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Coblence Avocats
75017 PARIS

France > Employment Tier 4

Coblence Avocats

Practice head(s):

Catherine Davico-Hoarau; Chantal Giraud-van Gaver; Laurent Guardelli; Myrtille Lapuelle; Martine Riou

Key clients

Ardian Growth

Sparring Capital

George V Hotel

Work highlights

  • Assisted Pechel and BPI France with the employment law aspects linked to the acquisitions of a majority stake in Louis Tellier Group.
  • Assisting George V Hotel before the Court of Appeal in litigation to prevent unions from communicating through the employees’ personal or professional email accounts without a company agreement allowing it.

France > Private equity: venture/growth capital Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Brugière; Ludovic Dorès; Marion Fabre


‘Very innovative and responsive.’

Key clients

BIOGROUPE and its founders




Management of DIABELOOP



Work highlights

  • Advised Biogroupe and its founders in the context of on its capital raising.
  • Advised Neobrain and it founder in the context of its capital raising.
  • Advised the management of high-growth diabetes company Diabeloop on its Series C financing round.

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 6

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Brugière; Ludovic Dorès; Marion Fabre


‘A very strong sense of availability from the team. A business vision in the negotiation which makes it possible not to remain on dogmatic postures and to carry out a deal to its term.’

Key clients


Founding shareholders of EVA GROUP


Founding shareholders of HOLDING NEW AIRE GROUP

Founders of PAB PROB


Shareholders of BELILAB



Founders of NEXTIIM





Shareholders of TRIPNITY





Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of the New Aire Holding Group on the sale of their shares to the SIBLU Group.
  • Advised Avril PA on the sale of the capital and voting rights held by Avril PA in the companies Abera and PORCGROS.
  • Advised the shareholders of Belilab on the sale of its capital to BIOPATH Laboratories group.

The firm: Coblence avocats is a law firm dedicated to business law created in 1984.

The firm’s founding concept, which has become its leitmotiv, is to assist its clientele of companies, entrepreneurs and D&O to tackle the legal challenges of their markets over the long term.

With about 45 lawyers today, Coblence avocats decided to pursue sustained and managed growth to perpetuate its customised partnership approach with its clients by offering a complete and consistent range of know-how and experience.

Built and managed on entrepreneurial principles, the firm offers a pragmatic, tailored and innovative approach and strives to provide added value in all matters.

In order to deliver the best legal solution, lawyers works on a daily basis with other departments and with a network of professional partners.

All these factors have led many clients to engage the firm in complex, sensitive and high-stakes cases.

Areas of practice:

Employment: Coblence avocats provides both advisory and litigation services to French and international companies on all aspects of individual and collective employment and labour law issues. The firm has also developed special know-how in assisting executives, employees and officers, particularly with the implementation of management packages working alongside the corporate department.

Corporate: Coblence avocats advises a varied clientele: – companies, shareholders, entrepreneurs, investment funds and family offices – on a wide range of transactions (mergers, reorganisations, joint ventures and sales) including cross-border transactions. Its expertise is also highly recommended in corporate governance issues and distressed M&A.

Tax: Coblence avocats provides legal solutions on various issues related to wealth management, profit-sharing and management packages to companies, managers and individuals as well as investment funds, family offices, etc. Its expertise includes an advanced expertise in tax litigation matters.

IP-IT and communication: Coblence avocats has developed significant, recognised advisory and litigation experience in the areas of intellectual property and information technology and provides advice to a varied clientele: SSII, ad agency, retailers from diversified sectors (health, event, fooding, medtech).

Real estate and construction: Coblence avocats has an extensive knowledge of real estate law (leases, construction, urban planning, and sales) for both advisory and litigation services. Its assists all real estate professionals (institutional, social landlords, private and public project owners, developers, construction companies, etc) including in the context of legal and administrative litigation.

Restructuring: Coblence avocats possesses a strong and diverse practice in the field of prevention and handling of company difficulties, be it in the matter of advice in restructuring or litigation during insolvency proceedings. The restructuring/insolvency team enjoys multidisciplinary skills.

Business litigation: Coblence avocats relies on a leading recognized practice in the field of business litigation and assists clients at all stages of legal disputes, from pre-trial advice to defence before the French and European courts, up to the implementation of court decisions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate & construction Anne-Dominique + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Corporate Alexandre Brugière + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Real estate & construction Fréderic Coppinger + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Corporate Marion Fabre + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Employment Catherine Davico-Hoarau + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Corporate ; Managing partner Ludovic Dorès + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Directors & officers Chantal Giraud-van Gaver + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Employment Laurent Guardelli + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Employment Myrtille Lapuelle + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Tax Alexandre Polak + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Employment Martine Riou + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Business litigation Benjamin Magnet + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Restructuring Benjamin Magnet + 33 1 53 67 24 24
Photo Name Position Profile
Anne-Dominique Bousquet photo Mrs Anne-Dominique Bousquet Anne-Dominique Bousquet has extensive experience in real-estate law. She has developed special…
Alexandre Brugière photo Mr Alexandre Brugière Alexandre Brugière is specialized in equity transactions and advises companies in all…
Frédéric Coppinger photo Mr Frédéric Coppinger Frédéric Coppinger advises and defends a clientele consisting of real estate professionals,…
Catherine Davico-Hoarau photo Mrs Catherine Davico-Hoarau Catherine Davico-Hoarau assists companies with the legal aspects of human resources management.…
Ludovic Dorès photo Mr Ludovic Dorès Ludovic Dorès advises companies and executives on all aspects of their transactions…
Mélanie Erber photo Mrs Mélanie Erber Mélanie Erber advises the firm’s clients on intellectual property rights issues (trademarks,…
Marion Fabre photo Mrs Marion Fabre Marion Fabre focuses her practice in private equity transactions. She assists her…
Chantal Giraud-van Gaver photo Mrs Chantal Giraud-van Gaver Chantal Giraud-van Gaver has acquired unique expertise in employment and labor law…
Laurent Guardelli photo Mr Laurent Guardelli Laurent Guardelli advises companies and top executives on relations with employees, personnel…
Benjamin Magnet photo Mr Benjamin Magnet Benjamin Magnet specializes in debt restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, both advising clients…
Alexandre Polak photo Mr Alexandre Polak Alexandre Polak regularly advises both French and international companies on their tax…
Martine Riou photo Mrs Martine Riou 1990: Admitted to the Paris Bar
Associates : 32
Partners : 13
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