Tony Reed is the EMEA Chair of the Global Corporate Practice. Tony has more than 20 years of experience as a business and transactional lawyer. His work involves the representation of a diverse range of businesses – from owner-managed groups to multinationals operating in the chemicals, industrial and manufacturing sectors – in complex domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, disposals, financings and joint ventures.
Tony spent the first 10 years of his career as an M&A lawyer in London before moving to Paris in 2001. Dual qualified in England and France, Tony focuses his practice on advising US, UK, Asian and French clients on corporate transactions in numerous jurisdictions under both English and French law.
By way of example, Tony advised the shareholders of Solideal group (40 subsidiaries in 25 jurisdictions) on its merger with a Camoplast, Inc. Tony managed a team of 40 lawyers across six of our offices as well as local counsel in over 15 other jurisdictions.
Tony often acts as the first point of contact for US, UK and Asian clients doing business in Europe and ensures that the client obtains pragmatic commercial legal advice. Clients see him not only as legal adviser but also as a “cultural facilitator” enabling them to understand and bridge cultural differences and to do business more effectively with their European partners. Whilst first and foremost a corporate lawyer, Tony works closely with his colleagues across the other specialist departments and jurisdictions to deliver up pragmatic commercial legal advice across a broad range of areas.
Tony is one of three partners in the Paris Corporate practice who is currently listed in the Décideurs Juridiques category for mid-cap M&A as enjoying “forte notoriété” (highly renowned) and is also recommended in Chambers and The Legal 500.