Law firm Paul Hastings has appointed Charles Cardon, a corporate partner with a focus on takeovers, M&A, private equity, and capital markets transactions, to the firm’s team in Paris.
“We’re meeting our clients’ demand for deeper European capabilities in M&A, private equity and finance,” says Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings. “Charles brings extensive, valuable experience in these areas and is a welcome addition to the Paris office as we continue to grow.”
“Paul Hastings’ strong growth story and outstanding track record of impressive deals in Europe was very attractive to me,” says Cardon, who joins Paul Hastings from Dechert. “The firm’s Finance and Corporate practices are building tremendous momentum, fuelled by strong lateral partner additions and outstanding client work.”
Cardon advise funds in a wide range of transactions including LBOs and stock exchange related deals, such as acquisitions of public target companies by way of PtoP and IPO exits. He advises public companies in the context of their takeover bids (as advisor of target companies, bidders or shareholders); issuance of securities, governance matters, disclosure requirements and relationship with shareholders, as well as corporate law matters.
This news follows the arrival at Paul Hastings of a three partner private equity team in London and Washington DC in July this year; M&A and capital markets hires in Los Angeles and São Paulo in August; and the hire in the Paris office of leading French tax partner Bruno Leroy in May.