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Patrick Legland

Academic Director

Patrick Legland

Affiliate Professor

Finance department


A finance professional for over 25 years, Patrick Legland specializes in Equity, Debt Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Legland is an Affiliate Professor in the HEC Paris Finance Department, a Graduate Member of the SFAF, as well as an instructor of Financial Markets at Sciences Po Paris. He is a Board member of the HEC Finance Club, which makes an annual award for the best professional thesis at HEC Paris.

Mr. Legland has served as the Managing Director of several investment banks (Société Générale, UBS, BNP Paribas, Philips & Drew) in Hong Kong, London and Paris. Having led diverse global teams, Mr. Legland benefits from vast international experience, which he brings into the classroom. Through his role as Global Head of Research and as a Global Capital Market member within a large investment bank, he has conducted research on corporate finance, valuation and financial markets and has published numerous professional articles in the field.

Patrick is the founder of a Global Advisory firm, which advises corporations on financial transactions, valuations, value creation and management. He has developed a specific expertise on cross-border M&A transactions between Europe, Asia and the Middle East.