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Bignon Lebray is pleased to announce the addition of Virginie Brault Scaillet as a Partner and Justine Langer as a Counsel in its highly reputed Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice, as from May 2nd 2024. 

Virginie Brault-Scaillet advises industrial groups and French and foreign investment funds on mergers, acquisitions and private equity transactions. She advises on restructuring, equity financing and joint ventures, as well as on corporate law issues . Virginie has extensive experience in organizing and coordinating complex and/or cross-border transactions. 

Her areas of expertise include healthcare and life sciences, regulated professions, energy, media, hospitality, TMT and new technologies. 

Virginie holds a postgraduate diploma (DESS) in International Business Law from Paris Descartes University. She obtained her CAPA in 2004 and was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2006. She began her career in 2005 in Franklin’s Corporate Finance – M&A department, before joining BCLP as Counsel in February 2020. 

Justine Langer mainly advises companies and investment funds on their French and cross-border strategic transactions. She advises and assists them on all aspects of corporate law (fundraising, shareholders’ agreements, acquisitions/disposals of shares and business assets, employee and management profit-sharing, joint ventures, restructuring, etc.). 

Justine Langer holds a Master 2 in French-English business law from Paris-XI, an LLM from Cardiff University and a certificate in business law and management from EDHEC. She obtained her CAPA in 2013. 

“The arrival of Virginie as Partner and Justine as Counsel in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions team is part of our drive to strengthen our commitment to providing innovative legal solutions tailored to the specific needs of each client. Virginie’s and Justine’s diverse and complementary backgrounds enrich the range of services offered to the firm’s national and international clients, in sectors such as healthcare (particularly regulated medical professions) and media. Their expertise in M&A and private equity, and the values they share with the firm’s partners, will enable synergies between the teams and offices to develop,” explains Sébastien Pinot, Managing Partner of Bignon Lebray. 

“We are delighted to be joining Bignon Lebray and its teams, who are renowned in their field. We are particularly attached to the strong commitments that the firm embodies: transmission of knowledge and values, innovative spirit and emphasis on the human aspect. We’re delighted to be embarking on this new adventure together, and to continue offering our clients cross-functional support in a dynamic, innovative environment.”