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LPA-CGR avocats appoints 3 new Partners

LPA-CGR avocats is pleased to announce the appointment of Ran Hu (M&A/China Desk), Stephan Lesage-Mathieu (Contracts/German Desk) and of François Versini-Campinchi (Energie/Public Law) as partners, with effect from 1st January 2021. With these new appointments, the Paris Office now consists of 40 partners.


Ran Hu has a broad corporate practice with particular expertise in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Member of the China Desk of the Paris office since 2010, Ran assists mainly Chinese clients with their projects in France and Africa. She works closely with the firm’s offices in China and Africa.

Ran is a member of the Paris Bar and holds the certificate of aptitude for the legal profession of the People’s Republic of China. She is a graduate of Shanghai University (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Law) and of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master 2 in Business Law, Master 2 in Private Law specialising in Industrial Property and Master 2 in Real Estate and Construction Law).

The firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions team in Paris is currently composed of around thirty lawyers, including 9 partners.


Stephan Lesage-Mathieu works in the Law and Business Litigation Department and is a member of the German Desk of the Paris office.

Admitted to the Paris Bar, Stephan advises clients on contractual matters in their production and distribution activities in France: industrial contracts, cooperation agreements, public and private tenders, particularly in the innovative field of off-site construction.

He also assists French and German companies in their pre-litigation or commercial litigation and in cases of unfair or restrictive competition practices.

A member of the Max Planck Institute for Private International Law in Hamburg, Stephan studied law in Paris XI / Sceaux, Marburg, Tübingen (LL.M.) and Heidelberg (Dr. iur.). He also holds a diploma from the ISIT (Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction) in Paris.

The German Desk of the Paris office has a staff of about ten lawyers, including three partners, who work with the firm’s three offices in Germany (Hamburg, Frankfurt and Munich).


François Versini-Campinchi advises on public business law in the Energy sector.

He has developed cross-disciplinary expertise in energy, urban planning and environmental law, particularly in the renewable energy sector (wind, photovoltaic, hydroelectricity, biomass, etc.). He also assists his clients in public procurement law and public domain law. He acts in litigation in these matters before the administrative courts.

Admitted to the Paris Bar, François assists his clients, French and international companies, investment funds, banks, in the development, financing and acquisition phases of projects.

He has also developed specific expertise in the development of energy projects in Africa. As such, he works closely with the firm’s offices in Morocco, Algeria and Cameroon.

François is a graduate of IEP Paris (Master’s degree in Public Affairs) and of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master’s degree in Public Economic Law).

The firm’s Energy team in Paris is currently composed of around thirty lawyers, including 10 partners.


For Sidonie Fraiche-Dupeyrat, partner and CEO of the firm: “These appointments are another illustration of the firm’s dynamism and of its continued growth and pursued ambition to support its clients in a comprehensive manner, with top level expertise. The practices developed by these three partners are best practices, internationally oriented, closely tied to our clients’ business concerns for a broadened service offer. We are proud of LPA-CGR avocats’ ability to support the career of its associates and nurture young talent.