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 2023

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity: venture/growth capital

Caroline Basdevant-Soulié: Result-driven lawyer, focused on long-term value with the appropriate range of skills to build long-lasting trust and to support deal(s) expectations.’

‘Caroline Basdevant-Soulié is simply brilliant and very user friendly. This is epitomised by her focus on providing commercial solutions and reassurance on matters that are important to clients. She has a strong and firm negotiating style, framed within a collaborative and friendly approach. International work is clearly a focus of the team and for Caroline, who brings international experience to play that is equivalent to a what you might expect from a much larger firm.’

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

Palmarès of “les meilleurs cabinet d’avocats en France 2023” by le Point

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