Nicolas Vanderchmitt


Nicolas Vanderchmitt - LPALAW Avocat Partner
Nicolas Vanderchmitt
Paris Bar, Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong
French, English

Nicolas Vanderchmitt is a partner and head of our Hong Kong office.

Nicolas has been advising a broad array of clients for over 20 years in most areas of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions as well as complex cross-border corporate and commercial transactions.

He regularly assists French and international groups through all stages of their projects in the Greater China Region, including legal and tax structuring between Europe and Asia, foreign direct investment and negotiation of regional joint-venture/shareholders‘ agreements and commercial contracts. He also advises Chinese companies through their expansion plan in Europe and Africa.

Nicolas plays an active role in the French business community in Hong Kong in his capacity as Secretary General and member of the Executive Committee of the French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong since 2011.


  • Le point 2022 : Commercial, business and competition law (4 stars)
  • Décideurs 2021:
    – Mergers & acquisitions: Transactions between €75 & €500 million (Excellent 1)
    – LBO Tax
    – Private Equity – Development capital transactions

    – Private Equity – Lower mid & small-cap LBO transactions
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2021:
     Mergers and Acquisitions > 200 M€ (3 stars)
    Capital development & LBO < 50 M€
    – Capital innovation 
    – LBO – Advising management teams