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Charles-Emmanuel Prieur

Offices / Paris office

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.

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.


Option Droit & Affaires 2021 – UGGC ranked in Mergers & Acquisition

The UGGC team specialized in Mergers & Acquisition is pleased to be ranked among the best law firms in the 2021 ranking of Option Droit & Affaires in M&A.   The firm is ranked: 3 stars in mergers and acquisitions which are under EUR 200 million. Please, click on this link to access all the […]

Leaders League 2021 – UGGC Avocats ranked in 5 categories in private equity

UGGC Avocats is proud to be ranked in 5 categories in the 2021 edition of Learders league for its expertise in private equity. The firm is ranked : Excellent in lower-mid & upper-mid cap LBO transactions Excellent in venture capital transactions Excellent in development capital transactions Excellent in innovation capital transactions Highly recommended in fund […]

Legal 500 2021 – UGGC ranked band 1 in Media & Entertainment (music)

UGGC is proud to be ranked band 1 among the best law firms in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 guide in Media & Entertainment (music).   Legal 500 2021 analysis: « UGGC Avocats‘ merger with ATurquoise has strengthened the department’s position in the music sector, in particular with the arrival of ‘top media and entertainment […]

Palmarès du Droit 2021 – UGGC wins the Silver Trophy in Mergers & Acquisition!

UGGC Law Firm is honored to have received the Silver Trophy in Mergers & Acquisition: transactions > €50 million at the 9th edition of the Palmarès du Droit organized by Le Monde du Droit in partnership with the French Association of Corporate Lawyers (AFJE).   A true barometer of the profession, the Palmarès du Droit […]

Legal 500 2020 – UGGC ranked in Private Equity: venture/growth capital

UGGC is ranked band 3 among the best law firms in the 2020 edition of Legal 500 in Private Equity: venture/growth capital.     Quote from Legal 500: “UGGC Law Firm’s team of about fifteen lawyers assists investment funds and start-ups in venture capital and development capital operations. Charles-Emmanuel Prieur, Yves Mondellini, Julien Mayeras and […]

Best Lawyers 2020 – UGGC teams awarded Best Lawyers in 16 practices

UGGC teams awarded ” Best Lawyers Honorees ” in France by the magazine Best Lawyers, Global Business Edition 2020 in: Arbitration and Mediation Competition / Antitrust Law Employee Benefits Law European Union Law Health Care Law Immigration Law Information Technology Law Insolvency and Reorganization Law Investment Labor and Employment Law Litigation Media Law Mergers and […]


  • 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