Stéphane Huten

Stéphane Huten


Email stephane.huten@​

Phone +33 1 53 67 47 47

Fax +33 1 53 67 47 48

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Stéphane Huten is a partner in the firm's Paris office and a member of our Corporate & Finance practice. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions both on private and public companies as well as on private equity transactions. Stéphane is a graduate of both ESSEC and Paris II University. 

Prior to joining the firm, he was a lawyer at the Paris office of an international law firm (including one year in their New York office).  Stéphane Huten is ranked as one of the 50 most promising French lawyers (Magazine Droit des Affaires) as well as recognised as "rising star" by IFLR 1000 and as “Top M&A Lawyers in France and EMEA” by  MergerLinks (2019). He’s also ranked as one of the "forty under forties rising stars" (Financial News) and is ranked first in "Top France 2018 individual legal advisers" in volume by Merger Market (2018), and as “up and coming” by Chambers 2019.

As in 2018, Stéphane advised on nearly 30 transactions in 2019, he advised number of private equity funds as well as listed companies, founders or management on number of operations

Awards and recognitions


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Mergers and Acquisitions
Legal 500 EMEA


First position in the Top France 2018 individual financial and legal advisers by volume
Merger market


Ranked as one of the forty under forties rising stars
Financial News


Corporate/M&A (France), Up and Coming
Chambers Global


10th most active M&A lawyers in France and in EMEA
Merger Links

Education and admissions


Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2002

ESSEC, ESSEC Business School

Representative experience

Deal counsel on the acquisition by Noondnay of Powerhouse from LBO France and the PE fund of Deutsche bank (2013 - €1bn).

Advising the management of Theolia in the tender offer of Macquarie (approx €300m).

Advising Astorg Partners for the sale of Geoservices to Schlumberger (US$1.07bn).

Advising PAI partners for the acquisition of Amec Spie from B-TP Amec (€1.040bn).

Advising PAI partners for the acquisition of the isocyanates businesses of Rhodia and Lyondell.

Advising PAI partners for the sale of Panzani to Ebro Puleva.

Advising Aéroports de Paris on the acquisition of 38 % of the listed company TAV (EV/US$2.4bn).

Advising Séchilienne-Sidec (public company) on the sale of its wind power units to EDF EN.

Advising SANEF on the sale of its Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Activity.

Advising the management of Sperian SA for the takeover of Honeywell on such company (US$1.4bn).

Advising Edenred in relation to the demerger of the listed company Accor.

Advising CGG in relation to its takeover of Veritas.

Advising HBI in relation to a public tender offer for Elior (EV - €2.4bn).

Advising several French listed companies on stock market regulations and corporate governance.

Advising Aéroports de Paris for the sale of the Masternaut Group to Francisco Partners.

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