Alain Decombe

Managing Partner at Dechert LLP

Alain Decombe

Alain Decombe

Managing Partner at Dechert LLP

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Alain Decombe, ?Deputy Chair for International Operations, Managing Partner of the Paris office and a member of the firm's Policy Committee, has advised on numerous strategic M&A transactions.

Mr. Decombe advises on all types of corporate transactions, both in France and internationally. He is well-known for his ability to structure and negotiate complex deals in a practical and business-oriented manner, and lead them to successful conclusions. Mr. Decombe regularly advises multinational corporations and private equity funds with respect to their investments in many industry sectors, mostly life sciences, but also food, industrial gases and highly engineered products.

Mr. Decombe is recommended for his corporate M&A and pharma/life sciences work in France by Chambers Europe 2018, where he is admired by clients for his "very high-level" work on large-scale transactions in this sector. He is also recommended in Chambers Global 2018 in France: Corporate/M&A. He is noted by clients as “incredibly smart and responsive” and credited for his “great market understanding” in The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, where he is recognized as leading individual for his work in healthcare and life sciences in France.

In addition, he is recognized as a leading lawyer by Who’s Who Legal 2019 for Life Sciences in France and by The Best Lawyers™ in France 2019 in biotechnology, life sciences and corporate law. IFLR1000 2019 recommends Mr. Decombe in its M&A and private equity categories and is named by Décideurs as one of the top 50 lawyers in France.

Mr. Decombe joined Dechert in 2005. He began his career in British and American global law firms. He became a partner of one of those firms in 1995 and took on managing functions for the first time in 2002.

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Education
LL.M.
Class of 1988

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

Advanced Specialized Studies in Business & Tax Law
Class of 1985

Panthéon-Assas University is a school of law and economics located in Paris, France.

Career History
Managing Partner
2005 - Current

Dechert Paris, part of Coudert Brothers LLP, is a French company located in Paris. The firm provides legal services. It was acquired by Coudert Frères, now a subsidiary of Coudert Brothers LLP from Dechert LLP on 21 Sep 05.

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Coudert Brothers LLP provides legal services. The firm's attorneys practice in such areas as antitrust, banking, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate. Coudert attorneys advise clients in the following areas Antitrust & Competition, Arbitration & Litigation, Capital Markets, Customs and International Trade Employment. It is located in New York, NY.

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Astorg Partners purchases EchoSens SA from OrbiMed Advisors Private Equity, Cathay Capital Private Equity SAS

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HRA Pharma SA purchases Cilag GmbH International /Compeed Brand from Johnson & Johnson

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Ipsen SA purchases Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. /Global Oncology Assets from Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Alain Decombe is affiliated with Dechert LLP, Coudert Brothers LLP

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