On Thursday, November 29, 2018, Assas Finance association organized, in partnership with "ESSEC Transaction" and "Sciences Po Finance", its first conference around the issue "Business Lawyers and Bankers: key players in the deal".
The conference brought together more than 250 students from various Parisian trainings. Four speakers were invited: Ms. Razika Abchiche, Senior Vice-President in M&A Department, Lazard; Mr. Laurent Barbara, M&A operations business lawyer and partner at Baker & McKenzie; Mr. Xavier Petet, Counselor at Clifford Chance and Mrs. Julie Watremez of the M&A department of BNP Paribas.
At first, they enlightened the students on the conduct of a financial deal by explaining in particular the differences and complementarities of the professions of lawyer and banker during these operations. The lecture ended with a Q&A session.