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31000 Toulouse

Areas of intervention

  • Commercial Relationships and Litigation
  • Deals & Growth Transactions
  • Dispute Prediction and Resolution
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology law
  • International support
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Fundraising
  • Reorganizations
  • Strategy & Operational Efficiency
  • Tax



(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

Option Droit Affaires
June 2021 - June 2022
  • Ranking of M&A lawyers - M&A ranking
January 2020 - January 2021
  • Ranking of lawyers in PRIVATE EQUITY - Capital development and LBO

Year 2023
Mergers and Acquisitions Law - Venture Capital Law

Legal aid

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property and Information Technology law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity & Fundraising
Commercial Relationships and Litigation
International support
Strategy & Operational Efficiency
Deals & Growth Transactions


  • 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.

As regular counsel to a large number of French companies and subsidiaries of foreign groups in the IT, telecom, telemedicine, aeronautics, luxury goods, sports and real estate sectors, Bruno assists them in their international files in both English and Spanish. In 2023, he plans to launch Vaughan Avocats' SPANISH DESK to better serve Spanish companies developing their activities in France and French companies developing theirs in Spain. Involved in the cause of Café Joyeux, he is part of the group of volunteers who are helping to establish it in Toulouse.  


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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