Firm Profile > De Pardieu Brocas Maffei > Paris, France

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

Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 1

Best known for its real estate finance practice, the team at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is instructed by lenders on innovative mandates including setting up a 'green-loan' financing for the development of a low-carbon campus. It predominantly acts for leading French and international banks and debt funds active in the mid-cap LBO market, with the department's core strengths lying in corporate financing, syndicated lending, leveraged financing and acquisition financing. Christophe Gaillard leads the banking department and Olivier Hubert heads the capital markets practice. Emmanuel Fatôme is noted for his work in the real estate financing space.

Other key lawyers:

Emmanuel Fatôme

Testimonials

Highly recognised team.

Christophe Gaillard is an excellent technician and able negotiator and has always performed highly on mandates. He is always calm regardless of how complex the matter.

We appreciate the team’s professionalism, close proximity to its clients and the breadth of its expertise.

Christophe Gaillard’s team is one of the best in the sector. Technically excellent, with great negotiation skills and a good understanding of the market.

Key clients

CA-CIB (CREDIT AGRICOLE GROUP)

SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE

BNP PARIBAS

LCL

NATIXIS

CDC

ING

AAREAL BANK

DEUTSCHE BANK

DEKABANK

TIKEHAU CAPITAL

CREDIT FONCIER

EIB

INVIVO

TERRENA

HSBC

IDINVEST

La BANQUE POSTALE

EU, competition and distribution Tier 1

The broad practice at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei advises clients in the banking, energy, and healthcare sectors on areas such as state aid, follow-on damages claims, and high-profile antitrust litigation. The team is also experienced acting on significant cases before the FCA and EU Commission, as well as complex merger controls both within France and the EU. Practice leader and key contact Philippe Guibert is experienced in all areas of competition law. He is joined by counsel Laëtitia Gavoty Tolot, who is experienced in antitrust litigation, state aid, and merger control. Barbara Levy specialises in transactional and litigation matters. Emmanuel Durand joined DWF (France) AARPI in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Philippe Guibert; Barbara Levy

Other key lawyers:

Laëtitia Gavoty Tolot

Testimonials

They are excellent professionals and very pleasant to be around, even in case of diverging interests.’

‘’Philippe Guibert is the star of the team and is one of the best practitioners on the market, and recognised as such.’

A firm of remarkable efficiency, exceptional competence and remarkable links with its clients and other law firms.’

‘The head of the competition practice Philippe Guibert is an exceptional lawyer by his talent, his exceptional competence, his implication in the files and his personality unanimously appreciated.’

‘Excellent competition law team led by one of the very best specialists in the market, Philippe Guibert.’

‘One of the best Parisian firms for merger control and anticompetitive practices, handling high profile and complex matters. High quality of services, very reactive and always very pleasant to work with. ’

‘Philippe Guibert, head of the practice, is always available and offers top notch advice. He is very good for complex mergers, and maintains very good relationship with authorities. He is also a fearsome litigator, a fantastic blend of civility and sharpness, impressive during the hearings. His large team is really great, with remarkable counsels fully dedicated to your case. ’

‘It is one of the rare high-level practice groups within a large independent French firm.’

‘Philippe Guibert is a talented lawyer who is a pleasure to work with – he is at the top of his game.’

Key clients

Booking.com

Groupe Bernard Hayot (GBH)

Dr. Oetker

Arkema

Group BELL AG / Group COOP

Elliott

Terrena

EDF

Paris 2024 (Olympic Games organization Committee)

Federation Franchaise du Baitment

Sonepar

Siemens Health Care

Credit Agricole

RATP

Vinci Group

Groupe RUBIS (Oil)

Canal Plus

Quadient Neopost

CNP Assurances

Essilor Luxottica

CIC-Credit Mutuel

Les Cinemas Pathe Gaumont

Groupe Gascogne

Ligue de Football Professionel

Ligue Nationale de Basketball

Societe Generale

Malakoff Mederic

Altarea-Cogedim

Groupe Soufflet

AXA

Axereal

The North Face

Timberland

Isotoner

Napapijri

Valeo

Manpower

Groupe Diderot

Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei’s comprehensive practice unites high-level expertise in public law, regulatory, project, corporate and finance. The firm is managing a high volume of work pertaining to major French projects and frequently acts for France’s leading energy producers and operators as well as for leading French banks. Experience includes large refinancings and major brownfield renewables energy transactions as well as several corporate transactions, including in the biomass sector, and a floating wind farm project. Landmark international projects are also dealt with.  Christine Le Bihan-Graf, who co-heads the energy practice, is one of France's most respected experts in the field of energy regulatory issues and assists high-profile energy clients their most strategic matters, often handling cases before the energy regulator and French courts. Also recommended are corporate M&A specialists Patrick JaïsThomas Bréart de Boisanger (who also co-heads the energy practice) and Cédric Chanas, as well as project finance expert Jean-Renaud Cazali (third co-head of the energy practice). Counsels Grégoire Balland and Laure Rosenblieh also contribute.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Patrick Jaïs; Cédric Chanas; Grégoire Balland; Laure Rosenblieh

Testimonials

The team has a very pragmatic approach.’

‘Jean-Renaud Cazali and Charles Becquart have very good knowledge of the market. The firm has a very healthy approach to billing services. Excellent value. Global approach to subjects that permits negotiations in the best interests of the client.’

‘Advice is fair, precise and direct.’

‘Christine Le Bihan-Graf has a perfect knowledge of French regulations relating to electricity and more generally to energy. She is remarkably intelligent and full of energy; she provides the best advice and takes the best initiatives for her client.’

Key clients

BORALEX

INNOVENT

NEOEN

ALBIOMA

DIF Infrastructures

ENEDIS

EDF

EDF RENOUVELABLES

GREEN YELLOW

VEOLIA

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

DEUTSCHE PFANDBRIEFBANK (PBB)

LA BANQUE POSTALE

ORANO

SUEZ

TOTAL

TEREGA

IPM/ SAMSUNG ASSET MANAGEMENT

SAUR

Insolvency Tier 1

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei ’s extensive caseload speaks for itself. The firm is managing an impressive amount of new and older ongoing high-profile restructuring and insolvency mandates. The practice stands out for its leading presence as banks and banking pools’ privileged adviser, often in significant mandates such as assisting the lenders with Celio’s €400m debt restructuring. The practice also regularly secures mandates from debtors, for example from Technicolor for its €1.4bn debt restructuring. The team is co-headed by the excellent duo Philippe Dubois and Joanna Gumpelson and also includes Ségolène Coiffet and counsel Simon Le Wita. The practice also regularly draws on the expertise from the corporate and finance departments; corporate partner Patrick Jaïs is a regular contributor for distressed M&A work.

Practice head(s):

Philippe Dubois; Joanna Gumpelson

Other key lawyers:

Segolène Coiffet; Simon Le Wita

Testimonials

‘A team of experts.’

‘Availability; rigour; great professionalism; ability to help build consensual agreements with a large number of parties around the negotiating table.’

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

Real estate Tier 1

Thanks to a stellar reputation and a client base made up of the market's largest French and international investors and banks, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has kept its large team busy all through 2020. The practice is retained to advise on the market’s largest asset and portfolio investment and financing deals, as well as on leading property M&A transactions, including those involving listed companies. As usual, the firm recently acted on many landmark transactions, spanning office, retail, residential and hotel assets. The team notably advised on several high-profile pan-European hotel portfolio transactions and assisted AccorInvest with the €1bn acquisition of a 85.8% stake in Orbis. In the office area, the practice advised Nexity and Engie on the sale of Engie’s future global head office, while on the financing side, the firm assisted the banking pool with the financing of the acquisition by a joint venture of a €2bn French shopping centres portfolio. Star partners  Emmanuel Fatôme and Paul Talbourdet co-head the practice. Other key figures in the team include  Pierre Gebarowski, who is a reference for real estate finance, tax partners Emmanuel Chauve and Alexandre Blestel, who are among the best in their field, financing partners Yannick Le Gall and Katia Belhiteche, and corporate and securities expert Nicolas Favre.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuel Fatôme; Paul Talbourdet

Other key lawyers:

Pierre Gebarowski; Yannick Le Gall; Katia Belhiteche; Nicolas Favre; Emmanuel Chauve; Alexandre Blestel

Testimonials

‘Very good team, competent, pragmatic and friendly. In my opinion, the best real estate team. They step into the shoes of their clients to understand the difficulties and challenges of the sector in order to provide the advice best suited to clients’ needs.’

‘Emmanuel Fatôme is an excellent lawyer, sophisticated in his analysis and pragmatic in the implementation of his advice. A real dealmaker.’

‘Nicolas Favre is an excellent lawyer and a fine technician providing very effective advice.’

‘Vincent Langenbach is a very promising young lawyer, available and committed.’

‘The team benefits from high-level expertise thanks to the quality of the partners and associates.’

‘Paul Talbourdet is the best real estate lawyer; he provides perspective on all the subjects and offers comfort to his client.’

‘The team is unique because it offers both the experience of very strong partners with the talent and motivation of associates.’

‘Emmanuel Fatôme is a great lawyer and an excellent negotiator. Emmanuel also know how to surround himself with very good associates.’

‘Knowledge of the market, of all the main stakeholders, of practices and innovations; sophistication and imagination. The top of the French market.’

Real estate and tax partners Pierre Gebarowski and Emmmanuel Chauve are totally essential in the business due to their experience, their agility and the quality of their execution. Anne Charlotte d’Hotelans demonstrates the essential qualities to become an essential partner.’

Key clients

AAREAL BANK AG

ACCOR INVEST

ALLIANZ

ALTAREA COGEDIM

AMUNDI IMMOBILIER

APSYS

AXA IM

BATIPART

BLACKSTONE

BNP PARIBAS

CARREFOUR / CARMILA

COVIVIO

CREDIT AGRICOLE GROUP (CA CIB, Predica…)

DEKA BANK

EMERIGE

GALIMMO

GECINA

GENERALI

GOODMAN

IN’LI

ING

NATIXIS

PGIM

SOCIETE GENERALE

TISHMAN SPEYER

Derivatives and structured finance Tier 2

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei combines a strong OTC derivatives practice with in-depth knowledge of debt and equity securities law. Practice heads Corentin Coatalem and Olivier Hubert count major French and international financial institutions, companies, investment funds and institutional investors among their clients. As part of the firm's wider capital markets and financing team, the group is able to provide complementary expertise in-house. Colleagues from other practice areas, notably the firm's dispute resolution specialists, also frequently join forces with their capital market colleagues.

Key clients

CA-CIB

Société Générale

BNP Paribas

LCL

Natixis

CNP Assurances

Credit Du Nord

Barclays Bank

HSBC

Invivo

Bastide

Edify

Perceptive Advisors

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 2

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei handles a wide range of cases, spanning commercial, corporate, banking and insolvency disputes in France and internationally. The group offers experience in advising on major private enforcement disputes involving antitrust condemnations, property-related proceedings involving leading property investment funds and developers, and on corporate litigation and shareholder disputes. Paul TalbourdetPhilippe Dubois, who heads the insolvency department, and Barbara Levy are the key contacts. Dominique Lefort is the key name for banking litigation, while Patrick Jaïs and Ségolène Coiffet assist with corporate and insolvency cases. Competition law partner Philippe Guibert also contributes.

Practice head(s):

Paul Talbourdet

Other key lawyers:

Philippe Dubois; Barbara Levy; Dominique Lefort; Patrick Jaïs; Ségolène Coiffet; Philippe Guibert

Testimonials

‘Very available team with great professionalism; able to tackle complex subjects immediately and very efficiently.’

‘High professionalism, responsiveness and skills. The first firm that goes beyond simple legal advice or drafting legal content; they do extensive research on the opposing party and do not expect the client to provide them with all the information. All the members of the team are available and attentive to the client. They will advise and inform the customer of the risks, but do not force its decision and choices. What sets this firm apart from others, in my opinion, is its desire to satisfy the client at all stages of the litigation and not just to collect fees.’

‘Very competent, rigorous and efficient lawyers; they are not only good ‘technicians’; they are also very pleasant interlocutors. They really collaborate with the client, exchange regularly. These people do not just deal with the matter in their own corner; the client participates in their reflections in order to find the best strategy.’

‘Barbara Levy: excellent analytical skills and ability to work effectively within a team.’

Key clients

GECINA

BOOKING.COM

BNP PARIBAS

CA CIB

VALEO

SHAFTESBURY

INTESA BANK

AXA REIM

GENERALI

THE NORTH FACE INC.

NAPAPIJRI

TIMBERLAND

VEOLIA

COMPAGNIE EUROPEENNE DE CREDIT

BLACKBERRY

MANPOWER

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE

ALIER

AGTT

Mergers and acquisitions Tier 2

Providing a 'more economical solution than other firms, yet with a high level of service', De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is a major player in the French M&A market. Recently advising CNP Assurances and its board of directors on its change of control, the practice has a strong track record of joint ventures, restructurings, stock exchange transactions and distressed mandates. Retained by investors, funds, listed and unlisted companies both domestically and internationally, the department is particularly active in the financial services, real estate and energy sectors. Magali Masson joined the team from Franklin in January 2020 and is well versed in advising on cross-border mandates, strategic alliances and commercial partnerships. The practice is jointly led by Patrick Jaïs, Jean-François Pourdieu and Guillaume Touttée.

Testimonials

An excellent team, very close to the operational teams to try to better understand the stakes of an operation for their client. Very available, of a very high technical level and very pleasant on a daily basis.

The M&A team of Cabinet De Pardieu is available and knows how to adapt perfectly to its operational contacts.

Frédéric Keller is lawyer with whom it is very enjoyable to work. A person of confidence, he always defends the best interests of his client.

Very good team that offers quality and comprehensive support on M&A operations on renewable energy files.

Excellent quality of execution. Strong involvement of partners.

Guillaume Touttée is a remarkable lawyer. His tremendous expertise goes beyond mergers and acquisitions and integrates real estate, stock market, banking and even regulatory law, which ensures his clients’ full control of their most complex transactions.

Human-sized and efficient team. Much more economical solution than other firms, yet with a high level of service.

Very attentive, available and efficient. Pragmatic people who are committed to moving the file forward. Respectful of budgets and not forcing invoicing.

Key clients

ALTICE

COVIVIO

ACCORINVEST

ORANO

CNP ASSURANCES

NATIXIS

AXEREAL

BATIPART

AGRIAL

GROUPE SOUFFLET

EDF ENERGIES NOUVELLES

CARREFOUR

LOOPING GROUP

LA BANQUE POSTALE

CREDIT AGRICOLE ASSURANCES

SPHERE

groupe frey

MBWS

VEOLIA

CREDIT MUTUEL

TOFANE

SCOR

AXA

INVIVO

TERRENA

SAINT GOBAIN

TECHNICOLOR

Private equity: LBO Tier 2

At De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, practice heads Jean-François Pourdieu and Cédric Chanas handle the transactional LBO caseload, with the firm's financing, tax and restructuring teams complementing the corporate offering. The group is known for its strong mid-cap practice, its longstanding experience in distressed LBO transactions and its ability to also draw on the firm's expertise in competition and employment law. In addition, the French firm bolstered its bench in January 2020 with the arrival of M&A and private equity expert Magali Masson, formerly at Franklin. The parallel strengthening of the tax team through a combination of lateral hires and internal promotions, added further heft to the firm's offering.

Practice head(s):

Jean-François Pourdieu; Cédric Chanas

Project finance Tier 2

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is one of the banks’ preferred advisers for mid- to large-scale French infrastructure projects. Headed by Jean-Renaud Cazali, the practice handles work spanning a wide range of areas, including telecoms, public building and sport facilities. It is frequently involved alongside banks and energy operators on project work in the renewables energy area. Recently, the practice also advised on the refinancing of large projects, including the new home of the Tribunal de grande instance de Paris. Senior associate Antoine Payen also provides strong support.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Renaud Cazali

Other key lawyers:

Antoine Payen

Testimonials

‘Beyond a very high level expertise proven in financing, we noticed that the firm has a culture of dealmakers with a balanced approach between all parties and a search for understanding and adaptation to the business context of the deal.’

‘Antoine Payen (senior associate of Jean-Renaud Cazali) demonstrates great determination in representing the client’s interests and real listening skills.’

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

DIF INFRASTRUCTURES

Tax Tier 2

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is widely recognised as the market’s go-to-firm for property tax work, in line with the firm’s stellar reputation in the real estate sector. The tax team, which advises on the tax structuring of property transactions handled by the firm, assists many leading property funds and developers with the tax aspects of their largest property investment projects. In the group's impressive caseload are the structurings of most of the market’s recent landmark office, retail, residential, hotel asset and portfolio transactions. The practice notably advised on the sale of Engie’s zero-carbon emission future global head office. Practice head Emmanuel Chauve and Alexandre Blestel are superstars in their field. The large team also has strong abilities in other areas, particularly in private equity thanks to the excellent Priscilla van den Perre. The transactional tax practice was strengthened in 2020 following the arrivals of Anne-Laure Drouet (ex Ernst & Young Société d'Avocats) and counsel Arthur Leclerc (ex senior manager at Ernst & Young Société d'Avocats). Nadine Gelli joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuel Chauve

Other key lawyers:

Alexandre Blestel; Priscilla van den Perre; Anne-Laure Drouet; Arthur Leclerc

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

ALGONQUIN AND CARDIF

APOLLO

Administrative and public law Tier 3

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei’s Christine Le Bihan-Graf is highly regarded 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 privatisation and the opening of markets to competition processes. The practice also handles energy and infrastructure project work in France, leveraging its 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:

Laure Rosenblieh

Key clients

CAISSE DES DEPOTS ET CONSIGNATIONS

CNP ASSURANCES

STORENGY

ENEDIS

ANTIN INFRASTRUCTURE

BEI

CANAL PLUS

RATP

CREDIT AGRICOLE

ORANO

UNIDEN

CONSEIL DU COMMERCE DE FRANCE

TOTAL

LA SAUR

EDF

AXA IM

RTE

ELECTRICITE DE STRASBOURG

Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 3

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei acts on behalf of companies, their senior executives, and investment funds in market abuse cases. The firm was recently retained by an accountant and an executive from a large company to defend them in separate AMF investigations into suspected insider trading allegations. Patrick Jaïs, who heads the practice, and Cédric Chanas are the main contributors.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Jaïs

Other key lawyers:

Cédric Chanas

Key clients

DEXIA

CA CIB

Employment Tier 3

Headed by Philippe Rozec, the team at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei advises many leading French corporations, especially in the construction and engineering sector. The practice notably assists with the negotiation of collective agreements, the management of restructuring projects and sensitive individual files. It also provided assistance to key clients on Covid-19-related issues such as part time working schemes. The practice also recently worked on a major insolvency case in the retail sector and on M&A transactions alongside colleagues from the corporate and real estate departments. Counsels Elise BénéatIsabelle Dauzet and Louise Thiébaut are involved.

Practice head(s):

Philippe Rozec

Other key lawyers:

Elise Bénéat; Isabelle Dauzet; Louise Thiébaut

Testimonials

‘Committed to clients.’

‘Philippe Rozec is down-to-earth, eager to help and positive.’

‘Out of the box approach; goes beyond our expectations; a lot of experience; excellent strategic vision; very responsive team.’

‘Philippe Rozec is a very experienced lawyer with a very pragmatic approach to cases. He is also an excellent manager and team leader. Louise Thiébaut is an experienced lawyer who is used to dealing with international and complex cases. Isabelle Dauzet has a very thorough strategic approach and is very easy to work with.’

‘Very good team that responds clearly and concisely to the many questions asked. In addition, the entire team responds quickly to various requests.’

‘’Lawyers are responsive and provide a 360 degree view allowing clients to make decisions.’

‘Very up-to-date, highly technical.’

‘Philippe Rozec is remarkable; he provides constant questioning to always go further and respond as closely as possible to the interests of his clients. Very pragmatic.’

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is one of France’s leading business law firms, with 150 lawyers, including 31 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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 Philippe Guibert
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
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
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Alexandre Blestel  photo Mr Alexandre Blestel Alexandre Blestel, Partner, specialises in corporate tax and his practice mainly focuses…
Mr Thomas Bréart de Boisanger  photo Mr Thomas Bréart de Boisanger Thomas Bréart de Boisanger, Partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and…
Mr Jean-Renaud Cazali  photo Mr Jean-Renaud Cazali Jean-Renaud Cazali, Partner, intervenes in project finance and structured finance. He advises…
Mr Cédric Chanas  photo Mr Cédric Chanas Cédric Chanas, partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions and stock exchange regulations.…
Mr Emmanuel Chauve  photo Mr Emmanuel Chauve Emmanuel Chauve, Partner, specialises in business and property tax, in a national…
Mr Corentin Coatalem  photo Mr Corentin Coatalem Corentin Coatalem, Partner, specialises in banking, finance and securities and particularly intervenes…
Ms Anne-Laure Drouet  photo Ms Anne-Laure Drouet Anne-Laure Drouet, Partner, specialises in Tax Law and mainly advises French and…
Mr Philippe Dubois  photo Mr Philippe Dubois Philippe Dubois, Partner, has considerable experience in restructuring & insolvency. He advises…
Mr Emmanuel Fatôme  photo Mr Emmanuel Fatôme Emmanuel Fatôme specializes in real estate and real estate finance. His practice…
Mr Nicolas Favre  photo Mr Nicolas Favre Nicolas Favre, Partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and securities…
Mr Christophe Gaillard  photo Mr Christophe Gaillard Christophe Gaillard, partner, specialises in banking and finance, he mainly handles acquisition…
Mr Pierre Gebarowski  photo Mr Pierre Gebarowski Pierre Gebarowski, partner, specialises in real estate acquisitions and financings, banking law,…
Mr Philippe Guibert  photo Mr Philippe Guibert Philippe Guibert, partner, specialises in French and EU competition, consumer and distribution…
Mr Joanna Gumpelson  photo Mr Joanna Gumpelson Joanna Gumpelson, partner, has differents mains areas of expertise : insolvency proceedings…
Mr Olivier Hubert  photo Mr Olivier Hubert Olivier Hubert, partner, specialises in banking law and financial law, particularly on…
Mr Patrick Jaïs  photo Mr Patrick Jaïs Patrick Jaïs, partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, stock exchange regulations and…
Mr Frédéric Keller  photo Mr Frédéric Keller Frédéric Keller, partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions and stock exchange regulations.…
Mr Christine Le Bihan-Graf  photo Mr Christine Le Bihan-Graf Christine Le Bihan-Graf is the partner in charge of the Industrial Regulation…
Mr Yannick Le Gall  photo Mr Yannick Le Gall Yannick Le Gall is a partner of the firm and member of…
Mr Dominique Lefort  photo Mr Dominique Lefort Dominique Lefort, partner, handles litigation matters, particularly in banking, insurance, bankruptcy proceedings…
Mrs Barbara Levy  photo Mrs Barbara Levy Barbara Levy, partner, has a recognized practice in the fields of industrial…
Ms Magali Masson  photo Ms Magali Masson Magali Masson, partner, specialises in Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Private Equity.…
Mr Eric Muller  photo Mr Eric Muller Eric Muller, partner, advises French and foreign, listed and non-listed companies in…
Mr Jean-François Pourdieu  photo Mr Jean-François Pourdieu Jean-François Pourdieu, partner,  specialises in mergers and acquisitions, with particular experience in…
Mr Philippe Rozec  photo Mr Philippe Rozec Philippe Rozec, partner, recognized specialist in Employment Law, works in the various…
Mr Paul Talbourdet  photo Mr Paul Talbourdet Paul Talbourdet, partner, specialises in real estate investment and finance, as well…
Mr Guillaume Touttée  photo Mr Guillaume Touttée Guillaume Touttée, partner, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, securities law, private equity…
Ms Priscilla van den Perre  photo Ms Priscilla van den Perre Priscilla van den Perre specializes in corporate tax and is regularly involved…
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