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Dr. Sébastien Gros

Partner
Paris

Dr. Sébastien Gros

Sébastien Gros, a partner in the firm's Paris office, leads the Financial Institutions Practice Group within the corporate practice. Regarded as one of three leading individuals in the European regulatory and corporate field, he is dedicated to helping financial services and insurance industry clients. Sébastien also has in-house counsel experience, working directly for several clients on a short-term basis, including a leading French banking group. French and foreign financial institutions rely on Sebastian’s solutions-focused approach to domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including share acquisitions and disposals, assets and business transfers, portfolio transfers, joint ventures, and group reorganisations. His clients include banks, e-money and payment institutions, investment services providers, insurers/reinsurers, and other regulated entities across the financial and insurance services industry.

His support includes non-transactional financial services and insurance to these same institutions as well, such as the setting up of new businesses, licensing and conduct of business requirements, marketing and distribution of products, and product regulation.Sébastien graduated from University of Freiburg (1995-2000), Paris Sorbonne (LL.M., 2002-2003) and Dresden (Doctor of Laws, 2008.) He qualified as a Rechtsanwalt (Germany) in 2002 and was admitted to the Paris bar in 2006.

Practices

Sébastien Gros is noted for being an 'accessible and solutions-focused' lawyer and praised for his 'ability to provide advice in a 'commercial context'

Who's Who Legal, 2014

Representative Experience

Advising a French banking group on the reorganisation of its insurance and reinsurance activities across several jurisdictions.

Advising a UK banking group on the disposal of its employee savings scheme business (épargne salariale) in France to a French credit institution.

Advising a French-based insurance group on the cross-border restructuring of its fine art insurance activities in France and Germany.

Advising a U.S. oil and gas corporation on the disposal of its downstream subsidiaries in Central, North and West Africa.

Education and admissions

Education

  • Dr. iur., Doctorate in Law, Dresden University of Technology, 2006
  • LL.M., Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2003
  • Second German State Exam in Law, University of Freiburg, 2002
  • First German State Exam in Law, University of Freiburg, 2000

Memberships

  • Franco-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Paris
  • German French Lawyers Association (DFJ/AJFA)

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Germany
  • Paris
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