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Stéphane Huten is a partner in our Paris office and a member of our Corporate & Finance practice and of the global Private Equity Leadership Team. He focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions both on private and public companies with particular expertise in private equity transactions. He also advises on stock exchange law and corporate governance issues.
Stéphane Huten was recognised as one of the "forty under forties rising stars" by Financial News. And as one of the 50 most promising French lawyers (Magazine Droit des Affaires).
Stéphane has been ranked 3rd busiest M&A lawyer in Europe during the first half of 2020 according to data from Mergermarket in 2020.
In 2019 he was ranked as one of the “Top M&A Lawyers in France and EMEA” by MergerLinks (2019) as “up and coming” by Chambers 2019-2020. He was ranked first of the "Top France 2018 individual legal advisers" in volume by Merger Market (2018).
Stéphane advised on nearly 40 transactions in 2019 and nearly 20 on the first half of 2020, he advised number of private equity funds as well as listed companies, founders or management on number of operations.
Clients highlight Stéphane's creativity in negotiations, while one source states: "He delivers on time and is dedicated to get the results and be successful." Impressed clients enthuse: "He is undoubtedly one of the brightest lawyers in the Paris market - an excellent negotiator […]." Chambers Europe 2019
Clients also say: "He really combines technical expertise and high-quality drafting with strong interpersonal skills, which is a major advantage in difficult negotiations." Chambers Europe 2020
- Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2002
- ESSEC, ESSEC Business School