Gregory Louvel

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Gregory Louvel* focuses his practices on corporate and securities matters, leading mergers and acquisitions transactions in China for both international and Chinese clients. His significant experience includes representing clients in the natural resources, technology, life sciences and financial services industries.

Mr. Louvel’s practice also involves regularly advising clients on corporate and financing transactions in Mongolia. While working for a leading Mongolian law firm in Ulan Bator, he gained a rare, practical knowledge of local business conditions.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Louvel was an associate in the M&A/Corporate Finance departments of two international law firms. He has also worked on Chinese law issues for the European Commission.

Significant Representations

  • Advising Sagem Communications in relation to restructuring its joint ventures in China including a purchase of its Chinese partner equity in a fax manufacturing joint venture in Guangdong province and technology transfer agreements
  • Advising NASDAQ-listed Valueclick Limited on its internet strategy in China and on the corporate and regulatory aspects of the restructuring of its Chinese online advertising businesses. Our work involved post-M&A advice, set-up of a captive company structure and advice on the regulatory environment attached to ICP licenses in China
  • Advising Sumitomo Corp. on its acquisition of waste water treatment assets in China from SOE Beijing Capital
  • Advising Russian potash producer JSC Acron on the Chinese aspects of its IPO on the London Stock Exchange
  • Advising HSBC Insurance Brokers on the Chinese aspects of its sale to Marsh for a total amount of GBP $135 million involving complex negotiations with Chinese regulators
  • Advising French Development Bank Proparco on a EUR 15 million credit facility to a Chinese manufacturer
  • Advising a Malaysian oil and gas company on the sale of its worldwide assets to a major Chinese State Owned Enterprise for USD 200 million
  • Advising a Chinese financial institution on a USD 800,000,000 loan facility with Chad. It involved oil financing transactions through Société des Hydrocarbures du Tchad.
  • Advising Sinosure on a proposed USD 60 million telecom financing deal in Mexico
  • Advising a Chinese manufacturer on its proposed IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Education

Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Master, Law and Economics, 2000
Université Panthéon Assas (Paris 2), LL.M., European Law, 2001

Bar Admissions/Qualifications

*Admitted in Paris and as a solicitor in England and Wales only

Languages

French
Mandarin
English