Patrick Laporte has broad experience in the corporate arena spanning stock exchange-related issues and joint ventures. He has expertise in an array of industries including media, energy and telecommunications. One impressed client says: "Patrick is excellent technically. He understands business issues and knows how to handle these from a practical point of view. He also manages complex matters very well and is fully dedicated to the client."
Chambers Europe 2017

The ‘technically excellent’ Patrick Laporte, who ‘understands business issues and manages complex issues very well’.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

Patrick Laporte "is able to get straight to the root of the problem and provide you with all elements to decide the next step," say sources. He is noted for his strength in domestic and cross-border M&A with particular specialism in the telecommunications, media, energy, finance and transport industries.
Chambers Europe 2016

Mr. Laporte is described as "able to get straight to the root of the problem and provide you with all elements to decide the next step."
Chambers Global 2016

Patrick Laporte

  • 45, rue Saint-Dominique
  • Paris 75007
  • France

Patrick Laporte is a partner in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department. His practice spans a wide range of major public and private domestic and cross border M&A transactions, including stock exchange-related transactions and joint ventures mainly for industrial clients with a particular focus on the media and advertising, telecommunication, air transportation, energy, and finance sectors.

Prior to joining the firm in January 2012, Mr. Laporte was a partner in the Paris office of a magic circle firm.

Mr. Laporte's experience includes representing:

  • FMC Technologies in connection with its merger of equals with Technip to create TechnipFMC 
  • Alcatel-Lucent Board of Directors in the combination between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia
  • Schlumberger Limited, the world’s largest oilfield services company, in connection with the sale of Schlumberger Business Consulting, its oil consulting business, to Accenture
  • Expedia in its acquisition of Auto Escape, a leading European online car rental reservation company, to Montefiore Investment
  • Lagardère in the sale of a 20% stake in Canal+ France, a provider of cable television and radio broadcasting services via satellite, to Vivendi
  • Air France in the acquisition of Airlinair SA, a French regional airline company
  • Ingenico in the acquisition of Ogone, a provider of online payment services
  • JC Decaux in the acquisition of a 25% interest in LLC Russ Outdoor, a provider of outdoor advertising solutions in Russia
  • Lagardère SCA in a binding offer from Hearst Corporation for its international magazine business*
  • Schlumberger in its US$1.07 billion acquisition of Geoservices*
  • Air France-KLM in its €323 million acquisition of a 25% interest in Alitalia*
  • Atos Origin in its €325 million acquisition of Banksys and Bank Card Company (BCC)*
  • JCDecaux SA in reorganization with Publicis Groupe*
  • Axa in the merger with the holding company Finaxa *
  • Air France in the acquisition of the airline company KLM *

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham & Watkins

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