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75008 PARIS

France > Employment Tier 4


Practice head(s):

Christine Hillig-Poudevigne; Sophie Lemaître


‘Strong client listening skills, high responsiveness and commitment.’

‘A lot of expertise, good set of values and commitment.’

‘Availability, responsiveness, professionalism of Christine Hillig-Poudevigne’.

‘I mainly work with Sophie Lemaître. I have total confidence in her and I have found a real partner there beyond the support of the lawyer.’

‘The team always provides a practical approach to problem-solving and is always very responsive to requests.’

‘Christine Hillig-Poudevigne stands out for her practical approach and understanding of our business. She provides useful business-oriented advice in a timely and efficient manner.’

‘Close-knit and dynamic team, good internal communication within the firm for optimal management of files.’

‘This firm adapts to the demands of its client and gives the related advice. The relationship with the client is privileged and personalised.’

France > Tax Tier 5


Other key lawyers:

Jerôme Barré; Dorothée Traverse; Marie-Eve Chauvière; François Morazin; Julia Novak; Laurent Gabaud; Nicolas Bourgeois; Raphaël François


‘Real partners! A fluid collaboration with a constructive state of mind, solution-oriented.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable and proactive.’

‘Jérome Barré is a very likeable individual with a great sense of humor, but at the same time a great professional. Julia Novak is a dedicated professional who always has solutions for difficult questions.’

‘The team is client-oriented and efficiently provides legal advice on a high level.’

‘Jêrome Barré is a highly qualified tax lawyer with broad knowledge on cross-border cases.’

‘Julia Novak is a raising star. She manages cases very carefully and efficiently.’

Key clients



France > Private equity: venture/growth capital


‘The MBA team goes beyond providing simple pre-formatted help.’

‘Always available, quick and precise answers on all subjects. I recommend everyone to work with Jean-Philippe Jacob, Julien Brouwer and all the MBA team.’

Key clients


MIG Verwaltungs


The firm: MBA is an independent international business law firm based in Paris and was founded in 1995.

It is a dynamic firm with steady growth driven by the same entrepreneurial spirit as its clients which the firm assists during all phases of their development.

MBA aims to provide its French and foreign clients (small and medium-sized businesses, international groups, start-ups) with reasonably priced legal services of the highest quality.

What makes the firm special can be summed up as follows:

MBA’s lawyers combine high-level legal and business specialised training. Associates are closely supervised by partners whose background includes past experience with major international law firms. MBA’s size enables it to act quickly and effectively with strong partner involvement and at the same time on a very competitive cost basis.

As a firm, MBA’s culture is characterised by its focus on business-oriented global legal solutions supported by in-depth expertise aimed at responding promptly, proactively and efficiently to clients’ requirements. The expertise of MBA’s lawyers is to combine legal security with innovative creativity.

The firm fosters a relationship of trust with its clients founded on a strictly ethical long-term approach ensuring that the client’s best interests are anticipated and protected over a long period of time.

Like its clients, MBA is strongly internationally-oriented and has developed multiple relationships with foreign independent law firms, sharing the same professional culture in Europe and in other parts of the world.

Areas of practice: MBA is organised into four departments, comprising four key complementary areas of competence each with specialist lawyers working in an integrated and transversal manner to provide clients with global solutions:

Corporate/business law: private equity – all transactions relating to small/mid cap, LBO, MBO/I, OBO, secondary markets, both for funds and target companies; M&A.

Tax: advice and litigation for all domestic and international business-related tax matters.

Labour: advice to businesses (restructuring, collective negotiations, collective and individual contractual relationships, termination, labour support on all kinds of projects); labour litigation (individual and collective disputes).

M&A – private equity Jean-Philippe Jacob
M&A – private equity Jean-Pierre Langlais
M&A – private equity Igor Doumenc
Tax Dorothée Traverse
Tax Marie-Eve Chauvière
Employment Christine Hillig-Poudevigne
Employment Sophie Lemaître
Commercial law and litigation Hélène Moisand-Florand
Marie-Eve CHAUVIERE photoMs Marie-Eve CHAUVIEREMarie-Eve’s expertise lies in the field of French and international corporate taxation.…
Igor DOUMENC photoMr Igor DOUMENCIgor specialises in private equity transactions (LBO, MBO/I, OBO, secondary market, management…
Christine HILLIG-POUDEVIGNE photoMs Christine HILLIG-POUDEVIGNEChristine assists her clients in analysing the employee relations implications and implementation…
Jean-Philippe JACOB photoMr Jean-Philippe JACOBJean-Philippe advises on private equity deals (seed stage, venture capital, innovation capital,…
Hélène MOISAND-FLORAND photoMs Hélène MOISAND-FLORANDHélène offers businesses and their managers both preventive and curative solutions tailored…
François MORAZIN photoMr François MORAZINFrançois is widely known for his experience and knowhow regarding the taxation…
Dorothée TRAVERSE photoMs Dorothée TRAVERSEDorothée has widely recognised expertise in taxation of private equity transactions and…
Sébastien VIALAR photoMr Sébastien VIALARSébastien Vialar advises businesses, investors and executives on dispute prevention and resolution,…
Eric du PELOUX photoMr Eric du PELOUXEric specialises in private equity (venture capital, private equity) and mergers &…
Number of partners : 10
Number of lawyers : 29
Alliance Fiscale
International Bar Association
Monterey Funds Club
Contact : Dorothée Traverse (partner)