington & Burling in New York and London. Back in Paris, he worked as an associate for the US law firm Debevoise & Plimpton and was a partner at French law firm CBR & Associés, before joining DS Avocats as a partner in 2014.

Benoît is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Department as well as head of the USA and UK Desks in Paris. He advises French and international clients on external growth operations (mergers & acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, strategic alliances, etc.), corporate law matters (governance, compliance, etc.), international investments as well as dispute resolutions related to such matters. He has developed particular expertise in the energy, health, technology, cosmetics, food and financial services sectors.

Benoît is also head of the Paris-New York international commission of the Paris Bar, president of the New York University Alumni Club in France and member of the New York University Law International Alumni Advisory Board.

  • LL.M. in Company Law and International Arbitration, New York University School of Law, United States, 2000
  • LL.M in Commercial Law and European Law, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 1997
  • Master’s (DESS) in Corporate Law and Tax Law, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1996
  • Master’s (DEA) in European Corporate Law, Paris X Nanterre, 1996
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • IFLR1000 2021: “Highly regarded” for M&A
  • Option Law & Business 2021 – International arbitration consulting – 2 stars
  • Decision Makers 2021 – Litigation & Arbitration – International Arbitration – (Band 4)
  • Decision Makers 2021 – Mediation – (Band 3)
  • Chambers & Partners 2021 – Litigation Department (Band 5)
  • Le Point Magazine 2021 – Corporate Law – 4 stars
  • Décideurs 2020 – Health, Pharma & Biotechnologies – Capital transactions, Joint-ventures and corporate – Band 4
  • Décideurs 2020 – Private Equity – Development capital transactions – Band 4
  • Décideurs 2020 – Private Equity – LBO lower mid & small-cap transactions – Band 4
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2020 – Mergers & Acquisitions where the majority of transactions are below €200 million – Band 2
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2020 – development capital and LBOs with a majority of transactions under €50 million – Band 3
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2020 – law firms specialized in innovation capital – Band 4
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2020 – law firms specialized in fund structuring – Band 5

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