Nicolas Vivien

Member of the Paris Bar

Founder of the firm in 1999, Nicolas Vivien previously practised in the corporate and international Business departments of Debevoise & Plimpton (Paris and New York) and Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot (Paris), where he became a partner in 1996.

Experienced and even-handed, Nicolas brings deep negotiator skills to cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other strategic corporate projects.

Nicolas assists clients in a wide array of industries and services. He is recognized for a practical, congenial problem-solving approach to negotiations that efficiently helps getting complex deals done.

Nicolas teaches M&A at Sciences Po (Paris). He is a trusted, longtime advisor to several prestigious French and international groups and serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations.


  • Le Point – Best Lawyers’ Firms Ranking 2024 : recognized in Corporate Law
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024: Recognized in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Chambers Europe 2024: Recognized in Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market – Band 1
  • Décideurs – Leaders League 2023 – Mergers & Acquisitions – Operations worth between €75m & €500m : Recognized “Excellent”
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2023 : Recognized in Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Chambers and Partners 2023: Recognized in Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market – Band 1
  • Chambers and Partners 2022: Recognized in Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market – Band 1
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2021: Recognized in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Best Lawyers since 2012: Recognized in Corporate law
  • Décideurs – Leaders League 2021: Recognized in Mergers & Acquisitions