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

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

Law Firm of the Year in France
Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2012

Experience

A65
Advised lenders on refinancing of A65 Motorway Concession in France.

Arc Holding
Advised a consortium of French and international sovereign funds on Arc Holdings' new investment plan.

BMCE
Advised BMCE Bank on the financing, design, construction and operation of the biggest mutualized desalination project in the world for the production of drinking and irrigation water in Morocco.

Dyson
Represented successfully Dyson in two unfair competition cases against Rowenta.

Europcar
Advised a syndicate of banks on Europcar's simultaneous €898 initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext Paris, €475 million high yield bond offering and €350 million multicurrency revolving credit facility in relation to the refinancing of Europcar's debt.

Facebook
Advising Facebook in relation to pre-litigation and litigation matters affecting its social network activities outside the US, as well as in several data protection and unfair competition matters.

Helvet Immo
Assisting a major French bank faced with criminal and civil charges of commercial malpractice in the context of a class action, brought by consumer associations and hundreds of individuals, relating to a portfolio of real estate loans granted to individuals in a foreign currency.

Michelin
Advised Groupe Michelin on a three-tranche, €2.5 billion bond issue, with seven-year, 12-year and 20-year maturities, respectively.

Natixis 
Advised Natixis on its strategic partnership with Wynd to create an omni-channel retail solution for point of sale operations and payments.

Orange
Advised Orange on its partnership with Groupama in the home telesurveillance sector and establishment of a joint company named Protectline.

TVO
Advised and represented Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO), a Finnish electricity producer, on the negotiation of a global settlement agreement ending over a decade-long arbitration proceeding against French nuclear group Areva and German technology group Siemens in relation to the Olkiluoto 3 EPR (OL3 EPR) project in Finland.