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David-James Sebag


David-James Sebag is a partner in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate practice group. He specialises in mergers, acquisitions, and private equity and advises a number of investors on their venture capital, growth capital and LBO operations. He also works with companies on their growth operations (acquisitions, partnerships, financing and restructuring) both in France and abroad, particularly in the United States.


He graduated from Columbia Law School (LL.M. 2001) and from Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne University (postgraduate degrees in US business law and tax law).


David-James has recently advised various investors (Idinvest Partners, Partech Ventures, CDC International, Serena Capital, Kennet Partners, Samsung Venture, CMCIC, Piton Capital or Siparex) on their investments in European technology companies (Devialet, Sendinblue, Molotov, Nuxeo, Financefox, Secret Escapes or ManoMano), and companies including Happn, Storefront, Dataiku, Coorpacademy, DJiT and Launchmetrics on their financing rounds or flip operations in the United States.


Chambers Europe 2017 – Private Equity: Venture Capital (Band 1)

“Outstanding private equity team with particular focus on venture capital and fund-raising. Recognised for its expertise in the technology sector.” and “Further clients appreciate the team’s responsiveness and the high quality of service in complex matters.”

Legal 500 EMEA 2017 – Private Equity: Venture and growth capital (Tier 1)

“Gide Loyrette Nouel handles a high volume of transactions for investors and investees. Recent work includes acting for Legrand, Iris Capital and Fonds Ambition Numérique regarding their €30m investment in Netatmo, as well as advising Comuto (BlaBlaCar) on receiving a $200m investment by Insight Venture, Lead Hedge and Vostok New Ventures.”


David-James and his team lead the Décideurs ranking in « Conseils des fonds / Capital-Innovation ».

Option Droit & Affaires

David-James and his team lead the Option Droit & Affaires  ranking in “Private Equity – capital-innovation” (Private Equity / Growth capital).


Le meilleur moyen de prévoir le futur, c’est de le créer