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Jean-Charles SIMON

Managing Partner

Practices :

Jean-Charles SIMON is Managing Partner at SIMON Associés. For more than 30 years, he has developed a legal advice, support for litigation, as well as restructuring practice. His expertise is well recognized in M&A, International practice (China), and in the accompaniment or acquisition of ailing companies. Jean-Charles SIMON daily assists French and international companies in their development and relations abroad.

Career Path:

Attorney at Law - Managing Partner
Since 1992


Paris Bar (1985)

Pantheon-Sorbonne University – Paris I
« Business Law and Litigation »

Spoken Languages:


Associations - Clubs:

AFIC - France Invest

AFFIC – Association Française en Faveur de l’Institution Consulaire ("French Association for Consular Institution")

ARE – Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises ("French Business Turnaround Association")

IFPPC – Institut Français des Praticiens des Procédures Collectives ("French Institute of Practitioners of Receivership Proceedings")

FPI – Fondation Prospective & Innovation ("Prospective & Innovation Foundation")


"Best Law Firm" Category - Restructuring
Le Monde du Droit ranking, 2017 & 2018

"Excellent" Category - Restructuring - Advising Banks and Creditors
Leaders' League ranking, 2018

"Excellent" Category - Restructuring - LBO Transactions in Difficulty
Leaders’ League ranking, 2018

‘’Leading’’ Category - Restructuring - Advising mid-cap Companies and their Shareholders
Leaders’ League ranking, 2018

Silver Award Category - Collective Procedures and Restructuring
Trophées du Droit (Leaders' League) ranking, 2018

"Highly Recommanded" Category - Mergers & Acquisitions - Transactions up to €75 million
Leaders’ League ranking for French Law Firms, 2017

"Recommanded" Category in Africa Desk - Corporate & M&A
Leaders’ League ranking, 2017

"Best Practice" Category - Corporate & M&A - Africa Desk
Décideurs ranking, 2017

"Excellent" Category - Banks and Debt Holders
Décideurs ranking, 2017

"Incontournable" Category - Collective Procedures
Décideurs ranking, 2016

News, Articles, Conferences, Interviews, etc...

SIMON Associés and YINGKE Partners welcome NCB President, Mrs Christiane Féral-Schuhl, in Beijing

- Vu : 871
In the context of the first official visit of French President Macron in China, SIMON Associés and YINGKE Partners welcomed Mrs Christiane Féral-Schuhl, President of the French National Council of Bars. > Read more

SIMON Associés and YINGKE Lawyers Business Breakfast: “French-Chinese cooperation and the BRI”, in the presence of Jean-Pierre Raffarin

- Vu : 264

On December 1st, 2017, SIMON Associés and YINGKE Lawyers co-hosted a Business Breakfast in Beijing, gathering more than 50 influencial business actors, on the topic “French-Chinese cooperation and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)”.

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SIMON Associés participates in the 43rd General Assembly of the CPCCAF

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Jean-Charles SIMON will take part in the 43rd General Assembly of the CPCCAF (Permanent Conference of African and Francophone Consular Chambers) held in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) from December 11th to 13th, 2017.

He will intervene as the moderator of a panel on the evolution of economic cooperation between Europe and French-speaking Africa.

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"France China relations after the 19th Congress; how to participate in the project of the Silk Road? "

- Vu : 187
Simon Associés organizes in Beijing on 1st December 2017 a breakfast conference : "Sino-French relationship after the 19th Congress: how to participate in the One Belt one Road Project? ... > Read more

Simon Associés participates in the 8th edition of the International Capital Conference in Beijing (China) on 29th November, 2017

- Vu : 204
ICC is the world's leading China-Europe event to access and understand corporate opportunities arising from China’s Belt and Road Initiative, encouraging trade and investment between China ... > Read more

Chinese Business Club Networking Lunch

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The Chinese desk of Simon Associés participates at the Chinese Business Club Networking Lunch held at InterContinental Paris Opéra.   The lunch is opened with a speech of ... > Read more

Participation of Jean-Charles SIMON at the Franco-Chinese Cultural Forum held in Lyon from 25 to 27 September 2017

- Vu : 218
The Forum "Silk Cultural Route" aims to foster the communication between people and institutions of the French and Chinese cultural world. The second Franco-Chinese Cultural ... > Read more

"These Chinese investments in Africa" article on magazine "Connexions" No.78

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Since the beginning of this decade, China has become the largest investor in Africa with a combined $ 30 billion in direct investment volume and ... > Read more

Digital transition: a chance for Tunisia and the Maghreb - 29 April 2016 - Tunis Forum of the Maghrebian Economist 2016

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At the Forum of the Maghreb Economist held on April 29, 2016, on the theme "Digital Transition: an opportunity for Tunisia and the Maghreb", Jean-Charles ... > Read more
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A window on the post-13th National People's Congress and on the 2018 Edition of the BOAO Forum
5 juillet 2018 - Vu : 1181
The 13th National People's Congress of China (NPC) and the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) ...
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Simon Associé present at the 5th Overseas Investment Forum organized by Yingke
13 octobre 2017 - Vu : 1091
Lara BOURSIER participates in two round tables during the 5th Overseas Investment Forum organized by Yingke on October ...
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SIMON Associés and YINGKE Partners welcome NCB President, Mrs Christiane Féral-Schuhl, in Beijing
11 janvier 2018 - Vu : 871
In the context of the first official visit of French President Macron in China, SIMON Associés and YINGKE ...
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Lara Boursier, interviewed by Global Retail News, gives advice to foreign brands wanting to set up shop in China
18 octobre 2017 - Vu : 512
 In this interview Lara Bousier gives advice to foreign brands wanting to set up shop there, talks about the legal ...
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Egypt-New Partnership for Development in Africa
18 juillet 2016 - Vu : 309
Simon Associés signed an organic agreement with the Egyptian firm Matouk Bassiouny. This firm brings its expertise in ...
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