Didier Fornoni joined Hoche Avocats in 2019. He focuses his practice on market operations (takeover bids, IPO, public exchange offers), mergers and acquisitions for listed or non-listed companies and capital restructuring of listed companies. His expertise also covers the issues related to governance, shareholders disputes as well as stock exchange and acquisition litigations.
Didier Fornoni began his career at Clifford Chance, before continuing his career in boutique law firms. Than he was partner in the Paris M&A group and head of the Equity Capital Market (ECM) group of Dentons’ Paris office.
Didier Fornoni holds a DESS (post graduate degree) in Business Law and Taxation, HEC Department from the University Paris I Pantheon La Sorbonne.
The interest of continuing its M&A strategy during the covid-19 crisis, Fusions-Acquisitions Magazine – September 2020
Focus on the recent changes in French Business Law, Hoche Avocats Newsletter in Business Law – May 2019
“Activist funds: what response to short-sellers” (« Quelle riposte face aux vendeurs à découvert?»), quotes of Didier Fornoni, Option Finance, 2019 (in French)
Spotlight on proxy advisors, their role, influence and ways to control it, Bulletin Joly Bourse – July/August 2019 (in French)
The PACTE law of 22 May 2019 has transposed into French law the provisions relating to proxy advisors or proxies issued by Directive (EU) No 2017/828 of 17 May 2017. These provisions address a dual objective vis-à-vis the latter, transparency on the voting criteria used by the proxies and the fight against conflicts of interest.
“Activist funds: how to defend yourself” (« Fonds activistes: comment se défendre »), quotes of Didier Fornoni, Option Finance, 2018 (in French)
“A Guest at the Board Table: Cybercrime” (« Un invité à la table du conseil d’administration : le cybercrime »), Option Finance, 2018 (in French)
“The essential role of shareholders in the anti-OPA defence process” (« Le rôle toujours essentiel des actionnaires dans le processus de défense anti-OPA »), RTD Com. N°1, 2015 (in French)
“Double voting right and OPA for the General meetings of shareholders” (« Droits de vote double et OPA au menu des AG »), Les Echos, 2015 (in French)
“Delisting a listed company: changes that may reveal empty” (« Radiation des titres d’une société cotée: des modifications qui risquent de faire pschitt »), Option Finance, 2015 (in French)
- 2015 – 2018 — Dentons
- 2013 – 2015 — Dethomas Peltier Kopf Juvigny, Associé, Paris
- 2009 – 2013 — Viguié Schmidt Peltier Juvigny
- 2005 – 2009 — Clifford Chance
- — Lecturer in two Master 2 courses at UPEC Paris 12
- — University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Master's degree, Droit des affaires et fiscalitéMaster's degree, Droit des affaires et fiscalité 2003