Stephane Huten named 2021 Private Equity Lawyer of the Year in French business law magazine Option Droit & Affaires

13 January, 2022 – Stephane Huten, a Corporate & Finance partner based in the Paris office at Hogan Lovells has been named 2021 Private Equity Lawyer of the Year by French business law magazine 'Option Droit & Affaires'. The prestigious award is part of the media publications’ annual rankings and recognises the most active and high performing dealmakers in the French private equity market.

Stephane Huten said: “I am delighted to win this award – a testament really to the strength of our full Paris PE practice which comprises of partners Xavier Doumen, Jean-Marc Franceschi, Matthieu Grollemund, Hélène Parent and a wider team of counsel and associates.”

The Paris PE team have handled more than 120 transactions for top quality clients in the last 12 months, including:

  • The founders of the Euro Ethnic Foods group on the sale of the grocery business of Grand Frais to PAI Partners
  • Tikehau Capital on its 40% stake acquisition of Egis, a construction engineering company.
  • Accel and Eurazeo on the record US$680m Series B of Sorare, a digital football card exchange platform using blockchain technology.
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners on its majority stake acquisition of Bruneau, a French online office supplies retailer.
  • Korelya Capital on its investment in Wallapop, with a valuation of US$840m.

For more information on the team, please contact: [email protected]


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