Experienced and even-handed, Nicolas brings deep negotiator skills to cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other strategic corporate projects. Nicolas assists clients in a wide array of industries and services. He is recognized for a practical, congenial problem-solving approach to negotiations that efficiently helps getting complex deals done.
Nicolas is a trusted, long-time advisor to several prestigious French and international groups and serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations.
Conseil juridique in 1988 and a member of the Paris Bar (avocat) since 1992. Founder of Vivien & Associés in 1999. Nicolas practiced as an attorney in Paris and New York with the US firm Debevoise & Plimpton, then with the continental firm Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot.
Graduate of Sciences Po (1985), Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1983), Paris-Dauphine (1987), INALCO (1986) and Cornell Law School (LL.M., 1990).
Besides his native language French, Nicolas is fluent in English.