Christophe Digoy, a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity Group, focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, with a concentration on leveraged buyouts (LBOs) for French and foreign private equity funds. His experience includes leading numerous LBOs and M&A transactions, and he is one of the few lawyers in Paris to have acted for private equity funds both in-house and as an external adviser.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Mr. Digoy was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin) in Paris, where he served as the office’s Managing Partner and co-head of its Corporate Department. Previously, he practiced at Clifford Chance, where he helped establish its private equity team. Before that, he served as General Counsel of Suez Industrie, where he also helped develop the private equity practice, and as in-house counsel at venture capital firm Sopromec-Idi.

Mr. Digoy is consistently recognized as a leader in his field by preeminent, peer-reviewed publications, including Chambers Europe, which notes that Mr. Digoy “is renowned throughout the market for his impressive work in large mid-cap private equity matters.”

He is fluent in French and English.




Mr. Digoy’s recent transactions include advising:

  • Engie (ex GDF Suez) on the sale of the winery Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey* and the acquisition of Siradel
  • Astorg Partners on the sales of Kerneos, Linxens* and Gras Savoye*
  • The founder and CEO of Médipôle on the acquisition of Médi-Partenaires*
  • Pechel and Five Arrows on the sale of their shares in Numéricable*
  • Syntegra on the sale of Questel*
  • Linxens on the acquisition of an international division of Smartrac

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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DESS (diplôme d'études superiéures spécialisées), Business and Tax Law, 1987
University of Lyon
DJCE (diplôme de juriste conseil d'entreprise), Business and Tax Law, 1987
University of Lyon
M, Business and Tax Law, 1985
University of Lyon



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