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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

  • París

  • English
  • Español
  • French

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in France for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2023-2024
  • Listed as Highly regarded in IFLR1000 Global for France M&A, 2020-2024
  • Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A, France, 2012
  • Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A, France, 2012
  • European Legal Experts, Corporate/M&A, France, 2010
  • PLC Which Lawyer Handbook, Cross-border M&A, France, 2009-2010
  • 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"