Étienne Épron

Étienne Épron

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Étienne Épron is a French attorney registered with the Paris bar, managing partner of Épron Quievy & Associés. He leads the firm’s mergers and acquisitions, tax, and private clients departments.
His areas of practice include corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, tax and legal structuring of groups of companies, inter-generation transmission of enterprises and international sanctions.
Étienne Épron studied law in both France and Germany. He then spent five years with Gide in Moscow and Paris, and then seven as the managing director of the Franco-German law firm Sagasser Partners. Through these experiences, he has developed particular skills in M&A transactions involving Germany, France and Russia.
In addition to cross-border operations, Étienne Épron’s practice also covers domestic deals in numerous fields of business such as defence, digital communications, biotechnology, med-tech and digital services companies.
He frequently advises investment funds and French and foreign asset managers involved in acquiring, managing and selling French assets.
He also advises French start-ups that have reached the seed-funding stage on the legal and tax implications of their growth.
Given the current geopolitical climate, his work also includes the sale and restructuring of foreign investments in Russia, litigation against sanctions imposed on individuals by EU authorities, applications to the relevant EU authorities for authorisations and licences, assisting EU and Russian nationals to secure the release of their European assets and issuing legal opinions on compliance with EU legislation.

Étienne Épron acts as an expert advisor at political level on international sanctions. He has written several articles concerning the sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus. Since 2018, he has been called upon regularly to speak on this subject in the media.


2006 – 2009 : Gide Moscou, associate
2009 – 2012 : Gide Paris, associate
2012 – 2014 : Ngo, Cohen Amir-Aslani, senior associate
2014 – 2021 : Sagasser SELAS, partner
since  2021   : Épron Quievy & Associés, founding partner


Research’s Master (Master 2 / DEA) in French and German comparative law – Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Paris
Higher studies in German and international economic laws (Höheren Studien der deutschen und internationalen Wirtschaftsrechte) – Humboldt Universität, Berlin
Master in civil law (Master 1 / Maîtrise) – Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Paris
Master of Laws (LLM) in intellectual property – Humboldt Universität, Berlin


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  • Anglais
  • Russe

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  • Étienne Épron

Unfreezing assets held with EUROCLEAR

After months of struggle with Belgian authorities, EQA is happy to share that on May 24, 2024, we have obtained the authorizations necessary for the release of funds and securities held on behalf of our client by NSD and alfa-Bank within EUROCLEAR, for a cumulated value of more than a million euro.

  • Jean-Francois Quievy

“Compensation, an operation to dissect”

Jean-François Quievy, managing partner of the firm, has published a new article on the various aspects of the compensation mechanism in contract law, disseminated on actu-juridique.fr and soon to be published in the Petites Affiches. The full article is accessible by following this link: “Compensation, an operation to dissect”

  • Étienne Épron

EQA participated to the “English Law Day” in Istanbul

EQA had the honor of participating in the English Law Day in Istanbul on April 16, 2024, an event bringing together legal professionals from around the world. During this event, Etienne Epron spoke on a panel dedicated to the Impact of sanctions on trade, transactions, contracts, and disputes. We wish to express our sincere gratitude… Continue reading EQA participated to the “English Law Day” in Istanbul

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Margot De Almeida Lopes joins EQA

We are pleased to welcome Margot De Almeida Lopes as an associate in the M&A / Corporate Law & Tax departments. Margot holds a Master II in Internal and International Contract Law from the University of Paris-Saclay as well as a Master I in Business Law. We extend our best wishes for her success within… Continue reading Margot De Almeida Lopes joins EQA