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Cohen & Gresser LLP

30, RUE LA BOÉTIE, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 53 53 45 01
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New York, Paris, Seoul, Washington DC

France

Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 2

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Cohen & Gresser LLP has deep expertise in the financial sector, advising banks, investment funds, brokers and fintech firms. The five-lawyer team regularly assists clients with audits and enforcement procedures conducted by the French securities regulator, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), and also has the capability to advise on US matters. Working in collaboration with the firm's New York office, the Paris team also acts for banks and executives facing high-profile US investigations. Muriel Goldberg-Darmon heads the team, which also includes Guillaume Guérin and Lara Kroop Delamarre (both counsel). Delamarre, a former trial attorney for the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, has a ‘good mix of pragmatism, work ethic, strong communication skills and great judgement’.

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Dispute resolution: White-collar crime
Dispute resolution: White-collar crime - ranked: tier 4

Cohen & Gresser LLP

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Cohen & Gresser LLP stands out for its ‘ability to deliver a holistic approach, from providing strategic analysis to delivering concrete action plans and execution’. Headed by the ‘reliable’ Angéline Duffour, the five-lawyer team has 'a remarkable success rate’ and provides ‘responds quickly in case of emergency’. The practice assists several high-profile US pharmaceutical companies with business-critical matters including mass redundancies and M&A transactions. Other clients include major French and international groups. The firm also handles litigation, senior executive issues and sensitive matters related to harassment and the establishment of whistleblowing procedures. Counsel Anna Milleret-Godet is also noted.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Cohen & Gresser LLP's Franck Le Mentec has deep knowledge of international tax and transfer pricing issues. The four-lawyer team advises companies and high-net worth individuals and families. It also handles litigation and the structuring of M&A deals. The team recently advised Famille Perrin wine producers on the tax elements of the establishment of a joint venture with US actor Brad Pitt for Miraval wine company. It is also representing Edmond Guerrand-Hermes in a high-profile estate dispute. Other clients include Cameron France, Impala, Seiko and several Italian companies.

Next generation lawyers: Transfer pricing and international tax

Franck Le Mentec  - Cohen & Gresser LLP

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France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation
Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation - ranked: tier 2

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Cohen & Gresser LLP has a ‘solution-driven’ team of seven lawyers with ‘strong technical and interpersonal skills, who work efficiently with their clients’, and ‘anticipate clients' needs’. The practice acts for French and international investment funds, brokers, and CEOs and executives of leading companies, as well as other types of financial institutions, notably in AMF regulatory enforcement investigations. It is also acting in sensitive insider dealing and misleading information communication investigations, as well as stock and credit default swap cases. The practice is also acting in a case involving parallel AMF and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations. Plantureux & Associés, Vendôme Capital Partners and Lasmer are clients. Practice head Muriel Goldberg-Darmon ranks among ‘the best in France in her field’ for her knowledge of the financial services and markets. New arrival Loïc Henriot, previously at Henriot Avocats, is recommended for ‘sensitive cases’ thanks to his ability to ‘adjust to changes of pace and anticipate the evolution of a case, and to push clients to make bold moves when it is urgently needed’. Counsel Guillaume Guérin is also noted.

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Dispute resolution: commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 4

Cohen & Gresser LLP

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France: Industry focus

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

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Cohen & Gresser LLP's Guillaume Seligmann recently assisted Big Data company Altares with several matters, such as the setting up of a new regulated fintech and financial Big Data business, and several pre-litigation mandates pertaining to a breach of territorial exclusivity and commercial contracts. Associates Héloïse Masson and Elsa Dalimier regularly support Seligmann; they recently advised on software licensing disputes, and acted for longstanding client LVMH on the negotiation of outsourcing, licensing and service agreements with major developers and providers such as Microsoft and Oracle.

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