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The practice at Jeantet rests on the shoulders of Martine Samuelian , who heads up the financial institutions and services group and banking and finance department. Anti-money laundering strategies and the structuring and distribution of financial products, including the setting-up of internal compliance systems and obtaining authorisations, are other areas of strength for the firm. A series of recent hires attest to its steadily growing client roster, which now features Société Générale de Banque au Liban, and Samuelian advised on the regulatory aspects of the bank's acquisition of the share capital of KBL Richelieu Banque Privée and KBL Monaco Private Bankers.
Jeantet has a ‘very responsive and professional practice’. Frank Martin Laprade has experience representing companies, executives and investors in financial information communication and market abuse cases. Martine Samuelian is instructed by high-profile financial institutions for her expertise in dealing with regulatory and disciplinary proceedings.
Industry focus: energy Tier 2
Jeantet's team includes ‘well-versed international lawyers’, who have ‘a depth of experience in infrastructure and mining projects in West Africa’. The firm is advising international companies on several of Africa's largest mining deposits including assisting Canyon Resources with a first-class Bauxite deposit development project in Cameroon. Oil and gas is another area of sector expertise which also extends to arbitration and litigation. Highlights included advising Wineco on the acquisition of Total’s import, storage and distribution LPG business in Haiti and representing Europa Oil and Gas in French court proceedings following the state's refusal to authorise the transfer and extension of an exploration permit. Practice head Thierry Lauriol is ‘well versed in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors and has a depth of knowledge and contacts throughout French speaking Africa’ where he is ‘a mover and shaker in the sector’. The firm also combines energy and corporate expertise to advise on renewables projects in Europe and Africa. Corporate partner Karl Hepp de Sevelinges is ‘solution-oriented, commercial and gets things done’.
Jeantet's dedicated litigation group is able to handle a broad range of disputes, encompassing corporate and governance litigation, and commercial and industrial cases. The antitrust team, which includes Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié, Florent Prunet and Thomas Picot, also acts in commercial litigation, particularly in post-cartel damages cases before the French courts. The firm recently hired Xavier Pernot from Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent to further strengthen its litigation expertise, especially in industrial, corporate and commercial cases, while counsel Estelle Floyd is another key asset in the practice. Finally, corporate partners such as Yvon Dréano and Karl Hepp de Sevelinges also take on some litigation.
Employment Tier 3
Jeantet has ‘great legal knowledge and makes sure clients understand every step of the way, always taking its clients' opinion into account’. The 16-lawyer team is made up of ‘extremely brilliant individuals’, who are ‘proactive and really direct in their advice’. Many leading French and international groups are clients, including high-profile names in the automotive, luxury and new technology sectors. The practice recently handled union led and collective disputes. It also successfully represented Valeo in URSSAF contributions repayment litigation that led the Constitutional Council of the French Republic to amend the law. The firm is also representing Christian Dior before the Paris Labour Court in a dispute regarding the termination of designer John Galliano's contract. Pension and criminal employment law matters are also part of the workload. Primark, Foot Locker, Vallourec, Twitter and Galeries Lafayette are among its other clients. Jean Néret and Patrick Thiébart are the practice heads. Déborah David and Olivier Angotti are other key names.
Competition and consumer law lies at the core of Jeantet's practice. Noted especially for its strong litigation capabilities, the team handles state aid, abuse of dominant position, vertical restrictions and consumer protection litigation as well as the advisory issues of merger control. Practice head Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié is currently advising Gerflor on the FCA investigation into the PVC flooring cartel which resulted in a total fine of €302m imposed on the main three manufacturers; she is also acting on a number of private enforcement claims seeking compensation for losses arising from anticompetitive practices. Counsel Florent Vever is also a key contact within the team.
Tax Tier 4
Jeantet ‘combines in-depth knowledge of the French legal and tax environment with an international business approach’. The ‘responsive’ 12-lawyer team also stands out for its ability to provide integrated French, Swiss and Luxembourgish tax advice that earns the firm high-profile instructions from leading corporations, asset management companies, private banks and ultra-high-net-worth shareholders' families. The practice also extends to Eastern Europe jurisdictions through its network of offices. The range of expertise spans corporate tax, private client tax and the tax-related aspects of litigation. The practice notably assisted Inter Digital with the acquisition of Technicolor's patent licensing business, as well as LBO France with the joint acquisition of Piex. Other highlights include obtaining a major victory before the French courts, which overturned ten years of jurisprudence in a landmark case and providing high-end advice on Franco-Swiss issues. Air Liquide is also a client. The practice is jointly headed by Geneva-based Patrice Lefèvre-Péaron and the ‘highly responsive’ Jean-Guillaume Follorou, who ‘looks for practical solutions’.
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||View Profile|
|Thierry Brun||View Profile|
|Mr Cyril Deniaud||View Profile|
|Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié||View Profile|
|Yvon Dréano||View Profile|
|Jean-Guillaume Follorou||View Profile|
|Karl Hepp de Sevelinges||View Profile|
|Christophe Jacomin||View Profile|
|David Lasfargue||View Profile|
|Mr Thierry Lauriol||View Profile|
|Patrice Lefèvre-Péaron||View Profile|
|Mr Philippe Malléa||View Profile|
|Mr Frank Martin Laprade||View Profile|
|Mr Philippe Matignon||View Profile|
|Vincent Netter||View Profile|
|Thomas Picot||View Profile|
|Florent Prunet||View Profile|
|Catherine Saint Geniest||View Profile|
|Martine Samuelian||View Profile|
|Frédéric Sardain||View Profile|
|Mrs Anne Toupenay-Schueller||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
- Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation
- Industry focus: energy
- Dispute resolution: commercial litigation
- EU, competition and distribution
- Capital markets: equity capital markets
- Dispute resolution: White-collar crime
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Dispute resolution: International arbitration