We assist French and international companies with their daily management and with more complex issues such as acquisitions, joint ventures, fund raising, mergers, the (re)structuring of corporate groups, corporate governance, management support and the defence of (minority) shareholders.
COMPANY LAW – MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
We assist our clients with all their commercial issues, particularly the negotiations and drafting of commercial contracts, IP issues and compliance. We have developed a particular know-how in the following industries: industrial projects and property development; contracts for research projects and innovative developments; regulations applicable to the public telephone network and contracts and bank guarantees in the areas of commodities trading, shipping and corporate finance.
BANKING, PROJECT FINANCE & INVESTMENTS
Our firm is involved in the drafting, negotiating, structuring and monitoring of financing agreements and bank guarantees for companies, banks and financial institutions, both in terms of equity transactions and/or the financing of international business operations, including structured finance.
Our expertise also covers the issues of currency conversions, transfers of funds, anti-money laundering compliance and trade sanctions regimes.
We deal with all real estate matters, in particular construction, commercial and professional leases, auction purchases and sales and co-ownership issues.
We are also involved in the structuring, zoning and financing of real estate development projects and offer transversal legal assistance on the different project aspects, mainly land acquisition, corporate structuring, strategic contracts and financing agreements.
We specialise in business litigation, arbitration and mediation in matters relating to company law, commercial law, property law, banking law, employment law, debt collection and assets recovery, shipping law, fraud and white-collar crimes.
HUMAN CAPITAL, EMPLOYMENT LAW & LITIGATION
We advise our clients on all the various aspects of employment law and its ever-changing landscape, be it with the drafting of employment contracts and employment policies or the implementation of disciplinary sanctions up to and including the termination of employment relationships.
We also intervene in the implementation of the procedures specific to each type of dismissal and other breaches of contract, the implementation of employment laws and regulations within companies, the negotiation between employees and employers pre- and post-litigation, the assistance in social management in the event of changes with the employer and the defence of clients in the field of criminal employment law.
Our corporate, employment and tax teams also offer assistance and solutions on share incentives and remuneration packages, especially for start-up and high growth companies, such as free shares, share purchase warrants, stock options and preferred shares.
IT & IP LAW & GDPR COMPLIANCE
We assist our clients with the protection of their intellectual property rights and assets in France, the European Union and worldwide, through registration and the negotiation and drafting of their contracts.
We perform audits of their systems to ensure the protection of those rights, not least in the context of a fund raising or an M&A, and to ensure their compliance with the GDPR regulations.
We assist our clients with corporate tax matters involving M&A, private equity, restructuring, real estate transactions and management packages both in French domestic and cross-border transactions and are regularly involved in complex tax litigation. During the structuring and development of your projects, we consider the tax consequences of your intended operations in terms of withholding tax, corporate tax, VAT, etc. and will offer you various tax alternatives.
Our law firm provides high-end analysis of the tax implications of your projects in light of the relevant international tax treaties applicable.
TRANSPORT LAW & YACHTING
We assist our clients with all their projects but also their disputes in the areas of logistics, shipping and road, rail and air transport.
We assist owners and stakeholders in the sector such as brokers, managers and insurers in the buying, selling, building, operating, financing and insurance of ships, as well as in their disputes in these areas. We also assist owners, charterers and crew members on all matters relating to their employment and the drafting of their employment contracts in accordance with the regulations in force and whilst involved in marine casualties such as collisions, groundings, fire and explosions, etc. or arrests.