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Alexis Terray

Partner, Corporate Department


Alexis Terray is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Paris office. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. He has extensive experience in leveraged 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 corporate lawyers in France by Best Lawyers 2022
  • Ranked Individual in Private Equity (Mid-Market) in France by Chambers & Partners
  • Ranked for private equity by The Legal 500 France
  • Ranked as highly regarded in Private Equity by IFLR 1000 (2020 Edition)
  • 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


  • Astorg in connection with the acquisition of a significant shareholding interest in Armor IIMAK
  • Gimv France Participations in connection with the sale of Wolf Lingerie Group
  • 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 of Cerba HealthCare
  • Desmet Ballestra on the acquisition of Buss Chem Tech AG
  • Astorg in connection with its investment in Third Bridge Group Limited
  • Tikehau Investment Management in connection with a significant minority investment in Amarenco Solar Limited
  • The management of the Desmet Ballestra Group in connection with changes in its ownership
  • Tikehau Capital in relation to the disposal of a minority shareholding interest in Les Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques (DRT) to a company of the Firmenich group
  • Astorg and the other selling shareholders of M7 Group in connection with the sale of M7 Group to Canal+ group
  • Tikehau Investment Management and Bpifrance in connection with their minority investment in Groupe Rougnon alongside the management team and the founding family
  • Astorg in connection with its investment in Acturis Group Limited
  • M7 Group in connection with the acquisition of the DTH satellite TV operations from Liberty Global serving certain Eastern European markets
  • A shareholder in connection with the sale of a significant minority shareholding interest in Louis Dreyfus Holding BV
  • The management of the Averys Group in connection with the acquisition of the control of such group by Blackstone
  • Giat Industries/Nexter Systems in connection with the merger between Nexter Systems and KMW


  • Admitted to the Paris Bar Association

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity






Universite Paris II: Pantheon Assas, Maitrise 1985

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