Finance Monthly - Deal Maker Awards 2023

Finance Monthly Deal Maker Awards 2023 France Marie Pouget Partner Years of experience: 12 Damien Richard Partner Years of experience: 22 Marie Pouget’s practice area mainly focuses on private equity (particularly in connection with LBOs), mergers and acquisitions and distressed M&A transactions. She advises French and foreign investment funds and international groups on their equity investments and the monitoring of their investments. Career Prior to becoming partner at Racine, Marie worked as a partner for Ayache, associate and subsequent counsel for Shearman & Sterling LLP, and as an associate for Mayer Brown. Education Marie has a master’s degree in Business Law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and a master’s degree in Tax Law from Paris II Panthéon-Assas. She holds a Master of Science in Management from the ESSEC Business School and is a member of the Paris bar. Academic credentials, speaking engagements, etc Marie is an active member of the “Talent & Diversity” and “Ecological Transition” commissions of France Invest. She was a speaker at the 2022 Women in Finance conference organised by ESSEC Transaction and has made numerous contributions to legal reviews and French media. Her recent accolades include: The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 ranking (Private Equity – LBO: Firm to watch), IFLR1000 (notable practitioner in the M&A and PE practice areas); Option Droit & Affaires (Band 2 in the 2023 edition “Advisor to the managers in LBO transactions” and “LBO transactions – EUR 50 to 300 million”; and Décideurs Juridiques 2023 Law Summit (gold trophy in the “lower mid & small cap LBO transactions” category) Damien Richard has been an attorney since 2001, and his practice has been primarily focused on public business law. Today, Damien Richard represents developers, construction firms, planners and local governments. Over the course of his years of practice, Damien Richard has developed three principal areas of concentration: • Structuring real estate projects involving urban planning and contractual aspects, He counts among his regular clients the BOUYGUES and EIFFAGE groups. • Management of public contracts, particularly in the building and public works sector. • The development of tourist and cultural economies, with a particular expertise in developing ski resorts. Career Prior to Racine, Damien was a lawyer at Delsol & Partners. Education Damien has a master’s degree in Public Law from Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and a master’s degree in territorial local authorities from Aix Marseille III Université. He also holds a degree in Public administration (IEP Aix en Provence). Academic credentials, speaking engagements, etc Damien is listed in 2023 Best Lawyers Ranking. E: E:

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