Finance Monthly - Deal Maker Awards 2023

Finance Monthly Deal Maker Awards 2023 France RACINE’S COMMITMENTS • Technical expertise: Excellence of the firm’s specialists in the principal areas of law, both in advisory services and litigation. • Effectiveness: Solution-oriented services for specific and concrete results. • Local market knowledge: In-depth knowledge of the situation on the ground and the stakes facing each client, enabling practical support. • Foresight: Depth of focus and transverse expertise contributing to preventing difficulties. • Anticipation: Deep insight and cross skills to prevent difficulties. • Reactivity: Robust team engagement, continuous availability and the direct personal involvement of the firm’s partners. • Holistic Approach: Project-focused structure on a client’s interests, allowing for holistic management of the problems it faces. Maud Bakouche Partner Years of experience: 20 Maud Bakouche works with French and foreign groups and is principally active in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and joint ventures in France and internationally, particularly in the media sector. She also advises companies and management teams in their fundraising operations. In addition, Maud has developed a special expertise in connection with SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies). She advised the founders of Mediawan (2016) and 2MX Organic (2020), the first two SPACs created in France, and those of I2PO (2021), in connection with their initial public offerings and subsequently their initial business combinations (2017 for Mediawan and 2022 for I2PO and 2MX Organic). Career Prior to becoming partner at Racine in 2018, Maud worked as an associate at Latham & Watkins and as a jurist in corporate law in a business law firm in Tel Aviv. Education Maud graduated from Institut Supérieur d’Interprétariat et de Traduction (ISIT). She has an LL.M. in International Business Law from King’s College London and a graduate degree in Business Law from the international law programme of Université de Paris XI. Areas of expertise Mergers and acquisitions, debt/equity transactions, corporate structuring, shareholders’ agreements, capital markets and SPACs. Academic credentials, speaking engagements, etc In 2022, Maud was a member of the expert committees who were selected by ODDO BHF to elect the award winners for the Young Entrepreneurial Awards which they organised. In December 2022, the French Revue de droit bancaire et financier published a special edition on SPACs, where Maud was the co-author of two articles. Maud has also made other numerous contributions regarding SPACs to reviews and French media. E:

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