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Isabelle has an extensive experience in handling cross-border transactions and knows how to fill the cultural gap that may exist between jurisdictions. She has also developed a significant experience in strategic alliances and joint ventures and has been involved in major public M&A transactions which allowed her to build a strong relationship with the French Stock Exchange Authority (AMF). 


  • University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 1981, DEA
  • University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 1980, Master of Laws
  • University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 1979, Licence en Droit

  • Paris

  • Englisch
  • Spanisch
  • Französisch


  • Listed as Highly Regarded in IFLR1000 Global for France M&A, 2020-2021
  • 2012 - Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A, France
  • 2012 - Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A, France
  • 2010 - European Legal Experts, Corporate/M&A, France
  • 2009/10 - PLC Which Lawyer? Handbook, Cross Border M&A, France
  • 2003 - Ordre National Du Mérite

Notable Quotes

  • 3 July 2015 "Le pouvoir accru de l'Etat dans les OPA incite au dialogue préalable" L'AGEFI Quotidien
  • 1 June 2015 "Loi Florange : Comment les AG ont accueilli le "volet boursier"" Capital Finance 
  • 1 June 2015 "Investissements étrangers en France : la position schizophrène de l'Etat"