International leading law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce the appointment of Laurence Vincent as a new partner of its corporate/M&A practice in Paris. This promotion will take effect from the 1st of May 2022. Globally, 34 lawyers have been promoted to partner, the largest cohort in the firm's history.
Laurence Vincent joined the corporate/M&A practice of the Paris office in 2013 as an associate, before being promoted to Of Counsel in 2018. She was previously at Bredin Prat (2008-2013). As a member of the Paris bar, she advises and assists listed and unlisted companies on a wide range of public and private domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets transactions and on corporate governance matters and shareholders activism. Laurence graduated from the Nancy University of Law with a Master's degree in business law (2006) and another Master's degree in European business law (2005).
Laurence distinguished herself for instance by advising easyJet on its £1.2 billion rights issue, as well as Latécoère, a French aircraft company, on its €222.4 million capital increase with preferential subscription rights for shareholders.
She also wrote with partner Hubert Segain the first practical guide published by a law firm on the inclusion of CSR issues within the corporate governance of listed companies.
The Paris corporate/M&A practice now includes five partners (Hubert Segain, Frédéric Bouvet, Edouard Thomas, Christopher Theris, Laurence Vincent), two Of Counsel and about twenty associates.
"We are delighted with the nomination of Laurence Vincent as a partner. She is an excellent professional who has demonstrated an unfailing commitment to our clients with remarkable rigour in her execution. We wish her every success in her new role" Hubert Segain, partner and head of the Paris corporate/M&A practice, says.
"Laurence's appointment is an excellent news for the Paris office and for the global corporate/M&A practice which keeps growing. The promotion of our talented lawyers is one of the key elements of the growth strategy of the firm. We are delighted to welcome her within the partnership" Paris managing partner Frédéric Bouvet declares.