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Pierre Karpik


Pierre Karpik is a partner within Gide’s Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate practice group. His practice covers corporate law, mergers, acquisitions, private equity and more specifically the support of growth companies, whether during financing rounds, external growth operations, exits and other similar operations.


Pierre went to HEC business school in Paris (legal and tax strategy), he has a Master’s degree in law and international taxation (Paris II – Panthéon-Assas University) , and he is postgraduated in business law and taxation (Paris XI University).


Pierre regularly intervenes in venture capital and private equity matters, particularly in the new technologies sector, as well as advising investors (Eurazeo / Idinvest, Isai, 360, Ventech, etc.), corporate (Legrand , CNP, CMA…) than growth companies. As such, he supports both leaders in their field, such as Doctolib or BlaBlaCar, as well as many other growth companies of very different sizes and in various fields.


« Classements des cabinets d’avocats spécialisés en capital-innovation » Option Droit&Finance, January2016
« Les défis du corporate venture » Option Finance, January 2016


Chambers Europe 2022 – Venture Capital (Band 1)

“Strong private equity team with a particular focus on venture capital, acting for both investors and emerging companies. Recognised for its expertise in the technology sector. Regularly represents domestic and international clients in pan-European and cross-border mandates.

Pierre is ranked Band 1 in Chambers Europe 2021 – Private Equity: Venture Capital

Pierre Karpik is a foremost venture capital lawyer and maintains a client base of leading private equity funds, venture capital firms and insurance companies. He is praised by one client for his “amazing venture capital experience and very strong negotiation skills,” adding: “It is super helpful to have him on our side; he is a hard worker and I can call him anytime.” He assists with investments in sectors spanning finance, life sciences and IT.

Legal 500 EMEA 2022 – Venture/Growth Capital (Tier 1)

“Gide successfully maintained its reputation as a venture and growth capital leader, attracting a consistently high flow of matters from investors and issuers. Technology matters account for the majority of transactions, with other key instructions originating in the e-mobility, software, retail and insurance markets (…).

Pierre is ranked as “Leading Individual” in Legal 500 EMEA 2021 – Venture Capital.

 ‘The team is exceptional both for the skills shared by all team members and for their intimate knowledge of market practices, market players and business and regulatory issues.’

‘Pierre Karpik and David-James Sebag lead the team with talent. They are very involved in the files, very available.’

Best Lawyer – Venture Capital

Pierre Karpik was ranked « Lawyer of the Year » in venture capital in 2019 by the American legal journal Best Lawyers.

Pierre is recognized in Venture Capital in Best Lawyer 2021.


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