Charles-Emmanuel Prieur

Partner

Offices : Paris office

languages : French / English / Spanish

Introduction

I have spent my entire professional career at UGGC. I joined as an intern and immediately worked in the corporate law department and I became partner in 2006.

I like to deal with M&A and private equity transactions because it is always the occasion to be in contact with entrepreneurs. In an international take over operation involving an important group of companies just like in a fund raising transaction for a start-up, there is always a new profession and an original entrepreneurial project to discover. Our job then consists in showing that corporate law offers all the tools required so that the entrepreneur can complete his project.
UGGC & I

My entire professional career has been spent in this firm because I have found there an original entrepreneurial project which suits me perfectly.

Since it was created, the firm’s ambition has been to operate like a law company (i.e. a company practising law rather than a traditional firm of lawyers) and it involved setting up an efficient organization dedicated to its clients, providing them under the same roof all the technical expertise required to bring their projects to full realization. All of the firm’s multi-disciplinary departments can provide a legal answer with very high added value on all aspects of a project.
My practice

I advise industrial and commercial operators for their take over transactions and asset purchase operations.

I assist investment funds or company officers with their venture capital, investment capital or leverage buy out operations.

I also advise my clients on corporate law matters (regulatory, governance, management package) in the context of internal organization, and I defend them when they are involved in litigations or arbitrations in relation to equity capital operations and financings.

I have been working more closely with some sectors of activity in particular: new technologies, life sciences (health and biotechnology), defence activities, real estate and financial services.

Career

  • Managing Partner, UGGC Law firm (Since 2012)
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar (2010)
  • Partner, UGGC Law Firm (Since 2006)
  • Associate, UGGC Law Firm (2003-2005)
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar (2003)
  • Phd in corporate Law, Pau Law School (2003)
  • Master Degree (DESS) in Corporate Law, Paris V-René Descartes Law School (2002)
  • Legal consultant, UGGC Law Firm (1997-2003)
  • Rankings

    (Charles-Emmanuel Prieur quoted in 34 rankings)
    Best Lawyers 2025 - UGGC Avocats ranked in private equity law
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    Best Lawyers 2025 - UGGC Avocats ranked in mergers and acquisitions law
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    Le Point 2024 - UGGC Avocats ranked in mergers and acquisitions
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    Ranking of law firms by Le Point 2024 - UGGC Avocats ranked in 8 areas of law
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    Legal 500 2024 - UGGC Avocats ranked in Private Equity : Venture/Growth Capital
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    Top Ranked 2024 — UGGC Avocats ranked in Private Equity
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    Global Law Experts Annual Awards 2024 – UGGC Avocats ranked Private Equity law firm of the year!
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    Chambers & Partners 2024 - UGGC Avocats once again ranked in Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market Europe - France
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    Option Droit & Affaires 2023 - UGGC Avocats ranked in Mergers & acquisitions with the majority of transactions under €200 million
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    Leaders League 2023 — UGGC Avocats ranked in Mergers & Acquisitions - Transactions between €75m and €500m
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    Legal 500 2023 - UGGC Avocats ranked in Private Equity : Venture/Growth Capital
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    IFLR 1000 2023 – UGGC Avocats ranked in banking law
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    Best Lawyers 2023 – 20 Partners Honored as "Best Lawyers"
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    IFLR 1000 2023 – UGGC Avocats ranked in Private equity
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    IFLR 1000 2023 – UGGC Avocats ranked in M&A
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    Leaders League 2023 — UGGC Avocats ranked in the Private Equity - Venture Capital category
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    Leaders League 2023 — UGGC Avocats ranked in Private Equity - LBO Lower Mid & Small-Cap category
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    Leaders League 2023 — UGGC Avocats ranked in Private Equity - Development Capital Transactions
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    Leaders League 2023 — UGGC Avocats ranked in Private Equity - Fund Structuring
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    Leaders League 2021 - UGGC Avocats ranked in 6 categories in the field of health, pharmaceutical & biotechnology law
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    Option Droit & Affaires 2021 - UGGC ranked in Mergers & Acquisition
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    Trophées du Droit 2021 - UGGC Avocats is proud to win the Silver Trophy in 5 categories
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    UGGC Avocats ranked "Private Equity Law Firm of the Year" in 2021 in France
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    Leaders League 2021 - UGGC Avocats ranked in 5 categories in private equity
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    Leaders League 2021 - UGGC Avocats, ranked in Media, Marketing, Communication & Digital!
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    Best Lawyers 2022 - UGGC Avocats, awarded "Law Firm of the Year" in Public Law and 11 partners recognized "Best Lawyers"!
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    Global Law Experts Annual Awards 2021 - UGGC Avocats elected Private Equity law firm of the year!
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    Legal 500 2021 - UGGC ranked in Private Equity: venture/growth capital
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    Legal 500 2021 - UGGC ranked band 1 in Media & Entertainment (music)
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    Leaders League 2021 - UGGC ranked in Mergers & Acquisition !
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    Palmarès du Droit 2021 - UGGC wins the Silver Trophy in Mergers & Acquisition!
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    Legal 500 2020 - UGGC ranked in Private Equity: venture/growth capital
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    Best Lawyers 2020 - UGGC teams awarded Best Lawyers in 16 practices
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    IFLR1000 - M&A - 2020
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    News

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    Transaction
    UGGC Avocats advises shareholders of INCC on the sale of the company to the Italian group Give Back Beauty
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    UGGC Law Firm advises Authentic Media on its acquisition by the French branch of BANIJAY GROUP
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    Electric batteries : UGGC Law Firm advises Bpifrance on start-up Verkor’s historic €2 billion fundraising round
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    UGGC Avocats, counsel to BPI France in the context of a €14.5 million fundraising from the company PILI
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    UGGC Avocats legal counsel of the shareholders of ici training and ici job in the context of sale of the companies to stepstone / axelspringer.
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    UGGC Avocats assisted Paradiso Media in its acquisition of Les Echos – Le Parisien Group’s shareholding in Binge Audio
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    UGGC Avocats, advising Bpifrance in the €80 million fundraising of the deeptech company ITEN, the specialist in lithium-ion ceramic micro-batteries
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    UGGC Avocats advises Tridek in its €16 million equity financing
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    UGGC Avocats, advising investors in Green Impulse’s €5 million fundraising
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    UGGC Avocats assists Finfrog in its fundraising of 30 million euros
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    UGGC Avocats assisted ART-Fi in its new fundraising of 5 million euros
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    UGGC Avocats advised Bpifrance Investissement, Idia Capital Investissement and Crédit Agricole Régions Investissement on their investment in OBM Construction, a general wood construction company
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    UGGC Avocats advised AdBio Partners in the acquisition of SynHelix by Univercells
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    UGGC Avocats assists BpiFrance in the IPO of Forsee Power on the regulated market of Euronext Paris
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    UGGC Avocats advises Bpifrance Investissement and the management company Mirova in their investments in the company Agronutris
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    UGGC Avocats supports D-AIM in its merger with Splio to transform customer marketing
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    UGGC Avocats alongside Advent France Biotechnology in the creation of the start-up Thabor Therapeutics
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    UGGC Avocats assists Mooncard in its fundraising of 20 million euros
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    UGGC Avocats assists Bpifrance in the reorganization of the capital of Federation Entertainment
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    UGGC Avocats and GCA on the coordinated operation to acquire the capital of the Olmix group
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    UGGC Avocats advised Bpifrance on its investment of 8 million euros in the capital of the family-owned industrial group Coretec
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    UGGC Avocats advised Makever in its sale to Mediawan
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    UGGC Avocats advises the FinTech FinFrog for its first fundraising
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    UGGC Avocats and Frieh Associés are assisting the company and the investors in the fundraising of Fédération Entertainment
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    Blog
    The Law Reviews – UGGC Avocats contributes to the writing of the Venture Capital Law Review
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    EFE Conference – Conference by Charles-Emmanuel Prieur on Mergers & Acquisitions
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    EFE Conference – Conference by Charles-Emmanuel Prieur on Asset and Liability Guarantees
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    On June 10, 2021, Charles-Emmanuel Prieur participated in a round table discussion on the theme “Growth Equity: transforming growth companies into champions”.
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    Charles-Emmanuel Prieur animated a training session on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 on the topic: “Raising funds for start-ups: beyond the trend, which legal operations? “
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    Charles-Emmanuel Prieur will speak on February 4, 2021 at the Shareholder pacts conference organized by the EFE on the topic “Let’s strengthen the stability of your capital, master the different mechanisms”.
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    Charles-Emmanuel Prieur and Marine Simonnot will be speakers on April 8, 2021 at the “Restructuring Techniques” conference organized by the EFE
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    UGGC Avocats advised Alliance Entreprendre in its entry into the capital of Media Musketeers
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    UGGC Avocats advised CarPostal France on its sale to Keolis
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    Publishing
    “Race against the clock for recovery bonds”: interview of Charles-Emmanuel Prieur by Les Echos
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