If the lawyer was an animal, or a plant which one would it be ?
The Oak

The definition of law in 10 words maximum
Organize life together for the benefit of all

The first virtue of a lawyer

The worst vice of a lawyer

Your main strength

Your main weakness
The maniaquerie

The strength you value most in others

The weakness that bother you most in others

Your job if you had not been a lawyer
Designer (if I had the talent)

Your passions outside of your work

Your motto
The perfection of the background imposes that of the form

Your obsession
The clarity of contracts

Best use of your time off
A glass of wine

François Devedjian


Practices : Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Stock Exchange Law

Bar Association : Paris

Professional languages : English, French

Capabilitiessturing legalfundraising, private equity equity investments, disposals, acquisitions, public offers, IPOs, capital markets.

Specific knowledge : sinvestment structuring, preferred shares, shareholders' agreement, public offers, group restructuring, industrial acquisitions and disposals, shareholdings, LBOs, joint ventures.

Examples of recent operations: :

- Restructuring of free preference shares issued by the Pierre et Vacances group (2020)

- Capital merger of Risk & Co / LGT European Capital and Anticip (2019)

- Adviser to the Pierre & Vacances Group on the occasion of the exit of HNA Tourism Group (2018)

- Spintank fundraiser (2018) 

- Restructuring of the capital and shareholders of the Risk & Co group (2018)

- Withdrawal from Etam Développement's listing (2017)


François Devedjian is a partner in the firm since 2010.

A specialist in complex legal structuring operations, François Devedjian works in particular with companies, investment funds or managers on the occasion of corporate finance operations of any kind. Creative and responsive, it has made a specialty of sophisticated capital organizations capable of meeting the needs and expectations of its clients. 

He is involved in transactions in both listed and unlisted companies: mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, restructuring, LBOs, industrial disposals, equity investments, joint ventures, agreements between shareholders, public offers, capital market. 

He regularly advises large industrial groups, high-growth innovative companies or investment funds, both in their daily life and on specific transactions. 

Professional background and training

François began his career with Veil Jourde then Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before joining Mayer Brown, where he became a partner in 2008.

He has been a partner at Ginestié Paley-Vincent since 2010.

Holder of the DEA in Business Law from the University of Paris IX - Dauphine.


The so-called leavers mechanisms: From principles to tools, between convergence and efficiency, Practical acts and engineering n ° 168, nov.-dec. 2019 (File with Fabienne Kerebel)

Convertible preference shares, Practical Acts & Engineering n ° 161, Sept.-Oct. 2018 (File with Fabienne Kerebel and Jean-Jacques Daigre)

The Point

2023 - Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions | François Devedjian


2024 - Private Equity Law : Francois Devedjian

2024 - Venture Capital Law : Francois Devedjian



2024 - Private Equity: Law firms in development capital and LBOs whose majority of transactions concern companies of less than 50 million euros 


Banking & Finance: Equity capital markets - Small & Mid Cap -  Renowned practice 

Banking & Finance : Quality practice 

Capital investment : Lower mid & small cap LBO transactions: strong reputation