Saam Golshani is a partner in the EMEA Private Equity team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He has more than 20 years’ experience representing clients in all manner of M&A, private equity and restructuring transactions, in all industries, notably in the Tech sector.
Ranked as a leading lawyer in his field by top legal directories Legal 500, Chambers and Who’s Who Legal among others, Saam’s reputation is based on a record of accomplishment, advising creditors, debtors, investors and potential buyers on complex matters, corporate reorganizations and insolvency proceedings.
Saam has advised on some of the most significant bankruptcies, M&A and industrial restructurings on the French market, including recently on the restructurings of Vallourec, Europcar, Conforama, CGG*, Vivarte* and Consolis*. Distinguished as a key expert in the technology sector by Chambers Europe, Saam notably recently advised on the acquisition of Luxembourg-based data and advertisement platform Teads by Altice* and on the investment by Goldman Sachs in French visual gaming leader Voodoo*.
Fluent in French, English and Farsi, Saam is at ease navigating both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity and venture capital matters, on behalf of multinational clients, including investment funds, investment banks, entrepreneurs, industrials, listed and non-listed companies, and distressed companies.
Saam is a frequent speaker, author and commentator on private equity and restructuring issues. He is a member of the Iranian/French lawyers association.
Saam joined the Firm in December 2018 from an international law firm in Paris, where he was Partner in charge of the French M&A-Private Equity Group and co-Head of the European Restructuring Group.