OUR EXPERTISES

PARTNERS

Caroline André-Hesse
Caroline André-Hesse
Frédéric Fuchs
Frédéric Fuchs
Gwenaëlle de Kerviler
Gwenaëlle de Kerviler
 Jacques Messeca
Jacques Messeca
Julien Andrez
Julien Andrez
Michel Ayache
Michel Ayache

COUNSELS

ASSOCIATES

Babilou – Financing


Refinancing of Babilou and financing of its growth


Banking & finance

Ladurée – M&A


Advising Ladurée its acquisition by Lov Group


Corporate Finance

Flowbird – LBO


Advising Astorg on its sale (LBO) of Groupe Flowbird to Searchlight Capital Partners


Corporate Finance

Sigma – M&A


Advising Harris Computer Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Sigma

 


Corporate Finance

Funecap – Financing


Financing Funecap’s growth


Banking and Finance

Notimo – Antitrust


Counsel to GIE Notimo regarding practices implemented in the real estate negotiation sector (French Competition Authority decision no. 19-D-12 dated 24 June 2019)


Competition

Groupe Open – LBO & OPA


Advising Groupe Open on its LBO and its double takeover by the founders and by Montefiore


Corporate Finance

Novares – Restructuring


Debt and equity restructuring of Novares


Banking and Finance

Uperio – LBO


Advising Towerbrook on its acquisition of Uperio from groupe LFPI and Sofina


Corporate Finance

Invoke SA – M&A


Advising ISAI Gestion and Sagard on their acquisition of Invoke alongside the management


Corporate Finance

Groupe Premium – LBO


Advising Groupe Premium with the acquisition of Eurazeo PME, the founders and the management of a majority stake in the capital of Groupe Premium


Corporate Finance

Public companies – Employment


Reorganisation projects and daily assistance regarding employment law issues (mobility, retail, food industry, …)


Employment

Multinational group – Employment


Reorganisation of the group activities and implementation of a carve out process concerning more than 1000 employees over 36 countries (identity & security)


Employment

Bal du Moulin Rouge – Employment


Complex collective litigation


Employment

Bonds – Litigation


Assistance to bondholders of a large French cosmetics group in the effective recovery of their debt


Litigation

Securitisation – Financial litigation


Assisting a securitisation fund in a litigation against a European Bank related to the cancellation of a €65M securitisation transaction


Litigation

Retail – Employment


Management of employment law issues raised in relation to the sales of De Fursac and Eric Bompard

 


Employment

Titan – Distribution


Advising an industrial group in the context of the termination of its long-term business relationship by a commercial partner


Distribution

Pyramid – Criminal business


Assistance to defendants prosecuted for in a pyramid-type case to the prejudice of 180 victims (stake: 16M €)


Litigation

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Business Ethics

  • OUR KNOW-HOW (NO BLAH BLAH)

    – Ethical and integrity rules: implementation of anti-bribery policies, conflict management, anti-competitive practices,
    – Internal policies and governance: codes of ethics, charters and internal rules, whistleblowing, compliance due diligence,
    – Compliance program controls and due diligence process: preparation and anticipation of compliance program controls led by judicial, tax and regulatory authorities, assistance during investigation and control processes, post control assistance, remediation policies and litigation.

  • OUR DNA (IN A NUTSHELL)

    Prevent – Act – React !

  • OUR PREVENTION TOOL (UNIQUE ON THE MARKET)

    – White Alert: a secured whistleblowing platform for issuing and processing alerts.
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  • THE PARTNERS

    Caroline André-Hesse (Employment)
    Frédéric Fuchs (Competition – Distribution – Commercial contracts)
    Gwenaëlle de Kerviler (Corporate Finance)
    Jacques Messeca (Tax, Sport)
    Julien Andrez & Michel Ayache (Litigation, White collar)