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Fieldfisher strengthens Paris office with three new partner hires




European law firm Fieldfisher has hired Anne-Laure-Hélène des Ylouses, Antoine Gabizon and Pascal Squercioni as partners in its Paris office. They joined the firm on 1st July 2014.

Anne-Laure-Hélène is a competition partner who regularly advises clients in the telecommunications, energy, transport, banking and new technology sectors. She advises clients on competition law and unfair practices, establishing and implementing their distribution and contractual policies, merger controls and lobbying.

She also has in-depth expertise of handling litigation before courts and national regulation authorities including ARCEP, CRE and CSA, and the European Commission. Anne-Laure-Hélène joins from YGMA, a firm she co-founded in 2004.

Antoine joins as a tax partner from UGGC Avocats. He specialises in corporate tax, the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, international tax structuring and transfer pricing, tax litigation, private asset management, employee benefits, the creation of investment funds and VAT.

Antoine has built a strong client following, having practised at UGGC since being admitted to the Paris Bar in 1996. He acts for French private equity funds, French and international corporates and private individuals.

Also joining from UGGC is Pascal Squercioni. Pascal has been with UGGC since being admitted to the Paris Bar in 1992, and made partner in 2000. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring and capital markets work. He also advises on stock exchange regulations and commercial litigation.

Pascal typically advises investment funds

in their role as minority or majority shareholders and investors who wish to create AMF-compliant funds. He also advises on the negotiation of management packages.

Managing Partner Michael Chissick said: "Our Paris office has been one of Fieldfisher's big success stories in recent years, and Pascal, Antoine and Anne-Laure-Hélène's arrival is a sign of our commitment to building our presence in France.

"Anne-Laure-Hélène adds significant depth to our European competition team, Pascal will enable our Paris office to provide clients with a complete corporate offering, while Antoine's tax expertise will be of great value to a number of departments, especially our corporate team. I am delighted to welcome them all to the firm."

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