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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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Web:
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France

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

Dentons

Dentons is handling various highly strategic litigation cases. Recent work includes representing the Ministry of Ecology following the termination of the Ecotaxe project and acting for Schuepbach Energy in litigation with the French state regarding shale gas exploration in France. Marc Fornacciari heads the four-lawyer practice, which also deals with state aid and PPP projects.

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Banking and finance
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

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

Dentons

Dentons’ caseload includes two major French antitrust cases and the practice also advises on distribution law. Emmanuelle van den Broucke heads the group.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Dentons

Dentons is ‘quick and willing to fully understand its clients’ environment in order to provide tailored advice’. The 17-lawyer team advises leading companies in the banking, industrial, luxury goods, hotels and healthcare sectors, handling matters such as M&A, traders’ remuneration issues, litigation and contract requalification matters. Heading the firm’s European practice is the ‘available and greatly experienced’ Katell Déniel Allioux, which is jointly led by the ‘responsive, clear and pragmatic’ Frédérique Meslay-Caloni and Julie Caussade. Aurélie Fournier and senior counsel Jean-Louis Magnier are also names to note.

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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 promoted Jessie Gaston to the partnership and hired Jean-Luc Calisti, who previously led Herbert Smith Freehills LLP’s team and shows ‘complex and creative tax litigation expertise’. The 11-lawyer practice ‘can be fully trusted in its technical skills and commitment’, and has a large range of expertise. The group recently assisted Allianz Real Estate with the acquisition of a 90 % stake in Nicetoile Shopping Centre. Chanel is another client. Sandra Hazan heads the firm’s practice at international level. Vincent Lacombe has specialist expertise in the energy and natural resources sector.

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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 3

Dentons

Dentons, which provides ‘a first-class level of services’, manages a caseload of high-end investment arbitrations and also handles commercial arbitration. Energy and Africa are key areas of focus. The team is defending Gazprom in a SCC dispute with a Lithuanian ministry that led to an important Court of Justice of the European Union decision. Global practice head Jean-Christophe Honlet is ‘extremely effective and understands the complexities and nuances of a case’. Barton Legum is global head of the firm’s investment treaty arbitration practice. Anna Crevon was named partner.

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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 shows an ‘excellent knowledge of the pharmaceuticals field’ and ‘provides a high-quality product in desired time’. The firm has one of the market’s most comprehensive practices, extending to having strong experience in corporate and regulatory matters for many of the world’s largest pharmaceuticals businesses. It assisted Laboratoires Servier Monde with the establishment of a strategic international partnership with GeNeuro. The practice is headed by Pascale Poupelin and Jean-Marc Grosperrin, who is praised for ‘his leadership and insightful legal guidance’. Olivia Guéguen is a ‘deal-maker who is able to manage expectations on both sides of the table’ and Anne-Laure Marcerou is also recommended.

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 is an adviser to one of France’s leading luxury fashion houses and also acts for famous designers and creators. 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 runs a full-service IP practice and advises many leading brand owners, especially in the luxury goods, fashion and pharmaceuticals industries. It is representing Lactalis in an EU court case after obtaining OAMI cancellation of an old trade mark of the Compagnie des Fromages & RichesMonts (CF&R). Bacardi-Martini and Havaianas are other clients. Senior counsel Gérard Delile is a name to note alongside practice co-heads David Masson and Isabelle Leroux.

Leading individuals

Isabelle Leroux - Dentons

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Morocco

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Oman

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Poland

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Romania

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Russia

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South East

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Slovakia

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Saudi Arabia

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Turkey

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Ukraine

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United States

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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.