Frederic Moreau


Frédéric has a wealth of experience advising clients on a wide range of corporate transactions including public takeovers, private M&A, joint ventures, group reorganisations, general corporate work and capital raisings. 
Frédéric works with major international clients across jurisdictions and in multiple sectors including industrials, technology and many more. Frédéric is recognised by major legal directories as a leading M&A lawyer in France.


Representative matters

Areva on its group reorganisation and the creation of Orano. 

Orano on the equity investment made by the French State, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited in Orano.

Financière Agache on its investment in Lagardère and Vivendi’s public offer on Lagardère.

Thales on the acquisition of RUAG Simulation & Training.  

Pro bono

Giving lectures at Paris Panthéon-Assas University and HEC

Mentoring young people through Chemins d’Avenir programme.

Published Work

  • Moreau F, Maison-Blanche C, Refonte du régime de déclaration de franchissement de seuils : de la détention potentielle à la détention virtuelle, Option Finance, n° 1190, October 2012
  • Moreau. F, Maison-Blanche. C, Période de pré-offre publique : éclairage et réflexions pratiques, Revue Bimestrielle LexisNexis Jurisclasseur, 2011 
  • Le nouveau régime de contrôle des interventions sur les titres visés par une offre publique, Fusions & Acquisitions magazine, 2010
  • Moreau. F, Loy. M, "Réflexions autour de la procédure de reconnaissance mutuelle en matière d’offre publique d’acquisition", Revue de Droit Bancaire et Financier, 2008
Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - France (Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A))
Frédéric Moreau has excellent interpersonal skills, great technical expertise, and remarkable finesse in analysis and understanding of business issues.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - France (Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A))



Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 1995


Post Graduate Degree, Business Law, University of Paris II Panthéon Assas, 1994

LL.M, King's College London, 1991

Master of laws (Maîtrise en Droit), University of Paris X Nanterre, 1990

Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, 1989


English, French
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