Valérie is a highly experienced international deal 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.
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 the former chair of the subcommittee on Best Practices for Women Attorneys of the New York City Bar and is the co-author of the New York City Bar’s report on “Best Practices for the Hiring, Training, Retention and Advancement of Women Attorneys” issued in February 2006.
Ms. Demont also is a member of the board of directors and chair of the finance committee of Sing for Hope, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes professional artists in volunteer service programs for schools, hospitals and communities.
Ms. Demont is an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Law, where she teaches a seminar on Cross-Border Transactions – India Case Study. She also is a frequent speaker at events focused on cross-border trade and has written or contributed to several publications.