Christopher Couvelier

Managing Director


Financial Advisory


Paris, France

Christopher Couvelier is Managing Director, head of the European Shareholder Advisory practice. In his capacity, Mr. Couvelier advises clients in connection with preparing for and responding to shareholder activism as well as other strategic shareholder engagement, corporate governance and takeover defense matters. Mr. Couvelier is based in Paris and works closely with all of Lazard’s European offices.
Mr. Couvelier joined Lazard in 2014 in the Capital Markets Advisory Group in New York, where he focused on activism defense and shareholder matters in the U.S. market. Mr. Couvelier was appointed Managing Director in 2021. Prior to joining Lazard, he was a corporate lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, syndicated lending, corporate governance and shareholder activism.

Mr. Couvelier earned a B.A. with Distinction in Economics from Stanford University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Our offices in France

Lazard's office in Paris has been at the heart of the firm's history and culture since 1854. Lazard provides the full suite of the firm’s services across Financial Advisory and Asset Management from Paris.

As a leading player in these businesses in France, Lazard Paris is also a gateway for clients to access the rest of Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 

Lazard Frères offers Financial Advisory services, while Lazard Frères Gestion provides Asset Management and Wealth Management. Both entities are supported by Lazard Frères Banque.