Géraud de Franclieu

Agility - Commitment - Proximity


Géraud has developed the practice known as mergers-acquisitions.

For more than 17 years, Géraud intervenes on mergers-acquisitions for French and international clients. He assists and advises his clients on all their strategic operations both in France overseas. He advises entrepreneurs, executives, families, ETI, international groups, and investment funds in their acquisitions sales, reorganisation, with a special expertise of their operations with a leveraged effect (LBO, OBO). He knows how to combine close contact with to his clients, technicality and good negotiating skills.

Géraud is also a specialist in implementing incentive scheme tools. He therefore advises
in transversality with the tax lawyers of Sekri Valentin Zerrouk, the executives and managers, while structuring and negotiating on their equity or sale operations.

He has recently advised the founding shareholders of Breaz.io on the sale to Hired.com, venture funds 123 in the acquisition of several hotels, the ECG insurance company on the acquisition of the majority of the capital of 1688, the founders of Can’t stop Media on the sale of the group to Canal +.


Legal 500
Since 2008, Sekri Valentin Zerrouk ranks among the recommended law firms. In 2015, Sekri Valentin Zerrouk has been recommended for his practice mergers-acquisition for “the competence, quality and timely work. The lawyers are ‘reliable and thoroughly work on the issues’. They are also very much appreciated for their ‘great convenience and pragmatism’.

Décideurs Stratégies Finance Droit
Sekri Valentin Zerrouk ranks 14 times in the guides edition 2015 ‘Capital – Investment’ ‘Mergers – Acquisition’, ‘Acteurs publics et entreprise’, ‘leadership et capital humain’, ‘gestion de Patrimoine & gestions d’actifs’. The team managed by 4 associates is recognised both like a ‘indispensable’ on operations up to €75M and ‘excellent’ find board LBO – lower mid and small cap on advice on capital development and risk.


Prior to join the law firm as associate in 2014, Géraud has worked with law firms Allen & Overy LLP, DLA Piper UK LLP, STC Partners (Counsel) and Courtois Lebel (Associate).




Master in business and taxation laws, Paris Ii Assas (1996)
Graduate of the l’EM (School of Management of Lyon) – majoring in corporate finance (1998)
Graduate of L’EFB (Bar French School) (1999)


Geraud is a member of the association of former students of L’EME Lyon and also a member of IBA (international Bar association)


Confidentiality agreement : traps and challenges
Affiches Parisiennes
7 October 2015

Consolidating and security law of corporate business: impact on regulated
option Finance
31 March2014

On Enforcement of shareholders’ agreements
Option finance
November 2011

On the termination of safeguard clauses for collateral liabilities
Option finance
avril 2011

On the supervision of traders bonuses
Option finance
December 2009

On the legal status of self-employed
Option finance
June 2009

On the recent adjustments on the system applicable to internal mergers
Option finance
December 2008

On the personal contribution made by management
Option finance
July 2008


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