Ashurst continues to grow European corporate practice with partner hire in Paris

    Global law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of Nicolas Bombrun as partner in the corporate team, based in Paris, marking a further step in the continued growth of the corporate practice’s global footprint.

    Nicolas is an established lawyer with close to 35 years of experience in French and international private and public M&A and LBO transactions. His clients, most of whom he has advised for many years, include industrial groups, some of which are listed, investment funds and foreign government related entities. Nicolas has a wealth of experience in the energy sector, particularly nuclear, and the technology/biotech sectors, as well as in the hotel and leisure sectors.

    "We are really pleased to welcome Nicolas to the firm," said Philippe None, managing partner of Ashurst's Paris office. "Nicolas' expertise in international M&A is undeniably a major asset and makes him the perfect complement to our existing strong cross-practice Paris team, in particular with the tax, competition, employment, finance and IT/IP teams. His arrival also responds to increasing client demand, and I am confident he will play a key role in further expanding our support to listed corporates and private equity clients in the region."

    Jorge Vázquez, global co-head of corporate, added that Nicolas will be a fantastic addition to the team. "He is a seasoned M&A/PE practitioner with an excellent reputation in the market, and his arrival will allow us to further enrich our global corporate/M&A offering – building on our industry focus, adding to the breadth and depth of our practice in Paris and bolstering our private equity and private capital capability. Nicolas' appointment, which follows that of Gavin Weir in London, Stefan Bruder and Marina Arntzen in Munich, Jean-Philippe Smeets in Luxembourg and Vasi Papadopoulos in the UAE, also reflects our continued strategic focus on growing our global corporate/M&A practice."

    Nicolas said: "I am delighted to be joining Ashurst, a global law firm with an excellent reputation, whose Paris office is made up of talented and ambitious young partners. The fact the firm has a full-service offering in France will undoubtedly be a real asset in handling future transactions."