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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP


France

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP has substantial experience in large transport and infrastructure projects. The team is often retained by public authorities, while also advising sponsors. It is currently involved in several of France’s largest road and rail projects, such as assisting the French Ministry of Ecology with the A45 motorway project. AccorHotels Arena, SNCF-Réseau and Implenia are also clients. Practice head Bruno Cantier and Ludovic Babin are highly experienced.

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Aviation
Aviation - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

The ‘very responsive’ team at Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP provides ‘exceptional services’ and gives ‘very practical advice’; it has ‘deep knowledge of the aviation sector and the French courts’. The practice is handling some of the most prominent litigation cases involving its client Boeing, including the Flash Airlines and West Caribbean cases. Honeywell International and Global Aerospace are also clients. Thomas Rouhette is ‘a very skilled advocate who knows the aviation sector very well and provides sound, practical advice’.

Leading individuals

Thomas Rouhette - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP is on the panel of many leading banks, including BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole. The 16-lawyer team provides a whole range of expertise, including acquisition and corporate finance, as well as asset and project finance know-how. The firm recently assisted Société Générale and Crédit Lyonnais with the financing of the acquisition by Jacquet Metal Service of certain steel distribution activities. The practice also acts for some borrowers and notably advised HNA on a €1.5bn debt finance fundraising in conjunction with its acquisition of Swissport. Richard Jadot heads the practice, which includes the recommended Sabine Bironneau-Loy, Olivier Fille-Lambie, Michel Quéré and Alexander Premont, who combines French and UK law expertise, are the key names. Richard Jadot joined Holman Fenwick Willan in March 2017.

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Derivatives, structured finance and securitisation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Leading individuals

Sharon Lewis - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP (securitisation)

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EU competition and distribution
EU competition and distribution - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP successfully assisted television producer Newen in a phase two merger control case before the French Competition Authority regarding its acquisition by TF1. The team also handles antitrust work and is notably representing German miller Friessinger Mühle in the packaged flour case. The promising two-lawyer practice is led by Eric Paroche.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP advises many leading corporations, especially in the life sciences sector, where the practice recently assisted MSD France with the termination of its vaccine joint venture with Sanofi and the sale of a plant. Barclays and Medtronic are also clients. Thierry Meillat and Muriel Pariente are names to note along with practice head Dominique Mendy. Lorelei Gannat joined LLG Avocats, while Jean-Marc Albiol left the firm to open the Paris practice of leading US employment firm Ogletree Deakins.

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Insolvency
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

The ‘outstanding’ Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP is ‘top tier for regulatory and transactional’ work. The team’s ‘strong, practical and commercially focused advice makes it stands out in the French market’. It assists many leading French insurers with complex and cross-border matters and advised CNP Assurances on its partnership with AG2R La Mondiale for retirement savings. Scor and AXA are also clients. Sébastien Gros is ‘an exceptional lawyer whose knowledge of the market and the legal environment is second to none’. Associate Ghina Farah is ‘very impressive and is one to watch’. The firm is also retained by insurers and insured companies to handle top-level product liability work, especially in the aviation industry, where Thomas Rouhette is recommended. The team is adviser to Global Aerospace (Boeing’s insurer).

Leading individuals

Sébastien Gros - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

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Mergers and acquisitions
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

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Project finance
Project finance - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP is a strong name for large infrastructure projects, especially in the transport sector where the team is involved in the largest deals in France and Francophone Africa. It has strong experience of advising public sector clients as well as assisting some lenders and sponsors. It is assisting the governments of Niger and Benin with the $4.3bn West African rail loop project. The practice is also advising on renewable energy projects in France and Africa. Ludovic Babin, Bruno Cantier and finance expert Olivier Fille-Lambie are highly recommended.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP provides ‘a very good level of service’: ‘advice is appropriate and readily identifies the key issues and risks’. ‘Always swift to respond’, the four-lawyer practice can call on the firm’s global resources and is often involved in cross-border transactions on behalf of US and other international investors. Recent work includes portfolio and hotel transactions, such as assisting Constellation Hotels (Qatari Investors) during the acquisition of Hotel Intercontinental Paris – Le Grand Opéra. Corinne Knopp heads the practice, which also advises Caudwell Properties, Sagax and large retailers.

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Tax
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

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France: Aviation

Aviation finance
Aviation finance - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP assists French and international lenders and some airline companies, such as Vietnam Airlines and Natixis. The eight-lawyer team advises on all types of financing schemes, including ECA-backed deals. It assisted Bank of China with the refinancing of a Boeing 777 for Air France. Alexander Premont is the key contact. Richard Jadot joined Holman Fenwick Willan in March 2017.

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France: Capital markets

Debt
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

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France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP has leading product liability expertise, where it is handling several prominent cases in the aviation and life sciences industries. These include representing TÜV Rheinland and AXA in a consumer fraud action over PIP faulty breast implants and acting for Boeing in the Flash Airlines and West Caribbean Airways crash cases. Honeywell and Bristol-Myers Squibb are also clients. Thomas Rouhette is ‘a very skilled advocate who knows the aviation sector very well and provides excellent insights’. Also recommended are Cécile Derycke and Christine Gateau. Antoine Juaristi joined Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

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International arbitration
Dispute resolution: international arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP is ‘strong on the legal analysis but also very good at understanding the practical and commercial challenges’ of a case, particularly in commercial and investment disputes. It is handling a number of strategic cases relating to energy, oil and gas. The practice represented the government of Mongolia and MonAtom in UNCITRAL arbitration brought by Khan Resources regarding uranium mining licences. It is also acting for Venezuela in arbitration under UNCITRAL rules. Practice head Laurent Gouiffès ‘conveys the key issues clearly and convincingly’. Carmen Nuñez-Lagos ‘manages to reconcile common law and civil law concepts in a multilingual environment’. Counsel Thomas Kendra ‘conducts very effective cross-examinations of both fact and expert witnesses’.

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White-collar crime
Dispute resolution: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

The ‘excellent’ team at Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP has ‘great experience’ and is representing many leading French and international corporations and individuals facing high-stakes proceedings concerning corruption, tax fraud and industrial accidents charges. It is defending Gecina’s former CEO and SNCF Réseau, Airbus and Renault Trucks are also clients. Practice head Antonin Lévy is ‘a first-class lawyer who is very calm and practical’.

Next generation lawyers

Antonin Lévy - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

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France: Industry focus

Energy
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

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Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP runs one of the market’s most comprehensive practices. In particular, the team has an impressive product liability caseload, where it is trusted by the largest players in pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices; it is involved in the market’s largest ongoing cases, including the high-profile PIP and Gardasil disputes. Practice head Cécile Derycke is a top choice. The firm also has strong regulatory expertise in Mikael Salmela, who recently assisted Bristol-Myers Squibb with setting up its immuno-oncology research foundation. Patent litigation is another top field of expertise, where the team regularly handles cross-border cases for clients such as Eli Lilly. Stanislas Roux-Vaillard is the key contact.

Leading individuals

Cécile Derycke - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP (litigation)

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IT, telecoms and the internet
Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP’s outstanding client base in the internet sector includes eBay, PayPal and Facebook. The practice advises on strategic internet matters, including data privacy matters which are handled through Winston Maxwell. David Taylor and counsel Jane Seager have unmatched expertise in France and globally for domain name issues. Christine Gateau is another name to note. IT and telecoms matters are also areas of practice.

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France: Intellectual property

Patents
Intellectual property: patents - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP is handling top patent litigation cases in the healthcare sector, including a number of multi-jurisdictional cases. The practice has been representing Icos in proceedings relating to validity claims against two of its urology patents on Cialis. The firm is also managing cases in other areas, including assisting HTC in a dispute with Philips regarding handset display and motion sensing patent technologies. Eli Lilly is another client. Stanislas Roux-Vaillard is the key figure.

Next generation lawyers

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

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Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Intellectual property: trade marks, designs and copyrights - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP ‘always provides trusted advice and staffs cases appropriately’. The ‘very smart and highly regarded’ team is ‘expert in its field’ and advises many leading companies, especially in the healthcare sector. The firm is involved in several strategic and multi-jurisdictional cases. ASOS, Beiersdorf and McDonald’s are clients. Practice head Marie-Aimée de Dampierre and counsel Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe are the key contacts. The firm also has a ‘very strong team with a level of expertise that is very rarely found elsewhere’ for domain name protection of global brands, where Facebook and eBay are clients. David Taylor has ‘a deep background of global enforcement and clients can rely on him to protect their global brands’; counsel Jane Seager is ‘highly knowledgeable and provides strong advice in filing enforcement actions around the world’.

Leading individuals

David Taylor - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP (domain names)

Next generation lawyers

Jane Seager - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP (domain names)

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Croatia

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Germany

Offices in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, and Hamburg

Spain

Offices in Madrid and Alicante

France

Offices in Paris and Paris

Hong Kong

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Hungary

Offices in Budapest

Indonesia

Latin America: International firms

India

Italy

Offices in Milan and Rome

Japan

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London

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Luxembourg

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Mongolia

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Mexico

Offices in Mexico City and Monterrey

Netherlands

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Poland

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Russia

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South Africa

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Singapore

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United States

Offices in Los Angeles, Northern Virginia, Denver, Colorado Springs, Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago, Boulder, Miami, New York, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Louisville, and Minneapolis

Venezuela

Offices in Caracas

Vietnam

Offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

Legal Developments by:
Hogan Lovells US LLP

  • Hong Kong Enacts Competition Law

    After years of debate, on 14 June 2012 and in its last days of office, the Legislative Council finally enacted Hong Kong’s first cross- sector competition law.
    - Hogan Lovells

Legal Developments in France

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • 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.