France

About

Established in 1926, the Paris office is our oldest office in Europe.

The diversity of skills and legal experience possessed by our Paris team enables us to address our clients’ concerns and needs across the spectrum of business law. We are fully committed to our clients and dedicated to helping them achieve their goals, in France and around the world.

Our teams assist clients seamlessly across all domestic and international operations, transactions or disputes. Deep knowledge of legal, regulatory and economic environments gives us unrivalled familiarity with the intricate legal issues that our clients face, in an increasingly globalised marketplace.

We develop longstanding relationships with our clients. With extensive experience in structuring innovative solutions, our teams navigate clients through their most complex challenges and help them assess and overcome commercial, legal, regulatory and structural risks.

Our reputation is built on an ability to work with confidence in demanding situations and places, made possible by the excellence of our Paris lawyers and the global footprint of our organisation.

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

France Law Firm of the Year 
IFLR Europe Awards 2022

France Law Firm of the Year 
Chambers and Partners Europe Awards 2022

Law Firm of the Year in France
The American Lawyer Transatlantic Legal Awards 2016

European Law Firm of the Year
Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014

 

Experience

Altitude on Acquisition of Covage Assets
Advised Altitude Group on the acquisition from Covage of 26 public and private fibre networks

Amber Capital on Sale of Stake in Lagardère
Advised Amber Capital on the decision to sell all of its shares in Lagardère to Vivendi and related judicial proceedings

Atol on French Supreme Court Victory
Advised Atol on its successful appeal hearing before the French Supreme Court in a case against Optical Center following a 13 year dispute

Believe initial public offering
Advised Believe on the first IPO of a 'unicorn' on Euronext Paris and on its refinancing

Circet Group acquisition by ICG
Advised the lenders on the €1.875 billion financing for the acquisition of the Circet Group by Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) from Advent International

Europcar Mobility Group's Financial Restructuring
Advised the majority of RCF debtholders on Europcar Mobility Group's financial restructuring and subsequent accelerated financial safeguard

Faurecia on Acquisition and partly financing of HELLA
Advised Faurecia on the launch of a tender offer for HELLA and the inaugural €1.2 Billion Sustainability-Linked Bond offering to partly finance HELLA acquisition

Gold Mine in the Republic of Guinea
Advised the lenders on the US$122 million financing of a gold mine located in the Republic of Guinea, to be operated by Société des Mines de Mandiana (Managem Group)

PT Ventures
Advised PT Ventures on a number of interrelated arbitration proceedings in relation to its shareholding in Unitel S.A., Angola's largest telecommunications company

RTL Group for merger Groupe TF1 and Groupe M6
Advised on entry into exclusive negotiations with Groupe TF1, Groupe M6 and Groupe Bouygues for proposed merger between Groupe TF1 and Groupe M6