Delia Spitzer is a partner in the Corporate Department and head of the Corporate Department and Mergers & Acquisitions Group in our Paris Office, which she opened for the Firm. Born and raised in Argentina, Delia studied law in the United States and practiced in New York prior to moving to France. She is admitted to the Paris Bar and the New York Bar.
Delia has more than 30 years of experience in cross-border business transactions, through which she brings into play her global cultural and legal background. She 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. Delia has also handled various projects in Latin America, including those in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina.
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 is ranked in several leading legal directories, including Chambers and Legal 500. Chambers Europe quotes a client as saying, “She combines strong legal skills with a commercial orientation and always looks at the bigger picture.” Another Chambers interviewee commented, “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 and training events organized by French professional associations on various corporate topics, such as the negotiation of international contracts.
She actively participates in the Firm’s pro bono program, through which she regularly advises Yes Akademia, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing development opportunities for promising young adults from troubled suburbs in addition to social enterprises incubated by the prestigious French ESSEC business school.