Maxence Bloch, a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity Group and Paris Office Chair, focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, with a concentration on leveraged buyouts and private equity transactions. His experience includes leading numerous acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies for French and foreign private equity funds. Mr. Bloch also focuses on litigation matters before all courts relating to equity financing and shareholders’ disputes.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Mr. Bloch was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin) in Paris. Previously, he practiced at Clifford Chance, where he helped establish its private equity team. Before that, he was a lawyer at Hausmann & Associés and at Thomas & Associés, and was seconded to the Valeo Group for two years.

Mr. Bloch is consistently recognized as a leader in his field by preeminent, peer-reviewed publications, including Chambers Europe, Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer Private Equity Handbook, and Best Lawyers. Chambers Europe notes that Mr. Bloch “is praised for his high level of market awareness.”

He was also recognized as valedictorian of Lauréat de l’Ordre des Avocats.

Mr. Bloch is fluent in French and English.

Areas of Practice




Mr. Bloch’s recent transactions include advising:

  • PAI Partners and the management of Cerba in relation to the sale of Cerba HealthCare, a European leader in the clinical pathology business, to a consortium led by Partners Group and Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP)
  • Sagard and Euromezzanine in the context of the acquisition of Safic-Alcan*
  • FDS Group on the financing of the Custom Rubber Products' assets*
  • The management and employees of Nutrixo on the sale of their shareholding in Nutrixo*
  • AXA LBO Fund IV FCPR and the other sellers on the sale of Groupe Unipex to IK Investment Partners*
  • Lion Capital on the acquisition of Alain Affelou group and Picard Group*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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Master's, Magistère Juriste d’Affaires DEA in EU Law, Business Law
University Nancy II
Diploma, English Legal Studies
University of Sheffield



Avocat à la Cour, Paris, France




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