Firm Profile > Jeantet > Paris, France

Jeantet
11 RUE GALILÉE
75116 Paris
France

France > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 2

Jeantet is particularly focused on contentious regulatory matters, notably representing Arkéa Direct Bank in litigation against the AMF Enforcement Committee. The department has longstanding relationships with French, foreign and multilateral banks, funds, insurance companies and investment service providers which also instruct it in non-contentious issues. Work of this type is typically centred around internal control systems, AML strategies and the distribution of banking products and financial instruments. Highly regarded in the field, Martine Samuelian leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Responsible, tailored solutions, understanding of client’s business.

Available at any time.

Jeantet has a deep and hands-on approach to banking and finance work, with some key individuals having experience spanning decades. They have both a national and international approach to law and treat clients very seriously.

Key clients

ARKEA DIRECT BANK

France > Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 2

Jeantet’s Frank Martin Laprade defends several investment funds and shareholders facing AMF investigations on market abuse grounds as well as before court following condemnations by the AMF. Laprade also acts in several high-stakes disputes involving the derivative markets. Martine Samuelian is expert at assisting banks and financial institutions with regulatory compliance audits led by the AMF, including assistance with connected disciplinary proceedings.

Testimonials

‘Martine Samuelian is a very strong professional who has an excellent knowledge of banking and financial practice. Her work has been remarkable, particularly thorough and serious.’

France > Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

Jeantet is a growing player in the field of renewables greenfield projects and brownfield transactions in France. The firm is notably advising on development and financing aspects linked several of France’s landmark offshore renewables projects. Corporate partner Karl Hepp de Sevelinges and banking partner Jean-François Adelle are the key contacts, together with new hire Christophe Jacomin who joined in Fall 2020 from LPA-CGR avocats, bringing his complementary expertise in assisting financial institutions to the table. In Thierry Lauriol, the firm also offers high-level African expertise advising governments and leading companies with landmark oil, gas and mining work. Recently, he notably received a mandate from the African Development Bank to prepare a repertoire of oil legislations spanning all African jurisdictions.

Practice head(s):

Karl Hepp de Sevelinges; Thierry Lauriol; Christophe Jacomin

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Recognised team, very available, with competitive fees.’

‘Christophe Jacomin is a recognised professional whose interpersonal skills are remarkable.’

Key clients

ENBRIDGE

INNERGEX

Bpifrance Financement

EB – Sustainable Investment Management GMBH

African Development Bank

Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy of Islamic Republic of Mauritania

France > Industry focus: Food Tier 2

Jeantet's food and agribusiness practice continues to expand its breadth, advising leading manufacturers and professional associations on consumer, commercial, corporate, distribution, IP and contentious matters. Julia Bombardier is a key name to note in the team, assisting clients with the full range of regulatory matters, including labelling, unfair commercial practices, fraud, novel food issues, health and food safety. Indemnity litigation cases are another core line of work. The department also houses competition law expertise, with Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié as the key contact.

Testimonials

Commitment, keeping abreast of the news.

Expert firm in its field of activity, serious and efficient.

Julia Bombardier made herself very available and efficient for our request/file. She is very invested and passionate and has given us great satisfaction in the context of her work.

Very great expertise in the field – great intellectual curiosity – dynamism – very good writing skills.

Key clients

Lactalis

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Jeantet has particularly strong expertise in commercial cases involving strong regulatory and antitrust issues. The versatile practice also acts for many leading companies in a broad range of other commercial litigation, including hard-fought disputes in the mass retail sector. The group is also involved in several high-stakes private enforcement cases and in high-profile cases in the energy sector, opposing leading energy providers. Another strong area of expertise is the representation of investment funds in shareholder conflicts, insolvency-related and other corporate disputes. Finally, the team also handles securities and banking-related matters. The practice's mediation experience complements its experience in court proceedings well. Xavier Pernot  and Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié co-head the team. Florent Prunet is also involved.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

An efficient set of expertise and great follow-up and proactive support’.

‘The litigation team is able to address a wide range of litigation matters, beyond M&A or commercial litigation. The team has high-level knowledge and is client-oriented and practical.’

Key clients

LACTALIS

LIDL

DESCOURS & CABAUD

ENI GAS & POWER France

FNAC

SMURFIT KAPPA

BRICO DÉPÔT

LEETCHI

CASTORAMA

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 3

The sizeable and broad practice at Jeantet is strong in competition litigation before the FCA and the European Commission, and regularly handles cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, merger control cases, and distribution and consumer law. In recent years the team has been increasingly active in private enforcement actions and unfair competition cases for clients in regulated sectors such as telecoms, energy and transport. Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié has extensive experience in high-profile litigation. Compliance specialist Thomas Picot advises clients in the transport, utilities and social housing sectors, while Florent Prunet focuses on energy and telecoms sectors.

Practice head(s):

Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Picot; Florent Prunet; Julia Bombardier

Testimonials

‘Great competence and availability.’

‘Florent Prunet, who knows the context well and assists us from the start. Florent’s work was highly effective!’

‘We work with Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié and Florent Vever. On heavy litigation files in competition law. This team is distinguished by the excellence of the preparation of arguments and the practice of advocacy.’

‘Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié and Florent Vever form a unique team. Florent very meticulous and sharp in the development of arguments, and Lorraine, with her mastery of public speaking and an unparalleled force of conviction.’

‘This team is particularly attentive and open to understanding the activity of the company it advises and its possibilities for development, in order to advise it in the most effective and creative way possible.’

‘This team, beyond its great competence, is at the same time very attentive, rigorous and creative, while keeping a simplicity of approach.’

France > Capital markets: equity capital markets Tier 4

Jeantet

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Key clients

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies

Maroc Telecom

Groupe Prologue (Prologue, M2i and O2i)

Equitis Gestion

Global Bioenergies

Archos

Euromedis Groupe

Alpha Blue Ocean

Yorkville Advisors

L1 Capital

Negma Group

Intrasense

EO2

Cogelec

Advini

Radiall

NSSMC

Groupe Open

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4

Key clients

FAMAR

CRH

LSC COMMUNICATIONS

VALUE RETAIL

SWISS LIFE AM

EUROPCAR

TRIMET ALUMINIUM

GEA Group

LIMAGRAIN

FORMEL D

MIDSONA

INTERDIGITAL

ARDIAN

GENES DIFFUSION

DCC ENERGY LTD

INNERGEX ENERGIE RENOUVELABLE

SYSTEME U

VALEO

DONNELLEY FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION

SECTOR ALARM

STMICROELECTRONICS

IKEA

AMMEGA

LOHMAN & RAUSCHER

MEDLINE

ACO SAS

GKN

KORIAN

France > Tax Tier 4

Jeantet is recommended for transactional tax work and regularly advises on the structuring of M&A, private equity and real estate transactions handled by the firm. Small to mid-cap transactions are the group's mainstay, but the team also acts on larger deals and on equity capital markets transactions. The practice also regularly advises on real estate and other industrial assets-based transactions and offers expertise in property tax real estate structuring. The team is co-headed by Jean-Guillaume Follorou and Jacques-Henry de Bourmont, a recent arrival from LPA-CGR avocats in 2020. Counsel Gabriel di Chiara also contributes.

Practice head(s):

Jacques-Henry de Bourmont; Jean-Guillaume Follorou

Key clients

FAMAR

INTERDIGITAL

EB – Sustainable Investment Management GmbH

Milestones Investisseurs

Hoffman Green Cement

Bey Medias

Metropolitan Filmexport

TAT Group

LBO France

Equitis Gestion

Korian

France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 5

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Testimonials

‘Unique commitment. The team is always available.’

Key clients

VICAT

Ukraine > Banking, finance and capital markets

Jeantet is predominantly involved in cross-border project finance transactions, due to its experience in advising foreign investors in PPP and infrastructure projects. Karl Hepp de Sevelinges, who works from both the Paris and Kiev offices, and local partner Bertrand Barrier lead a practice in which the lawyers are qualified in both Ukrainian law and French law. Barrier and highly regarded senior associate Olga Babiy recently advised EIB on a $250m secured loan to Kernel Group.

Practice head(s):

Karl Hepp de Sevelinges; Bertrand Barrier

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Enserv

Parker Drilling

EIB

EIF

Ateliers de France

Credit Agricole

Smart Energies

Stereau

Ocea

Idemia

Imerys

Tryba Energy/ Ekotechnik Shyroke

AmSpec

Motivagri

Verallia

Alten Group

Amway Ukraine

LVMH

Ukrainian Power Resources

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Jeantet is the preferred adviser for many French, German, Belgian and Polish companies present in the Ukrainian market. The firm is currently advising French water engineering company Stereau on the potential procurement of project design and construction works by the Mariupol city authorities. Karl Hepp de Sevelinges, who splits his time between Paris and Kiev, and Bertrand Barrier are the lead partners.

Practice head(s):

Karl Hepp de Sevelinges; Bertrand Barrier

Key clients

Enserv

Parker Drilling

Smart Energies

Stereau

Ocea

Idemia

Imerys

Tryba Energy/ Ekotechnik Shyroke

AmSpec

Motivagri

Verallia

Alten Group

Amway Ukraine

LVMH

Ukrainian Power Resources

The firm: Jeantet is a leading French business law firm since it was founded in 1924. The firm provides to clients the know-how and experience of its lawyers in the strategic areas of business law, both as advisors and litigators, covering a wide range of legal, tax and regulatory specialities.

Aware of economic, technological, sectoral and legal developments, we develop reliable and practical solutions adapted to their challenges.

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.

For four generations of lawyers, Jeantet has been recognised for its independence, its international dimension and its leading role on the economic and legal scene. As a “full-service firm”, we are able to quickly assemble dedicated, multi-disciplinary teams that are able to adapt to the different situations faced by our clients. Our lawyers work in cooperation with leading academics and professionals in their field. The technical expertise that results from these exchanges characterises Jeantet’s methods, creativity 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.

International work:  With 200 professionals in 6 offices and its network of “best friends” composed of the best foreign law firms, the firm is operational in more than 145 juridictions. As a result, Jeantet is able to represent its clients in cross-border litigation and assist them in all their international issues. With offices in Casablanca, Geneva, Kiev Budapest and Moscow, Jeantet is the only French institutional law firm fully integrated in these jurisdictions, offering a full range of services.

Via its 3 strategic Desks (in Africa, Central/Eastem Europe – China), the firm is able to pursue an international development strategy in these high growth potential areas as well as in other countries deemed strategic for the firm.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Thierry Brun tbrun@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 80 23
Corporate Law / Mergers and acquisitions Yvon Dréano ydreano@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 80 15
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Karl Hepp de Sevelinges hds@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 12
Corporate Law / Mergers and acquisitions Philippe Matignon pmatignon@jentet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 14
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Vincent Netter vnetter@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 80 15
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Philippe Portier pportier@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 88
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Anne Toupenay-Schueller atoupenay@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 80 23
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Stephen Walters swalters@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 35
Capital markets and securities regulations Cyril Deniaud cdeniaud@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 52
Capital markets and securities regulations Frank Martin Laprade fml@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 52
Restructuring Bertrand Biette bbiette@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 80 17
Restructuring Laïd Estelle Laurent llaurent@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 80 17
Banking and finance Jean-François Adelle jfadelle@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 82 80
Banking and finance Christophe Jacomin cjacomin@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 65
Financial services regulation Martine Samuelian msamuelian@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 80 59
Commercial, Competition and European Law Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié ldvt@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 80 24
Commercial, Competition and European Law Thomas Picot tpicot@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 80 24
Commercial, Competition and European Law Florent Prunet fprunet@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 80 24
General business litigation Xavier Pernot xpernot@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 68
International Arbitration Ioana Knoll-Tudor iknoll-tudor@jeantet.org +33 (0)1 45 05 81 68
Energy, Mining & Infrastructures / International arbitration Thierry Lauriol tlauriol@jeantet.org +33 (0)1 45 05 80 83
Labour law Nicolas Mancret nmancret@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 80 64
Tax Jacques-Henry de Bourmont jhdebourmont@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 88
Tax Jean-Guillaume Follorou jgfollorou@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 14
Real estate Catherine Saint Geniest csaintgeniest@jeantet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 12
Technology, media and telecommunications Frédéric Sardain fsardain@jentet.fr +33 (0)1 45 05 81 12
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jean-François Adelle  photo Jean-François Adelle Partner – Banking and finance (litigation & regulation) – Financing and financial engineering…
 Bertrand Biette photo Bertrand Biette Partner – Restructruing & Insolvency
 Thierry Brun photo Thierry Brun Partner – M&A, Restructuring & insolvency, Private equity
 Cyril Deniaud photo Cyril Deniaud Partner – Listed Companies and Capital Markets Law, M&A, Stock market litigation
 Yvon Dréano  photo Yvon Dréano Partner – M&A,  Private equity, Restructuring & insolvency, Corporate litigation, Insolvency litigation
 Jean-Guillaume Follorou photo Jean-Guillaume Follorou Partner – Tax law, Tax litigation
 Karl Hepp de Sevelinges photo Karl Hepp de Sevelinges Partner – M&A, Infrastructure, major contracts and projects, Private equity, Restructuring &…
 Christophe Jacomin photo Christophe Jacomin Partner – Banking & Finance, Finance Infrastructure, Energy
 Ioana Knoll-Tudor photo Ioana Knoll-Tudor Partner – International Arbitration
 Laïd Estelle Laurent photo Laïd Estelle Laurent Partner
 Thierry Lauriol photo Thierry Lauriol Energy and natural resources law – Arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution – OHADA…
 Nicolas Mancret photo Nicolas Mancret Partner -Employment & Labour Law
 Frank Martin Laprade photo Frank Martin Laprade Partner – Listed companies and capital markets law, Stock market litigation, Corporate…
 Philippe Matignon photo Philippe Matignon Partner – Private Equity, M&A
 Vincent Netter photo Vincent Netter Partner – M&A, Private Equity, Restructuring & Insolvency
 Xavier Pernot  photo Xavier Pernot Partner – Commercial, corporate, complex industrial and financial litigation – Arbitration – Mediation…
 Philippe Portier photo Philippe Portier Partner – M&A, Lobbying, public affairs and crisis management, Listed companies and…
 Florent Prunet photo Florent Prunet Partner – Commercial law, distribution and restrictive practices, Commercial litigation, distribution and…
 Catherine Saint Geniest photo Catherine Saint Geniest Partner – Real estate law, Real estate litigation
 Martine Samuelian photo Martine Samuelian Partner – Banking and finance (litigation & regulation), Business criminal law, Investment…
 Frédéric Sardain  photo Frédéric Sardain Partner – Intellectual property, Information technology
 Anne Toupenay-Schueller photo Anne Toupenay-Schueller Partner – M&A, Private Equity
 Stephen Walters photo Stephen Walters Partner – M&A, Private Equity
 Jacques-Henry de Bourmont photo Jacques-Henry de Bourmont Partner – Tax
Number of lawyers : 120
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French
German
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Contacts : Catherine Saint Geniest
Contacts : Karl Hepp de Sevelinges
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Geneva
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Moscow