Xavier Doumen

Xavier Doumen


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +33 1 53 67 47 47

Fax +33 1 53 67 47 48

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

As a partner in the firm's Paris office, Xavier is a member of our M&A practice and Private Equity Transactions 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. He is also recognized as  'highly regarded' by IFLR 1000, 2020.

Awards and recognitions


Highly Regarded in M&A and Private Equity
IFLR 1000


Mergers and Acquisitions
Legal 500 EMEA


Industry Focus: IT, Telecoms, and the Internet
Legal 500 EMEA


Industry Focus: Energy
Legal 500 EMEA


Recommended in Private Equity
Best Lawyers


Corporate/M&A, Recognised Practitioner
Chambers Global

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


Representative experience

Advising Akiem Group, European leader in locomotive leasing, on the whole-business acquisition of Macquarie Europe Rail's rolling stock leasing business (2020)

Advising Barcelona-based, global pharmaceutical company ESTEVE on its acquisition of German pharmaceutical company Riemser Pharma GmbH from private investment house Ardian. (2020)

Advising Synopsys, Inc., a global company in software and IP in its acquisition of Qualtera, a fast-growing provider of collaborative high-performance, big data analytics. (2020)

Advising Helios Towers in connection with the signature of an agreement with Free Sénégal for the acquisition of 1,200 telecom sites for an amount of 160 million euros. (2020)

Advising Ermewa Group in relation to the acquisition of 100% of the capital of the Singaporean company Raffles Lease Pte. Ltd. and its portfolio of directly managed assets (14,000 containers). (2019)

Advising Ingram Micro in relation to the signing of an agreement in view of its acquisition of Abbakan. (2019)

Advising Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.in its acquisition of TxCell. (2018)

Advising Albioma on the acquisition of Eneco France. (2018)

Advising Daimler on a mobility joint venture with BMW. (2018)

Advising EDF in the signature of an agreement with BBOXX to develop "off-grid" electricity access solutions in Togo. (2018)

Advising LFPI on several transactions including the take private and sale of CCA International to Comdata / Carlyle, the acquisition of Digit RE and Snadec.

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.

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