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McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

23 RUE DE L'UNIVERSIT√Č, 75007 PARIS, FRANCE
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France

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

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI advises a prominent client base made up of state-owned and private sector companies, including key names in the telecoms, energy and airport sectors such as ADP and Engie subsidiary Shem. The practice has strong regulatory and litigation expertise. It is notably representing key client Orange in a dispute with SFR regarding the building of a broadband network in the Paris suburbs. The practice also advises on high-profile M&A transactions and notably assisted Dunkerque LNG with the disposal of EDF’s 65.01% stake in the capital of the company. Sabine Naugès and Laurent Ayache are in charge.

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Banking and finance: transactional work
Banking and finance: transactional work - ranked: tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

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Dispute resolution: International arbitration
Dispute resolution: International arbitration - ranked: tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

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Dispute resolution: White-collar crime
Dispute resolution: White-collar crime - ranked: tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI is active in some of the country’s most talked-about fraud litigation, as well as political and financial corruption cases. Headed by Alexis Werl, the team represents major financial institutions, corporations, former members of the French government, top executives and private investors. The practice also handles work accident matters.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI recently launched its restructuring and insolvency practice after hiring a highly regarded team from Bremond & Associés led by Timothée Gagnepain and including associate Lucille Madariaga. The three-lawyer team has extensive experience representing debtors and shareholders, as well as investors, in major debt restructuring and insolvency cases. The team notably acted for Rougier in Rougier SA's safeguard proceedings and Rougier Afrique International's rehabilitation proceedings. It also advised 4A Industrie, as majority shareholder of Fonderie du Poitou Fonte, and Matpart on their contemplated acquisition of Peugeot Japy's assets. Bpifrance Financement is also a client.

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Mergers and acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions - ranked: tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

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France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI is handling product liability and commercial cases for major French and international companies. The practice also acts in litigation relating to shareholders' conflicts and the termination of managers, and high-stakes arbitration award enforcement proceedings. The team is representing Ventech, IDInvest Partners and Sigma Gestion in a dispute with Mount Silver and Groupe Sebbin regarding a call option on Sebbin's shares. Orange and ADP are also clients. Practice head Alexis Werl and newly promoted partner Aymeric Discours are recommended.

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France: Industry focus

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

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

Emmanuelle Trombe and Anthony Paronneau are the senior names to note in McDermott Will & Emery AARPI's Paris-based multi-faceted healthcare offering. With particular strength in the corporate and commercial space, the group recently advised Bioprojet SCR on the acquisition by Harmony of the exclusive US right to develop, register and market Pitolisant, and Trombe assisted Poxel with its strategic partnership with Sumitomo for the development and commercialisation of Imeglimin in Asia. Other highlights included the negotiation of R&D agreements, licensing contracts and funding facilities. Anne-France Moreau and Laura Morelli (both counsel) are also key contacts; Morelli recently joined from Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP.

Leading individuals

Emmanuelle Trombe - McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

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Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet
Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet - ranked: tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

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France: Private equity

Private equity: LBO
Private equity: LBO - ranked: tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

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