Global law firm Reed Smith is pleased to announce the appointment of counsel Julie Cornely to the firm’s corporate team in Paris. The team now comprises two partners – Marc Fredj and Isabelle MacElhone – one counsel and four other lawyers. Julie’s arrival fits into the context of a growing corporate practice, which includes more than 70 lawyers based in London, Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, Athens, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Julie has particular expertise in the fields of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and stock exchange law. She advises companies – both French and international – on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, strategic partnerships and joint-venture agreements, the transfer of non-strategic activities (carve-outs), restructuring, equity capital operations (for both listed and non-listed companies), and also on governance and the reorganisation of shareholder structure.
“We are very happy to welcome Julie back to our Paris office. Her experience strengthens our experience in mergers and acquisitions and fiscal law in Paris,” commented Marc Fredj and Isabelle MacElhone.
Julie has developed expertise in the fields of pharmaceuticals, computer sciences and IT, luxury services, energy and telecommunications.
“Our current goal is to continue to meet the needs of our clients in Paris by developing our transactional offering in the areas of life sciences, financial services, energy and natural resources, and transport,” adds Benoît Charot, managing partner of Reed Smith’s Paris office.
With a Postgraduate Diploma in Common Law (Paris I University – 2001) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business Law (Louisiana State University – 2002), Julie was sworn in in December 2004, and practised for four years in Landwell & Associates’ office in Lille. Julie joined Reed Smith Paris in October 2008 and then entered the Business Law/M&A department of French law firm Altana in October 2011.