Sylvie Hamel

Sylvie Hamel

Counsel Bird & Bird France


Sylvie is renowned for her company law expertise , and advises clients on all aspects of this practice area.

Sylvie is Counsel in our Corporate group, based in Paris.

Sylvie concentrates on French Securities Law. In addition to looking after an active portfolio of clients including numerous companies in the biotechnology sector and listed companies, she regularly advises on the issuance of composite securities, notably relating to fund raisings and recapitalisations. She also advises on IPOs (on the regulated market or on Alternext) and on private placements of listed companies.

She has particular expertise in:

  • management and employee incentive plans (stock options, free shares, special employees equity warrants);
  • group restructuring operations (merger, partial contribution of assets, spin off, contribution in kind);
  • fiduciary duties of management of companies (liability, corporate governance).

Having begun her career in a local law firm in Rennes (France) in 1996, she joined the Companies Law department of Andersen Legal in Paris in January 2000 as senior associate then worked in other law firms located in Paris before joining us.

Sylvie has been a qualified lawyer since 1996 and is member of the Paris Bar. She holds a DJCE - post graduate diploma in business law from the University of Rennes.

Sylvie is a native French speaker and is fluent in English.

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