Our clientele includes listed and unlisted companies of all sizes, investment funds, family offices, managers and shareholders, all of whom appreciate the innovative, tailor-made solutions developed by our teams to simplify even the most complex transactions and deliver them in the shortest possible time.

Our practice covers all business sectors (real estate, distribution, financial services, healthcare, energy, new technologies, ...) thanks to the support of our firm's other departments, and our teams are particularly involved in the following transactions:

  • Legal audits for sellers and buyers;
  • Legal and tax structuring of M&A transactions;
  • Implementation of acquisition or disposal transactions: letter of intent, acquisition protocol, liability guarantee, shareholders' agreement, management package, etc.;
  • Restructuring: mergers, spin-offs, partial contributions of assets, carve-outs, etc.;
  • Acquisition financing: credit documentation, security packages, etc.;
  • Joint-Ventures & Capital Partnerships.

Our clients, which include investment funds, family offices, business angels, start-ups, incubators, shareholders and executives, appreciate the importance and quality of our deal flow, which enables them to benefit from our precise knowledge of the market conditions and practices applicable at the time of investment.

Our privileged access to the most influential networks of investors and entrepreneurs enables us to accelerate the fund-raising processes initiated by growth-stage companies, and to identify financing targets for our investor clients.

We support our customers in carrying out:

  • Raising funds or investments: venture capital, development capital: investment term sheet, investment memorandum, shareholders' agreement, liability guarantee, issue of complex securities, etc.;
  • Development and buyout capital: LBO, OBO, LMBO, LMBI: letter of intent, acquisition protocol, liability guarantee, shareholders' agreement, management package, financing, etc.;
  • Management and employee profit-sharing: legal and tax structuring of profit-sharing tools, management packages, etc.;
  • Investment liquidity and exit: documentation for sale, merger, IPO, etc.

We support our customers in carrying out:

  • Real estate transactions and investments (sale or acquisition of real estate assets or rights, or real estate companies, sale & leaseback transactions):
    • Legal audits;
    • Legal and tax structuring of complex real estate packages;
    • Drafting and negotiation of contractual documentation relating to these operations;
    • Assistance in setting up partnerships;
    • Drafting and negotiation of partnership agreements.
  • Development and construction:
    • Assistance in setting up development operations;
    • Sales in future state of completion;
    • Drafting and negotiation of construction contracts (including property development contracts, works contracts, MOD, AMO).
  • Leases and property management:
    • Drafting and negotiation of all types of leases (civil, commercial, residential [including co-living], professional, etc.);
    • Drafting and negotiation of property management and marketing contracts;
    • Drafting and negotiation of lease transfers.
  • Real estate litigation:
    • Rental disputes (recovery of rents and charges, lease review and termination, eviction, renewal of commercial leases, review of commercial rents, eviction compensation, indexation);
    • Co-ownership disputes;
    • Construction litigation (expert appraisals, preventive summary proceedings, expert summary proceedings, architects' and builders' liability).
  • Urban planning and development:
    • Legal audits of building permits, planning permission, demolition permits, subdivisions, commercial authorizations, establishments open to the public (ERP);
    • Litigation in urban planning: suspension proceedings, appeals on grounds of ultra vires, liability appeals, legal appraisals;
    • Infringements of the town planning code, illegal construction or construction without permits.

With over 15 years' experience, the team will put all its energy into helping its customers find the financing solution best suited to their needs.

Our Private equity, M&A and Tax teams work hand in hand with our Financing team to provide our Corporate, Restructuring, investment fund or financial institution clients with the best possible support in all aspects of financing.


We partner French and international SMEs and groups in their strategic mergers and acquisitions, in the deployment of their distribution networks, and in the implementation of their sales policies.

Our team draws up and drafts all the legal instruments required to complete transactions, and also handles the litigation aspects of each case.

We support our customers in the following areas in particular:

  • Negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts: complex partnerships, setting up joint ventures, supply contracts, licensing and know-how communication agreements, etc.;
  • Organization of distribution networks: definition of contractual tools, drafting of franchise, selective and exclusive distribution and sales agency agreements, etc.;
  • Assistance with annual negotiations, drafting and compliance of commercial documents and practices (invoices, CGA, CGV, single agreement, etc.);
  • Distribution and commercial contract litigation (unfair competition, breach of contract, delisting, etc.).

Our teams have extensive experience in complex litigation and assist our customers before commercial, arbitral, civil and criminal courts in contentious proceedings relating to various aspects of business law:

  • Civil and commercial litigation;
  • Litigation concerning breach of pre-contractual and contractual relations;
  • Competition, distribution and consumer litigation;
  • Real estate litigation;
  • M&A litigation;
  • Employment litigation.

Our teams provide both advisory and litigation services:

  • Consulting:
    • Management of individual labor relations: employment contracts and complex clauses (golden parachutes, structuring executive compensation, optimizing retirement mechanisms for executives and managers, non-competition, etc.), settlement agreements, individual dismissals, etc.;
    • Relations with employee representative bodies and government agencies;
    • Management of collective labor relations: company or group collective agreements, employee savings and profit-sharing schemes, collective redundancies and job protection plans;
    • Restructuring, complex operations and company transfers: legal audits, social impact of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, disposals, carve-outs, etc.;
    • Social management of corporate difficulties;
    • Compliance and risk management.
  • Litigation:
    • Individual, mass and collective litigation;
    • Risk assessment;
    • Crisis management.

It is mainly involved in the following practices:

  • Transactional taxation: Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity operations: acquisition audit or vendor due diligence, tax structuring of investments, optimization of the tax consequences of restructurings, acquisitions or disposals, tax optimization of share or asset disposals, management packages;
  • Corporate and group taxation: restructuring, tax consolidation, VAT and local taxes, tax flow management, tax risk assessment;
  • Corporate and individual tax auditing and litigation;
  • Wealth taxation: organization and transfer, restructuring, IFI, income taxation;
  • Taxation of entrepreneurs and executives: management packages, transmission, expatriation, impatriation;
  • Real estate taxation: VAT, registration fees.

Our teams specialize in intellectual property law, data protection and privacy, e-commerce, the Internet, software, know-how, designs, models, patents, trademarks, domain names and media, and provide both advisory and litigation services.


Our customers benefit from the cross-disciplinary expertise of our M&A, litigation and employment law teams, which support the restructuring department.

We assist our customers with all aspects of preventive procedures (ad hoc mandates, conciliation, etc.) and procedures for dealing with difficulties (safeguard, accelerated financial safeguard, receivership or compulsory liquidation).


Our team is particularly renowned in the field of public contracts (public procurement, delegation of public services, partnership contracts, etc.) and urban planning. The firm advises and supports public and private players in all sectors of activity.

We support our customers in the following areas in particular:

  • Contracts / Public procurement;
  • Project management;
  • Urban planning & development;
  • Domaniality / Expropriation;
  • Environmental law;
  • Civil service.