HERALD strengthens its Corporate M&A/Private Equity practice with the arrival of Arnaud Levasseur as partner and his team



Paris, 5th February 2024


HERALD has strengthened its Corporate M&A/Private Equity practice with the arrival of Arnaud Levasseur as partner and member of his team. This appointment, which comes just one month after that of Christophe Jacomin, is in line with the firm’s development strategy and bears witness to its dynamism.


Arnaud Levasseur, who specialises in M&A and private equity, is mainly involved in LBOs, expansion capital and mergers and acquisitions, both in France and internationally.

With more than fifteen years’ experience, Arnaud Levasseur has developed a recognised cross-functional practice in M&A/Private Equity and, more particularly, in all transactions with an international dimension.

Arnaud’s clients include financial investors, listed industrial players, family groups, entrepreneurs and managers, particularly in the healthcare and agri-food sectors. His team is able to advise them on their domestic and cross-border strategic transactions.

He joins the firm with Marion Salus, counsel, who has been working alongside him since 2013. Arnaud is already planning to expand the team with the recruitment of a new associate during 2024.

Arnaud Levasseur, M&A/Private Equity partner, comments: “I am very proud to be joining Herald, a firm renowned for the excellence of its skills, its dynamism and its commitment to its clients! I’m delighted to be joining a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers who will support me in meeting all our clients’ needs, particularly in intellectual property, litigation, tax and employment law. What’s more, Herald’s ambitious strategy of international expansion fits in perfectly with my activities; I’m delighted to be contributing to Herald’s development!

Vincent Siguier and Bertrand Pébrier, partners in Herald’s Corporate M&A/Private Equity practice, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Arnaud and his team. Arnaud has a high level of legal expertise and a practice with a strong international dimension. This new step will enable us to accelerate the firm’s international strategy for the benefit of our clients. We are delighted to have Arnaud and Marion on board”.


His career path


Arnaud Levasseur began his career as a lawyer with Paul Hastings (2007 – 2014), before moving on to Hogan Lovells (2015 – 2018) and Jeausserand Audouard (2018 – 2020). Prior to joining Herald, Arnaud was a partner at Mermoz Avocats.

He holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from the Swedish business school of Jönköping (obtained in 2002) and from the Université Robert Schuman – Strasbourg III (obtained in 2003). He also holds a DJCE and a DESS in International Business, Commercial and Tax Law from Aix-Marseille University (2004).

This appointment brings the number of partners in the firm to 15. Further recruitments are planned for 2024 to meet the growing needs of the firm’s clients.