As an expert in corporate law, particularly in M&A and leveraged buyouts, I help our clients across a broad spectrum of matters, from due diligence to negotiating and drafting shareholder and investment agreements, share and asset sales, and all the related contractual and corporate documentation. As there is always a driver in an M&A transaction, whether it is IP or IT for example, I work in close collaboration with other practice groups of our firm to find innovative ways to get the deal done each time. We have great lawyers who are experts in all areas of the law in many jurisdictions all over the world. True collaboration is a strong asset for our M&A practice that we use each time to help our clients to come out with creative solutions.Before joining Bird & Bird, I worked at international US law firms in Paris and Chicago for several years and understand well what biculturalism truly means. This is what makes my approach to a cross-border transaction more comprehensive. Great success in M&A transactions from a legal standpoint is not solely based on legal skills, but also on a true understanding of business environments and cultural sensitivities and this is exactly what I am bringing to our clients.