Jeantet > Paris, France > Firm Profile

Jeantet
11 RUE GALILÉE
75116 Paris
France

France > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 2

Jeantet guides clients through the complex and ever-changing areas of banking and financial law, devising personalised solutions and ensuring compliance with stringent international standards governing finance transactions. Martine Samuelian is the head of the practice and is ‘perfectly familiar with the banking sector and banking and financial regulations’. Jean-François Adelle is another notable name; his regulatory expertise covers credit, security, cash management, collateral management, trusts, derivatives, and financial products. The team frequently guides clients through compliance investigations by French financial authorities.

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Testimonials

‘The team, led by Martine Samuelian, has developed unique and remarkable expertise in banking and financial law and especially with regard to the controls, investigations and sanctions of supervisors and regulators. The team has a detailed knowledge of the expectations of supervisors and knows how to best defend the interests of its clients, especially in the event of litigation. The availability of Martine Samuelian and her teams is just as remarkable.’

‘Martine Samuelian is a professional recognised and praised both by her colleagues, but also by the companies she supports. She is very familiar with the banking sector, banking and financial regulations, which allows her in particular to defend and intelligently represent her clients in the context of administrative composition procedures or sanctions.’

‘We work with the regulatory team on technical, complex subjects where the answers are never obvious. The team is responsive, very pragmatic and knows our group well.’

‘Martine Samuelian, who is always very available, offers solutions adapted to our needs and knows our business perfectly. Martine is a wonderful lawyer, very experienced and always knows how to best solve our difficulties.’

Key clients

SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE DE BANQUE AU LIBAN (SGBL)

LEETCHI

MANGOPAY

CORUM ASSET MANAGEMENT

ARKEA DIRECT BANK

SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE DE BANQUE AU LIBAN (SGBL)

LEETCHI

MANGOPAY

CORUM ASSET MANAGEMENT

ARKEA DIRECT BANK

Work highlights

  • Representing the French leading for-profit crowdfunding platform Leetchi before the Paris Civil Court against the ‘yellow vest boxer’ Christophe Dettinger regarding the allocation of collected funds dedicated to help him to pay legal fees after being brought to justice for a fight with police officers during a protest march.

France > Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 2

Jeantet’s Frank Martin Laprade has extensive experience in stock market litigation and AMF regulatory matters and acts forinvestment funds, companies and CEOs. He heads the practice, ably supported by associate Marie Robin.

Practice head(s):

Frank Martin Laprade

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Testimonials

‘Perfect knowledge of regulations, doctrine and developments.’

‘Frank Martin Laprade is one of the best experts in financial market law. He is a tenacious defender who shows extreme creativity.’

‘Great ability to listen, great professionalism; enlightened advice, good support.’

Key clients

Prologue

Diana Holding

Madag

Consellior

Groupe Burrus

France > Industry focus: Food Tier 2

Jeantet‘s food and agribusiness practice has developed over the past few years through its continuous counsel of major food producers such as Lidl and organisations such as the French National Association of Camembert Producers, the SNFC. Julia Bombardier is highly regarded in the agri-food sector for her knowledge of labelling, unfair commercial practices, fraud, novel food, health and food safety, and indemnity litigation. Competition law is another area of focus; the firm was involved in a dispute lodged against one of the largest dairy product producers in the world for the alleged breach of an anti-competition agreement.

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Testimonials

‘The services provided by the Jeantet firm, and more particularly by Julia Bombardier, are of excellent quality. Indeed, they have real expertise in the field of agrifood and consumer law.’

‘Julia Bombardier, who was the lawyer in charge of our case, met our expectations perfectly. She has shown a lot of expertise in this field, adaptability, rigour and commitment.’

‘Bombardier’s area of expertise is in itself unique. Experts in food and health law.’

‘Bombardier is responsive, precise and clear. She always makes herself available.’

‘I work directly and only with  Julia Bombardier. This privileged relationship allows ultra-efficient and high-quality work, both in the analysis of the case and in the responses and actions to be considered. Julia Bombardier, a brilliant expert in her field, is also exceptionally available, which corresponds to our expectations, which wants responsiveness from advice. She has the ability to put herself in a situation instantly, after just the initial discussions of a matter.’

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 3

Jeantet coordinates with partner networks in Budapest, Casablanca, Geneva, Kiev and Moscow to advise major multinational clients and offer services to address a broad spectrum of matters. These include merger control, state aid, anticompetitive practices, dawn raids, competition inquiries, cartels, freedom of movement and establishment and abuse of dominant position. Experienced antitrust litigator Florent Prunet is a key contact. Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié and Thomas Picot left the firm in spring 2022.

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Testimonials

‘A strong ability to adapt to situations that are all original.’

‘The Jeantet cabinet was very responsive and quick on a complex and urgent subject.’

‘Skill. Reliability.’

Key clients

Lactalis

Eni Gas & Power

France > Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

Jeantet

Practice head(s):

Karl Hepp de Sevelinges; Thierry Lauriol; Christophe Jacomin

Other key lawyers:

Adrien Fourmon

Testimonials

‘Commercially-minded, pragmatic and solution driven. Impressive contact base in Africa – both at government and private sector levels.’

‘Thierry Lauriol is always mindful of commercial implications. Thorough, pragmatic and excellent legal analysis. Great to have with you in a tricky situation. Rare to have a commercial lawyer who can also conduct and manage complex international dispute resolution proceedings.’

‘The team has demonstrated a solid knowledge of the energy saving certificates system.’

‘Adrien Fourmon really went into depth in the subject that we had entrusted to him. Maître Fourmon has continuously adapted to the twists and turns and new requirements of the case. He made himself very available for our questions, including in the evening or early in the morning.’

‘The firm offers extensive expertise.’

‘Available, open-minded and professional people.’

‘Extensive expertise in the development and financing of heat networks. So far, we have not found an equivalent.’

‘Adrien Fourmon is particularly competent in financing and development of heat networks. His technical skills and his human and relational qualities are exceptional. Maître Fourmon also shows absolutely remarkable responsiveness.’

Key clients

ENBRIDGE

ISLAMIC REPUBLIQUE OF MAURITANIA – MINISTER OF PETROLEUM, MINING AND ENERGY

BPIFRANCE

ALSTOM

Work highlights

  • Advised the Canadian energy producer Enbridge on the development and financing of an offshore wind farm located off the coast of Fécamp (Normandy).
  • Advised Alstom on its acquisition from Areva Energies Renouvelables of Areva Stockage d’Energie (brand Helion Hydrogen Power), specialising in high-powered fuel cells and hydrogen technology.
  • Advised Unifergie and Bpifrance on the financing of nine wind farms of the Ostwind group, located in the Pas-de-Calais department for €90m.

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 3

Jeantet is a local firm with international offices throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Predominantly active on multijurisdictional transactions, namely the purchase and sale of listed and non-listed companies, joint ventures, distressed M&A and privatisations, the team is able to call upon its colleagues in energy, antitrust, IP, real estate, labour and tax where appropriate and is jointly helmed by Thierry Brun, Yvon Dréano and Karl Hepp de Sevelinges.

Practice head(s):

Thierry Brun; Yvon Dréano; Karl Hepp de Sevelinges

Other key lawyers:

Perrine Fuchs; Ruben Koslar

Testimonials

‘Jeantet is a client-focused firm that is always very responsive and is skilled at working across time zones and borders.’

‘Karl Hepp de Sevelinges is our go-to lawyer in France for complex commercial arrangements because he combines deep knowledge of the French market with a practical approach.’

‘Very pleased with the approach to cross-border M&A. Good understanding of process and transaction culture in multiple jurisdictions. Very pragmatic approach, light touch where possible, full-depth focus where needed.’

‘Karl Hepp de Sevelinges keeps a good overview of the entire deal and negotiations. Kept the process on track in a transaction with highly complicated dynamics. Anticipated our needs at every step and quickly became a trusted advisor.’

‘Ruben Koslar is knowledgeable professional, always calm, quick and precise, which is a great asset in those crunch moments that happen in every M&A process.’

‘Perrine Fuchs is thorough in due diligence, always helpful in summarising key aspects of contracts.’

‘Jeantet’s broad range of corporate services and a very sizeable team of experts, in the context of a critically time-pressured business opportunity, delivered flawless in-depth commercial, technical, and transactional sector knowledge.’

‘Jeantet’s M&A team is a top notch team. It is a very professional team which is also flexible and attentive to the expectations of clients or foreign law firms.’

Key clients

ALSTOM

ENBRIDGE

GEA GROUP

STMICROELECTRONICS

OTTO GROUP

SARTORIUS STEDIM BIOTECH

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION

Work highlights

  • Advised PreZero on the signing of a strategic partnership of intent and entering into exclusive negotiation for the sale of SUEZ’s Recycling and Recovery operations in Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Poland for €1.1bn.
  • Advised The Carlyle Group on acquisition of Flender GmbH for €2.025bn.
  • Advised Thoma Bravo on the acquisition of Talend for $2.4bn.

France > Capital markets: equity capital markets Tier 4

Testimonials

‘The partners are very accessible which is very reassuring for the management of our company. Their fees are justified and the quality of the work rendered is in line with the amounts invoiced.’

‘Flexibility, availability, listening and competence. We particularly appreciate the flexibility and the quality of listening of Cyril Deniaud. Guillaume Soulet’s great availability to answer our questions is also noteworthy.’

‘Jeantet ‘s capital market team is recognised for its understanding of the sometimes extremely fine issues of capital markets and for its ability to provide relevant & innovative responses.’

‘Availability and responsiveness of the team. Expertise and reliability.’

Key clients

Thoma Bravo

Groupe Prologue (Prologue, O2i and M2i)

Equitis Gestion

Archos

Alpha Blue Ocean

Park Partners GP

Groupe Open

Yorkville Advisors

Hoffman Green Cement Technologies

Ikonisys

Predilife

Nippon Steel Corporation

Intrasense

Global Bioenergies

Cogelec

Wendel

Thoma Bravo

Groupe Prologue (Prologue, O2i and M2i)

Equitis Gestion

Archos

Alpha Blue Ocean

Park Partners GP

Groupe Open

Yorkville Advisors

Hoffman Green Cement Technologies

Ikonisys

Predilife

Nippon Steel Corporation

Intrasense

Global Bioenergies

Cogelec

Wendel

Work highlights

  • Jeantet advised Nippon Steel Corporation (3rd largest global steel producer and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange), one of Vallourec’s historical reference shareholders, on the financial restructuring of Vallourec, involving its participation in a €300m capital increase with maintained preferential subscription rights.
  • Advised Prologue, O2i and M2i, members of the Prologue group, on the public tender offer on M2i by way of exchange of shares of Prologue, followed by the merger of O2i into Prologue.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Jeantet

Practice head(s):

Xavier Pernot; Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié

Other key lawyers:

Florent Prunet

Testimonials

‘Very practical and specific advice; in-depth expertise up to date with the latest developments in case law; an effective strategy, good communication without delay.’

‘A very good strategic approach to cases with a high capacity for negotiation.’

‘The team led by Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié is very well suited to high-intensity disputes.’

‘A 360° vision.’

‘High level of service-minded attitude. Clear and concise advise. Gives pushback when needed. High availability level. They did not put a lot of people on the assignment to raise cost, but kept a small and dedicated team.’

‘Florent Prunet is excellent in his support, especially in terms of availability and partner-attention.’

Key clients

LACTALIS

LIDL

DESCOURS & CABAUD

ENI GAS & POWER France

FNAC

SMURFIT KAPPA

BRICO DÉPÔT

LEETCHI

CASTORAMA

France > Employment Tier 4

Jeantet

Practice head(s):

Nicolas Mancret

Other key lawyers:

Laetitia Ternisien

Testimonials

‘Great synthesis and analyses skills; good management of priorities; global assistance in decision making; good client support: do not seek to please, but to support effectively.’

‘A great professional, innovative and reassuring team.’

‘Nicolas Mancret demonstrates good tactical intelligence in conjunction with technical mastery specific of his field.’

‘A real ability to find operational solutions.’

‘Nicolas Mancret has real expertise in labour relations and a vision broad enough to integrate all the complexities of labour law in all its variations, as well as a good ability to measure risk taking.’

Key clients

Autogrill

Deloitte

Natixis

Ubisoft

France > Private equity: LBO Tier 4

Jeantet

Practice head(s):

Philippe Matignon

Testimonials

‘Great professionalism, proactiveness, good business relationship, and great skills.’

‘The team is very commercial and has good knowledge of fund issues.’

Key clients

Argos Wityu

LBO France

Dzeta Gourp

Turenne Capital

France > Tax Tier 4

Jeantet impresses with a strong team that can rely on the firm’s extensive international network in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Eastern Europe. The practice has a good breadth of expertise, spanning corporate tax, M&A and private equity transactional tax, as well as property and wealth tax issues. It recently acted in several large private equity and property asset transactions for international investors. The team is also in charge of several significant tax disputes, including several matters dealt with on behalf of an African state entity. Jean-Guillaume Follorou and Jacques-Henry de Bourmont are in charge. They are supported by counsel Gabriel di Chiara.

Practice head(s):

Jacques-Henry de Bourmont; Jean-Guillaume Follorou

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Testimonials

‘Very technical approach with a focus on details.’

‘Jean-Guillaume Follorou is always responsive and provides feedback on time. The level of service is high.’

‘The team headed by Jean-Guillaume Follorou is dedicated, hands-on and competent. It has always been a pleasure to work together.’

‘Jean-Guillaume Follorou is a strong technician with in-depth knowledge of the market in which he operates. Good contacts with the tax administration.’

Key clients

OTTO GROUP

GENERALI

NATIXIS

INVESCO REAL ESTATE

KINGFISHER

BEY MEDIAS

Metropolitan Filmexport

OTTO GROUP

GENERALI

NATIXIS

INVESCO REAL ESTATE

KINGFISHER

BEY MEDIAS

Metropolitan Filmexport

France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 5

Jeantet

Practice head(s):

Thierry Lauriol; Ioana Knoll-Tudor

Testimonials

‘The team deals with litigation, arbitration and mediation.’

‘Ioana Knoll-Tudor is very involved, always looking for an effective solution and has boundless energy. She knows Central and Eastern Europe very well.’

‘Friendly and very committed team, always available, providing impeccable quality.’

Key clients

REPUBLIC OF CONGO

MONTERO MINING

Work highlights

  • Representing Montero Mining and Exploration in an arbitration against the United Republic of Tanzania before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
  • Representing the Republic of Congo against Congo Iron, a subsidiary of Sundance Resources, an Australian mining company regarding the withdrawal of his mining title in Congo.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Thierry Bruntbrun@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 80 23
Corporate Law / Mergers and acquisitions Yvon Dréanoydreano@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 80 15
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Karl Hepp de Sevelingeshds@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 12
Corporate Law / Mergers and acquisitions Philippe Matignonpmatignon@jentet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 14
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Vincent Nettervnetter@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 80 15
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Philippe Portierpportier@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 88
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Anne Toupenay-Schuelleratoupenay@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 80 23
Corporate Law/ Mergers and acquisitions Stephen Waltersswalters@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 35
Capital markets and securities regulations Cyril Deniaudcdeniaud@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 52
Capital markets and securities regulations Frank Martin Lapradefml@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 52
Restructuring Bertrand Biettebbiette@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 80 17
Restructuring Laïd Estelle Laurentllaurent@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 80 17
Banking and finance Jean-François Adellejfadelle@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 82 80
Banking and finance Christophe Jacomincjacomin@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 65
Financial services regulation Martine Samuelianmsamuelian@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 80 59
Commercial, Competition and European Law Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Traniéldvt@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 80 24
Commercial, Competition and European Law Thomas Picottpicot@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 80 24
Commercial, Competition and European Law Florent Prunetfprunet@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 80 24
General business litigation Xavier Pernotxpernot@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 68
International Arbitration Ioana Knoll-Tudoriknoll-tudor@jeantet.org+33 (0)1 45 05 81 68
Energy, Mining & Infrastructures / International arbitration Thierry Laurioltlauriol@jeantet.org+33 (0)1 45 05 80 83
Labour law Nicolas Mancretnmancret@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 80 64
Tax Jacques-Henry de Bourmontjhdebourmont@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 88
Tax Jean-Guillaume Folloroujgfollorou@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 14
Real estate Catherine Saint Geniestcsaintgeniest@jeantet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 12
Technology, media and telecommunications Frédéric Sardainfsardain@jentet.fr+33 (0)1 45 05 81 12
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Jean-François Adelle  photo Mr Jean-François Adelle Partner
Mr Bertrand Biette photo Mr Bertrand BiettePartner – Restructruing & Insolvency
Mr Thierry Brun photo Mr Thierry BrunPartner – M&A, Restructuring & insolvency, Private equity
Mr Cyril Deniaud photo Mr Cyril DeniaudPartner – Listed Companies and Capital Markets Law, M&A, Stock market litigation
Mr Yvon Dréano  photo Mr Yvon Dréano Partner – M&A,  Private equity, Restructuring & insolvency, Corporate litigation, Insolvency litigation
Mr Jean-Guillaume Follorou photo Mr Jean-Guillaume FollorouPartner – Tax law, Tax litigation
Mr Pascal Georges  photo Mr Pascal Georges Partner
Mr Karl Hepp de Sevelinges photo Mr Karl Hepp de SevelingesPartner – M&A, Infrastructure, major contracts and projects, Private equity, Restructuring &…
Mr Christophe Jacomin photo Mr Christophe JacominPartner – Banking & Finance, Finance Infrastructure, Energy
Mrs Ioana Knoll-Tudor photo Mrs Ioana Knoll-TudorPartner – International Arbitration
Mrs Laïd Estelle Laurent photo Mrs Laïd Estelle LaurentPartner
Mr Thierry Lauriol photo Mr Thierry LauriolEnergy and natural resources law – Arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution – OHADA…
Mr Nicolas Mancret photo Mr Nicolas MancretPartner -Employment & Labour Law
Mr Frank Martin Laprade photo Mr Frank Martin LapradePartner – Listed companies and capital markets law, Stock market litigation, Corporate…
Mr Philippe Matignon photo Mr Philippe MatignonPartner – Private Equity, M&A
Mr Vincent Netter photo Mr Vincent NetterPartner – M&A, Private Equity, Restructuring & Insolvency
Mr Xavier Pernot  photo Mr Xavier Pernot Partner – Commercial, corporate, complex industrial and financial litigation – Arbitration – Mediation…
Mr Philippe Portier photo Mr Philippe PortierPartner – M&A, Lobbying, public affairs and crisis management, Listed companies and…
Mr Florent Prunet photo Mr Florent PrunetPartner – Commercial law, distribution and restrictive practices, Commercial litigation, distribution and…
Mrs Catherine Saint Geniest photo Mrs Catherine Saint GeniestPartner – Real estate law, Real estate litigation
Mrs Martine Samuelian photo Mrs Martine SamuelianPartner – Banking and finance (litigation & regulation), Business criminal law, Investment…
Mr Frédéric Sardain  photo Mr Frédéric Sardain Partner – Intellectual property, Information technology
Mrs Laetitia Ternisien  photo Mrs Laetitia Ternisien Partner
Mrs Anne Toupenay-Schueller photo Mrs Anne Toupenay-SchuellerPartner – M&A, Private Equity
Mr Stephen Walters photo Mr Stephen WaltersPartner – M&A, Private Equity
Mr Jacques-Henry de Bourmont photo Mr Jacques-Henry de BourmontPartner – Tax
Number of lawyers : 120
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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