Ermine Bolot


Ermine Bolot


Paris | 32 rue de Monceau, Paris, France 75008
+33 1 57 57 80 08 | +33 1 57 57 80 81


Ermine Bolot has significant experience in M&A deals and corporate and general commercial law.

She advises international clients doing business in France and provides assistance to French and European clients in the context of international and French transactions.

Ms. Bolot has developed a particular expertise in inbound and outbound transactions in emerging markets, especially in the food, agribusiness, telecom, energy and chemical industries.

Ermine Bolot is recognized among the leading lawyers in France by Best Lawyers 2019 in Mergers and Acquisitions Law. She is recommended by Legal 500 in Corporate/M&A and described as "exceptional and tenacious" in the 2014 edition, as "a very reliable and fine M&A advisor" in the 2013 edition and as "excellent" in the 2012 edition, and is recognized for France: M&A by IFLR1000, 2019. She is also recognized by Chambers Global and Europe in the 2018 edition in Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market.

  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, DEA, International Private and Business Law, 1993
  • Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, DEA, EU Laws, 1993
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1994
  • Paris
  • Advising a leading brand name in pet care on an exclusive negotiation agreement with one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers.
  • Advising a worldwide French telecommunications company in its US$3.35 billion tender offer on a publicly-listed Egyptian company and a related transaction with its controlling shareholder.
  • Advising a worldwide CAC40 French telecommunications company in connection with the acquisition of two telecom operators in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.
  • Advising a worldwide French leader in the food industry in its US$400 million euro acquisition of a worldwide business from a consumer products company.
  • Advising a worldwide French leader in the food industry in its acquisition of a Ukrainian group, as well as in the negotiations relating to a financial investment of EBRD in said group.
  • Advising the world's number-one sailboat builder on the acquisition of a U.S. company specialized in designing, manufacturing and selling motorized boats.
  • Advising an Irish global flavor and consumer foods producer in its acquisition of the flavors business of a global provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services for US$230 million.
  • Representing a subsidiary of a CAC 40 company in connection with establishing a joint venture company with a U.S.-based company specialized in fuel cell technology to develop and sell hydrogen fuel cell systems for the European material handling market.
  • Representing an Atlanta, Georgia based company in its acquisition of a privately-held biotechnology company based in Paris, France.
  • Representing a leader in the tools and security industry in the sale of its activities of installation and maintenance of electronic security systems mostly located in Spain and Italy to a global private investment firm.
  • Representing a worldwide French telecommunications company in the sale of its Armenian mobile subsidiary to an Armenian Internet Service Provider.
  • Representing a leading food and beverage company in connection with the acquisition of 69.82% of the share capital and voting rights in a Moroccan dairy producer.
  • English
  • French
  • German
Speaking Engagements
  • M&A : la reprise encourage la prise de risques —Table ronde M&A (June 1, 2017)

    Ermine Bolot a participé à la table ronde organisée par le Magazine des Affaires sur le thème suivant "M&A : la reprise encourage la prise de risques"
  • Soirée-débat ARFA –Dechert - Actualité M&A : Impact de la réforme du droit des contrats sur les processus de M&A et rappels en matière de Gun Jumping — Paris (January 31, 2017)
  • Réforme du droit des obligations : quel impact sur les opérations de private equity? — (October 25, 2016)
  • Réforme du droit des contrats : quel impact sur les opérations M&A? — (October 11, 2016)
  • Réforme du droit des contrats : quel impact sur les opérations M&A ? — (June 21, 2016)
  • Les Rencontres M&A : stratégie, deal et intégration — Organised by Option Finance, Paris (November 6, 2015)
  • Paris Screening of 'A Price Worth Paying?' — Presented by Dechert LLP and The Association des Responsables de Fusions Acquisitions, Paris (October 1, 2014)
  • Europe for Sale? European M&A Opportunities and Challenges in 2013 — PLI, Webcast (March 18, 2013)
  • The “New Emerging Market”? M&A Opportunities and Challenges for US Companies in Europe (New York) —Presented by Dechert LLP's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, New York, NY (October 3, 2012)