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Global Leader

Corporate Governance 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hubert Segain draws widespread praise from market commentators thanks to his profound expertise as a boardroom adviser.

Biography

A partner at Herbert Smith Freehills since 2008, Hubert Segain heads the firm's corporate practice
in Paris. He also served as the managing partner of the Paris office for four years.
His practice primarily concerns cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, stock
exchange regulations and corporate governance. Hubert works with both French and international
clients, with a focus on industrial groups, financial institutions and investment funds. He works for
listed companies as well as for private ones, for the private sector as well as for the public sector.
His recent transactions include Altran Technologies on the €5bn takeover offer launched by
Capgemini, and April (a French insurer listed on Euronext Paris) on the €900m takeover offer
launched by British fund CVC Capital Partners.
Hubert has published more than 40 papers on M&A and financial markets regulation. He regularly
collaborates with regulatory bodies (such as the AMF) and other professional organisations on
matters affecting corporate and financial regulations and regularly publishes papers on these
topics. Chambers Europe/Chambers Global, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who's Who Legal, Best
Lawyers , Acritas and Corporate Law Experts list him as a leading lawyer. Hubert was also the
exclusive winner of the Lexology Client Choice Awards in 2019 for M&A in France and also named
M&A lawyer of the year by Option Finance in 2020.
Hubert is a member of the Paris Bar and the New York State Bar. He studied in France (Sorbonne
and Assas) and the US (Yale Law School).
M&A 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The "excellent" Hubert Segain is highly recommended for his skilful approach to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Biography

A partner at Herbert Smith Freehills since 2008, Hubert Segain heads the firm's corporate practice
in Paris. He also served as the managing partner of the Paris office for four years.
His practice primarily concerns cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, stock
exchange regulations and corporate governance. Hubert works with both French and international
clients, with a focus on industrial groups, financial institutions and investment funds. He works for
listed companies as well as for private ones, for the private sector as well as for the public sector.
His recent transactions include Altran Technologies on the €5bn takeover offer launched by
Capgemini, and April (a French insurer listed on Euronext Paris) on the €900m takeover offer
launched by British fund CVC Capital Partners.
Hubert has published more than 40 papers on M&A and financial markets regulation. He regularly
collaborates with regulatory bodies (such as the AMF) and other professional organisations on
matters affecting corporate and financial regulations and regularly publishes papers on these
topics. Chambers Europe/Chambers Global, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who's Who Legal, Best
Lawyers , Acritas and Corporate Law Experts list him as a leading lawyer. Hubert was also the
exclusive winner of the Lexology Client Choice Awards in 2019 for M&A in France and also named
M&A lawyer of the year by Option Finance in 2020.
Hubert is a member of the Paris Bar and the New York State Bar. He studied in France (Sorbonne
and Assas) and the US (Yale Law School).

National Leader

France - M&A and Governance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The "excellent" Hubert Segain is "the go-to" for many peers and clients thanks to his leading M&A and corporate governance expertise.

Biography

A partner at Herbert Smith Freehills since 2008, Hubert Segain heads the firm’s corporate practice in Paris. He also served as the managing partner of the Paris office for four years.

His practice primarily concerns cross-border mergers and acquisitions; capital markets; stock exchange regulations; and corporate governance. Hubert works with both French and international clients, with a focus on industrial groups, financial institutions and investment funds. He works for listed and private companies in the private and public sectors.

His recent work includes advising Altran Technologies on the €5 billion takeover offer launched by Capgemini; and assisting April (a French insurer listed on Euronext Paris) on the €900 million takeover offer launched by British fund CVC Capital Partners.

Hubert has published more than 40 papers on M&A and financial markets regulation. He regularly collaborates with regulatory bodies (such as the AMF) and other professional organisations on matters affecting corporate and financial regulations and regularly publishes papers on these topics. Chambers Europe/Chambers Global, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Acritas and Corporate Law Experts list him as a leading lawyer. Hubert was also the exclusive winner of the Lexology Client Choice Awards in 2019 for M&A in France.

Hubert is a member of the Paris Bar and the New York State Bar. He studied in France (Sorbonne and Assas) and the US (Yale Law School).

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