Raphaël Chantelot


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Raphaël Chantelot
Paris and New York Bar
French, English, Portugese, Chinese
Paris Tél : +33 (0)1 53 93 30 00

Raphaël Chantelot is a partner focusing on M&A transactions and joint ventures.

Raphael Chantelot is admitted to the Paris Bar and to the New York Bar, with more than fifteen years of experience in the fields of corporate transactions and international business law. Before joining the firm as a partner in 2011, Raphael spent five years in Shanghai working for French firm Gide and, before that, five years in the corporate and M&A department of the Paris office of US firm Cleary Gottlieb.

Based in the corporate and M&A department in Paris, Raphael advises French and Foreign clients on corporate and financial matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, project finance and capital market transactions, in deals involving listed and unlisted companies, in Europe and in Asia.

Raphael received an LL.M. degree from Georgetown University (Washington DC), a master in business law from the Sorbonne University, and he graduated from the Paris Institute for Political Studies (Sciences-Po).


  • Legal 500 Paris 2019: recognized in Mergers and acquisitions
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2019: recognized in the categories Capital development & LBO < 50 M€ (3 stars) and  Mergers and Acquisitions < 200 M€ (3 stars)
  • Décideurs Stratégie Finance & Droit 2018: recognized in the category M&A Transactions between EUR 75M and EUR 500M (Excellent)