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Yannick Piette Named 2023 M&A Lawyer of the Year by his Peers (Option Droit & Affaires)

Weil Paris partner Yannick Piette has been named “M&A Lawyer of the Year” for 2023 by his peers in Option Droit & Affaires.

The publication profiled Yannick, detailing his path to becoming an M&A lawyer and noting his many achievements, his “unshakable” demeanor in high-pressure situations and his dedication to his clients. The feature also highlighted his reputation as a “combative and tough lawyer, deeply committed to the cause of his clients.” His peers unanimously regarded Yannick as “one of the best of the new generation of public M&A lawyers.”

Among the notable matters he has led, Option Droit & Affaires noted, is the restructuring of French retailer Casino Group, which the publication called “the most important restructuring that the Paris market has ever known.”

The newspaper quoted peers, clients and the head of Rothschild in Paris, who noted Yannick’s great quality of listening, clear judgment on complex situations, ability to go into details without losing sight of big picture and calm attitude.

Option Droit & Affaires is a business newspaper based in Paris, focusing on legal news and market analysis.

M&A Lawyer of the Year - Yannick Piette