« An entrepreneur at the service of entrepreneurs »

« An entrepreneur at the service of entrepreneurs »

Alexandre Ghesquière began his career in Paris within the Finance department of Hogan Lovells, an American-British law firm. In 2006, he joined Bignon Lebray, where he became a partner in 2012.

Alexandre is part of the departments for Corporate Law – Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, providing advice to French and international clients on all transactions relating to acquisition, sale, capital increases and group restructuring. He equally counsels clients on contentious aspects of these transactions. His clientele mostly consists of start-ups, SME-ISEs and international groups.

What his customers appreciate:
– great responsiveness and availability,
– proximity in the working relationship,
– the pragmatism and added value of his advice,
– his desire to conclude cases while maintaining the interests of his clients.

“Alexandre Ghesquière is recommended for ‘the great attention he pays to the needs of clients and for his efficiency'” (Legal 500 Paris, international ranking).

Did you know ?

  • Track record: Alexandre has advised French groups on their international development (e.g. Altima, Delsey) and international groups on their development in France (e.g. Tomy, Fedrus International); he has carried out significant transactions, such as the sale of Altima to Accenture, or the OBO of Arthur Loyd, and has helped raise capital for start-ups such as Axorus, Parkki, Whac Media, WayKonect and Colisweb.
  • Emerging technologies: for ten years, Alexandre has been leading the partnership with Euratechnologies (the main French start-up incubator) and advising numerous start-ups.
  • Alexandre spent a year at an English university, where he obtained his LLM, additionally working for four years at a Paris-based English firm; Alexandre is one of the only lawyers in Lille specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity able to exchange, negotiate and draft documents in English.
  • A sports enthusiast: Alexandre practices all kinds of sports for his well-being and for the values that they represent (performance, challenge, fair play, etc.), including running, triathlon, golf, alpine skiing and more.

Formation

  • LLM in International Business Law, University of Norwich, England (2005)
  • Master’s degree (DESS) in Financial Engineering, University of Paris XII (1999)
  • Master’s degree (DESS CAAE), Institute of Business Administration, Lille (1998)

Language

  • French
  • English