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Jeantet’s regulatory offering is weighted towards contentious work, with its recent experience spanning disciplinary proceedings before the AMF (the French stock market authority) and AMF control missions. The group also handles a significant share of non-contentious work, including advising on the establishment of internal control systems, anti-money laundering strategies, transactional support matters and the structuring of financial products. High-profile specialist Martine Samuelian steers the group.
Industry focus: Energy Tier 2
Jeantet has strong knowledge of the African mining and oil and gas market through Thierry Lauriol who advises governmental entities and major mining and oil and gas companies. Lauriol provides key guidance on strategic exploration, contract, corporate and litigation issues and his expertise is solicited by governmental entities to help with training and the drafting of bills. Corporate partner Karl Hepp de Sevelinges assists investors with several of France's landmark offshore projects and is also active in brownfield renewables transactions. Counsel Martin Tavaut is also noted.
‘The team works fast and is always very responsive. Their answers are adequate and the contact is always pleasant. They have an excellent network. They are smooth and efficient.’
‘Experienced and dedicated lawyers, especially in the energy and oil and gas sector. The team is highly engaged.’
‘Thierry Lauriol is a master who provides technical and innovative solutions. He is more than a counsel, he becomes part of the client’s team. His savoir-faire is magic.’
‘Counsel Martin Tavaut is always responsive and takes time to ask the right questions to get proper answers. His work is always perfect and he has the right approach with people.’
GOVERNMENT OF GUINEA
AFRICAN LEGAL SUPPORT FACILITY
EB Sustainable Investments Luxembourg
Industry focus: Food Tier 2
At Jeantet, counsel Julia Bombardier has strong expertise in the food industry sector where she advises leading food manufacturers and professional associations. Bombardier notably assists clients with various regulatory issues, including packaging, consumer and labelling matters, and also takes on litigation cases. In addition, the firm offers complementary competition law expertise, notably through Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié.
Jeantet's litigation team handles a range of cases, spanning commercial, corporate, governance, securities, industrial and IP litigation, often acting in combination with colleagues from the firm's other departments and international offices, especially in Eastern Europe. Mediation is also dealt with. The practice is currently involved in several regulatory and damage enforcement cases following condemnation by competition authorities. Leading investment funds and French and international companies and banks are clients. Xavier Pernot and Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié co-head the commercial litigation practice. Florent Prunet is also involved.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is very proactive and offers high standard capabilities. It is able to provide quick answers in cross-border litigation’.
‘A practical, solution-driven and straightforward team’
‘Xavier Pernot is an excellent lawyer; pragmatic and always available. He always tries to have a helicopter view over matters to find the best solution’.
ENI GAS & POWER France
ELITE MODEL MANAGEMENT
LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL
TRANSDEV ILE DE FRANCE
Jeantet is a key name in the market for leading banks and financial institutions which utilise the team's strong knowledge of financial services regulations; the group regularly defends clients before the banking and securities regulators. Martine Samuelian is regularly instructed to handle sensitive cases, while Frank Martin Laprade acts for companies and asset managers in market abuse investigations and proceedings.
Jeantet's ten-lawyer team offers strong domestic antitrust litigation expertise. The practice is involved in several cartel investigations by the French Competition Authority regarding various industry sectors. The team also assists clients with regulatory issues and in handling damage claim proceedings before courts. Leading French and international companies are clients. Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié is in charge. Other key names include Thomas Picot, Florent Prunet and counsel Florent Vever.
‘The team is very skilful and pragmatic. It provides timely and deep analysis on complex matters.’
‘The team has great technical and reliable knowledge over French and European matters. It provides great customer service and follows a creative approach.’
‘Thomas Picot is a great antitrust lawyer who has a deep knowledge of the French industry and regulatory environment. He shows remarkable creativity in finding solutions.’
BRASSERIE DE TAHITI
DESCOURS ET CABAUD
‘This team is very competent and responsive. We always have prompt feedback from its members. The fact that it is a small team is a big advantage because there are no hierarchical levels which may complicate the relationship and the good processing of files.’
‘Cyril Deniaud and Clémence Gagneux are two valuable and competent lawyers. Always available under short notice. Their assistance is high quality.’
Alpha Blue Ocean
Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4
‘Very profound and detailed knowledge of the legal matters, good mix of lawyers with highly analytical skills and with practical approach.’
‘Team is experienced, and able to dedicate huge resources when required.’
‘The ability to identify and assess the risks associated with the transaction, explain them to clients in plain terms, consider and reflect appropriate measures in the documentation swiftly and effectively.’
SWISS LIFE AM
SOCIETE GENERALE DE BANK AU LIBAN
FONDATION ASSET MANAGEMENT
DEUTSCHE BETEILIGUNGS AG
ORANO (Former AREVA)
DCC ENERGY LTD
INNERGEX ENERGIE RENOUVLABLE
DONNELLEY FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS
NIPPON STEEL SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION (NSSMC)
COMPAGNIE DES ALPES
GROUPE INDUSTRIEL MARCEL DASSAULT
Real estate Tier 4
‘The team is highly competent, efficient, accurate and experienced.’
‘The team has good knowledge of market’s practices and of its various players.’
Catherine Saint-Geniest is always very professional, relevant and thorough. She has excellent knowledge and perfect negotiating skills. She demonstrates strong listening skills and provide quick and practical answers.’
LA FRANCAISE REAL ESTATE MANAGERS
Société des Centres Commerciaux (SCC) / LSGI
Tax Tier 4
Jeantet has a particular focus on corporate taxation issues. The firm regularly advises on M&A, private equity and property transactions, and also has a growing tax litigation practice. In a recent highlight, the team advised TAT on the sale of Sabena Technics. The strong client base includes many French family-controlled companies and, thanks to its office in Geneva, the firm also assists private Swiss banks with tax matters. The practice is co-headed by Geneva-based Patrice Lefèvre-Péaron and Jean-Guillaume Follorou. Jacques-Henry de Bourmont joined from LPA-CGR avocats in March 2020.
‘The team is committed and focused in achieving top results. Lawyers are precise and effective, always able to react promptly and overcome any unpredictable situation.’
‘Ioana Knoll-Tudor immediately understands problems at stake and is able to propose practical solutions. She is very responsive and thorough.’
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Jeantet > Firm Profile
The firm: Jeantet advises companies and management in strategic areas of business law in connection with transactions and complex high-added-value cases, both as corporate and litigation counsel.
The firm’s knowledge of the economic, industrial and financial environment, proximity to decision-makers and know-how make it one of the leading French business law firms.
For four generations of lawyers, the strength of the Jeantet name has been the result of a constant striving for independence, an unfailing international outlook and an ongoing ability to play a leading role on the economic and legal scene.
Being able to quickly form multi-disciplinary teams to meet case requirements, which have frequently shifting parameters, is another of the firm’s strengths. The technical expertise of the firm’s lawyers is complemented by their co-operation with eminent academics, who are well-known specialists in their fields. The creativity that results from their co-operation is the hallmark of Jeantet’s methods and legal excellence.
Areas of practice: Jeantet advises managers, and French and foreign listed and unlisted companies, in connection with transactions and litigation matters with major issues at stake. In order to support clients in cross-border transactions or represent them in international disputes, Jeantet maintains close relations with the best independent law firms worldwide.
Jeantet has a presence in six countries worldwide with more than 120 lawyers. With offices in Morocco and Switzerland, Jeantet is the only institutional French law firm fully integrated in these three jurisdictions, with lawyers authorised to offer a full range of services.
In connection with the pursuit of its international development, Jeantet opened a new office in Moscow in 2016 and continues its expansion into Eastern Europe. This opening is an important step forward for Jeantet and a continuation of those of the Budapest and Kiev offices in October 2015. Jeantet is strengthening its international presence and is the most dynamic French law firm in Eastern Europe.
|Mergers and acquisitions|
|Capital markets and securities regulations|
|Banking and finance|
|General business litigation|
|Lobbying and public affairs|
|Public law and private practice|
|Criminal liability of companies and managers|
|Energy, mining and infrastructure|
|Corporate governance, ESR and compliance|
|Family business (Jeantet family)|
|Technology, media and telecommunications|
|EU law and litigation|
|Jean-François Adelle||Partner||View Profile|
|Thierry Brun||M&A – Restructuring & insolvency – Private equity||View Profile|
|Loraine Donnedieu De Vabres-Tranié||Commercial law, distribution and restrictive practices – Commercial litigation, distribution and restrictive practices…||View Profile|
|Mr Cyril Deniaud||Listed Companies and Capital Markets Law – M&A – Stock market litigation||View Profile|
|Yvon Dréano||M&A – Private equity – Restructuring & insolvency – Corporate litigation – Insolvency litigation||View Profile|
|Jean-Guillaume Follorou||Tax law – Tax litigation||View Profile|
|Karl Hepp de Sevelinges||M&A – Infrastructure, major contracts and projects – Private equity – Restructuring…||View Profile|
|Christophe Jacomin||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Ioana Knoll-Tudor||Partner||View Profile|
|David Lasfargue||M&A – Commercial law, distribution and restrictive practices – Commercial litigation, distribution and restrictive…||View Profile|
|Mr Thierry Lauriol||Energy and natural resources law – Arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution – OHADA…||View Profile|
|Patrice Lefèvre-Péaron||Tax law – Tax litigation – M&A||View Profile|
|Mr Philippe Malléa||Public law and PPP – Infrastructure, major contracts and projects – Administrative and electoral…||View Profile|
|Nicolas Mancret||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Frank Martin Laprade||Listed companies and capital markets law – Stock market litigation – Corporate litigation – Banking…||View Profile|
|Mr Philippe Matignon||Private Equity – M&A||View Profile|
|Vincent Netter||M&A – Private Equity – Restructuring & Insolvency||View Profile|
|Thomas Picot||Competition law and European law – Competition litigation – Consumer law – Consumer litigation – Commercial…||View Profile|
|Philippe Portier||M&A – Lobbying, public affairs and crisis management – Listed companies and capital markets…||View Profile|
|Florent Prunet||Commercial law, distribution and restrictive practices – Commercial litigation, distribution and restrictive practices…||View Profile|
|Catherine Saint Geniest||Real estate law – Real estate litigation||View Profile|
|Martine Samuelian||Banking and finance (litigation & regulation) – Business criminal law – Investment funds…||View Profile|
|Frédéric Sardain||Intellectual property – Information technology||View Profile|
|Mrs Anne Toupenay-Schueller||M&A – Private Equity||View Profile|
|Jacques-Henry de Bourmont||Partner||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 120
LanguagesChinese English French German Italian Spanish
OtherContacts : Catherine Saint Geniest Contacts : Karl Hepp de Sevelinges Other offices : Budapest Other offices : Casablanca Other offices : Geneva Other offices : Kiev Other offices : Moscow
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance: Bank regulatory
- Industry focus: Energy
- Industry focus: Food
- Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
- Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation
- EU, competition and distribution
- Capital markets: equity capital markets
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Real estate
- Dispute resolution: International arbitration