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Bersay & Associés

31 AVENUE HOCHE, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 56 88 30 00
Fax:
Fax +33 1 56 88 30 01
Email:
Web:
www.bersay-associes.com
Paris, Tel Aviv

The firm

Team expansion: founded in 1995, Bersay & Associés brings together 40 highly qualified lawyers, with wide-ranging expertise to address the legal needs of businesses. Its practice covers all of the main areas of business activity, in an advisory capacity as well as in litigation and arbitration, and in both national and international matters. The firm has experienced significant growth thanks to the sustained trust of its clients, who have built its reputation for excellence, thereby enabling it to attract new clients. Its satisfied small and mid-sized clients have referred it to some of the world’s most prestigious multinational corporations. Driven by a desire to remain constantly innovative, effective and competitive, Bersay & Associés became the first Paris firm to be certified ISO 9001 in 1998. This approach has contributed directly to the excellent growth the firm has experienced these last few years. With over 20 years of experience, Bersay & Associés has advised some of the world’s leading multinational companies. Lawyers working at Bersay & Associés either began their career at the firm or joined the firm having worked previously in prestigious large international or French firms. All of them are at least bilingual (French and English). Some of them are admitted to practice in foreign jurisdictions. All of the lawyers of Bersay & Associés work in French and in English and most of them work in at least a third language (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Hebrew).

In recent months, the firm has welcomed 13 new lawyers, including four partners, marking an unprecedented step in its history.

Areas of practice

The firm handles international deals as well as French deals, and is particularly active in:

Corporate law/capital markets: Mergers and acquisitions, private equity, issuance of mixed securities, (for listed and unlisted companies), IPO, bankruptcy and restructuring.

Banking/finance: Regulatory advice and representation before financial regulatory agencies, advice on financing for acquisitions, bridge loans, recapitalization, and other corporate purposes.

Tax: International and domestic acquisitions, private equity, reorganisation, joint ventures.

Litigation/arbitration: Corporate, securities, competition and distribution, real estate and construction, white-collar crime, international and domestic arbitration.

Labour and employment: Collective, individual, white-collar crime.

IP/IT/telecoms/media/entertainment/data protection: Intellectual property (trademarks, patents, copyright, designs infringement (counterfeiting/passing-off)/unfair trading), information technology, internet, data protection, cybercrime, telecommunications, media, sports law.

Real estate/construction/environment: Transaction, commercial leases, construction, development, urbanism, environment.

Competition and antitrust: French and European competition law (merger control, restrictions of competition, cartels, abuses of a dominant position), distribution, including franchise, commercial contracts, R&D and cooperation agreements, technology transfer agreements, licensing agreements, regulatory law, advertising.

Public and administrative law: Government contracts (public tenders), outsourcing of public services, public-private partnerships.

  • Contacts
  • Jérôme Bersay (jbersay@bersay-associes.com)
  • Yves Ardaillou (yardaillou@bersay-associes.com)
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese

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Legal Developments by:
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