Co-founder & partner
Benoît, DELCADE’s partner and co-founder, is a member of the Paris Bar and a qualified Solicitor in the United Kingdom. Point of contact for various embassies, he regularly acts on behalf of French and foreign companies requiring strategic and transversal legal support in business law. His expertise also covers mergers and acquisitions and private equity, advising SMEs and foreign entities in relation to domestic and international operations. Pragmatic and business-oriented, he is highly sought after by managers who are looking for a General Counsel-type of business lawyer for operational legal support. Benoît is regularly praised in the main French and international directories (Legal 500, Décideurs, Option Droit & Affaires) and by his peers (Best M&A lawyer in Bordeaux by BestLawyers). After having worked for almost ten years in leading international law firms such as White & Case (Paris) and Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP (London), he was seconded to the Kimberly Clark Group (London) in 2005. In 2009, he became a partner in a Parisian structure for which he opened a secondary office in Bordeaux in 2010 and participated in the launch of the London office in 2014. Benoît is frequently quoted in the press for the creation of DELCADE, a law firm structured around an innovative model redesigning the practice of the legal profession.
Outside the firm, Benoît is a business partner of Choose Paris Region, a service to assist foreign companies setting up in France. Benoît has been appointed French national representative for the IBA 2018 (YC section) and is a member of the European Lawyer Association. Benoît also works with French legal institutions, particularly for the study and development of legaltech).
His recent publications
French lawmakers have enacted measures to tackle the strategies employed by some distributors that have bypassed regulations through the establishment of overseas purchasing hubs. These hubs have been found to engage with French-based suppliers in a manner that undermines the French distribution agreement and contract laws. To address this, the French legislators have now clearly […]Read more
I. Scrutinizing the Legal Fundamentals of M&A Transaction Completion Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) transactions necessitate the precise and thorough formulation of the Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA). A cornerstone document in the process, the SPA represents the formal commitment between the buyer and seller, setting out the terms and conditions of the sale. One of […]Read more
Branching into French territory can offer several opportunities for foreign companies. However, to ensure seamless operations, the foreign company must meet the requirements set by French regulations, including obtaining the necessary certifications or authorisations for regulated activities. This article provides a comprehensive review of the legal and tax obligations that a foreign company must navigate […]Read more