Over the past ten years, Michael Doumet has developed a recognized expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity. He regularly advises listed and non-listed corporations in their acquisitions and divestitures, as well as investment funds on their leveraged buyout transactions, both domestic and cross-border.
The new appointment consolidates Baker McKenzie's position as a "transactional powerhouse" on the French market. “I am thrilled to welcome Michael to the M&A/Private Equity team,” said Stéphane Davin, Head of Baker McKenzie's M&A/Private Equity practice in Paris. “His talent, experience and international background are valuable assets which will bolster our expertise in private equity and, more specifically, our offering to French and international investment funds. Michael's arrival highlights our commitment to support our clients in their most complex transactions, and our desire to constantly improve the quality of the advice we provide to help our clients navigate through the strategic legal issues they face.”
Baker McKenzie’s Private Equity practice delivers globally-integrated, end-to-end counsel across the investment life cycle, from acquisition to exit, to help clients meet the fast-paced demands of private equity. Through the team's comprehensive understanding of the global transactional landscape, deep sector knowledge and innovative mindset, Baker McKenzie's private equity lawyers help clients navigate deal complexities, capture business opportunities and build portfolio value. They combine global business acumen and local excellence to seamlessly manage deals across borders and deliver financial sponsors globally-integrated counsel, wherever deals take them.
"We are delighted to welcome Michael Doumet to our global private equity team," said Karen Guch, Chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Private Equity practice. "Michael is a highly regarded practitioner in both the Paris and wider European markets, advising on domestic and cross-border private equity transactions. His wealth of experience will add skill and depth to our practice and strengthen the seamless global transactional service we offer our private equity clients."
Michael Doumet commented: “I am very happy to join a talented team whose dynamism and strength are highly recognized. I am convinced that the combination of our expertise and the international and multidisciplinary platform of Baker McKenzie will allow us to offer the best advice to our clients on their strategic transactions.”
Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Michael practiced for more than eight years in the Private Equity/M&A team of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Paris. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (Master of Laws), Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (Master 2 in Banking and Financial law) and Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut (Master in Private Law). Michael is fluent in English, French and Arabic and is admitted to practice in New York, Paris and Beirut.