The firm has expertise in the following specific practice areas:
- corporate (private equity, merger & acquisition, joint-venture, restructurings, venture capital, IPOs, stock options and other incentive plans, securities…)
- Internet and e-commerce regulatory developments, information technology, telecom, life sciences and media,
sport law and entertainment law,
- commercial law,
- intellectual property law,
- labor law,
- litigation and arbitration, litigation IP/IT,
- real estate,
With this range of experience, our full service approach means, for the entrepreneur, we can provide advice and assistance from the time a group of individuals have an idea for a new business, through incorporation, rounds of financing, through execution of the business plan all the way to exit – via acquisition or listing on a securities exchange. For the foreign-based multinational, whether well-established or itself a young company in its home jurisdiction, we assist in set-up of a subsidiary and choice of the appropriate legal entity, and then assist in assuring that arm’s length, tax-efficient intercompany relationships are properly documented; or we advise in implementing the foreign company’s acquisition or partnering strategy.
Along the way, we will have for example, assisted with development of standard agreements, negotiation of strategic commercial partnerships, fended off cybersquatters and unfair competition claims, or defended the company in a tax audit.
We also provide corporate secretarial services for more than 200 different companies with the assistance of experienced paralegals that work closely with the firm’s attorneys. This service includes the preparation, and where applicable, public filing, of the many corporate documents required by French law as well as the maintenance of clients’ corporate minute books and share registries.