Charles Cardon


Charles Cardon

National Partner

Paris | 32 rue de Monceau, Paris 75008
+33 1 57 57 80 77 | +33 1 57 57 80 81

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Charles Cardon practices in the areas of corporate and financial law, with a focus on takeovers, M&A, capital market and private equity transactions. Mr. Cardon has significant experience in France, in the U.S. and in Latin America assisting companies in their external growth projects.

Mr. Cardon has developed a high level of experience in advising funds in a wide range of transactions including LBO and stock exchange related deals, such as acquisition of a public target company by way of PtoP and IPO exit.He advises public companies in the context of their takeover bids (as advisor of target companies, bidders or shareholders); issuance of securities, governance matters, disclosure requirements and relationship with shareholders as well as corporate law matters.

Mr. Cardon is widely published and is a visiting professor at the Sorbonne-Assas International Law School on issues pertaining to international takeovers, company law and securities law.

Mr. Cardon is recognized for France: Capital Markets ‒ Equity; M&A; and Private Equity by IFLR1000, 2018.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Cardon served as counsel in the corporate group of a leading law firm. His previous experience also includes spending six years in the Paris and New York offices of another international law firm, where he developed his practice on private equity deals and M&A transactions for French and international companies.


M&A and Private Equity

  • The management of a global leader in the medtech industry in its LBO.
  • A private equity fund in its sale of a front office provider to a strategic player.
  • A family in the acquisition of a retail service company in Greece and Balkans.
  • A U.S. oil and gas listed company in the sale of its exploration assets.
  • A French leader recycling company and its founder in its LBO.
  • A U.S. oil and gas listed company in the sale of its French subsidiary.
  • A listed entity in the deconsolidation of one of its listed subsidiaries.
  • A private equity fund in its acquisition of a French apparel brand.

Public M&A and Capital Markets

  • A leader in the medtech industry and its shareholders in the tender offer initated by a U.S. company leader in the medical market.
  • A listed telecom company and its managers in its LBO by way of PtoP.
  • A listed retail company and its main shareholders in the mix and cash tender offer launched by a French leader retail company.
  • A listed construction company in its tender offer over a subsidiary.
  • A controlling family in the IPO of a worldwide leader of innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions.
  • A French energy company in the IPO of an affiliate.
  • A French IT company in the IPO of a payment service subsidiary.
  • A French IT company in its tender offer and buyout offer over of a big data and security company.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master 1, 2003
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master 2, 2004
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master 2, Commercial, Corporate and Tax Law, 2004
  • ESSEC Business School, 2004
  • Paris
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish