The Acquisition of Viadeo: An Innovative Interaction between French and American Law

04/04/2018 - Articles and publications

In one of the first cases of its kind, US Chapter 15 was used to recognize a French sale process in the cross-border acquisition of Viadeo, a French / US based social networking platform, by the Figaro Group.

Pierre-Gilles Wogue and Julien Balensi advised the Figaro Group in the Viadeo transaction. They analyzed the added value of combining French and US laws in this matter in an article published by the magazine Expertises (n° 433 – March 2018), entitled “L’acquisition de Viadeo : une interaction innovante entre les lois française et américaine”.

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Pierre-Gilles Wogue and Julien Balensi also wrote on this topic for the magazine Corporate Counsel (Focus Restructuring, Winter 2017).  The article, “Innovative play between French and US laws: the cross-border acquisition of Viadeo a French/US-based social networking platform” can be consulted here.