Serge Tatar

Serge Tatar
36, rue Beaujon, 75008 Paris
+33 1 58 54 40 00
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Languages : French, english

Serge Tatar acts on acquisition and partnership deals both in France and in cross-border and international context. He has a strong experience in the transportation and banking-finance sectors.

  • Counsel to Korian in the signing of an agreement leading to the acquisition of a 42% stake in Over ;
  • Counsel to SNCF on the creation of a common railway company with SNCB in order to consolidate their interests in Thalys,
  • Counsel to SNCF on its acquisition of AXA Private Equity’s share in Groupe Keolis, and the reorganization of its control and governance with the second shareholder Caisse de Dépôt et Placements du Québec (CDPQ),
  • Counsel to Groupe Castel on the renegotiation of its pan-African partnership with SABMiller in the beer sector, and the taking over the brewing activities of SABMiller in Angola,
  • Counsel to BNP Paribas on project for the takeover of a UK group in the context of its merger with one of the BNP Paribas’ activities,
  • Counsel to SNCF on the restructuring and takeover of Eurostar, the largest transnational rail operator,
  • Counsel to CNP Assurances and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in the framework of the project of merger of CNP Assurances and Malakoff-Médéric’s pension saving activities,
  • Counsel to Groupe Castel on the merger of its sugar-related business in Sub-Saharan Africa with that of the Vilgrain group, and the takeover of the Somdiaa group,

Serge Tatar joined Lacourte Raquin Tatar in 2013, after spending 12 years as a partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel.


Admitted to the Paris bar since 1993
HEC business school – Major in Finance (1990)
Master (Maîtrise) in Private Law, University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne (1990)


Chambers Europe

  • Corporate / M&A
    Editions 2020 – Band 5/6 : Serge Tatar assists domestic corporates with acquisitions, joint ventures and investment transactions. One impressed client remarks: “He has a good strategic vision and is really helpful in negotiations, “whilst another says that it is “always a pleasure to have him with us.”