Thibaud Forbin


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Bar(s) : Paris


With over 25 years of experience in British and American law firms, Thibaud Forbin advises clients in the field of French and international business law.

Prior to joining DS Avocats, he was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, whose Paris office he opened in 2011.

He has been a partner in the Corporate/M&A department of DS Avocats since 2020.

He assists French and foreign clients with their external growth operations (mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, etc.), their fund raising (venture capital and private equity), their corporate law issues (corporate governance, reorganisation, compliance, fund raising, etc.), their international investments and their complex contractual negotiations.

He advises in particular in the fields of logistics, energy, tourism, new technologies, agri-food and financial services.

Thibaud Forbin teaches corporate engineering at ESCP Business School in the specialized Master of International Law and Management.

  • Postgraduate degree (DESS) in Business Law and Taxation – Panthéon -Assas Paris 2 (1991)
  • Master’s degree in Business Law and Taxation – Panthéon – Assas Paris 2 (1990)


  • French
  • English
  • Best Lawyers 2021 – Corporate Law
  • Magazine Le Point 2021 – Corporate Law – 4 stars
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2020 – development capital and LBOs with a majority of transactions involving companies 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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