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Paris, 6 September 2021

Almain continues expanding with two new partners

Stéphanie de Robert Hautequère and Arnaud Pince join Almain as partners. With these partnerships, Almain improves its corporate skills with new practices in stock market law, market operations and equity capital markets and with the creation of a practice in financial services and asset management law.

These two recruitments are part of Almain's desire to offer its French and international clients multidisciplinary, tailor-made support with high added value.

Stéphanie de Robert Hautequère brings to the firm new expertise in stock market law, market operations and equity capital markets.

She supports companies wishing to go public and advises them on legal issues specific to listed companies, particularly in matters of communication and prevention of market abuse. She has also developed significant expertise in public offers and private investment in public equity transactions.

She also advises her clients on corporate governance issues, executive compensation and the implementation of free share allocation plans. She has assisted several companies in the adoption of the European Company Statute.

Stéphanie was previously a partner at Fidal, which she joined in 2015 after having worked at Gide. She joins the M&A / Private equity team of Almain and will become the third partner in this department.

Admitted to the Paris Bar since 1999, Stéphanie is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Law from the university of Paris II Assas. Stéphanie also participated in an exchange program with Berkeley university in California.

Stéphanie de Robert Hautequère comments: “I enthusiastically join Almain to participate in its development. We share common values of excellence and involvement with our clients, to whom we strive to provide the best service”.

Arnaud Pince joins Almain as a partner to create the practice in financial services and asset management.

Arnaud Pince has developed over twenty years of expertise in banking and financial regulations.

He assists and advises financial institutions (banks, Fintechs, management companies, investment funds, etc.), both French and foreign.

His areas of intervention cover in particular the licensing and passporting procedures of regulated entities, the structuring and distribution of investment funds and the regulation of foreign investments in France.

Arnaud has been a lawyer at the Paris Bar since 2002; he holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Law from the University of Paris II Assas and from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Science Po), ECOFI section.

Before joining Almain, Arnaud worked in the Financial Services teams of Gide Loyrette Nouel and De Pardieu Brocas Maffei.

“I am delighted to join Almain to contribute to the growth of the firm, which is enriched by new practices in order to best support its clients with all their needs. We share the same values of entrepreneurship, pragmatism and customer service. Integrating a structure like Almain by creating the practice of financial services and asset management law offers great prospects for development and synergies” Arnaud Pince explains.

Edgard Nguyen, founder of Amain points out: “We are happy to welcome these two new partners who are as talented as they are friendly. Stéphanie comes to strengthen our M&A team and complete our offer in terms of IPOs and public M&A. Her recognized expertise in stock market law allows us to cover the most complete range possible in transactional matters. As for Arnaud, he brings to the firm his in-depth knowledge of regulatory issues at a time when these aspects are increasingly important in business life. His arrival also enables us to support funds from their creation and not only during their deployment phase.”

Almain is an independent law firm founded in 2015. It has now 10 partners (Cécile Davanne-Mortreux, Jérôme Debost, Rita Eid, Thomas Fleinert-Jensen, Marc Lempérière, Maria-Carla Motte-Conti, Edgard Nguyen, Marjorie Seignette, Stéphanie de Robert Hautequère and Arnaud Pince) who intervene in the fields of economic law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, stock market law, equity capital markets, intellectual property, new technologies and data protection, employment law, restructuring, real estate law and financial services and asset management. The firm is referenced in reputable rankings such as Legal 500, Le Point - Statista or Option Droit & Affaires.