Firm Profile > Jeantet > Paris, France

Jeantet
11 RUE GALILÉE
75116 Paris
France

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 2

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.

Testimonials

A team that demonstrates very sharp efficiency and professionalism, with an excellent mastery in this field of activity.’

Key clients

Société Générale

Société Générale de Banque au Liban

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.

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

GOVERNMENT OF GUINEA

INNERGEX INC

AFRICAN LEGAL SUPPORT FACILITY

ENBRIDGE INC

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.

Testimonials

‘The team has very high-level expertise in food law and is able to handle very sensitive matters.’

‘Counsel Julia Bombardier is highly regarded and is available 24/7.’

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

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.

Testimonials

‘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’.

Key clients

ENI GAS & POWER France

FNAC

PROFILE PHARMA

ACTION LOGEMENT

VALUE RETAIL

ELITE MODEL MANAGEMENT

LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL

LVMH

ZIEGLER

TRANSDEV ILE DE FRANCE

TRAINLINE

CASTORAMA

Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 3

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.

Testimonials

‘The firm has strong and long-standing experience in monitoring contentious situations related to the financial markets. Partners can be trusted with high-level files.’

Key clients

Keren Finance

EU, competition and distribution Tier 3

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.

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

ENI

BRASSERIE DE TAHITI

LACTALIS

BRANDT

PELLEGRIN

VEOLIA

DESCOURS ET CABAUD

PLASTIC OMNIUM

COLAS/AXIMUM

NICOT

Capital markets: equity capital markets Tier 4

Jeantet

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Intrasense

NSSMC

Archos

Radiall

Groupe Open

Prologue

L1 Capital

Yorkville Advisors

Advini

O2i

M2i

Cogelec

Alpha Blue Ocean

EO2

GLOBAL BIOENERGIES

NEGMA GROUP

MAROC TELECOM

Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4

Jeantet

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

GROUPE SOCOMORE

SPOTIFY

CRH

LSC COMMUNICATIONS

VALUE RETAIL

SWISS LIFE AM

EUROPCAR

SOCIETE GENERALE DE BANK AU LIBAN

(BPCE)

TRIMET ALUMINIUM

GEA Group

FONDATION ASSET MANAGEMENT

SWDEN AB

LIMAGRAIN

FORMEL D

MIDSONA

INTERDIGITAL

ARDIAN

DEUTSCHE BETEILIGUNGS AG

ORANO (Former AREVA)

GENES DIFFUSION

DCC ENERGY LTD

BPCE

INNERGEX ENERGIE RENOUVLABLE

SYSTEME U

VALEO

DONNELLEY FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS

NIPPON STEEL SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION (NSSMC)

SECTOR ALAM

VOESTALPINE AG

COMPAGNIE DES ALPES

GROUPE INDUSTRIEL MARCEL DASSAULT

MIGROS

CEWE

AB-INBEV

AMPLIFON

Real estate Tier 4

Jeantet

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

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 FollorouJacques-Henry de Bourmont joined from LPA-CGR avocats in March 2020.

Key clients

TAT

LBO France

Interdigital

La Française AM

Groupe Socomore

Metropolitan Filmexport

Donnelley Financial

Société Générale de Banque au Liban (SGBL)

Hoist Group France

Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 5

Jeantet

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

AIR LIQUIDE INTERNATIONAL

VICAT

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
Capital markets and securities regulations
Restructuring
Banking and finance
Financial services
Competition
General business litigation
Labour law
Lobbying and public affairs
Public law and private practice
Criminal liability of companies and managers
Energy, mining and infrastructure
Tax
Corporate governance, ESR and compliance
Family business (Jeantet family)
Real estate
Technology, media and telecommunications
EU law and litigation
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jean-François Adelle  photo Jean-François Adelle
 Thierry Brun  photo Thierry Brun
Mr Cyril Deniaud  photo Mr Cyril Deniaud
 Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié  photo Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié
 Yvon Dréano  photo Yvon Dréano
 Jean-Guillaume Follorou  photo Jean-Guillaume Follorou
 Karl Hepp de Sevelinges  photo Karl Hepp de Sevelinges
 Christophe Jacomin  photo Christophe Jacomin
 David Lasfargue  photo David Lasfargue
Mr Thierry Lauriol  photo Mr Thierry Lauriol
 Patrice Lefèvre-Péaron  photo Patrice Lefèvre-Péaron
Mr Philippe Malléa  photo Mr Philippe Malléa
Mr Frank Martin Laprade  photo Mr Frank Martin Laprade
Mr Philippe Matignon  photo Mr Philippe Matignon
 Vincent Netter  photo Vincent Netter
 Thomas Picot  photo Thomas Picot
 Philippe Portier photo Philippe Portier
 Florent Prunet  photo Florent Prunet
 Catherine Saint Geniest  photo Catherine Saint Geniest
 Martine Samuelian  photo Martine Samuelian
 Frédéric Sardain  photo Frédéric Sardain
Mrs Anne Toupenay-Schueller  photo Mrs Anne Toupenay-Schueller
Number of lawyers : 120
Chinese
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Contacts : Catherine Saint Geniest
Contacts : Karl Hepp de Sevelinges
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Geneva
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Moscow