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Fabrice Veverka is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department in Paris. His practice focuses on M&A transactions and complex negotiations involving both listed and unlisted companies, on behalf of corporate clients and investment funds. He has been involved in a number of significant M&A transactions in the French market in recent years.

Fabrice has also been listed among the top 40 lawyers of the CAC 40 companies in Forbes Magazine in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Experience

Fabrice began his career in 2004 at de Pardieu Brocas Maffei and later joined Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier in 2006. Prior to joining Willkie, he co-founded SLVF in 2012, which eventually merged with Viguié Schmidt in July 2017 to become Viguié Schmidt & Associés. He was seconded between 2010 and 2011 to London-based firm Macfarlanes LLP. 

  • Fabrice is ranked both in Chambers Global and Europe (France) 2023 in Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability, and praised by his clients: "In addition to his great legal skills, he is involved at all moments and has perfect knowledge of all aspects of the matter;" "He is very good at representing his clients and getting the best for them."
  • He is also ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA (2022), where clients mention his “impeccable responsiveness, availability, technicality, whatever the complexity of the file (listed/unlisted, international, foreign rights)."
  • Fabrice has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2024 for Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Triago, a leading private equity advisory firm, in its acquisition by Houlihan Lokey, Inc.
  • Saint-Gobain in its acquisition of Adfil NV, a leading manufacturer and supplier of fibers for reinforced concrete
  • Vilmorin & Cie, one of the world’s leading seed companies, in connection with the successful simplified public tender offer from Limagrain
  • Briarwood Capital Partners in Keysight Technologies’ binding offer to key shareholders of the ESI Group, a French virtual prototyping software company 
  • eureKING, a European SPAC dedicated to bioproduction, in its business combination with Skyepharma
  • Alstom on the sale of its Coradia Polyvalent platform, its Reichshoffen site and its TALENT 3 platform to the Spanish manufacturer CAF*
  • Sony Music Entertainment on the merger of Deezer with SPAC I2PO, which led to the IPO of Deezer*
  • Geodis in the sale of STSI to Orano*
  • PPF Group in the acquisition, in consortium with Bénéteau S.A., of Dream Yacht Charter*
  • Groupe Amaury in a large number of investments of strategic transactions, including in Amos Education and L’Atelier des Chefs*
  • Galeries Lafayette in the setting up of a joint venture with Keys Asset Management and the subsequent sale to such joint venture of the Lyon – Bron shopping mall to implement a major real estate development project on the site*
  • Aufeminin in its disposal to Groupe TF1 followed by a mandatory tender offer*
  • SNCF in the sale (privatization) of STVA to CAF Group*

*Fabrice advised on these transactions prior to joining Willkie in 2022.

Credentials

Education


Columbia University, LLM Université Paris X - Nanterre, Maîtrise HEC Paris

Bar Admissions


Paris