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Jean-Claude Rivalland



Rivalland Jean-Claude
Jean-Claude Rivalland



Jean-Claude has considerable experience of practising corporate finance law on the French market. He advises on acquisitions and sales of privately-owned and public companies, with particular focus on transnational transactions involving foreign buyers and the sale of multinational corporations. His practice also includes joint-ventures in particular in the finance and media sectors, both for domestic and foreign clients. Jean-Claude's industry expertise focuses on media, financial institutions and healthcare.

Jean-Claude is a recognised practitioner by « Best Lawyers » since 2010 in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

"Jean-Claude Rivalland puts the interests of the client first, has an exceptional ability to propose solutions, to compromises, to negotiate and to deliver the transaction.

Band 5 
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Corporate/M&A)

"Jean-Claude Rivalland has a long-standing practice in the market assisting financial institutions and corporate clients with their M&A transactions. Interviewees highlight: "He is very experienced, he looks for the business rationale of the deal and he is technically skilled.""
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Corporate/M&A)

"Highly regarded"
IFLR1000 2020 - France (Financial Services; Healthcare; Media)

"Jean-Claude Rivalland is well versed in M&A matters in the financial sector, offering additional experience in asset transactions. Sources commend his "assertiveness, efficiency, finesse and creativity.""
Chambers 2019 - France (Corporate/M&A)

"One client describes Jean-Claude Rivalland as an "excellent professional who has a very good understanding of the customer's needs."" 
Chambers Europe 2018 - France (Corporate/M&A)

Jean-Claude is a recognised practitioner in Legal 500 2018.

News & insights

Publications: 16 JULY 2020

Seismic Changes to UK Insolvency Law – Key Issues for US Financial Counterparties

Allen & Overy has been recognized for its stellar performance as a leading adviser in the U.S. CLO market, according to data published by Asset-Backed Alert.

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Exterior of modern buildings on an overcast day

Publications: 15 JULY 2020

Blaszczak Ruling's Broad View of Property may Trouble Press

Eugene Ingoglia and Rebecca Delfiner discuss a recent federal appellate decision in New York.

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Beams of light going through a tunnel

Publications: 08 JULY 2020

European M&A set for tough autumn

European M&A markets performed more strongly than expected in H1, buoyed by a small number of very big transactions. However, the underlying picture was far less rosy, and the short-term outlook is…

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Publications: 20 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Emergency measures

Holding of any type of meetings and governing bodies according to company or financial French Law; deadlines for approving the financial statements

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Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 1990


Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, 1987

Post Graduate Degree, Business and Tax law, University of Paris II Panthéon Assas, 1986

Pro-bono experience

Takes regularly part in various Pro Bono initiatives of the Paris office

Led a team working for Planet Finance as part of a global agreement whereby Allen & Overy granted free advice to this micro finance organisation over a three-year period

Published work

Preface of the book “La territorialité de l’impôt sur les sociétés dans l’économie numérique” wrote by the winner of the HEC-A&O Award 2017, Camille Marpillat

Fusions-acquisitions : Un marché sans les français. Entretien avec... Jean-Claude Rivalland, associé du cabinet Allen & Overy « Des demandes qui s'affinent en matière de garanties et clauses juridiques », Agefi Hebdo, July 2013

Vous avez dit « Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats » ?, Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, July 2008

Innovations, Vie du Droit, 2008

La transposition de la directive OPA : une nouvelle manifestation de «patriotisme économique » ?,, September 2006, co–authored with Frédéric Moreau

Directive OPA, site Internet d’Agefi, May 2006, co–authored with Michael Loy

Quelles déclarations de franchissement de seuils après la « Loi Breton » ?, Option Finance n° 864, January 2006

France Implementation of the EC Takeover Directive in France: A touch of “Patriotisme Economique”, Eurowatch, October 2005

Co-author Comment intégrer un risque de litige dans une garantie de cours : le cas de Céréol, Option Finance, 2004.

Co-author Le Processus d'Intégration de la Société Européenne en France, Option Finance, 2004.

Les entreprises face au pouvoir d’enquête de la Commission des Communautés Européennes, Joly, 1998