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Listed, Chambers Europe: Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010, 2012)
- New York
68, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris, France
Roland P. Montfort is the Managing Partner of the Paris office and a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Montfort focuses his practice on a wide range of transactions for strategic clients, whether French or foreign multinational companies with substantial operations in France, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures, group consolidation, divestiture and restructuring, whether domestic or in a cross-border and/or global context, as well as greenfield investments.
His work often includes finance, securities regulation, foreign investment, real property, environment, labor and employment, and other considerations.
Regular counsel to financial or industrial clients in various sectors, such as automotive, life science, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, semiconductors or heavy industries, Mr. Montfort also works on a variety of day-to-day issues and missions, whether company law, all types of commercial agreements (intra-group or with third parties), factory-related issues, other corporate aspects, ranging from corporate governance, compliance and ethics, management liability to insolvency, trade regulations, export control, and other EC or domestic regulations.
Mr. Montfort works closely with the other practice teams thereby assisting clients on intellectual property, information technology, labor and employment, and litigation issues.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Montfort was a partner at a preeminent Paris law firm where he coordinated the mergers and acquisitions department. Prior to that, he worked for several major U.S. international law firms in Paris, where he reached the rank of partner. He also previously served in Japan as in-house counsel to a major automobile company
Mr Montfort has been listed as a Band 1 lawyer for mid-market M&A transactions in Chambers Europe for 2012.
Mr Montfort received his LL.M. in corporate law from New York University School of Law in 1992. Mr. Montfort is fluent in French and English.
Mr. Montfort is admitted to practice in Paris, New York, and Brussels.
- New York University School of Law, 1992, LL.M.
- Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 1989, Magna Cum Laude
- Collège Saint-Michel, Belgium, 1984