Christopher Wilde is a British national, but has lived and practised in France for a large part of his career. He is Managing Partner of our Paris office and one of five Corporate partners there, currently listed in the Décideurs Juridiques category for mid-cap M&A as enjoying "Forte notoriété" (highly reputed) and “Recommended” in Chambers and Legal 500. 

Christopher brings to the firm more than 20 years' experience as a transactional lawyer in a highly international environment. His particular focus is on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions such as joint ventures.

Although he has particular experience in such areas as marketing services, media and entertainment and various manufacturing industries, he represents a diverse range of businesses from public, multi-nationals and household names through to the larger SME.

He has been dual qualified in France and England for the last fifteen years and is completely bilingual in French and English.

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  • Several "end of life" disposals of non-core businesses for major corporates.
  • Acquisition of multinational business divisions from a UK plc by a French CAC 40 group.
  • Various acquisition and incentivisation arrangements in the marketing services sector.
  • A disposal of an events management business to a UK plc.
  • EUR€ 65 million acquisition of a specialist distribution business in the entertainment industry for a US public group.
  • Establishment of a EUR€ 90 million capex joint venture in the field of bio-fuels.
  • Acquisition of an IT/Electronics distribution business for a London and Dublin listed plc.

Education

  • King's College, London, LL.B.
  • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Maitrise en Droit
  • , Law Society Finals, 1987

Admissions

  • Paris, 1996
  • England and Wales (solicitor), 1990

Languages

  • English
  • French

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