31000 Toulouse

Areas of intervention

  • Commercial Relationships and Litigation
  • Deals & Growth Transactions
  • Dispute Prediction and Resolution
  • International support
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Fundraising
  • Reorganizations
  • Strategy & Operational Efficiency



(Vaughan Avocats has been recognized in the Décideurs rankings since 2015)

Year 2022

Year 2021
  • Restructuring and insolvency - directory of companies and shareholders - Small & mid-cap : EXCELLENT
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Transactions up to €75 Millions : HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • Private Equity - Lower mid & small-cap LBO transactions : HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • Private Equity - Venture Capital : HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Year 2020
  • Private Equity - Lower mid & small-cap LBO transactions : HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • Private Equity - Venture Capital : HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Year 2020
  • The regions : Top Tier
Year 2019
  • The regions : Tier 1
Year 2018
  • The regions : Tier 1
Option Droit Affaires
January 2020 - January 2021
  • Ranking of lawyers in PRIVATE EQUITY - Capital development and LBO
June 2019 - June 2020
  • Ranking of M&A lawyers - M&A ranking

Year 2023
Mergers and Acquisitions Law - Venture Capital Law

Legal aid

Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity & Fundraising
Commercial Relationships and Litigation
Deals & Growth Transactions
Dispute Prediction and Resolution
International support
Strategy & Operational Efficiency


  • Lawyer – Partner (Vaughan Avocats, 2013-)
  • Lawyer (Morvilliers Sentenac, 2009-2012)
  • Lawyer (BFA Avocats, 2008-2009)
  • Lawyer (Gourbal Avocats, 2006-2007)
  • Corporate legal advice (Groupe France Telecom, 1998-2005)
  • Corporate legal advice (Groupe Candia, 1996-1998)

  • Specialization certificate in Distribution Law (1998)
  • Company law (DJCE) Master’s Degree and Master’s Degree (DESS) in business law (Université Toulouse-I-Capitole, 1996)
  • Master’s Degree in Business Law (Université Toulouse-I-Capitole, 1995)


English, Spanish, French



Bruno de Laportalière acts for clients in mergers, acquisitions and fund-raising transactions, in both venture capital and growth capital. His particular expertise lies in his understanding of complex securities and negotiating shareholder agreements. He also assists the firm’s clients in drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts.

Bruno de Laportalière is the regular adviser to a large number of French companies and subsidiaries of foreign groups in the IT, telecoms, telemedicine, aeronautics, luxury goods, sports and real estate sectors. He assists clients in their international matters, and works in English and in Spanish.


As a Partner in the Toulouse office, Bruno de Laportalière supports entrepreneurs in their projects related to growth and development, and in company disposals.


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