Isabelle Marguet


Isabelle Marguet

National Partner

Paris | 32 rue de Monceau, Paris, France 75008
+33 1 57 57 81 07 | +33 1 57 57 80 81


Isabelle Marguet focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Marguet has experience in advising international groups on the acquisition or sale of businesses in France through asset or share deals, as well as in the restructuring of their French activities (mergers, spin-offs, etc.). She has experience in handling cross-border projects in multi-jurisdictions contexts. She has assisted French groups in their development abroad, in particular in emerging markets, through acquisitions or setting-up of joint-ventures. She has also been involved in the negotiation of manufacturing and supply agreements for companies in the healthcare sector.

Ms. Marguet worked as a corporate lawyer in the Corporate International practice of Archibald Andersen (law firm of the Andersen network) and in the Paris office of another international law firm before joining Dechert in October 2005.

  • A French biotech company in its fund raising operations.
  • A French-based leader in medical gases in its various acquisitions in France in the homecare sector.
  • A U.S. healthcare listed group in the divestiture of its European business to a Chinese player and in the acquisition of a French-based prothesis manufacturer.
  • A U.S. healthcare group on the sale of its French dialysis centres to a German group. 
  • A U.S. equipment conglomerate on the acquisition of one of the leading French groups in professional cooking equipment. 
  • The shareholder of the fourth largest independent French pharmaceutical company on its sale to an Indian investor. 
  • A major U.S. biopharma in connection with the creation of a biotech dedicated investment fund. 
  • The shareholder of a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer on its sale to a French investment fund. 
  • A French group in the food sector on an acquisition in Ukraine and the subsequent partnership set up with EBRD.
  • HEC Paris, 2001
  • Université Paris - Sud 11, Master’s Degree, Business Law, 2001
  • University of Warwick, MBA Courses, 2001
  • Paris
  • French
  • English
Speaking Engagements
  • BIO Europe 2018 - Copenhagen (November 5, 2018)
  • Life Sciences Academy - Paris (October 2, 2018) 
  • BIO International Convention, “France, an economic hub in Europe for biotechnology” Roundtable – Boston (June 4, 2018)
  • EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum - Brussels (May 15, 2018)
  • Table Ronde Santé by Magazine des Affaires - Paris (September 7, 2017)
  • Locked-box ou ajustement du prix post-closing co-organised by Dechert and Eight Advisory - Paris (December 14, 2010)