Capital markets

The Capital market team advises French listed companies on all the specific legal issues they may face: IPOs, capital markets transactions (public offerings, securities issuances, private placements, etc.), corporate legal services, as well as capital markets litigation (AMF proceedings).

Recognizing that most listed companies in France are SMEs with specific business concerns, our working methods are proactive and geared towards establishing long-term working relationships with our clients in order to support their needs as effectively as possible in highly technical legal issues.

The Capital markets team works closely with the firm's M&A and Private Equity teams, which enables them to understand the specific capital markets law issues involved in such transactions and provide a comprehensive approach to fully meet our clients' needs.

Alerion is a founding member of the Association of Stock market Lawyers.

  • Initial public offerings
  • Public offers (takeover bids, exchange offer, squeeze-out, etc.) and other M&A operations
  • Securities issuance transactions (public offering of financial securities, private placements, structured securities issues, etc.)
  • Corporate legal services (preparation and organization of general shareholder meetings, Board of Directors meetings, etc.)
  • Assistance and advice in implementing management and employee profit-sharing plans
  • Capital markets and securities litigation (proceedings before the AMF and, where applicable, the AMF’s Enforcement Committee).
  • Initial public offerings (Euronext Paris) of a French company operating in the area of digital publishing;
  • Takeover bid on Euronext Paris on behalf of a French group specializing in the video games sector;
  • Public to Private transaction (public offer followed by a mandatory squeeze-out) as part of an LBO of a French group (Euronext Growth);
  • Advising a minority family-owned group in the context of a public takeover bid between two French groups operating in the aeronautics and defense sectors;
  • Issuance of equity and hybrid securities (OCEANE, bond with equity warrant, etc.) in connection with transactions involving public offerings of financial securities,
  • Private placements on behalf of a French company specialized in digital marketing;
  • Implementing complex incentive plans for a French IT group (Euronext Paris);