Thomas Margenet-Baudry is a partner in the firm's Corporate Department and the Deputy Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins' Paris office. Mr. Margenet-Baudry is a member of the Paris and New York bars and leads the Capital Markets Practice of the firm, focusing on high-yield debt and equity securities offerings.
He has represented issuers and underwriters on a broad range of French, international, and US capital raising transactions, including initial public offerings, high-yield financings, rights issues, convertible and exchangeable bonds and investment grade debt offerings. He also has a broad experience with French public M&A and tender offer regulation, and regularly advises clients on French and EU corporate governance and securities regulation matters.
Before joining Latham in 2009, Mr. Margenet-Baudry spent eight years with a leading US law firm in New York from 2001 to 2005 and in Paris from 2005 to 2009, which included a one-year secondment within the legal department of a US Investment Bank in London and Paris.
Mr. Margenet-Baudry is recognized as a Leading Individual. Chambers Europe 2022
Mr. Margenet-Baudry is recognized as a Leading Individual. According to clients, “Thomas is incredibly smart and goes the extra mile, beyond his core area of expertise, to find innovative solutions to complex issues. It is an absolute pleasure to work with Thomas: he is extremely nice, he has great listening skills, and he is very hands-on but with a clear sense of what is important.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
According to his clients, "he finds good solutions for everyone, is very on top of everything and knows IPOs inside out." Chambers Europe 2020
Mr. Margenet-Baudry receives praise from market commentators for his handling of both equity and debt capital markets mandates. He has extensive expertise advising on high-yield transactions. He also assists with IPOs and block trades.
Chambers Europe 2019
Mr. Margenet-Baudry is recognized as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500 EMEA 2019.
"The highly versatile Mr. Margenet-Baudry is a great adviser."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Mr. Margenet-Baudry offers solid expertise in the high-yield sector, and is described by one client as "one of the nicest lawyers I've ever come across."
Chambers Europe 2017
His work in high-yield earns him positive feedback from clients, who call him "energetic and upfront."
Chambers Europe 2016