Romain Dambre is a partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, and general corporate matters, including corporate governance and shareholder activism.


Thought Leadership


Equity Derivatives: French and EU Corporate Law Aspects (Larcier eds., 1st ed. 2016, 527 pp.) (in French)

“Hedging by Corporate Executives: Three Regulatory Models,” 1/2 Rev. Trim. Dr. Fin. 59 (2015) (in French)

“A Transalpine Look at Equity Derivatives: Convergence and Divergence in Disclosure and Takeover Regulations in the EU,” 3 Rev. Trim. Dr. Fin. 64 (2012) (with Marco Dell’Erba)


Pierre Coppens Triennial Award for Best Book in European Corporate Law, 2017

Freshfields-Les Echos Prize for Best Business Law Student in France, 2010, Second Place

Allen & Overy-HEC Prize for Best Legal and Tax Paper, 2010, First Place

Memberships & Affiliations

European Corporate Governance Institute, Member

Friends of HEC, Inc., Director (HEC Foundation)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015New York


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Yale Law SchoolLL.M.2014
    Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonnePh.D.summa cum laude2014
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneJ.D.magna cum laude2010
  • HEC ParisM.Sc.2010

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