Jean-Marie Valentin

Leadership - Conviction - Technicality


Jean Marie has developed a recognised practice in the field of mergers-acquisitions, Private equity, complex contract negotiation and restructures. Jean Marie combines rigor and technique, strategic vision and human consideration. He acts like a fair advisor and provides his clients with personalised strong support intuitu personae.


Jean Marie has intervened on a great number of operations on behalf of industrial groups, SMEs/ETI, family shareholders and senior management.

He regularly assists the Spie et Bureau-Veritas groups in their operations M&A. He recently intervened with TF1. He supports many SMEs, ETI executives in solving their legal and strategic issues (partnership, M&A, reorganisation, restructuring, international development).

He also assists investment funds such as small et mid cap fund of the Credit Agricole group, Argos, Capital Export in their operations of acquisition, sale or restructuring of their shareholdings.

He willingly adopts a cross cutting and non-conventional approach, he is one of the developers of the social trust in order to ensure specific commitments related to employees in sales or restructuring operations. In this way, he applies to social relationships, his own technique and philosophy relating to mergers and acquisitions.

Jean Marie Valentin has intervened in the restructuring of the group Lyondell Basell, of the sale by the group Arkema of its vinyl factory to the group Klesh (Kem One), as part of the restructuring of the group Petroplus and the sale of La Redoute and de Pages Jaunes by Kering.

Jean Marie is furthermore in charge of the activities for the trust fund of the firm.




Master’s degree in Business Law, Paris II Assas

DJCE DESS in Business Law, Paris II Assas

Certificat supérieur de droit et fiscalité du commerce international, FNDE, Montpellier

Graduated from the Business Law Institute (Institut de Droit des Affaires (IDA), Paris II Assas


Prior to set up the law firm, Jean Marie Valentin has worked both at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Gide Loyrette Nouel.


Jean-Marie Valentin teaches at l’ecole de formation du Barreau de Paris.


Jean Marie Valentin is a co-author with Sylvain Paillotin on the chapter dealing with France in the collective book publication of Financing Company Groups Restructuring, published by 
Edited by Gregor Baer – Karen O’Flynn

Determined, flexible and connected: the generation Y can change the companies
Le Nouvel Observateur
June 27 2015

Put an end to the archaic system of the labour codes
Les Echos
June 5 2015

What may we assume on the appraisal report of ‘Dombre-Coste’ on the Consumer protection bill known as ‘la loi Hamon law’) ?
March 20 2015

Who owns the company?
Les Echos
March 17 2015–.htm

The expropriation of companies or shareholders in difficulty: what is stipulated in the bill “Macron”
Option Finance
January 26 2015

Trust and restructuring
The conference proceedings of trusts and restructuring held on the 25th of September 2014 by the French Association of trustees.

The trust security
The conference proceedings held on the 8th of October 2013 by the french association of trustees.

Entrust restructuring to your employees!
Les Echos
December 9 2014

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk : The trust from darkness to light
Décideurs Magazine
September 1 2014


Jean-Marie Valentin is a member of the ‘IBA’ and ‘DFCG’.


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