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Xavier Doumen


Xavier Doumen
English, French
Practice Group

As a partner in the firm's Paris office, Xavier is a member of our Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions practice and Private Equity practice and of the M&A Leadership Team. Xavier advises clients on French and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, as well as on a variety of other corporate matters, including joint ventures, strategic investments, spin-offs, equity financings, and recapitalizations.

He also advises on French securities law and corporate law issues. He joined the firm in 2012 after having worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Paris and New York. Xavier Doumen is recommended for his mergers and acquisitions experience by Legal 500 EMEA in its 2015 edition. He is also recognized as a 'rising star' by IFLR 1000, 2015.

Representative experience

Advising Alstom on sale of its Power & Grid businesses to GE, its joint ventures with GE, and on its acquisition of GE's signaling business.

Advising TOTAL on sale to EDF Invest and Ardian of majority stake in Geosel, and public tender offer on shares held by minority shareholders of Elf Aquitaine.

Conseil d Alstom sur la vente de son activite energie a GE l achat de l activite transports intelligents de GE et la constitution de 3 joint ventures

Conseil de TOTAL sur la cession dvune participation majoritaire

Conseil dAirbus sur la formation dune joint-venture avec OneWeb

Conseil des Etats dans le cadre du projet de boucle ferroviaire du Niger

Conseil d EDF sur la cession de ses activites Hongrie Slovaquie et l acquisition de l activite de traitement de dechets nucleaires de Studsvik

Conseil de deux groupes energetiques dans la mise en place de dispositifs de financement de projets et d actifs lies a l utilisation de systemes de stockage d energie

Conseil dAlbioma dans le cadre de la vente de ses eoliennes EDF EN

Conseil d Axalto sur la fusion avec Gemplus International pour creer Gemalto et sur l OPE initiee par Axalto NV sur les actions de Gemplus International

Advising EDF on various transactional matters including the disposal of its stake in a JV (€800m EV).

Advising a major global oil and gas company on various corporate and transactional matters. (ongoing)

Advising Axway on its acquisition of Systar by way of acquisition of a block followed by a public tender offer (2014).

Deal Counsel on the purchase of Financière Selec from LBO France and Deutsche Asset & Management (c. €1bn EV) (2013).

Advising Albioma (a portfolio company of APAX Partners) on the sale of its wind farms to EDF EN (2013).

Advising CCA International (a portfolio company of LFPI) on the acquisition of Data Base Factory, a commercial CRM specialist (2015).

Education and admissions


  • ESSEC Business School, 2003
  • LL.B., King's College London, 2001
  • Maîtrise, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2001

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Paris


Xavier Doumen is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2015 and recognised as a "rising star" by IFLR 1000.

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