Racine absorbs boutique in corporate push

French litigation firm Racine has swallowed up M&A boutique Boisséson & Associés, boosting the firm’s transactional capability.

Six lawyers join Racine in the move, including the two lead partners Gilles de Boisséson and Jean-Yves Martin.

Racine is developing its corporate practice following a strategy review. De Boisséson’s practice focuses on IP, M&A and private equity transactions in the wine and biotech sectors.

Associates Cécile Bayle-Demilly, Anne Thouery, Stéphanie Verschave and Bruno Le Floch also join Racine.

De Boisséson opened his firm in 1994, bringing in Martin in 2004. Martin has experience of working at international firms such as Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling.

Boisséson and his firm boost Racine’s partnership to 22, with 40 lawyers overall. Last year the firm’s turnover hit €12m (£8.05m).