Stéphane Sabatier


Winston & Strawn LLP
68 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Paris, 75008

Tel: +33 1 53 64 82 78


Stéphane is a Partner with Winston & Strawn in Paris. He represents French and foreign companies, financial institutions, and other investors on a full spectrum of corporate and commercial matters with a particular focus on highly complex domestic, cross-border, and multijurisdictional transactions. He also acts on M&A transactions, strategic alliances and business transactions, including in the context of public tender offers, whether friendly or unsolicited, “merger of equals”, joint ventures or cooperation agreements, in France and abroad.

Stéphane also has significant experience with securities and capital market transactions, particularly in the context of securities issuances and offerings in connection with public offerings or private placements. This expertise and practice includes support to his clients on all legal, regulatory and contractual aspects related to these market transactions.

Stéphane advises companies and investors in connection with, inter alia, corporate governance, shareholder activism and public corporate communication issues.

He represents leading French and foreign companies in a wide range of industries, including aeronautics, automotive, defense, financial services and banking, food & beverage, luxury goods, life sciences and health care, media, retail & consumer products, technology, and innovation.

Stéphane is fluent in English and French.

Our team of corporate lawyers partners with clients around the globe to navigate these challenges, adapt to regulatory change, and move transactions to the finish line.

Our transactional lawyers represent public and private companies, leading financial institutions, private equity and investment funds, funding sources, investors, and emerging companies in connection with high-profile and complex transactions—from cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, and mergers to joint ventures, spinoffs, and distressed acquisitions. We serve as counsel to boards and special committees and advise issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings (IPOs) and follow-on offerings.

Our finance lawyers have experience across all segments of the debt capital markets. Among our clients are traditional and specialty lenders, hedge funds, private equity and loan funds, collateral managers, trust companies, governmental bodies and agencies, and borrowers. We have advised clients in connection with billions of dollars in leveraged finance and asset-based lending transactions, syndicated capital markets transactions with cross-border and multicurrency components, first-of-kind structured finance transactions involving traditional and esoteric asset classes; infrastructure projects, and complex financings related to a range of other project types.

Winston & Strawn is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys in key financial centers around the world. We litigate cases and close transactions by bringing an understanding of the global legal issues our clients face in transactions, disputes, and regulatory/enforcement-related matters.

We strive to provide our clients with creative solutions to their business problems—on time and on budget. We serve our communities and the public interest, promote diversity within our firm and throughout the legal profession, and maintain a culture of teamwork and collegiality.