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Jones Day


France

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day is recommended for ‘handling strategic matters that require high-level expertise’, covering projects, litigation and regulatory work. The ‘excellent and responsive’ seven-lawyer team produces ‘high-quality work that shows a high level of conviction and relevance’. It is particularly renowned for its PPP expertise and recently advised sponsor Vinci Autoroutes on the awarding of the A355 motorway. CDC, Orange, RATP and Engie are also clients. The highly experienced Philippe Delelis and Nicolas Brice lead the team.

Leading individuals

Philippe Delelis - Jones Day

Next generation lawyers

Nicolas Brice - Jones Day

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Aviation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day advises on a broad range of transactions, including asset and project finance, acquisition finance and corporate finance. The practice advised Hayfin and Bank of Ireland on the financing of the acquisition of HRA Pharma by Astorg Partners and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division. Frédéric Gros heads the department, which is also managing a large toxic loans litigation caseload and recently obtained several major wins. Diane Sénéchal, Sophie Chevallier and of counsel Isabelle Maury are other key names; the ‘technical and efficientPhilippe Goutay, who was recently promoted to partner, handles regulatory work.

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Derivatives, structured finance and securitisation
Derivatives, structured finance and securitisation - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day produces ‘high-quality work’ in derivatives, where the six-lawyer team advises on the market’s most strategic equity derivatives transactions. It notably assisted BNP Paribas with the acquisition of certain structured retail investor products and equity derivatives businesses and liabilities from RBS. BPCE and J.P. Morgan are also clients, while many professional bodies such as the International Swaps and Derivatives Association also turn to the firm for advice. The practice is jointly headed by the high-profile Alban Caillemer du Ferrage and Qian Hu. Recently promoted partner Philippe Goutay shows technical skills and efficiency. Structured finance and securitisation expert Christine Van Gallebaert joined from Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. in early 2017.

Leading individuals

Christine Van Gallebaert - Jones Day (structured finance)

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

Jones Day

Jones Day has strong expertise handling challenging EU and competition law cases before the EU courts for client such as Elf Aquitaine and Total. The team is also involved in several domestic antitrust cases and handles merger control work. It is representing Deutsche Post and DHL in the delivery sector case and assisted Wabtec with its acquisition of Faiveley Transport. Of counsel Eric Morgan de Rivery heads the practice. Eric Barbier de La Serre is the other key member.

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Employment
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day provides ‘very good service’ and has particular expertise in dealing with health and safety and product safety issues. It also advises large industrial clients with remediation and site contamination issues, especially in the context of M&A The team advised Total in connection with the sale of Bostik. Chevron and Calgon are also clients. Practice head Françoise Labrousse is ‘highly skilled, very responsive and client-oriented’. Counsel Armelle Sandrin-Deforge is also highly involved.

Leading individuals

Françoise Labrousse - Jones Day

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Mergers and acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day is regularly retained by leading French companies to handle global or outbound transactions. Fielding more than 30 lawyers, the team is very active across the industrial, energy, pharmaceuticals and hi-tech sectors. It recently assisted BNP Paribas with the acquisition of certain assets and liabilities from RBS. Areva and Criteo are clients. Sophie Hagège heads the practice, which notably includes Alexandre de Verdun, Gaël Saint Olive and Renaud Bonnet, as well as recently promoted partners Audrey Bontemps and Jean-Gabriel Griboul.

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Project finance
Project finance - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day has leading expertise in the domestic market. The firm advised on some of the largest public projects to be launched recently. It assisted the lenders to the winning consortium on the financing of the privatisation of Nice Airport, as well as assisting Vinci Autoroutes with winning the bid for the A355 motorway project. Public law experts Philippe Delelis and Nicolas Brice form a great team with financing experts Frédéric Gros and Sophie Chevallier.

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Real estate
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day

Jones Day has top financial tax expertise through Siamak Mostafavi and assists leading banks such as BNP Paribas. The six-lawyer team also advises on tax aspects of M&A, such as acting for Stallergenes in a merger with Greer Laboratories. Emmanuel de la Rochethulon is ‘very professional and reassuring’.

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France: Capital markets

Debt
Next generation lawyers

Florent Bouyer - Jones Day (equity capital markets)

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day is ‘a one-stop shop for French and US advice, covering ECM, DCM, convertibles as well as cross-border public M&A’. The team ‘takes a highly practical approach to transactions and gets the job done’. It advises banks and issuers on a broad range of matters and is a first choice for biotech sector IPOs. The practice recently assisted the underwriters with Cellnovo’s €32m IPO, as well as acting for BNP Paribas and Natixis regarding Soitec’s €75m rights offering. Practice head Linda Hesse is ‘a go-to adviser for cross-border issues who vigorously defends clients’ interests while remaining practical and constructive’. Renaud Bonnet is also recommended along with Florent Bouyer, who ‘brings his breadth of experience in the French market, in particular for rights issue and convertibles’, and counsel Robert Mayo, who is ‘great for cross-border transactions, extremely client-friendly and shows strong technical acumen’.

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France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

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

Jones Day

Jones Day handles many commercial arbitration cases, often in relation to the Middle East and Africa, often relating to oil and gas, as well as construction law and some investment cases. It is representing Capital Financial Holdings Luxembourg in an ICSID dispute with the Republic of Cameroon. Michael Bühler and Jean-Pierre Harb lead the practice.

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France: Industry focus

Energy
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

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Healthcare and life sciences
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

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IT, telecoms and the internet
Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day shows ‘great understanding of the telecoms sector that goes beyond legal and regulatory aspects’. Headed by ‘top adviserRémy Fekete, the practice advises many international operators on matters in Africa. It recently assisted Orange with the acquisition of a company which is a minority stakeholder in Africa Internet Group. Lycamobile and Zain are also clients. Of counsel Olivier Haas advises on major IT outsourcing projects, especially in the banking sector, where Société Générale is a client.

Leading individuals

Rémy Fekete - Jones Day

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France: Intellectual property

Patents
Intellectual property: patents - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day’s ‘very solid and professional’ team has ‘great IP knowledge and experience’ and provides ‘concrete advice’. The firm deals with a wide range of patent litigation, but especially in healthcare and IT, internet and smart objects. It is representing Merck & Co in a dispute with Gilead Sciences involving Solvadi, a hepatitis C drug. Daiichi Sankyo and ERDF are also clients. Practice head Emmanuel Baud shows ‘complete mastery of his field’. Thomas Bouvet joined with a four-lawyer team from Véron & Associés, a move that is viewed as highly promising for the future of the practice.

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

Jones Day

Jones Day has ‘very deep knowledge and practical experience in the IP field, leading to concrete recommendations’. Showing ‘strong business sense and excellent creativity’, the team has particular expertise in geographical indications and advises many leading players in the wine and spirits sectors. The practice also acts in pan-European litigation. Shiseido, Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac, Pernod Ricard, Accor and Sonia Rykiel are clients. Practice head Emmanuel Baud is ‘a master in his field and a very hard worker’.

Leading individuals

Emmanuel Baud - Jones Day

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France: Private equity

Fund formation
Private equity: fund formation - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

At Jones Day, ‘clients get excellent service’ and its lawyers show ‘strong and continuous commitment at partner or senior levels’. The team attracted numerous new clients from Asia and elsewhere in 2016. The practice mainly advises on the formation of private equity and venture capital funds, with experience extending to infrastructure, debt and property fund formation. The team recently assisted South Korean company Naver with its investment in K-Fund 1, which is dedicated to helping European IT start-ups, and acted for NextStage Croissance in establishing an alternative investment fund linked to life insurance policies. Bpifrance Investissement and Idinvest Partners are clients. Practice head Florence Moulin is ‘smart, efficient, business-minded and well aware of the latest market practices’. Associates Guillaume Cavalin and the ‘very reliable and helpful’ Caroline Steil are also highly involved.

Next generation lawyers

Florence Moulin - Jones Day

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Venture and growth capital
Private equity: venture and growth capital - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day is praised for its ‘high-quality service, in-depth advice and quick response times’. The team is able to advise on venture and growth capital transactions, as well as capital markets and fund formation work. It advises some of the most promising French hi-tech and biotech companies and is increasingly retained by investors. It assisted NJJ and Idinvest with a €10m investment in Zenly, as well as acting for Alkemics during a €20m financing round. The firm also assisted Orange with a €75m investment in Africa Internet Group. Alven Capital, Bpifrance and Hi Inov are clients. The team is led by Renaud Bonnet, who co-chairs the practice globally, along with the highly recommended Charles Gavoty and recently promoted partner Jean-Gabriel Griboul.

Leading individuals

Charles Gavoty - Jones Day

Renaud Bonnet - Jones Day

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Legal Developments by:
Jones Day

  • US rules regarding offshore accounts

    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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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.