De Pardieu Brocas Maffei > Paris, France > Firm Profile

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei
57 AVENUE D'IENA
CS 11610
75773 PARIS CEDEX 16
France

France > Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 1

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is very active in syndicated lending and corporate financing, including capital markets work. The banking practice is also a strong option for leading French banks and corporates on acquisition finance and leveraged finance transactions in the mid-cap space. As part of its broad offering, the team also stands out for its work in restructuring financing and real estate financing and refinancing. Of particular note are the team’s cross-practice capabilities, as was evidenced by it advising a banking pool including Natixis and Credit Suisse on the financing, private equity and restructuring elements of the acquisition of Camaïeu by Financiere Immobiliere Bordelaise. Team head Christophe Gaillard focuses on acquisition finance, syndicated facilities, structured finance and derivatives transactions. Emmanuel Fatôme is a key contact for real estate finance matters.

Practice head(s):

Christophe Gaillard

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very good reputation as a place in the mid-cap segment. Good integration with other teams across the firm (corporate, tax).’

‘Very good technically and commercially, knowing how to defend the interests of its clients. It is also always available.’

‘Very fluid process. Always available.’

‘Available day, night, weekends and bank holidays! Solution finders and always aiming a successful closing.’

Key clients

CRÉDIT AGRICOLE GROUP

SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE

BNP PARIBAS

LCL

NATIXIS

CDC

ING

AAREAL BANK

DEUTSCHE BANK

DEKA BANK

TIKEHAU CAPITAL

CREDIT FONCIER

ERAMET

EIB

INVIVO

TERRENA

HSBC

IDINVEST

La BANQUE POSTALE

Chargeurs

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits

Groupe Looping

Work highlights

  • Advised BNP Paribas, Natixis, Crédit Agricole and HSBC on setting-up of a €500m syndicated facility for the general needs and external growth operations of the Altrad group.
  • Acted for Société Générale on the acquisition financing aspect of the management buyout of Sogetrel.
  • Advised DATA4 on the securitisation of a €620m debt financing from Deutsche Bank, Société Générale and SMBC.

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 1

The EU and competition law group at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei specialises in advising major corporates involved in high-profile investigations by the competition authorities, as well as in cartel state aid and merger control matters. The team is headed by antitrust litigation and competition authority Philippe Guibert and Barbara Levy, who leads the group’s distribution and IP cases. Anti-competitive practices expert Laëtitia Gavoty Tolot and Alexandre Eberhardt  were promoted to partner in July 2021.  The team’s client portfolio spans the e-commerce, banking, insurance, transport, telecoms, energy, pharmaceuticals and retail sectors.

Testimonials

‘I work regularly with Philippe Guibert who is an excellent lawyer; very pleasant to work with him whether we are on the same side or with divergent interests.’

‘Total commitment and availability. Great professionalism.’

‘Undoubtedly, one of the best competition law teams in Paris, with very strong expertise in both antitrust litigation and merger control. Very responsive, high-quality consultations and the ability to explain complex issues in a straightforward way. Very recommended for complex concentrations. Very good relations with the community and French authorities.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the law and always hands-on.’

‘Philippe Guibert is a preeminent antitrust lawyer, with excellent knowledge of the law, and great experience. Laetitia Gavoty is a first-class competition lawyer.’

‘Philippe Guibert and Laetitia Gavoty are two high-level competitors. I appreciate their technical mastery and tactical sense as well as their connections with the French competition authority. These qualities clearly set them apart from the competition.’

Key clients

RATP

SNCF

Sonepar

Volkswagen / MAN / Traton Trucks

Altice Telecom

Arcelor Mittal

Booking.com

Groupe Bernard Hayot (GBH)

Groupe Derichebourg

Allianz Group

Arkema

Group Bell AG/ Group Coop

Altarea

Terrena

Groupe Rubis (oil)

Siemens Health Care

Credit Agricole

Vinci Group

Quadient Neopost

CNP Assurances

Essilor Luxottica

Cic-Credit Mutuel

Societe Generale

Malakoff Mederic

Altarea-Cogedim

Groupe Soufflet

Axa

Axereal

The North Face

Timberland

Isotoner

Napapijri

Valeo

Manpower

Groupe Diderot

Work highlights

  • Assisting SEPM before the FCA regarding the non-compliance by Google of FCA’s interim measures decision relating to Press magazines IP neighbouring rights.
  • Assisting Altice Mobile regarding the sale of its telecommunications infrastructures’ activities to Cellnex before the FCA.
  • Assisting Volkswagen and Man Truck regarding the numerous private enforcement litigations initiated in France further to the EU Commission relating to the trucks cartel.

France > Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei ranks among the top firms energy matters in France. The firm is particularly renowned for the state-of-the-art regulatory expertise of expert Christine Le Bihan-Graf , who is ably supported by counsel Laure Rosenblieh. The practice acts for a high-profile client base of leading French power producers and distributors, as well as renewables developers and the French state, frequently on highly strategic regulatory files, including proceedings before the energy regulator, but also on the development and restructuring of some energy projects. Several disputes concerning energy tariffs stand out in the recent caseload. Additionally, the practice acts alongside the firm’s corporate and finance colleagues on project and transactions work. Project finance experts Jean-Renaud Cazali and Antoine Payen, who made partner in 2021, shoulder a very busy practice, assisting lenders and developers alike with the financing of renewables projects and asset portfolio deals. The M&A practice is often involved in strategic deals, especially in the renewables sector, with Thomas Bréart de Boisanger, who co-heads the practice with the Le Bihan-Graf and Cazali, as the key contact.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Bréart de Boisanger; Jean-Renaud Cazali; Christine Le Bihan-Graf

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team, and Jean-Renaud Cazali in particular, has a very business-oriented and pragmatic approach.’

‘Christine Le Bihan-Graf and Laure Rosenblieh are very knowledgeable and straightforward.’

‘Christine Le Bihan-Graf is absolutely brilliant.’

‘Available and attentive; they take into account comments, constantly, even if it means having to redo the work to perfectly match the evolution of a file.’

‘Christine Le Bihan-Graf’s team is available and capable of producing work within very tight deadlines. They have perfect knowledge of the sector which allows for fluid and efficient exchanges.’

‘The team is responsive and perfectly competent in the regulatory field.’

‘The team is well-sized, particularly relevant and precisely mobilised on each subject.’

‘Christine Le Bihan-Graf has remarkable mastery of energy issues, and makes good use of her relationships forged through past experience. She provides invaluable help in dealing with legal issues, as well as strategic politically sensitive ones.’

Key clients

BORALEX

INNOVENT

NEOEN

ALBIOMA

DIF Infrastructures

ENEDIS

EDF RENOUVELABLES

GREEN YELLOW

VEOLIA

BANK OF TOKYO / MITSUBISHI UFJ / SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION GROUP

DEUTSCHE PFANDBRIEFBANK (PBB)

LA BANQUE POSTALE

ORANO (ex AREVA)

SUEZ

TOTAL

IPM / SAMSUNG ASSET MANAGEMENT

SAUR

PERIFEM

COMMISSION DE REGULATION DE L’ENERGIE

Work highlights

  • Advising TOTAL Direct Energie on the acquisition from Gazel Energie Génération of a company holding two gas-fired combined cycle power stations.
  • Advising Total Quadran on the acquisition by an investor, SH Predica Energies Durables, of a minority stake in the capital of Leuret, an energy project subsidiary of Total Quadran.
  • Advising the lenders on the refinancing of the ‘ELCANO’ portfolio holding 13 Valorem wind and photovoltaic farms, for a total amount of €300m.

France > Insolvency Tier 1

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is one France’s most established names in the field of restructuring and insolvency. The firm has a particular focus on advising banks and banking pools on the market’s largest cases, but is also regularly appointed by debtors. The firm’s impressive caseload includes many high-profile cases pertaining to the retail, maritime transport, oil, tourism and hospitality sectors which have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The team is co-headed by the highly regarded Philippe Dubois and Joanna Gumpelson and also includes Ségolène Coiffet and counsels Simon Le Wita and Clément Maillot-Bouvier. The practice can rely on strong support from the firm’s banking expertise with notably Corentin Coatalem, as well as from the corporate department. Former counsel Alexis Rapp left in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Philippe Dubois; Joanna Gumpelson

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Combines unfailing legal expertise with a concern for efficiency and realism. Always a solution provider, consensual, respected by their colleagues, available.’

‘One flawless professionalism, rigour and listening.’

‘Availability, reliability and ability to adapt to the reality of the case by taking into account the reality of the case and the objectives set by their clients, which allows to be proactive in cases’.

‘Philippe Dubois and Ségolène Coiffet have a great capacity to unite actors with opposing positions by finding a common denominator and by having the capacity to put forward what brings people together, which is quite rare.’

‘Expertise, common sense, knowledge of the restructuring ecosystem and practical experience.’

Key clients

TOYS ‘R’ US

MARIE BRIZARD WINE & SPIRITS

RENAULT

GROUPE SEA INVEST

OAKTREE

ALCHEMY PARTNERS

FARALLON

KARTESIA

MAKURIA

TIKEHAU

ROUNDSHIELD PARTNERS

EQT

GROUPE CREDIT AGRICOLE (CA CIB, LCL, Caisses Régionales)

BNP PARIBAS

GROUPE BPCE (NATIXIS, BRED, PALATINE, CAISSES d’EPARGNE et BANQUE POPULAIRE)

BANK OF IRELAND

GOLDMAN SACHS

SOCIETE GENERALE

TECHNICOLOR

EIFFEL

EIB

Work highlights

  • Advising Kartesia and Oaktree on the debt restructuring of Foraco International.          
  • Advising the lenders on the debt restructuring, derivates restructuring and on the reorganisation proceedings with a sale plan of the Bourbon Group,
  • Advising Technicolor on its financial restructuring plan, implemented through accelerated financial safeguard proceedings.

France > Real estate Tier 1

A stand-out firm regarding all aspects of real estate sale and purchase transactions, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei advises key players in the sector such as Blackstone and Allianz. Leading the practice alongside acclaimed real estate lawyer Emmanuel FatômePaul Talbourdet is recognised as ‘an extraordinary lawyer’ with ‘vast knowledge’ in both real estate and other aspects of corporate law. With dedicated real estate finance experts such as Pierre Gebarowski and Yannick Le Gall, the firm also has extensive experience in this field, namely advising Tishman Speyer on the acquisition of a new office building.

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Testimonials

‘The real estate lawyers working at DPBM cover all the legal aspects of real estate and have an excellent knowledge of the real estate sector.’

‘Paul Talbourdet is an extraordinary lawyer. His knowledge is extremely vast, in real estate as well as in other legal domains such as corporate law. He is trustworthy, excellent, very available, and nice to work with.’

Key clients

Aareal Bank AG

Accor Invest

Allianz

Altrarea Cogedim

Amundi Immobilier

Apsys

Axa Im

Batipart

Blackstone

BNP Paribas

Carrefour/Carmila

Covivio

Credit Agricole Group

Data4 Group

Deka Bank

Emerige

Galimmo

Gecina

IN’LI

ING

L’Oreal

Natixis

PGIM

Société Générale

Work highlights

  • Advising IN’LI on the setting-up of a long-term strategic partnership with AXA IM – REAL Assets and on the creation of a new property company (Cronos) for the development of a portfolio of almost 25,000 new affordable housing units in the Ile-de-France region over the next 10 years.
  • Assisting Altarea with exclusive negotiations with the shareholders and management of Primonial Group, with a view to acquiring 60% of the capital of Primonial Group.
  • Acting as counsel for Batipart and Covéa on the acquisition from Adeo, parent company of Leroy Merlin, of a pan-European portfolio of real estate assets, in the form of a sale and lease back, consisting of 42 stores in four countries.

France > Derivatives and structured finance Tier 2

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is especially well known for its OTC derivatives expertise. The practice is able to assist with public and private issues of debt and equity securities as well as hybrid securities and provides regulatory advice on clearing houses and custodial services. Securities lending and repo transactions are other areas of strength. Practice head Corentin Coatalem  and Olivier Hubert, who specialises in structured finance and securitisation as well as regulatory matters, are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

CREDIT AGRICOLE CIB

JC Decaux Holding

SOCIETE GENERALE

BNP PARIBAS

LCL

NATIXIS

CREDIT DU NORD

BARCLAYS BANK PLC.

HSBC

DEXIA

Work highlights

  • Advised CREDIT AGRICOLE CIB on the conclusion of the agreements regarding the restructuring of the terms and conditions of all Rallye’s derivatives transactions and on the setting-up of a new financing to the benefit of Rallye.
  • Acted as legal counsel of the JC Decaux family holding (JCDH) on the implementation of very innovative equity derivative products.
  • Acted as legal counsel of the Ricard family holding on the implementation of complex equity derivates products for a financing.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 2

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is a great choice for high-stakes commercial disputes, regularly involving complex international aspects. Notable recent work includes a high-stakes case concerning supply issues in the automobile parts sector and several particularly strategic private enforcement claims in competition law, following condemnation by regulators. Barbara Levy is the key contact. Dominique Lefort  excels in banking disputes while Paul Talbourdet is particuarly active in real estate-related litigation. Finally, the firm also manages corporate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Paul Talbourdet; Philippe Dubois; Barbara Levy

Testimonials

‘Very good responsiveness.’

‘Outstanding and responsive.’

‘Barbara Lévy is an excellent lawyer who is used to ‘thinking out of the box’; the results of her work are impeccable.’

‘Unique practice in commercial business litigation on complex files.’

‘Barbara Levy has a level of expertise and litigation strategy well beyond the norm on the Paris market with an impressive track record of won deals.’

‘Remarkable work. Irreproachable file follow-up and technical knowledge.’

‘Barbara Levy manages her team perfectly.’

Key clients

GECINA (EUROSIC)

BOOKING.COM

BNP PARIBAS

CA CIB

PELI

VALEO

SHAFTESBURY

INTESA BANK

AXA REIM

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE

GENERALI

THE NORTH FACE INC.

NAPAPIJRI

TIMBERLAND

MANPOWER GROUP

COMPAGNIE EUROPEENNE DE CREDIT

VEOLIA

MAN TRUCKS

ROBERT BOSCH

BLACKBERRY

ALIER

TALESUN SOLAR

Work highlights

  • Assisting FRENCH PRESS MAGAZINES ASSOCIATION (SEPM) with a litigation initiated against GOOGLE.
  • Advising MAZARS on a shareholder dispute initiated by minority shareholders against ARCELOR MITTAL.
  • Assisting VOLKSWAGEN and MAN TRUCK with private enforcement proceedings launched further to the EU Commission’s condemnations relating to the ‘trucks cartel’.

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 2

A single office firm in Paris, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is geared to act on the full array of corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, restructurings, distressed M&A and stock exchange deals. The group is adept at representing all parties to a transaction, including listed and unlisted companies, investors, investment funds and financial players. Guillaume Touttée, whose focus is on the financial services, agribusiness and technology fields, co-leads the team alongside Patrick Jaïs , Jean-François Pourdieu  and Nicolas Favre who is principally active within the real estate, hospitality, insurance and retail sectors. Cédric Chanas is a star name at junior-partner level and is acclaimed for his ‘strong client involvement‘.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Jaïs; Guillaume Touttée; Nicolas Favre; Jean-François Pourdieu

Other key lawyers:

Cédric Chanas; Magali Masson

Testimonials

‘An excellent team, very good advice, and flawless workmanship.’

‘A very strong involvement alongside the client and a much appreciated advisory capacity, in particular the team led by Cédric Chanas.’

‘Great availability and great expertise in full service M&A firm, high-level associates and very experienced partners.’

‘Magali Masson is quite simply exceptional. Pragmatic, efficient, very good negotiator, we can trust her blindly. Stops at nothing.’

‘Guillaume Touttée is the lawyer we want to have by our side on M&A operations. In addition to his technicality and his remarkable skills in negotiation, Guillaume Touttée knows how to have a 360° strategic vision of transactions and perfectly masters the matters and related issues. Listening to his clients, he knows how to provide optimal support to legal departments and management.’

Key clients

ALTICE

COVIVIO

ACCORINVEST

ORANO (ex. AREVA)

CNP ASSURANCES

NATIXIS

AXEREAL

BATIPART

EDF ENERGIES NOUVELLES

AGRIAL

GROUPE SOUFFLET

CARREFOUR

LOOPING GROUP

LA BANQUE POSTALE

TECHNICOLOR

CREDIT AGRICOLE ASSURANCES

MBWS

GROUPE FREY

VEOLIA

TERRENA

CREDIT MUTUEL

SCOR

AXA

INVIVO

SPHERE

SAINT-GOBAIN

Work highlights

  • Advising Soufflet Group on the entry into exclusive negotiations with InVivo Group regarding the acquisition of 100% of Soufflet Group’s capital by InVivo Group.
  • Advising Exor N.V., holding company controlled by the Agnelli family, on the acquisition of a minority stake in the capital of Christian Louboutin group
  • Advising Altice, parent company of SFR, on the entering into an exclusivity agreement with Cellnex, Europe’s leading operator of wireless telecommunications infrastructures, for the sale of 100% of Hivory.

France > Private equity: LBO Tier 2

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is particularly active in the mid-cap space, where it advises lenders, sponsors and target companies. Clients benefit from the firm’s ability to draw upon cross-practice capabilities to provide full-service support; areas of strength include bankruptcy and restructuring, competition, litigation, employment law and capital markets. The team excels in distressed LBO mandates and is equipped to advise clients on the full lifecycle of their investments. The department is co-led by Jean-François Pourdieu and Cédric Chanas.

Practice head(s):

Jean-François Pourdieu; Cédric Chanas

Work highlights

  • Advised Siparex on the acquisition of 90% of the share capital of the French medical equipment group Winncare from IDI, alongside Capza with the subscription of a mezzanine debt.
  • Assisted the sellers (co-founders and the management) of New Immo Group, a digital real estate company in France, with the sale of 36% stake to Permira through its Permira Growth Opportunities Fund.
  • Advised the shareholder sellers on the sale of their majority share of the capital of DL Software, a France-based group of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software providers, to TA Associates, a US-based private equity firm.

France > Project finance Tier 2

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is a sure bet for project finance in France. The firm is particularly popular with sponsors and lenders regarding the financing of renewables projects and asset portfolios, spanning solar, wind, biogas, and hydrogen projects. The team is also well versed in advising lenders on French public infrastructure projects. It recently worked on the financing of several broadband projects and also on the refinancing of a motorway. Practice head Jean-Renaud Cazali ranks among the best in his field, followed in his path by Antoine Payen  who was promoted to partner in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Renaud Cazali

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very pragmatic approach to transactions; great availability; excellent value for money.’

‘Very strong understanding of operational constraints of our company’s activity; great expertise and knowledge of the market.’

Key clients

BORALEX

LA BANQUE POSTALE

NATIXIS

EIFFAGE

NEOEN

BEI

CAISSE DES DEPOTS ET CONSIGNATIONS

SPIE BATIGNOLLES

EDF RENOUVELABLES

GREEN YELLOW

SUEZ

VAUBAN INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS

DEUTSCHE PFANDBRIEFBANK (PBB)

KFW IPEX-BANK

ALBIOMA

INNOVENT

SOCIETE GENERALE

EIFFEL

CEPAC

CAISSE D’EPARGNE HAUTS DE FRANCE

VINCI

LANDESBANK SAAR

AUXIFIP

CREDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANK

BNP PARIBAS

PAPREC GROUP

DIF INFRASTRUCTURES

TOTAL

VEOLIA

SOLVAY

Work highlights

  • Advising the lenders on the refinancing of the ‘ELCANO’ portfolio holding 13 Valorem wind and photovoltaic farms for a global amount of €300m.
  • Advising Rgreen Invest and Mirova on the setting-up a €80m financing for HysetCo, an asset management firm devoted to the development of hydrogen energy.
  • Advising the lenders on the financing of the service delegation contract for the implementation and operation of a very high-speed telecommunications network in the Haute-Savoie department.

France > Tax Tier 2

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is home to the market’s most sought after tax real estate practice thanks to practice head  Emmanuel Chauve and Alexandre Blestel who are both legends in the field. Working alongside the firm’s property practice, the duo advises leading investors on the market’s largest asset and portfolio transactions. They handle a high amount of high-end work, such as advising recently on landmark deals in the healthcare, office, hotel, retail and data center sectors. The team was also involved in a high-profile real estate M&A transaction. The tax real estate practice fits in well with the firm’s high-level M&A and private equity tax expertise. Priscilla van den Perre notably assists leading investment funds involved in large LBO transactions. Anne-Laure Drouet is another strong reference for M&A and private equity tax structuring.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuel Chauve

Testimonials

‘Emmanuel Chauve has great expertise in real estate taxation.’

Key clients

TISHMAN SPEYER

BATIPART

CARREFOUR

GECINA

ALTAREA COGEDIM

EMERIGE

COVIVIO

CREDIT AGRICOLE ASSURANCES

ROTHSCHILD

ERGON CAPITAL

EMZ PARTNERS

ITS GROUP SA

KARTESIA

FLORAC

PGIM REAL ESTATE

ALGONQUIN AND CARDIF

APOLLO

EDIFY

Work highlights

  • Advising Altarea on exclusive negotiations with the shareholders and management of Primonial Group, with a view to acquiring 60% of the capital of Primonial Group.
  • Advising the sellers of New Immo Group, a leader in digital real estate in France, on the sale of a 36% stake to Permira through its Permira Growth Opportunities Fund.
  • Advising Exor N.V., holding company controlled by the Agnelli family, on the acquisition of a minority stake in the capital of Christian Louboutin group.

France > Administrative and public law Tier 3

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei’s Christine Le Bihan-Graf is held in high esteem for her high-level regulatory expertise. She advises leading names in the transport and energy fields, such as Enedis and RATP, on their most challenging regulatory issues, including landmark matters such as privatisations and the opening of markets to competition. The practice also handles energy and infrastructure projects in France, leveraging the firm’s strong complementary project finance expertise. Leading public and private sector operators are clients. Counsel Laure Rosenblieh also contributes.

Practice head(s):

Christine Le Bihan-Graf

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is reliable, responsive and precise. Legal opinions are always perfectly clear and detailed, which allows us to move our complex operations forward.’

‘A responsive and very available team, with fine knowledge of legal issues relating to public law. Analyzes are always done on time, with a high level of technicality.’

‘Christine Le Bihan-Graf is of a very high level in public law. She provides a global vision, while  at the same time being able to go into the most technical details. She is also very well supported (especially by Laure Rosenblieh).’

Key clients

COMMISSION DE REGULATION DE L’ENERGIE

RATP

EDF

AMUNDI

EDF RENOUVELABLES

SNCF VOYAGEURS

CREDIT AGRICOLE

CREDIT COOPERATIF

ENEDIS

TEREGA

ANTIN INFRASTRUCTURE

BEI

UNIDEN

CNP ASSURANCES

PERIFEM

TOTAL

SAUR

RTE

AREVA

STORENGY

ALIOS DEVELOPPEMENT

EMERIGE

BLACKSTONE

BLACKROCK

TISHMAN SPEYER

SOCIETE DE LA TOUR EIFFEL

LVMH

Work highlights

  • Representing RATP and SNCF Voyageurs in several disputes led by Alstom Transport and Bombardier Transport for the awarding of a contract consisting in the supply of 146 Parisian regional trains.
  • Advising TOTAL Direct Energie on the acquisition  from Gazel Energie Génération of a company holding two gas-fired combined cycle power stations located in Saint-Avold in Moselle.
  • Advising Amundi on the acquisition of Panhard group’s rights over the use of public facilities concluded with Grand Port Maritime du Havre.

France > Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 3

Work highlights

    France > Employment Tier 3

    De Pardieu Brocas Maffei acts for many of France’s leading industrial and engineering companies whom the practice notably assists with challenging transformation and downsizing projects. The team is often called upon to handle strategic collective and individual files by clients, with several collective downsizing projects, notably in the hospitality sector, as recent stand-out matters. The team also frequently joins forces with the firm’s leading insolvency practice and the M&A department. Practice head Philippe Rozec , counsels Elise Bénéat and Isabelle Dauzet are the key contacts. Louise Thiébaut left the firm in autumn 2021.

    Practice head(s):

    Philippe Rozec

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    Testimonials

    ‘Good expertise, responsiveness and availability.’

    Work highlights

    • Advising a number of historical clients, including Vinci Group, and the private equity portfolio of UI-Gestion on the management of all employment aspects linked to the Covid-19 sanitary crisis.
    • Advising TOTAL on industrial transformation projects.
    • Advising VINCI Construction on the reorganisation of one of its subsidiaries, with the negotiation and the implementation of four job-saving plans.

    France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 4

    Practice head(s):

    Barbara Levy

    Key clients

    Valeo

    Exor

    Timberland Group

    VF Corporation

    Totes Isotoner

    Vans

    The North Face

    CNIM

    Napapijri

    Blackberry

    Victoria’s Secret

    Siemens Healthcare

    Robert Bosch

    Work highlights

    • Advising Exor on the IP aspects of its acquisition of Christian Louboutin group.
    • Representing Blackberry in an IP litigation case.
    • Advising SAIPEM on the IP aspects of its acquisition of Naval Energies’ floating wind business.

    De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is one of France’s leading business law firms, with 150 lawyers, including 34 partners. Its practice covers banking, finance and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions/private equity, restructuring and insolvency, litigation, real estate and real estate finance, competition law, tax law, public law, IP and employment law.

    The firm provides comprehensive legal services in France and internationally in all major business law practice areas. Its clients rank among the top French and international financial institutions, industrial and services companies, institutional investors and investment funds.

    Banking and finance: the banking and finance activity is divided across three specialisations: bank and bond financing, capital markets and derivatives, banking and financial regulations. The team assists clients with large and complex transactions in all types of financings. It advises a large number of French, European and non-European credit institutions acting as arrangers, lead underwriters, lenders and sub-lenders, as well as debt funds and other bond investors and sponsors.

    Corporate/ M&A and private equity: the M&A team is multidisciplinary and covers all corporate activities: M&A, stock market transactions, private equity, restructuring, joint ventures, issuance of equity or debt, mezzanine financings, etc. The team is on hand to support its clients during all phases of their development, whether they are planning a merger or acquisition, the sale of a business, a complex corporate transaction or a change of corporate governance structure.

    Real estate and real estate finance: the team assists clients in carrying out real estate sale and purchase transactions, setting up property funds, and financing real estate. The team also handles all transactions related to the development, management and optimisation of property portfolios, renovation/restructuring works etc., and regularly advises and assists a wide variety of clients (insurance companies, listed and non-listed property companies, French and foreign property funds and partnerships, financing providers, developers and users).

    Tax: the tax team assists clients with corporate, real estate and financial transactions, working closely with the firm’s other specialty practice groups.

    Restructuring and insolvency: the team offers a full range of advisory and representation services to distressed companies, their shareholders or to creditors (lenders, bondholders, suppliers, etc.).

    Dispute resolution: De Pardieu’s litigators represent clients at all stages of the dispute resolution process before French civil, criminal and administrative courts as well as European jurisdictions.

    EU Competition: De Pardieu’s team regularly assists clients before the French and EU competition authorities and courts, in all types of cases concerning anti-competitive practices and state aids. The practice is also focused on French and EU merger controls.

    IP: De Pardieu’s IP team offers strategic advice in a full range of IP and related areas (trademarks, copyrights, design, domain names and public names, protection of privacy, press law, personal data protection, e-commerce, unfair competition and related issues).

    Employment: with its dedicated employment team, the firm provides advisory and dispute resolution assistance in the various areas of employment and social protection laws. The team advises large domestic and international groups of companies as well as public bodies in numerous business sectors.

    Project finance and PPP: the project finance team assists public and private clients with all types of PPP and energy projects, and with all phases of domestic and international projects.

    Energy: Lawyers in the energy practice group form a cross-disciplinary team of specialists in corporate-M&A, project finance/PPP, regulatory, as well as in commercial contracts and litigation. The firm regularly act on behalf of large corporations in the energy sector, lenders, investment funds and project developers in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors.

    Economic Public law: with thorough knowledge of the public and regulated sectors, the team’s specialised lawyers primarily advise on issues in regulated business sectors, such as energy, telecommunications as well as in public services.

    DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
    Banking and finance Sébastien Boullier de Branche
    Banking and finance Jean-Renaud Cazali
    Banking and finance Corentin Coatalem
    Banking and finance Christophe Gaillard
    Banking and finance Olivier Hubert
    Banking and finance Yannick Le Gall
    Capital markets, structured finance, securitisation Corentin Coatalem
    Capital markets, structured finance, securitisation Olivier Hubert
    Capital markets, structured finance, securitisation Yannick Le Gall
    Corporate, M&A Thomas Bréart de Boisanger
    Corporate, M&A Cédric Chanas
    Corporate, M&A Nicolas Favre
    Corporate, M&A Patrick Jaïs
    Corporate, M&A Frédéric Keller
    Corporate, M&A Magali Masson
    Corporate, M&A Eric Muller
    Corporate, M&A Jean-François Pourdieu
    Corporate, M&A Guillaume Touttée
    Dispute resolution and arbitration Ségolène Coiffet
    Dispute resolution and arbitration Philippe Dubois
    Dispute resolution and arbitration Joanna Gumpelson
    Dispute resolution and arbitration Dominique Lefort
    Dispute resolution and arbitration Barbara Levy
    Dispute resolution and arbitration Paul Talbourdet
    Economic public law Christine Le Bihan-Graf
    Employment Philippe Rozec
    Energy Thomas Bréart de Boisanger
    Energy Jean-Renaud Cazali
    Energy Cédric Chanas
    Energy Patrick Jaïs
    Energy Christine Le Bihan-Graf
    EU competition & Distribution Philippe Guibert
    EU competition & Distribution Alexandre Eberhardt
    EU competition & Distribution Laëtitia Gavoty Tolot
    Intellectual property Barbara Levy
    Private equity Cédric Chanas
    Private equity Magali Masson
    Private equity Jean-François Pourdieu
    Private equity Guillaume Touttée
    PPP, project finance Jean-Renaud Cazali
    PPP, project finance Antoine Payen
    Real estate and real estate finance Katia Belhiteche
    Real estate and real estate finance Emmanuel Fatôme
    Real estate and real estate finance Pierre Gebarowski
    Real estate and real estate finance Yannick Le Gall
    Real estate and real estate finance Paul Talbourdet
    Restructuring and insolvency Ségolène Coiffet
    Restructuring and insolvency Philippe Dubois
    Restructuring and insolvency Joanna Gumpelson
    Tax Alexandre Blestel
    Tax Emmanuel Chauve
    Tax Anne-Laure Drouet
    Tax Priscilla van den Perre
    PhotoNamePositionProfile
    Elise Bénéat photo Elise BénéatElise Bénéat is a Counsel specialised in Emplyment Law.
    Alexandre Blestel photoMr Alexandre BlestelAlexandre Blestel, Partner, specialises in corporate tax and his practice mainly focuses…
    Thomas Bréart de Boisanger photoMr Thomas Bréart de BoisangerThomas Bréart de Boisanger, Partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and…
    Jean-Renaud Cazali photoMr Jean-Renaud CazaliJean-Renaud Cazali, Partner, intervenes in project finance and structured finance. He advises…
    Cédric Chanas photo Cédric ChanasCédric Chanas, Partner, is specialised in mergers and acquisitions and stock exchange…
    Emmanuel Chauve photoMr Emmanuel ChauveEmmanuel Chauve, Partner, specialises in business and property tax, in a national…
    Corentin Coatalem photoMr Corentin CoatalemCorentin Coatalem, Partner, specialises in banking, finance and securities and particularly intervenes…
    Ségolène Coiffet  photo Ségolène Coiffet Ségolène Coiffet, Partner, specialises in debt restructuring, distressed companies, insolvency and bankruptcy…
    Isabelle Dauzet photo Isabelle DauzetIsabelle Dauzet is a Counsel specialised in Employment.
    Anne-Laure Drouet photoMs Anne-Laure DrouetAnne-Laure Drouet, Partner, specialises in Tax Law and mainly advises French and…
    Philippe Dubois photoMr Philippe DuboisPhilippe Dubois, Partner, has considerable experience in restructuring & insolvency. He advises…
    Emmanuel Fatôme photo Emmanuel FatômeEmmanuel Fatôme specializes in real estate and real estate finance. His practice…
    Nicolas Favre photoMr Nicolas FavreNicolas Favre, Partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and securities…
    Christophe Gaillard photoMr Christophe GaillardChristophe Gaillard, partner, specialises in banking and finance, he mainly handles acquisition…
    Pierre Gebarowski photo Pierre GebarowskiPierre Gebarowski, Partner, specialises in real estate acquisitions and financings, banking law,…
    Philippe Guibert photoMr Philippe GuibertPhilippe Guibert, partner, specialises in French and EU competition, consumer and distribution…
    Joanna Gumpelson photoMs Joanna GumpelsonJoanna Gumpelson, partner, has differents mains areas of expertise : insolvency proceedings…
    Olivier Hubert photoMr Olivier HubertOlivier Hubert, partner, specialises in banking law and financial law, particularly on…
    Patrick Jaïs photo Patrick JaïsPatrick Jaïs, Partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, stock exchange regulations and…
    Frédéric Keller photoMr Frédéric KellerFrédéric Keller, partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions and stock exchange regulations.…
    Christine Le Bihan-Graf photoMs Christine Le Bihan-GrafChristine Le Bihan-Graf is the partner in charge of the Industrial Regulation…
    Yannick Le Gall photoMr Yannick Le GallYannick Le Gall is a partner of the firm and member of…
    Simon  Le Wita photo Simon Le WitaSimon Le Wita is a Counsel specialised in Litigation & Restructuring.
    Dominique Lefort photoMr Dominique LefortDominique Lefort, partner, handles litigation matters, particularly in banking, insurance, bankruptcy proceedings…
    Barbara Levy photoMs Barbara LevyBarbara Levy, partner, has a recognized practice in the fields of industrial…
    Magali Masson photoMs Magali MassonMagali Masson, partner, specialises in Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Private Equity.…
    Eric Muller photoMr Eric MullerEric Muller, partner, advises French and foreign, listed and non-listed companies in…
    Jean-François Pourdieu photo Jean-François PourdieuJean-François Pourdieu, Partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, with particular experience in…
    Anne Richier photo Anne RichierAnne Richier is a Counsel specialised in urban planning.
    Laure Rosenblieh photo Laure RosenbliehLaure Rosenblieh is a Counsel specialised in public, environment, renewable energy sector…
    Philippe Rozec photoMr Philippe RozecPhilippe Rozec, partner, recognized specialist in Employment Law, works in the various…
    Paul Talbourdet photo Paul TalbourdetPaul Talbourdet, Partner, specialises in real estate investment and finance, as well…
    Laëtitia Gavoty Tolot photo Laëtitia Gavoty TolotLaetitia Gavoty Tolot is a Partner who regularly advises French and international…
    Guillaume Touttée photo Guillaume TouttéeGuillaume Touttée, Partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, securities law, private equity…
    Priscilla van den Perre photoMs Priscilla van den PerrePriscilla van den Perre specializes in corporate tax and is regularly involved…
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    Counsels : 18
    Scientific council : 1
    Associates : 102
    Trainees : 15
    Staff : 40
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