Frank Martin Laprade


Martin Laprade


Frank Martin Laprade specialises in company law, particularly concerning companies listed in Paris. As an associate professor at Paris Sud (XI) University and a member of the legal committee of Ansa [French National Association of Joint Stock Companies] for over 10 years, his expertise has led him to act in both an advisory capacity (public takeover bids, issuance of securities granting access to capital, stock market listing and delisting), and in litigation proceedings (administrative sanctions, market abuse, disputes between shareholders). He is also the author of numerous publications.

Significant experience

  • Radiall v Euronext Paris SA (Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation)).
  • Madag v Acadomia (priority concern of constitutionality (QPC)).
  • Transfer of registered office abroad (Eurofins Scientific SE, Velcan Energy, etc.).
  • Public takeover bids (Clarins, Rue du Commerce, Gifi, Huis Clos, etc.).
  • Programmes to increase share capital through the exercise of stock options (PACEOs) and other equity lines.
  • Capital increases (Europacorp, Compagnie des Alpes, Archos, etc.).
  • Complex bond issues (Assystem, Foncière Inéa, etc.).

Member of

  • Centre de Recherche en Droit Financier (Financial Law Research Centre) (Sorbonne-Finance), Institut André TUNC (André TUNC Institute), Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University.
  • Association Nationale des Sociétés par Actions (National Association of Joint Stock Companies) (ANSA), Member of the Legal Committee
  • Partner member of the association MiddleNext
  • Member of the Legal Committee of the Association de Défense des Investisseurs (Investor Defence Association) (ADI)
  • Association Nationale des Juristes de Banque (National Association of Banking Lawyers) (ANJB)
  • Association des Juristes de Sciences-Po (Association of Sciences Po lawyers) (AJSP)
  • Association d’Avocats en Droit Boursier (Association of Stock Market Lawyers) (ADB)


  • DOCTORATE in Private Law (Paris XI Jean Monnet University, 2006)
  • MASTER’S in Business and Tax Law, (Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, 1994)
  • INSTITUTE OF POLITICIAL STUDIES of Paris, Public Service, 1992


  • Concert et contrôle, Plaidoyer en faveur d’une reconnaissance de l’action de concert par le droit commun des sociétés – Coll. Pratique Affaires, Editions Joly, 2007.