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BDGS Associés

51 RUE FRANCOIS 1ER, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 42 99 22 22
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Fax +33 1 42 99 22 41
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Web:
https://www.bdgs-associes.com
Brussels, Paris

France

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

BDGS Associés

BDGS Associés’ ‘dedicated’ team, whose ‘technical skills are undeniable’, provides ‘high quality work, both in terms of availability and expertise’. In recent highlights, clients such as Safron, Fnac and Ecofolio instructed the group to advise on merger clearance and regulatory issues, and practice co-heads Maria Trabucchi and Antoine Gosset-Grainville, who ‘immediately identifies the most important stakes in his cases’, assisted Commerce and Distribution Federation with its politically sensitive antitrust enquiry into the French agricultural sector. Another key contact is the recommended and Brussels-based Christina Renner who is working alongside the Paris team to advise BPCE on two separate proceedings pertaining to the application of exemption of exposures to the public sector as per recently implemented regulations. Mathilde Damon is noted for her ‘excellent technical skills and constructive approach’.

Leading individuals

Antoine Gosset-Grainville - BDGS Associés

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 3

BDGS Associés

BDGS Associés is always very responsive and works hard’. The firm set up its practice in September 2016 after hiring Anne-Sophie Noury, who was formerly counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and ‘has an incredible ability to deliver under high pressure, tries to find creative solutions to solve complex insolvency situations and is also very well connected’. The promising practice has already been involved in a series of high-profile cases alongside shareholders, debtors or investors. It notably represented ad hoc shareholders committee members BPIfrance and AMS Energie with CGG's landmark safeguard, and Necotrans with its 11 French entities’ receivership proceedings.

Next generation lawyers

Anne-Sophie Noury - BDGS Associés

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Mergers and acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions - ranked: tier 2

BDGS Associés

The ‘efficient’ team at BDGS Associés handles domestic and cross-border public and private M&A transactions. Antoine Bonnasse, Youssef Djehane, Marc Loy and public sector M&A specialist Jean-Emmanuel Skovron are key names, while Lucile Gaillard and Thomas Meli are also noted. The team handled Safran’s takeover of Zodiac Aerospace and assisted Crédit Agricole with Gecina’s acquisition of Eurosic. Other highlights include advising Crédit Agricole Assurances on its acquisition of a 12.5% stake in French real estate group Icade. Bouygues Telecom, Tikehau Capital and OpenGate Capital are also clients.

Leading individuals

Marc Loy - BDGS Associés

Next generation lawyers

Thomas Meli - BDGS Associés

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