Périn, Pierre-Louis

Partner, Corporate, Paris
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Pierre-Louis Périn is an avocat and a partner of the international law firm Reed Smith since 2017. Reed Smith is a US-based partnership with more than 700 partners and 2000 lawyers over the world. Before joining Reed Smith, Pierre-Louis has been from 2001 a partner at SJ Berwin, which combined with King & Wood Mallesons in 2013.

As a lawyer, Pierre-Louis advises on Corporate, domestic and international Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, with a focus on Private Equity, and structuring Private Equity management companies. He is specially regarded as an expert for Venture Capital deals and for the French corporate form of the Société par actions simplifiée. He advised corporate groups as Orange, Publicis and Bpi france, as well as many Private Equity investment funds and start-ups.

Pierre-Louis is actively involved with the AFIC, the French Venture Capital Association. He was the vice-chairman of AFIC’s Ethics Commission and is editing the new edition of AFIC’s “Best practices guide for Venture Capital”. He also participates to the think tank program of the Collège des Bernardins on the governance of corporations.

Pierre-Louis is a graduate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (SP, 1984) and the University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas (Doctorate in Law, 1999). After ten years in the legal departments of financial and industrial groups, Pierre-Louis became an avocat and is a member of the Paris bar since 1997.

Pierre-Louis Périn is the author, together with professor Michel Germain, of the leading reference book on the Société par Actions Simplifiée (SAS) - sixth edition published in 2016. He has also written a number of articles on this subject, capital investment and corporate law.

He is an affiliate professor at Sciences Po’s Law school, where he teaches corporate law and clinical studies of corporate social responsibility. He also gives or has given courses at INSEAD, HEC and the Universities of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne and Paris II – Panthéon Assas.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 
  • Private equity
  • Corporate law
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