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  • Princeton University, USA
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  • LUISS Business School, Italy
  • ESADE, Spain
  • IE Business School, Spain
  • Imperial College London, UK
  • Bocconi University, Italy
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  • Columbia University, USA
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Summer school

Going to the Summer Program at HEC Paris answered a lot of the questions that I had about the institution and it gave me a glimpse of what it would be like to take up a full-time course there. 

I first heard about HEC Paris because of its high...


Yaswanth Sanagapalli

Summer School

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Summer school

The online HEC Summer School was an all in all excellent experience! Real life cases combined with a challenging pace require some effort, but it is worth it. 
I got an insight into Finance from a state-of-the-art Lecturer and several successful...


Lorenzo Salis

Summer School

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Summer school

I was surprised by how much I learned in these two weeks through remote learning. The field of Mergers and Acquisitions combines various financial topics.

I have the feeling that I have made a significant step forward.


Adrian Brügger

Summer School

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Summer school

It was an amazing experience. The HEC team set up a high-quality online learning environment. To sum up the Summer School: Practical and high-quality education from the professor, interesting guest lectures and a lot of fun with people from all...


Charlotte Parthoens

Summer School

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Summer school

The HEC online summer experience is truly something I can recommend to anyone who wished to broaden their knowledge on financial topics.

With interesting guest lectures, lots of group work and an incredibly experienced professor this program will...


Teddy Schimscheimer

Summer School

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Summer school

To summarize the Summer School in 3 points: steep learning curve, international and fun.

The Summer School at HEC Paris was an amazing experience, on a personal and interpersonal level. In an online setting, the professor and teaching staff...


Arnout Hillen

Summer School

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Academic Team

Patrick Legland

Patrick Legland
Academic Director,
Affiliate Professor,
Finance Department
HEC Paris

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.