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Corporate boutique Viguié Schmidt & Associés excels at handling complex shareholder conflicts and corporate disputes. The firm is retained by French and international companies, shareholders and executives. It is notably acting for former senior executive officers of Norbert Dentressangle (now XPO Logistics Europe) in a high-profile M&A and securities dispute with Elliott Management Corporation regarding XPO Logistics' $3.5bn takeover of Norbert Dentressangle. It also reached a favourable settlement for a former CEO of Vitalia in proceedings against Blackstone. The practice also deals with high-stakes commercial litigation. It is representing AXA Corporate Solutions, as Enedis' insurer, in more than 200 individual lawsuits brought by local solar energy electricity producers, as well as SIHPM, as the owner of the luxury Hôtel du Collectionneur, in a dispute with Hilton. The firm also handles arbitration and antitrust matters. The practice is led by experienced partners who both advise on M&A transactions and litigate: Yves Schmidt, Nicolas Viguié , Olivier Loizon and Martin Donato.
Viguié Schmidt & Associés has strong AMF expertise. The firm recently acted in a major dispute relating to a public tender offer for a French listed company. It is also representing traders and former CEOs in AMF investigations into insider trading and misleading information allegations. Nicolas Viguié and Yves Schmidt are noted advisers.
Etienne Gouesse and Iñaki Saint-Esteben jointly head the healthcare offering at Viguié Schmidt & Associés, which is particularly strong on the contentious side of the sector. With a focus on regulatory, commercial, antitrust and product liability issues, the team represents some leading names in the pharmaceutical industry.
Iñaki Saint-Esteben and Virginie Viallard jointly head the competition practice at Viguié Schmidt & Associés, which handles both litigation and advisory mandates. The team recently oversaw Aufeminin's sale of 78.4% of its equity interest to TF1, and acted for Natixis on its joint acquisition of control of wind farms alongside General Electric. In other highlights, Viallard is currently assisting FlixBus with its response to an FCA investigation arising from a complaint filed by Transdev against SNCF on the grounds of alleged abuse of dominance, while Saint-Esteben is currently representing Johnson & Johnson in appeal proceedings before the Supreme Court of France to challenge the FCA's decision to impose fines for cartel practices. Other key clients include M6, Domino's Pizza, JDE and Vinci Construction.
Viguié Schmidt & Associés > Firm Profile
Viguié Schmidt & Associés has been created as a result of the merger between French independent firms SLVF and Viguié Schmidt. The lawyers of the firm are active both in transactional work as well as in judicial proceedings, in connection with complex matters where stakes are high.
They are experienced professionals with a particular taste for complex negotiations and litigations. They represent their clients before judicial courts and regulatory authorities.
Advisors for strategic moments: Viguié Schmidt & Associés assists its clients on all their sensitive and complex legal issues. The firm’s lawyers are active in the main areas of business law. All of the partners are deeply involved in the matters handled by the firm; their thorough knowledge of the market, their actors and practices, adds a strategic dimension to their legal expertise.
A cornerstone of the firm’s activity, this practice encompasses notably acquisitions or mergers involving public or private companies, private equity transactions as well as joint ventures and other strategic agreements.
The firm has a first rate experience in advising on takeovers, whatever the context and sector involved. The firm also advises issuers on a full range of topics specific to listed companies as well as on stock exchange regulation.
The team also assists our clients in matters pertaining to credit and loan agreements, either for the needs of a particular transaction (acquisition or assets financing, refinancing) or in the context of their ordinary course activities.
The firm regularly advises its clients on share capital increases as well as on the issuance of complex securities. It also has a strong expertise in advising its clients on corporate governance matters.
The team also advise corporate officers, shareholders and creditors in the negotiation of restructuring schemes, both amicably (“conciliation”, “mandat ad hoc”) or in the context of insolvency proceedings.
The firm handles a full spectrum of matters from large and complex disputes as well as high profile litigations to significant routine issues for our clients. It has extensive experience in corporate, commercial and securities litigation, notably in shareholders’ actions and M&A-related litigation. The team also acts in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under a variety of arbitral rules as well as ad hoc arbitrations.
The team advises and represents our clients in connection with stock market litigations and market abuses, controls of regulated entities, in particular before jurisdictions, the Autorité des marchés financiers (French Stock Markets Authority) and competent courts of appeals.
The firm represents clients to secure merger control approval by the French Competition Authority and the European Commission, or to object to a proposed transaction.
The team also assists our clients to ensure compliance of their business practices with antitrust law (cartel and abuse of dominant position) and represent them before the competition authorities and courts.
More generally, the team advises our clients on all questions or project of interest from a competition law perspective, or that may imply restrictive practices.
The firm advises clients on all the tax aspects of their transactions, in particular in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, LBOs (including management packages) and corporate reorganizations.
It offers general advice and expertise on any aspects of company and individual taxation.
The team also provides assistance in tax audit and litigation.
Tort and Healthcare Products Law
The team advises public and private companies on tort law matters, and assists them in determining a strategy aimed at avoiding possible litigations. We also represent them before civil, administrative and commercial courts.
Our team is active in health products law, helping our clients in understanding applicable regulations and assisting them in the management of litigations and of administrative decisions affecting their activities or products.
|Corporate M&A||François Bourrier-Soiffer|
|Corporate M&A||Louis Chenard|
|Corporate M&A||Alexandre Piette|
|Corporate M&A||David Scemla|
|Corporate M&A||Yves Schmidt|
|Corporate M&A||Fabrice Veverka|
|Corporate M&A||Nicolas Viguié|
|Dispute Resolution||Martin Donato|
|Dispute Resolution||Etienne Gouesse|
|Dispute Resolution||Olivier Loizon|
|Dispute Resolution||Yves Schmidt|
|Dispute Resolution||Nicolas Viguié|
|Competition Law||Iñaki Saint-Esteben|
|Competition Law||Virginie Viallard|
|Tort and Healthcare Products Law||Etienne Gouesse|
|Tort and Healthcare Products Law||Iñaki Saint-Esteben|
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