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Stéphanie Martinier is a special international corporate counsel in the Corporate Department, working in the Paris office.

Stéphanie advises French and international clients on the…

Stéphanie Martinier is a special international corporate counsel in the Corporate Department, working in the Paris office.

Stéphanie advises French and international clients on the legal aspects of their investments in France. She has worked on a wide range of corporate transactions, including business acquisitions and sales (both for industrial clients and private equity funds), and joint ventures, and has been involved in the negotiation of sensitive commercial contracts. In addition, she has built long-term relationships with her clients advising them in this context on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other French data privacy regulations.

Stéphanie has also developed expertise in the restructuring of corporate groups, in the negotiation of management packages and in dealing with the corporate aspects of the departure of top executives.

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The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted, in a dramatic way, the issues that a country may face if it loses control over certain strategic sectors of its economy to foreign interests. Like other countries in the world, France has had in place for many years a mechanism to screen foreign direct investments (”FDI”) in strategic sectors, but over the last year it has adopted legislation to markedly reinforce that mechanism, consistent with a global trend developing even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Foreign investors contemplating an investment in France should expect an environment of stricter scrutiny of proposed transactions from the perspective…

About

Stéphanie Martinier is a special international corporate counsel in the Corporate Department, working in the Paris office.

Stéphanie advises French and international clients on the…

Stéphanie Martinier is a special international corporate counsel in the Corporate Department, working in the Paris office.

Stéphanie advises French and international clients on the legal aspects of their investments in France. She has worked on a wide range of corporate transactions, including business acquisitions and sales (both for industrial clients and private equity funds), and joint ventures, and has been involved in the negotiation of sensitive commercial contracts. In addition, she has built long-term relationships with her clients advising them in this context on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other French data privacy regulations.

Stéphanie has also developed expertise in the restructuring of corporate groups, in the negotiation of management packages and in dealing with the corporate aspects of the departure of top executives.