Yannick Piette has notably advised:
- Total on its $8.8 billion acquisition of Anadarko African assets;
- Terreïs on its €1.7bn sale of real estate assets to Swiss Life;
- Rallye on its €3.8 billion restructuring;
- the French State on the €1.9 billion privatization and IPO of Française des Jeux;
- Orchestra on its restructuring;
- JC Decaux on its acquisition of 15.4% stake in Eurazeo;
- Eurosic on its €2.3bn offer for Foncière de Paris;
- Orange on the acquisition of Bharti Airtel in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone;
- CGG on its $2.2 billion restructuring;
- Icade on its €2.6 billion offer for Silic;
- Gaz Transport and Technigaz on its IPO;
- Solvay on its €3.4 billion offer for Rhodia;
- Icade on its €1.2 billion offer for Compagnie la Lucette;
- the French State on its €5 billion investment in BPCE; and
- the Caisse des dépôts et consignations on the creation of the French sovereign wealth fund (€20 billion).
Yannick Piette is ranked by Chambers and Legal 500 as a leading M&A lawyer. Clients describe him as “bright and amazing”, “very practical and precise in his advice and risk analysis”, “really being able to translate legal concepts into operational advice in a business context” (Chambers Europe) and “outstanding in negotiations and very connected” (Legal 500).
Yannick Piette joined Weil in 2014 from a major international law firm, where he was a partner in the Paris office.
Yannick Piette graduated EDHEC Business School in 1999 and received his post-graduate degree in corporate law from University of Lille II in 2000.