Raphaële Francois-Poncet

Senior Counsel
Baker & McKenzie A.A.R.P.I.


Raphaële François-Poncet handles international and domestic M&A transactions, including tender and exchange offers. Ms. François-Poncet also advises clients on securities law, IPOs and market regulation. She worked in the M&A and Securities Law department of HSD Ernst & Young in Paris before joining Baker McKenzie, and has previous experience working for Klein Goddard & Associés and Shearman & Sterling. Ms. François-Poncet is a member of the Paris Bar.

Practice Focus

Ms. François-Poncet has significant experience advising investments funds in connection with the acquisition of companies by way of LBOs — particularly with respect to the negotiation of loan agreements and financing facilities. She is trusted counsel to multinational corporations involved in monetic and software activities and regularly represents foreign companies listed on the French Stock Exchange (Euronext). Ms. François-Poncet also advises issuers on initial and subsequent public offerings, post listing follow-up and admission to listing of new issued shares pursuant to the implementation of international profit sharing schemes. Additionally, Ms. François-Poncet helps clients liaise with stock market authorities, as well as other stock exchange and market participants.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar of Hauts-de-Seine
  • Paris Bar Association


  • Paris~France (1987)


  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques/Paris (Political Science Degree) (1986)
  • University of Paris (DEA) (1985)


  • English
  • French