Valérie is a highly experienced international deal and capital markets lawyer, and leads the firm's U.S.-India practice.
Valérie Demont is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office. Ms. Demont focuses her practice primarily on U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate finance and securities matters.
She has been involved in numerous mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and dispositions for corporations and private equity funds in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. Ms. Demont chairs the firm’s U.S.-India Practice Group. She is also a member of the firm's French Desk.
Ms. Demont also represents U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and underwriters in a wide range of primary and secondary capital markets transactions involving equity, debt, convertible and hybrid securities. These transactions include IPOs, private placements and offerings under SEC Rule 144A, offshore offerings under SEC Regulation S and the establishment of American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programs.
She handles complex securities and financing transactions, including debt restructurings, exchange offers, debt tender offers and consent solicitations.
In addition, Ms. Demont regularly advises companies on their reporting obligations under U.S. securities laws as well as corporate governance and other compliance obligations under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and stock exchange regulations.
Ms. Demont is a frequent speaker at events focused on cross-border trade and has written or contributed to several publications.