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Dentons

5 BOULEVARD MALESHERBES, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 42 68 48 00
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Fax +33 1 42 68 15 45
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France

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

Dentons

The ‘responsive’ Dentons shows ‘top expertise and professionalism’ in infrastructure projects. The four-lawyer team is involved in many university and transport projects. Ongoing work includes representing the Rhône Alpes-Auvergne transportation agency and the municipality of Lyon with the implementation of an urban toll project, as well as advising the lenders on the Paris-La Santé Prison PPP. The practice also handles strategic regulatory work and sensitive PPP litigation. Bouygues, CDC and Vinci are clients. A market-leading figure, Marc Fornacciari’s ‘interpersonal skills are particularly useful in negotiations’.

Leading individuals

Marc Fornacciari - Dentons

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Dentons

‘Proactive business partner’ Dentons provides ‘an excellent level of service’ and has ‘in-depth knowledge of its clients’ industries’. The seven-lawyer team advises lenders and borrowers and has been in high demand for bridge-financing advice. It recently assisted Solucom for the financing of the acquisition of Kurt Salmon’s entities in Europe. Securitisation, factoring and project finance are also dealt with. CACEIS, CACIB and Faurecia are clients. The team is led by Jean-Marc Allix along with Philippe Max, who is praised for his ‘unflinching support and excellent interpersonal skills’, and Pascal Jouannic, who is ‘dedicated to his clients, involved and has good negotiations skills’.

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EU competition and distribution
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Dentons

Dentons regularly advises major French and international corporations on redundancy, restructuring and litigation issues, including assisting a company facing insolvency proceedings with its restructuring. BNP Paribas, Constellation and Lundbeck are also clients. Katell Déniel Allioux heads the firm’s European practice. Other key names are Julie Caussade, Frédérique Meslay-Caloni, Aurélie Fournier and senior counsel Jean-Louis Magnier.

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Insolvency
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

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Mergers and acquisitions
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

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Project finance
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

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Real estate
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Dentons

Dentons’ ‘highly knowledgeable, business-focused and exceptionally responsive’ team is ‘able to develop a multi-option plan, pursues it rigorously’ and ‘above all, obtains positive results’. The practice is particularly strong in property tax, while also being recommended for complex transfer-pricing, restructuring and tax audit issues. It notably advised Qatari investor Alduwaliya on the acquisition of Tour Vista. The practice is headed by Benoît Giraux and Sandra Hazan, who is ‘creative and very much aware of the latest tax reforms and trends’. Vincent Lacombe, Jean-Luc Calisti and Jessie Gaston are also key figures in the team.

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France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

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International arbitration
Dispute resolution: international arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Dentons

Dentons’ ‘experience and client focus exceed expectations’, with the ‘excellent’ team showing ‘deep knowledge, great performance before the ICC in Paris, and a multilingual capability that are of first order’. The practice is handling energy, tax, construction in commercial and investment cases relating to Europe, Asia and Africa. The team notably won a complete victory for Gazprom in dismissing Lithuania’s $1.9bn claims and is representing the Micula brothers in an ICSID arbitration filed against Romania regarding the sale of alcoholic spirits. Jean-Christophe Honlet heads the global arbitration practice, while Barton Legum is global head of the investment treaty arbitration group. Anna Crevon is another name to note.

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White-collar crime
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 2

Dentons

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France: Industry focus

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

Dentons

Dentons is ‘capable of everything’. The firm provides ‘excellent, precise and strategic work’ and is highly available at all times. The practice, which has deep regulatory and M&A expertise, advises many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical laboratories. It recently assisted Servier Monde with the conclusion of a strategic international partnership with GeNeuro. Pfizer and Takeda are also clients. Pascale Poupelin and Jean-Marc Grosperrin head the team, in which Anne-Laure Marcerou and Olivia Guéguen are other strong assets.

Leading individuals

Jean-Marc Grosperrin - Dentons (corporate)

Pascale Poupelin - Dentons (litigation, regulatory)

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Luxury goods
Industry focus: luxury goods - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons advises one of the most prestigious French luxury houses and also assists famous designers. The practice is especially strong for trade mark and commercial matters. L’Oréal and Longchamp are also clients.

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France: Intellectual property

Patents
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

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Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Intellectual property: trade marks, designs and copyrights - ranked: tier 2

Dentons

Dentons has strong litigation experience and recently obtained an unusually high damages award for one of its clients before the French courts in a trade mark nullity case. It is also representing M. John Galliano in his dispute with Christian Dior. Havanaias, Harley-Davidson, Merial Sanofi, Coca-Cola and Lactalis are also clients. David Masson and Isabelle Leroux head the practice, in which senior counsel Gérard Delile is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Isabelle Leroux - Dentons

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Romania

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Russia

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Uzbekistan

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Legal Developments by:
Dentons

  • Legal aspects of documenting shipping finance transactions in the United Arab Emirates

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is strategically placed between Europe and the Far East. The UAE has been ranked among the top 15 maritime nations by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the UAE Government is working on plans to transform the shipping industry into one of the country’s major economic sectors.
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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.