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Karl Hepp de Sevelinges

Karl Hepp de Sevelinges



  • Corporate M&A and Private Equity
  • Energy, Mining and Infrastructure
  • General Business Litigation
  • Real Estate

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Automotive Group
Energy Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Real Estate Group


Karl Hepp de Sevelinges is a corporate partner at Jeantet and licensed to practice in Paris, Francfort (Rechtsanwalt) and New York (FLC).

He is Co-Managing Partner of Jeantet since January 2019.

As a specialist in M&A, Karl Hepp de Sevelinges advises industrial companies, financial institutions and investment funds for their investments in France, in the CEE and in Africa. Karl has also gained significant expertise in acquisitions and business restructuring. He regularly advises listed and non-listed companies on business law, financial law et litigation issues. Karl is a French Foreign Trade Advisor (CCE) since 2007.

He started his career at Gide in 1999 and headed Gides office in New York. Since his return to France in 2013, Karl Hepp de Sevelinges leads a Franco-German team specialised in International M&A. He joined Jeantet with his team in 2015.

Karl Hepp de Sevelinges counsels regularly in M&A/corporate, for groups such as InterDigital (Tech), GFT Technologies SE (Tech), Innergex (Renewable Energy), Enbridge (Energy), Migros (Retail), Stokomani (Retail), ProSiebenSat1 (Media), Cewe (Media), Valeo (Automotive), Daimler AG (Automotive), Europcar (Mobility Services), voestalpine AG (metal industry), GEA Group AG (equipment and process technology) WURTH Group (building materials), TDK (Electronics), etc.

Bar Admissions

Paris - Frankfurt am Main - New York


2nd State Exam (Rechsanwalt) - OLG Dresden, 1997
1st State Exam, Law - Universitat des Saarlandes, 1995
Masters Degree in Law - University of Nancy 2, 1992
Areas of Practice

Corporate M&A and Private Equity | Energy, Mining and Infrastructure | General Business Litigation | Real Estate | Restructuring

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Advised Cewe on the acquisition of Cheerz
Advised Daimler on its participation in Taxify
Advised Enbridge for the conclusion of a strategic partnership with EDF relating to three 1400 MW wind off-shore projects
Advised InterDigital on the acquisition of the patent licensing business of Technicolor
Advised Innergex on the acquisition of 120 MW windfarm projects
Advised the Swiss retailer Migros on the sale of Probike
Advised Wurth on the acquisition of an electric retail network from Rexel in Poland, Slovakia and Estonia
Advised Avril and Tonnies with the setting-up of a JV
Advised Valeo with the setting-up of a JV with Siemens
Advised ProSiebenSat1 with the setting-up of a JV with TF1
Advised GEA on the sale of its French subsidiary (Westfalia Separator Production France SAS) to Altifort

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

Gide Loyrette Nouel (1999 - 2015)
Rechtsanwalt (1995 - 1998)

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