Gaël Saint Olive

Gaël Saint Olive advises French and foreign clients in the area of international mergers and acquisitions, including multijurisdictional transactions involving coordination of legal teams in multiple countries.

He advised Sanofi in the sale of its research site in Toulouse and related research partnership to Evotec AG; the sale of various worldwide pharmaceutical businesses and its acquisition of a leading generics manufacturer in Colombia, as well as the acquisition of pharmaceutical assets in Africa; Lagardère Services in connection with numerous M&A transactions, including its acquisition and subsequent resale of Virgin Megastores SA and its joint ventures with Aéroports de Paris; Simon Property Group and Ivanhoe Cambridge in connection with the sale of their French and Polish operations to Unibail; Simon Property Group in connection with the acquisition of a 27.8 percent interest in Klépierre; and Société de Financement Local (SFIL) in connection with its creation as part of the market withdrawal of Dexia Crédit Local. Other representative clients include Abbott Laboratories, Procter & Gamble, and Total. [1]