"Patrick Laporte offers a wealth of experience in complex mergers and acquisitions transactions."Chambers Europe 2019

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. Mr. Laporte mainly represents industrial clients with a particular focus on the aerospace and defense, energy, finance, media and advertising, and telecommunication sectors.

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.


Sources describe Mr. Laporte as “knowledgeable of the French market.” Chambers Europe 2018

Mr. Laporte’s experience includes representing:

  • Auchan Holding in its 50.1% sale of Oney Bank SA to BPCE
  • Siemens AG in the combination of its mobility business, including its rail traction drive business, in a merger of equals with Alstom SA, representing a combined revenue of €15.3 billion
  • FMC Technologies in 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 its 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 companies to Montefiore Investment
  • Lagardère in its sale of a 20% stake in Canal+ France, a provider of cable television and radio broadcasting services via satellite, to Vivendi
  • Air France in its acquisition of Airlinair SA, a French regional airline company
  • Ingenico in its acquisition of Ogone, global a provider of online payment services
  • JC Decaux in its acquisition of 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, Finaxa*
  • Air France in its acquisition of the airline company KLM*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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