Alexis Terray is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Paris office. His practice focuses in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. He has extensive experience in leverage buy-out transactions for investment funds and management teams, for which he is recognized as one of the best French specialized lawyers.

He regularly represents French and foreign clients in strategic transactions, such as corporate restructurings, asset and share acquisitions and disposals, and joint ventures


  • Listed among the best lawyers in France by Best Lawyers 2023
  • Ranked Individual in Private Equity (Mid-Market) in France by Chambers & Partners
  • Ranked for private equity by Legal 500 France
  • Ranked as highly regarded in Private Equity by IFLR 1000
  • Ranked as Top Notch in Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit for LBOs Mid Cap
  • Award of « private equity law firm of the year » during the « Grands Prix de Private Equity Magazine » 2013 and 2016 ceremonies


  • Political Studies Institute of Paris, 1983
  • University Paris II - Pantheon-Assas, Master, 1985


  • the management team of Adhetec in connection with the acquisition of such company by Adagia Partners
  • Mérieux Equity Partners and Siparex in connection with the LBO on Piercan
  • Tikehau Investment Management in connection with its investment, and the entry of Arjun Infrastructure as new investor, in Amarenco Solar Limited
  • Tikehau Investment Management and Bpifrance in connection with the sale of their stake in Groupe Rougnon and, for Bpifrance, its reinvestment in said company
  • Astorg in connection with the acquisition of a significant shareholding interest in Armor IIMAK
  • Mérieux Equity Partners in connection with an investment in Biobest
  • Gimv France Participations in connection with the sale of Wolf Lingerie
  • Providence Equity Partners LLC for the acquisition of the control of Marlink
  • Astorg in connection with the sale of AutoForm AG
  • Tikehau Investment Management on the acquisition of a majority stake in the transportation group Groupe Sterne
  • Astorg in relation to the consortium formed with Bridgepoint for the acquisition of Fenergo Group, from Insight Partners
  • EQT in connection with the LBO on Cerba HealthCare
  • Desmet Ballestra on the acquisition of Buss Chem Tech AG
  • Astorg in connection with its investment in Third Bridge Group Limited
  • the management of the Desmet Ballestra Group in connection with changes in its ownership
  • Astorg and the other selling shareholders of M7 Group in connection with the sale of M7 Group to Canal+ group


  • Admitted to the Paris Bar Association

Practice Areas


Mergers and Acquisitions


Private Equity




Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales)



Universite Paris II: Pantheon Assas, Maitrise 1985

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