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France

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 3

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier has strong regulatory, litigation and public law expertise. The firm is regularly appointed on strategic matters. Henri Savoie is recommended for ‘his high-level technical expertise and ability to handle privatisation and a large array of subjects’.

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EU, competition and distribution
EU, competition and distribution - ranked: tier 2

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier has a reputation as one of the key merger control players in the French and European markets. The team is led by the highly regarded Didier Théophile and recently advised Bouygues, which is a majority shareholder of Alstom, on the merger of Alstom and Siemens’ mobility businesses. In other work, Igor Simic assisted AccorHotels with antitrust aspects of the separation of its HotelInvest business into a standalone entity.

Leading individuals

Didier Théophile - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier was recently involved in a high number of high-profile debt restructuring and insolvency cases, often representing shareholders or debtors. The firm notably assisted Financière Turenne Lafayette and its subsidiaries with their insolvency proceedings, the French State with Areva’s restructuring, Financière Flo with Flo’s debt restructuring and sale to Groupe Bertrand, and the OCEANEs’ bondholders with CGG’s debt-for-equity swap restructuring. François Kopf is in charge. Finance expert Martin Lebeuf is also regularly involved.

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Mergers and acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions - ranked: tier 1

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier’s team has an excellent reputation for corporate transactions and is regularly involved in headline transactions. It has expertise in domestic and cross-border deals, and has a strong track handling transactions involving public companies but also advises on strategic transactions in the private sector, including acting for family shareholders. Key practitioners include name partner Jean-Michel Darrois, Alain Maillot, Emmanuel Brochier, Bertrand Cardi and Marcus Billam. Pierre Casanova, Benjamin Burman, Hugo Diener, Olivier Huyghues Despointes, Christophe Vinsonneau and of counsel Laurent Gautier are also noteworthy.

Leading individuals

Jean-Michel Darrois - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier is a safe bet for complex M&A and property tax structuring. Vincent Agulhon ‘is excellent’ and Loïc Védie made partner.

Leading individuals

Vincent Agulhon - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier (transactional/corporate tax) (property tax)

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France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 1

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier is a popular choice for sensitive corporate, securities and commercial disputes. High-profile French and international companies are clients. Jean-Michel Darrois, Emmanuel Brochier, Cyril Bonan, Christophe Ingrain and Matthieu Brochier are among the market’s most recognisable figures.

Leading individuals

Emmanuel Brochier - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Jean-Michel Darrois - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

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International arbitration
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Next generation lawyers

Carine Dupeyron - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

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Stock-market litigation
Dispute resolution: stock-market litigation - ranked: tier 1

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier is a safe bet for strategic stock-market litigation and notably represented Eurosic against Gecina in the stock-market battle and judicial proceedings for the tender offer on Foncière de Paris. Jean-Michel Darrois and Emmanuel Brochier need no introduction.

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White-collar crime
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

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France

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Legal Developments in France

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  • The new French regulation applying to national insurance contributions for managers and shareholders

    French insurance contributions on executive and shareholder remuneration (pay + dividends) have been substantially increased by the National Insurance Funding for 2013 Act, No. 2012-1404, of 17th December 2012. Until 31st December 2012, all dividends were subject to national insurance contributions on unearned income but henceforth, under Article L136-3 of the National Insurance Code, amended by Act No. 2012-1404, certain dividends   are considered as pay received by executives and shareholders and are therefore subject to the national insurance contributions on pay. The Act also abolished the ceiling on health insurance contributions payable by the self-employed and all this means that businesses must rethink the way that they have been structured until now.
  • CHINA - PERSONAL TAXATION AND SOCIAL SECURITY : CHINESE AND FOREIGN NATIONALS ON AN EQUAL FOOTING

    The People's Republic of China has initiated an overhaul of its social security system, reformed the personal taxation regime and has extended the scope of these laws to foreigners residing in China.
  • MOROCCO TO BECOME THE LEADING FINANCIAL PLACE IN AFRICA

    The Kingdom of Morocco is supporting the ambition of becoming the leading financial place for Africa. In this context, a wave of draft laws is to be passed and implemented within the following months, amongst which, the Law No. 53.08, setting up a new financial authority, and the Law No. 54.08, reforming public offering rules, are of paramount importance to Moroccan and foreign issuers, and financial institutions.
  • ACQUISITIONS IN CHINA : ASSET OR SHARE DEAL?

    The opportunities offered to foreign investors by the Chinese mergers and acquisitions market are increasing every year: in 2010, transactions involving foreign companies came to 60.1 billion euros, an increase of 21.2% compared with 2009. Seen from the West, where markets are declining, all sectors of the Chinese economy seem to be undergoing promising development and the statistics indicate that the Middle Empire will be a lasting springboard for growth.
  • Prime de Partage des Profits

    Le dispositif L’article 1er de la loi de financement rectificative de la Sécurité sociale pour 2011 oblige les sociétés commerciales de 50 salariés et plus, dont les dividendes par part sociale ou par action sont en augmentation par rapport à la moyenne des deux années précédentes, à verser une prime à l’ensemble de leurs salariés
  • BULGARIA MARKET OVERVIEW

    Types of investors The private equity (PE) funds that are active in Bulgaria are not raised or registered in the country. Some Bulgarian PE funds were raised recently, but there are no statistics as to the sources of their funding, their number, the funds that were accumulated, etc.
  • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING COMMITMENTS

    THE PROCEDURE IS CLARIFIED, BUT MAY COMMITMENTS APPLY WITHOUT LIMIT?
  • Landmark decision by French Competition Authority in conditioned LPG case

    cartel case closed after discovery that leniency application was largely based on forgeries and rejection of collective dominant position objection.
  • 2012 supplementary budget

    The second supplementary budget published in the Official Gazette September 19, 2011 provides for two key measures that affect the deferral of tax losses and taxation of capital gains realized on the sale of equity securities .
  • Actualité législative fiscale

    Au delà des mesures applicables à l’ensemble des contribuables (telles que la limitation du report des déficits ou la réforme du mode de calcul des plus values sur cessions de participations),le plan de réduction des déficits annoncé le 24 août dernier par le gouvernement comprend des mesures qui intéressent spécifiquement les acteurs du secteur financier.