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Benoît Fleury is a French qualified partner in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, and a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Business Restructuring Practice Groups.
Mr. Fleury’s practice focuses on one hand on corporate and commercial law (and in particular, securities-related transactions) and on the other, restructuring work.
He regularly advises European and US companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, which often involve innovative aspects of securities law. He is also involved in some of the most complex recent restructuring matters (mandat ad hoc, conciliation and safeguard), representing both debtors and creditors, notably institutional shareholders and portfolio companies and funds that he also advises in connection with their strategic investments and day-to-day operations. His practice also includes advising hedge funds in relation to their investments.
Mr. Fleury is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2017 for M&A and Insurance. He is also ranked as a leading lawyer for Restructuring/Insolvency by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Europe 2019, where sources say “Fleury is very strong, reactive and commercial.” and praise his “responsiveness, dedication and negotiation skills”. He has been described by Chambers Global references as “patient, able to explain everything and ready to hear what we have to say.” Clients have further commented in previous editions of Chambers Europe that Mr. Fleury is “really smart, always available, works quickly and has good business sense” and that they appreciate his “straightforward style and clever strategies”. Chambers & Partners also mentioned that he is a “down-to-earth, commercial, no-nonsense lawyer” and “an astute analyst of critical judicial situations in the bankruptcy field, [that] turns things around very fast whilst providing great advice”. He . The directory mentions that he is “highly regarded” and described him as “very proactive and client-oriented”. Best Lawyers in France (2015-2019) recommends him for Corporate. French business magazine Le Magazine Des Affaires selected him as a “rising star” among the new generation of top French corporate partners.
Mr. Fleury graduated from University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense with a master’s degree in 1996, after having received a diploma from business school EDHEC (École de Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord) in 1993. Mr. Fleury teaches corporate law at EDHEC business school, having taught for three years at Evry University.
He frequently writes on topical legal issues, e.g. recently in La Tribune : Régulation Permanente: Granularité ou grain de sable ?; Bulletin Joly Sociétés : B-corp à la française : l’intérêt social enfin réconcilié ? ; Les Echos: Loi Sapin 2 – Cartographie des risques et dispositif anticorruption : parallèle avec le dispositif applicable aux banques.
He is fluent in English.
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense - 1996 DEA
École de hautes études commerciales du Nord-EDHEC - 1993 Diplôme
France - Avocat au Barreau de Paris