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Ariel Harroch is a partner in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and a member of the firm’s Merger and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Tax practice groups.
Mr. Harroch has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and private equity representations. Mr. Harroch combines a deep understanding of technical tax issues with practical commercial deal experience, rendering him particularly adept at transaction structuring. Furthermore, Mr. Harroch has developed specific expertise advising on corporate law aspects of restructuring matters for listed companies.
Mr. Harroch advises French and international corporations and investment funds on strategic investments, LBOs, cross-border transactions, joint-ventures, corporate governance matters, management of equity plans and reorganizations, in a variety of industry sectors (including telecommunications, media, financial services, retail, hospitality, logistics and real estate).
Chambers Europe 2023 recommends Mr. Harroch for Corporate/M&A (High-end Capability) where clients praise him : “He is very accessible and he has also got a good business vision of deals, which is very helpful“ ; He “is a good technician.“ Previous editions described him as “very business-oriented, pragmatic and proactive”. Clients have consistently highlighted that “he is extremely helpful, seasoned and experienced” ; “he has very good judgement and can go beyond technicalities to give personal ideas on what will work or not” ; he is a “well-recognized lawyer on the market [that] offers complete advice to clients” with the tax structuring of corporate transactions.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 also recommends him for both M&A highlighting that he “brings a distinct combination of tax and corporate law expertise to the table and is particularly skilled in transaction structuring” ; he “stands out for his combined corporate and tax expertise.” He is also listed for Private Equity, where clients report that he is a “remarkable professional with an ability to reassure clients, find solutions, and facilitate constructive exchanges with the opposing parties.”
Best Lawyers in France also consistently praises Mr. Harroch as a leading lawyer in France for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law and Tax Law.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Harroch practiced as a partner at a leading French law firm.
Admitted to the Paris Bar, Mr. Harroch is fluent in English.
Hautes études commerciales de Paris-HEC Paris - 1990 Diplôme
Université Paris-Sud XI - 1990 DESS
France - Avocat au Barreau de Paris