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Delia Spitzer is a partner in the Corporate Department. Born and raised in Argentina, Delia studied law in the United States and practiced in New York prior to moving to Paris.

Delia has more than 25 years of experience in cross-border business transactions, in which she brings into play her global cultural and legal background. She began her career at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Paris. She then joined Proskauer in New York, moved to Paris to open the firm’s office there in 1991 and was appointed head of the office from 1993 to 2001.

Delia advises French and other European clients on issues of U.S. law, and U.S. clients on the legal aspects of their investments in France, and has worked on a broad range of corporate matters, including numerous acquisitions – both for industrial clients and private equity funds – joint ventures, commercial contracts and licensing arrangements, as well as matters involving securities law.

Due to the close relationships that Delia has developed with her long-standing clients, she has become a senior advisor to them in instances where mergers and acquisitions intersect with other areas of law, including competition law, restructurings, sensitive labor issues, litigation in French and U.S. courts, and international arbitrations.

Delia leads the Latin America practice in Paris and has handled various projects in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, and Argentina, among other countries.

Ranked in several legal directories, Delia is referred to as a “prominent New York and Paris-qualified dealmaker who specializes in transactions with a cross-border element” by PLC Which Lawyer?. Chambers Europe quotes a client as saying, “She combines strong legal skills with a commercial orientation and always looks at the bigger picture.” In Chambers Europe 2014 Delia Spitzer interviewee comments, “She is very sharp and creative, which is very important. She bridged the cultural gap between the negotiating parties.” Delia often speaks at client seminars on various corporate topics, such as the negotiation of international contracts. In addition, she is a regular speaker at training events organized by French professional associations, such as EFE.

As part of her pro bono activities, Delia participates in the efforts of Initiadroit to make high school students in sensitive areas of Paris aware of the impact of the law in various aspects of their life. She also assisted with the agreement between a multinational company and a development agency concerning a hygiene campaign in Tanzania.

Recent Speaking Engagements

Delia is a frequent lecturer and often speaks at client seminars on various corporate topics, such as the negotiation of international contracts. In addition, she is a regular speaker at training events organized by French professional associations, such as EFE.

Most recently, Delia was invited to speak at the Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK) in Beyruth, Lebanon, on “M&A Contracts: What are the Differences Between a Civil Law and Common Law Approach?”