Bignon Lebray > Paris, France > Firm Profile
Bignon Lebray Offices
75, RUE DE TOCQUEVILLE
Bignon Lebray > The Legal 500 RankingsBignon Lebray represents some of the top premiership clubs, defending its players before disciplinary panels. Equally as involved in golfing matters, the firm is the go-to counsel for Golf de Maisons Laffitte. Neil Robertson, who is also a sports agent, leads the practice and acts for clubs, players, and agents, with matters including the drafting and negotiating of employment contracts as well as of services and sponsorship agreements.
Golf de Maisons-Laffitte
Racing 92 Rugby Club
- Defended professional rugby player Fabien Sanconnie in a disciplinary hearing before the Federation Française de Rugby.
- Represented professional rugby player Julien Marchand in a disciplinary hearing before the ECPR.
- Defended professional rugby player Kurtley Beale in a disciplinary hearing before the Federation Française de Rugby.
Other key lawyers:
‘Bignon Lebray is a firm that I consider to be a real partner. The partners are fully operationally involved on the subjects, forces of proposal, in solution mode.’
- Advised Perspective Habitat and its managers on drafting of all the documentation relating to the fundraising and the relations between the partners.
- Advised Red River West, Cap Horn and Raise Ventures on their investment in Worldia for a round of €19m.
- Advised the investment funds Demeter and Capagro, historical shareholders of Naio Technologies, a Toulouse-based manufacturer of autonomous agricultural robots, on its new €14m round financing.
- Advised Agence Nationale pour la Cohésion des Territoires, the French national urban planning public agency in protecting its trademark portfolio.
France > Private equity: LBO Tier 4Bignon Lebray
Turenne Capital Partenaires
New Alpha Verto
Financière Fonds Privés
- Advised Capital Croissance and Turenne Capital on their acquisition of minority stake in Teaminside Group.
- Assisted Capital Croissance with the LBO of SEGUIN groups.
- Advised NewAlpha Verto on the LBO of OMT Transport and GPI Groups.
‘The team is experienced, dedicated, focused and provides excellent service quality.’
‘Sébastien Pinot is the key figure, always responsive, never losing the wood for the trees and a strategic thinker.’
Agence française de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie
Agence Française Anticorruption
CHU de Rouen
Direction Générale des Finances Publiques (DGFIP) – ministry of budget
Fusion for Energy
Grand Port Maritime du Havre (Le Havre Harbour)
Immobilière 3 F
Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Economy & Finance
Direction générale des douanes et des droits indirecte (Ministry of finance)
Ville de Paris
Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes
Région Bourgogne Franche Comté
Région Nouvelle Aquitaine
Région Ile de France
Agence Nationale de la Cohésion des Territoires
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Advising Ville de Paris on the negotiation of a €200m loan under its EMTN programme.
- Advising the Ministry and Atout France on international public law issues in their defence in the litigation in the USA relating to the domain name ‘france.com’.
- Advising ADEME on the setting up and negotiation of complex subsidy contracts and their combination with the project finance of four major innovating floating wind farm projects
Other key lawyers:
Thomas Buffin; Florence Dedieu; Alexandre Ghesquière; Neil Roberston
‘Edouard Waels brings a pragmatic approach to cases.’
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- Acted for Nactis Flavours, the French and Belgian leader in the production and distribution of aromatic raw materials, food flavourings and aromatic and functional ingredients for the food industry, on the sale of its stake to the Italian company Nactarome S.p.A.
- Advised the historical partners of 3D Soft in relation to the sale of the company specialising in the organisation, production and operation management for car dealerships, to Bee2link.
- Advised on an MBO of Arjowiggins.
Bignon Lebray > Firm Profile
The firm: Bignon Lebray is a French law firm established more than 40 years ago that provides business law services to large and medium-sized companies. The firm is recognised for delivering creative, cost-effective solutions that are tailored to the individual needs of its clients. Its fully integrated offices in France (Paris, Lille, Lyon, Aix-Marseille), its strategic presence in China (Shanghai) and India(New Delhi) and its active involvement in the Meritas International Network provide the firm with a clear overview of its clients’ markets, as well as a good understanding of the clients’ roles within those markets.
Areas of practice: The firm has 110 lawyers, including 32 partners, working within 11 practice areas.
Corporate law – mergers and acquisitions: the firm advises clients on transactions involving the purchase or sale of private and listed companies, and creation of partnerships and joint ventures. The M&A department also assists with public tender offers, audits, corporate restructuring, acquisition financing, and risk and development capital.
Private equity: Bignon Lebray is also recognised for its expertise in the field of private equity, in particular in venture capital, development capital and LBOs for small and mid-cap transactions (companies valued up to €100m).
Tax law: the firm advises companies on corporate, transactional and strategic tax matters, including transfer pricing issues. The team has extensive experience representing companies in the context of tax investigations and negotiations with tax authorities and appearing on their behalf in courts. The firm’s tax experts also provide assistance with property transactions and with matters relating to employee benefits and estate planning.
Employment and social security law: Bignon Lebray is equipped to respond to all challenges faced by companies and their management in terms of employment law, human resource management and social security. The team advises clients on both negotiations and disputes.
Banking, finance and capital markets: Bignon Lebray advises financial institutions and private and public borrowers on all types of financing, including structured finance, derivatives and capital markets. The firm’s expertise extends to regulatory and UCITS-related issues, with significant experience in managing banking and financial disputes.
Competition and distribution law: the firm has considerable expertise in distribution and competition law. The firm assists clients with the management of their contractual relationships and the implementation and enhancement of distribution techniques, as well as with compliance issues.
Property law and property management: the firm works with both institutions and professionals on property transactions. The firm’s expertise extends to mergers and acquisitions, commercial leases, construction contracts, construction claims and disputes, and co-ownership management and disputes.
Public, environmental and PPP law: the firm offers extensive experience in all areas of public and environmental law, in both transactional and litigious contexts. It assists clients with development and promotional projects, preemptions and expropriations, PPPs, project finance, mergers and acquisitions and environmental audits.
Intellectual property and technology law: Bignon Lebray assists clients with identifying, protecting and enhancing the value of their trade marks, patents, designs and models, and databases, etc. The department also has extensive experience in the advanced technologies field, notably as related to information technology and the internet.
Transport and logistics: the firm has both in-house and private practice experience, and extensive experience in the risk management and insurance fields. This allows it to assist clients in the shipping and logistics industries with both transactional and contentious matters.
Litigation and arbitration: the firm acts in disputes in all areas of business law across sectors including food, wine and spirits, industrial, transport, energy, health, urban planning, public and banking. Its lawyers assist and defend both companies and their management before civil, commercial and criminal courts.
Health: Bignon Lebray has developed specific savoir-faire and advises figures from this market throughout their projects: ensuring that the strategy is consistent with legal and regulatory frameworks, advising founders on choosing a suitable legal structure, assisting in the social management of strategic reorganisation: Acquisition or transmission of essential intellectual property for these kinds of projects, protection of enterprise-specific knowledge, marketing of products and, if required, assistance with litigations.
Sport: Sportsmanship and sporting values are profoundly embedded into Bignon Lebray’s mindset, as demonstrated by the numerous projects initiated by the firm. Our savoir-faire applies to all sports (e.g. football, rugby, golf, tennis, motorsport, equestrianism), and includes all areas of French and international business law (contracts, corporate law, taxation, competition law, intellectual property, public law, association law, mediation and litigation).
|Corporate – mergers and acquisitions|
|Employment and social security law|
|Banking, finance and capital markets|
|Competition and distribution law|
|Property law and property management|
|Public, environmental and PPP law|
|Intellectual property and technology law|
|Transport & Logistics|
|Litigation and arbitration|
|Mr Antoine Arminjon||Partner, Competition and distribution law||View Profile|
|Mr Antoine Benoit||Partner – Employment Law||View Profile|
|Mr Jérémie Boublil||Partner, Employment Law||View Profile|
|Mr Paul Brisset||Counsel, Litigation & Arbitration||View Profile|
|Mr Thomas Buffin||Partner, Corporate law||View Profile|
|Me Matthieu Bultel||Counsel, Tax Law||View Profile|
|Mrs Caroline Cazaux||Partner, Competition & Distribution law||View Profile|
|Mr Frédéric Coulon||Partner, Competition and distribution law||View Profile|
|Mr Bertrand Debosque||Partner – Employment Law||View Profile|
|Mrs Florence Dedieu||Partner, Corporate law||View Profile|
|Mrs Laurence Defontaine||Partner, Real Estate law, Banking and finance law||View Profile|
|Mrs Marie-Charlotte Diriart||Partner, Employment & Social security law||View Profile|
|Mrs Elise Dufour||Partner, Intellectuel Property et Technology Law||View Profile|
|Mrs Xiao-Lin Fu-Bourgne||Of Counsel, China desk||View Profile|
|Mr Alexandre Ghesquière||Partner, Corporate law||View Profile|
|Mr Jacques Goyet||Partner, Corporate law||View Profile|
|Mr Jérôme Granotier||partner, Tax law||View Profile|
|Mr Philippe Larivière||Partner, Public and Environmental law||View Profile|
|Mr Julien Lecat||Partner, Distribution and competition law||View Profile|
|Mrs Emilie Lesné||Counsel, Employment law & Social protection||View Profile|
|Mr Nicolas Moreau||Partner, Intellectual property & Technology law||View Profile|
|Mr Benjamin Mourot||Partner, IP/IT||View Profile|
|Mrs Delphine Nowak||Partner, Distribution and competition law, Real estate law||View Profile|
|Mr Thierry Permezel||Partner, Corporate law||View Profile|
|Mr Sébastien Pinot||Partner, Public and Environmental law||View Profile|
|Mrs Ondine Prévoteau||Partner, Competition & Distribution law, Property law & Property management||View Profile|
|Mr Serge Rastorgoueff||Partner (Ongoing partnership process), Banking, Finance & Capital markets||View Profile|
|Mr Neil Robertson||Partner, Corporate law||View Profile|
|Mr Pierre-Emmanuel Scherrer||Partner, Tax law||View Profile|
|Mr Louis Vallet||Counsel, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Private Equity||View Profile|
|Mr Alain Vamour||Partner, Public and Environmental law||View Profile|
|Mr Alban Van de Vyver||Partner, Corporate law – Mergers & acquisitions||View Profile|
|Mr François Vignalou||Partner, Tax law||View Profile|
|Mr Edouard Waels||Partner, Corporate Law – Mergers and Acquisitions||View Profile|