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Partner - Cross Border M&A and PE

Practices :
Olivia LÊ HOROVITZ has extensive experience practicing corporate law and concentrates her practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as private equity transactions.

She regularly advises US, Europe and Israeli companies and is very active in developing relationships with Chinese clients.

Her broad experience encompasses representing clients in a variety of complex multijurisdictional acquisition transactions. It extends to acquisition or sale of businesses, distressed companies, divestitures, spin-offs, recapitalizations, restructurings, creation of joint venture and commercial contracts. Olivia advises public and private companies in a wide range of industry sectors primarily TMT, life sciences and renewable energy but also industrial and aerospace industries.

She has represented both venture capital funds and corporate investors in their financing and acquisition activities more specifically in the TMT and life sciences sectors, during all phases of the corporate life cycle, from initial financing rounds to disposals and liquidity transactions.

Career Path:

Partner - Cross Border M&A and PE

Founding Partner - M&A and PE
K&L Gates
2008 - 2018

Partner - M&A and PE
Kahn & Associés
2000 - 2007

Associate Manager M&A
PWC/Landwell | 1997-2000
KPMG/Fidal International | 1992-1997


Paris Bar (1990)

DEA (post-graduate degree), University of Paris – Panthéon – Sorbonne
"Environmental Law" (1994)

LL.M., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
"Transnational Business Practice" (1991)

D.E.S.S. (post-graduate degree), University of Paris – Panthéon – Sorbonne
"Foreign Trade Law" (1987)

D.E.S.S. (post-graduate degree), University of Paris – Panthéon – Sorbonne
"International Law" (1986)

Maîtrise (J. D.), University of Paris – Panthéon – Sorbonne
"International Business Law" (1985)

Spoken Languages:


Main Publications:

“New China Investment Trends : what to expect for the next two decades ?”, "File: The New Silk Roads" (Revue Analyse Financière N°66 Janv-Fev-Mars 2018)

Various Articles on China and on Business Law

“Continuation of contracts under an insolvency proceeding governed by French law: better be short!” and “the French Petroplus Law” (2013 Restructuring and Bankruptcy Newsletter)

“Dividend Premiums – Status Quo” (2013 Newsletter)

“Recent Significant Changes in Photovoltaic Energy Regulation in France” (2011 Newsletter)

“Photovoltaic Energy in France: A transitional Year Ahead” (2011 Newsletter, Global Government Solutions publication)

“Yes, There Are Non-U.S. Export Controls: New EU Export Controls on Dual-use Items” (2010 Newsletter)

Associations - Clubs:

AFIC - France Invest
CBC - Chinese Business Club
McGeorge International Alumni Association
NY International House Alumni


Regularly ranked by Legal 500 in M&A
Ranked by Leaders League in Private Equity


Piano, Music
Kung Fu, Scuba diving

Personal Skills:

Professionally, I have cultivated an entrepreneurship, hardworking and perseverant nature, collaborative and innovation spirit as well as passion for working on the international stage


Know the client business and the market place trends
Be responsive, innovative, constructive and pragmatic
Demand excellence

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