Seth Engel

Associate

New York
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Overview

Seth Engel advises clients on cross border transactions, U.S. securities offerings and international dispute resolution. Having practiced in both France and New York, he works hand in hand with public and private companies in Asia, Europe and the United States to advise on strategic transactions and disputes, including advising boards of directors and special committees. He also represents clients in international arbitrations.

Select Experience

Capital Markets
  • Represented the lead underwriter in the issuance of shares of a Nasdaq-listed company.
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Represented a Chinese investment bank in the purchase of a $1 billion industrial company based in a Scandinavian country.
International Arbitration and Litigation
  • Represented a U.S. energy company in an ICC arbitration under Colombian law seated in New York.
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Experience

Capital Markets
  • Represented the lead underwriter in the issuance of shares of a Nasdaq-listed company.
  • Represented the lead underwriter in the issuance of notes of a Nasdaq-listed company.
  • Represented the special committee of the board of directors in a tender offer buyback in response to shareholder activism.
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Represented a Chinese investment bank in the purchase of a $1 billion industrial company based in a Scandinavian country.
  • Advised a global travel management company in the sale of its French and Mediterranean leisure travel agency business to a private equity fund.
  • Advised a global aeronautical firm in the sale of its leisure and recreation business to a Luxembourg private equity firm.
  • Represented a leading French pharmaceutical company in a joint venture with a European pharmaceutical research firm.
  • Represented a Spanish entrepreneur in the creation of a fund to acquire rights to Latin music properties and online aggregators.
  • Advised a leading French datacenter company in its sale to a Japanese competitor.
  • Represented a leading global commercial real estate firm in a real estate joint venture in Luxembourg and related financing with Luxembourg banks.
  • Represented a French consulting firm in the purchase of the worldwide assets of a U.K.-based competitor including the merger of its Europe and US assets.
  • Represented a leading US technology and retail company in a joint venture investment in a French startup.
  • Represented a leading French luxury company in various corporate and real estate transactions in Europe and the Middle East.
International Arbitration and Litigation
  • Represented a U.S. energy company in an ICC arbitration under Colombian law seated in New York.
  • Represented a southeast Asian energy company in an ICSID investment arbitration seated in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Represented a central European real estate investment firm in an ICC commercial arbitration seated in Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Served as research assistant to the president of an UNCITRAL arbitral tribunal on a €850 million arbitral decision between a Dutch natural gas provider and an Italian utility company.

Recognitions and Memberships

Pro Bono

  • Won asylum for a West African individual residing in the United States.
  • Represented the corporate amicus curiae in the case G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board.

Prior Positions

  • Université de Paris I – La Sorbonne: Adjunct Professor (2014 to 2016)
  • International Criminal Court: Assistant Counsel (2014)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Paris
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • Master's, Université de Paris I – La Sorbonne
  • Master's, Institut de Sciences Politiques de Paris
  • B.A., Economics, New York University, summa cum laude

Languages

  • French