Mr Florian Bouaziz > Bredin Prat > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Bredin Prat
53 QUAI D'ORSAY
75007 PARIS
France

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Florian Bouaziz, Partner, is a member of the Litigation team. He specialises in corporate law and securities law, assisting corporate clients in resolving their litigation matters.

Languages

French and English

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1999.

Education

He is a graduate of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Maîtrise in business law, 1995; DESS in business law and tax; DJCE, 1996) and the business school ESCP (Mastère spécialisé in law and International business management, 1997).

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

(Les grands avocats du marché: Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés)

Florian BouazizBredin Prat

Les plus grandes entreprises françaises et internationales confient à Bredin Prat  leurs affaires les plus complexes et les plus déterminantes. L’équipe gère un volant de dossiers élevé, recouvrant des problématiques commerciales, financières, industrielles et de droit des sociétés de premier plan. Le cabinet est particulièrement réputé pour sa grande expertise dans le traitement des conflits d’actionnaires et des contentieux liés aux fusions-acquisitions – il est en charge de plusieurs affaires en cours particulièrement emblématiques. Dans le domaine commercial, le cabinet est régulièrement impliqué dans des litiges voyant s’affronter de grandes entreprises. Il est également mandaté pour traiter des dossiers à forts enjeux, nécessitant une maîtrise de problématiques réglementaires et commerciales complexes. Il assure ainsi la défense d’Airbnb dans plusieurs litiges intentés par la Ville de Paris et des professionnels de l’hôtellerie, qui ont notamment donné lieu à une saisine de la Cour Européenne de Justice. Enfin, l’équipe traite également plusieurs contentieux en lien avec des dossiers de restructuration financière et de procédures collectives. La pratique est codirigée par  Jean-Daniel Bretzner, Florian BouazizSébastien Prat et Eve Duminy.

France > Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation

Bredin Prat ’s practice needs little introduction. The firm defended its position as one of the most established firms in the market with its lead role in the Suez-Veolia headline stock market battle and its involvement in Covéa’s failed bid on Scor. The practice is also a reference for high-level listed company governance issues and for stock market abuse investigations. It is currently defending many listed companies as well as companies’ directors and investment funds in investigations led by the French stock market regulator (AMF) concerning false information and insider trader accusations. The team unites top litigators Jean-Daniel Bretzner, Florian Bouaziz  and Ève Duminy with white-collar experts Eric Dezeuze and Guillaume Pellegrin.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

(Leading individuals: Corporate and commercial litigation)

Florian BouazizBredin Prat

Leading French business firm Bredin Prat is a staple name on the market for litigation work. Building on the firm’s first-class M&A capabilities, the litigation team naturally handles the largest M&A-related disputes, especially in the field of high-profile publicly listed transactions. The practice notably played a front role in the handling of the Suez-Veolia M&A battle. The team’s impressive credentials also earns it mandates in highly sensitive shareholder and governance conflicts pertaining to top companies. Besides corporate litigation, the practice is retained by the largest French and international corporations to assist with their most strategic cases, handling commercial and liability litigation, as well as proceedings mixing civil, criminal, regulatory or major international aspects. For instance, the practice successfully defended a client before French courts in a strategic liability case relating to the use of the ‘agent orange’ chemical gas during the Vietnam war. The practice is co-headed by Jean-Daniel BretznerFlorian BouazizSébastien Prat and Eve Duminy; as well as by Didier Martin, who primarily acts in stock-market litigation, and by white-collar crime star Eric Dezeuze. Calmann Bellity, Aurélie Patrelle and Tom Vauthier made counsel in January 2021.