Thierry Brun




With 25 years’ experience, Thierry Brun is a recognised specialist in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and company restructuring.

His multi-sectoral activity is mainly focused on international transactions for high-end clients including corporates and investment funds, both French and foreign, to whom he offers support in their strategic growth and/or restructuring projects in France and abroad.

He also manages strategic litigation and arbitration proceedings related to his areas of specialisation.

Significant experience

Thierry Brun counsels regularly in M&A/corporate and/or in litigation, groups such as Smurfit Kappa (packaging- paper), DCC plc (energy), Hoist Group (hi-tech), Spotify AB (music steaming services), Eurovia-Vinci (infrastructure, transport and urban development works), Generali France (insurance), LBI hf (banking), Accent Equity Partners AB (investment funds), Randstad France (temporary work – recruitment), Akelius GmbH (real estate), AVIC-Xinfei (aeronautics-mechanics), Laboratoire Famar FFH (pharma), Coca-Cola Entreprise (beverages), Koch Media GmbH (video games), Kingfisher plc (home improvement products) and Système U (retail).

Member of

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association des Entreprises de Chine en France (Association of Chinese businesses in France) (AECF)
  • China M&A Association
  • MEDEF International


  • Postgraduate Degree (Master 2 – DEA) in International Private Law and International Commercial Law (Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne University)
  • Postgraduate Degree (Master 1) in Business Law (Paris XI University)


  • Un exemple de fiducie : comment rompre un lien capitalistique de façon non définitive ? (Option Finance, n°1112, 14 février 2011, avec Benoît Teston)
  • Un exemple de fiducie : la sécurisation des paiements dus au titre d’un PSE (Option Finance n°1103, 6 décembre 2010, avec Benoît Teston)
  • World Stock Exchange : a Practical Guide, Chapter France : Eurolist (en collaboration avec Philippe Portier) (Globe Business Publishing, 2007)
  • Les armes efficaces de la Directive OPA (Les Echos, 3 juillet 2006)
  • Réforme des OPA (Journal des Sociétés, Mai 2006, n°32)
  • Actions de préférence ou pacte d’actionnaire : que choisir ? (Capital Finance, 9 mai 2006, n°797)
  • De certains aspects de droit des sociétés et des fusions-acquisitions au regard des prérogatives du comité d’entreprise issues de la loi NRE (Le Juriste, n°8, décembre/janvier 2002)
  • Banking Regulation in France – ‘Regulation of Foreign Banks’ (Butterworth, 2nd Edition, 1999)