Private Equity Exchange & Awards 2021


Created in 1920 by the former head of the Renault group’s legal department, DESFILIS was taken over in 1985 by José Desfilis. Historically close to family groups, the firm has become a regular advisor to industrialists and Private Equity players. DESFILIS regularly advises French and foreign investment funds in majority and minority LBO transactions, including innovative structuring, complex securities issues and hybrid financing. Thanks to its dedicated private equity platform, DESFILIS covers the full scope of legal issues arising in private equity transactions (due diligences, tax structuring, financing, corporate and management packages). Working closely with its clients, DESFILIS offers creative and tailor-made solutions that meet the dynamics of their needs. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams combine both talent and skill to solve complex issues in collaboration with its clients’ internal teams and at their side. Involved, pragmatic and proactive, the lawyers of the firm share with their clients an ambition for excellence.