Oyat avocats - Caroline Basdevant-Soulié

Caroline Basdevant-Soulié

Founding Partner · M&A - Private Equity

Oyat avocats - Caroline Basdevant-Soulié

Member of the Paris Bar since 2001, Caroline Basdevant-Soulié co-founded Oyat in 2022.

Caroline started her career at Lovells (now Hogan-Lovells), then worked at Bird & Bird before being seconded to the Caisse des dépôts et consignations for 15 months between 2010 and 2011 to set up the competitiveness cluster platforms. Then she has been a partner for 9 years at Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats within the corporate department.

Caroline specializes in private equity transactions (venture capital, expansion capital, LBO/MBO/OBO, management, package, mezzanine financing), joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and foreign investments.

She advises managers, French and foreign companies and investment funds, particularly in the tech and health sectors.

Her oyat is on Portigliolo beach in Corsica.


  • University of California, Berkeley – L.L.M. Corporate
  • University of Panthéon-Assas Paris II – Post graduate degree (DESS) in Business Law and Taxation
  • University of Panthéon-Assas Paris II – Master’s degree in business and tax law


French, English


  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of Berkeley University Alumni
  • Member of the French Association of Investors for Growth (AFIC)
  • Former Member and former “National Reporter” for France of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)



Legal 500 EMEA 2024

  • Private equity: venture/growth capital – Tier 3

‘A high-quality team. Caroline Basdevant-Soulié: exceptional, deal maker, attentive, good technical skills.’

‘The Oyat team is very dynamic, pragmatic with a very pleasant and friendly relationship while being professional.’

‘Caroline Basdevant-Soulié and Guillaume Ledoux: very competent, very good interpersonal contact, efficient.’

‘Caroline Basdevant-Soulié for her pragmatism, flexibility and quick and efficient responses.’

‘The team is very professional, available and attentive to the expectations of its customers. It facilitates negotiations and the progress of projects.’

‘Caroline Basdevant-Soulié has extensive expertise in private equity operations. She perfectly understands the business challenges of her clients.’



Palmarès of “les meilleurs cabinet d’avocats en France 2024” by le Point

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) / 5 stars
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital / 5 stars
  • Corporate Law / 5 stars



Décideurs Juridiques / Leaders League 2023

/ Private Equity

  • Advising management teams / Highly recommended
  • Development capital transactions / Highly recommended
  • Lower mid & small-cap LBO transactions / Excellent
  • Venture Capital / Highly recommended

/ Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Transactions up to €75 million / Highly recommended