Delsol Avocats > Paris, France > Firm Profile

Delsol Avocats
4 BIS, RUE DU COLONEL MOLL
75 017 PARIS
France

France > The regions Tier 1

Originally founded in Lyon, Delsol Avocats also has an office in Paris. Its main base remains in Lyon, as the firm is strongly rooted in the business landscape of the Rhône-Alpes region. Due to Lyon’s proximity to Italy, the firm has also established an ‘Italian desk’, enhancing its transalpine activities. Having developed particular expertise in not-for-profits, the team regularly contributes to the development of legal and regulatory frameworks of organisations operating in the social economy. Xavier Delsol is the founder and co-head of the non-profit department.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Bpifrance

CETIH

Evolem

F-CRIN

Garibaldi Participations

Minet Lacing Technologies

New MT / King Jouet

Work highlights

  • Assisting CETIH with the tax and legal structuring of its endowment fund principal shareholder.
  • Advised New MT in the context of its takeover offer over Maxi Toys following insolvency proceedings.
  • Provided assistance to Bpifrance with its investment in OBSA in Skyepharma.

France > Construction Tier 3

Delsol Avocats‘ team prides itself on in-depth risk analysis and strong contractual practice. Nathalie Peyron co-heads the department with Adrien Williot and Benoit Boussier; she has a focus on the hospitality sector, assisting companies with the implementation and legal management of all their construction projects. Adrien Williot joined the firm from Ashurst LLP in March 2021, adding his expertise in the field of coworking, co-living, and flex offices, assisting some of the major players in the sector.

Key clients

Réalités

Work highlights

  • Advised Réalités during the real estate investment operation carried out for the benefit of SCPI Primovie, SCPI of Primonial REIM, on a service residence for in the context of an off-plan lease agreement.

France > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Delsol Avocats‘s dedicated data practice has a focus on data compliance, audits, and impact assessments. Jeanne Bossi Malafosse ‘s in-house experience at the French Data Protection Authority and the French Healthcare Information Systems Agency give her a unique insight into both data privacy enforcement and healthcare data. The firm assisted with the establishment of the ‘Agoria Santé’ consortium comprising AstraZeneca, Docaposte, and Impact Healthcare, created to provide public and private players with a controlled legal framework and shared governance to carry out research projects on health data.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

AstraZeneca

Abbott France

CNOP

Docaposte

Impact Healthcare

Nanobiotix

Work highlights

  • Advised AstraZeneca, Docaposte and Impact Healthcare with the creation of the ‘Agoria Santé’ consortium.

France > Private equity: venture/growth capital Tier 3

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Good reactivity and proposed solutions.’

‘Philippe Malikian: good advice on which points matter in negotiations.’

‘Pragmatic approach, high quality of services for a competitive cost, benevolent application of pricing conditions.’

‘Experience with Philippe Malikian: thoroughness, courtesy and persuasion.’

‘Availability, efficiency, responsiveness, creativity and dealmaker in negotiations.’

‘Emmanuel Kaeppelin: an experienced partner, always providing good advice and mindful of the interests of his clients. Pragmatic and efficient. Raphaël Ory: availability, efficiency, diplomat, dealmaker and competent in management.’

‘Excellent quality/price ratio, flexibility on fees, ability to mobilise the right teams on very specific subjects, flexibility on timing (able to adapt to the pace of transactions), pragmatism in negotiations.’

‘Henri-Louis Delsol: responsiveness, flexibility, pragmatism, spirit of synthesis, creativity.’

Key clients

Aster Capital

BAGE

Bpifrance

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

Evolem

EVS Auto-Ecole

GSL (CTMI)

Hesus

Réalités

SOFIMAC Partners

Quilvest Private Equity

Work highlights

  • Advised Bpifrance on its investment in OBSA in Skyepharma.
  • Advised Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations on its investment in TOKTOKDOC and on its investment through Banque des Territoires in RecyOuest.

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 4

Delsol Avocats

Practice head(s):

Thomas Amico; Alexis Chabert

Testimonials

‘Thomas Amico is very available and solution-oriented.’

‘Extensive knowledge of criminal and business law, strong expertise in this field and perfect understanding of international issues.’

‘Thomas Amico does an outstanding job, advising his clients with great pragmatism and professionalism.’

‘The team led by Thomas Amico is very responsive and is appreciated for its pragmatic approach to cases. It always provides excellent advice and knows how to guide clients with the desired end result in mind while adopting a pragmatic and realistic approach to existing legal constraints.’

‘The team led by Thomas Amico has a 360 degree approach to litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods.’

‘I mainly work with Thomas Amico. I particularly appreciate his responsiveness, his availability and his business-oriented responses. Thomas Amico seeks practical solutions to the issues raised and provides synthetic analyses.’

‘I am yet to work with a legal team that has the level of mastery of criminal law and procedure in France that Delsol Avocats has. The network of Thomas Amico with judges and prosecutors has been extremely useful, allowing him to address sensitive cases in a discreet and efficient manner. It seems to me that the white-collar team has a unique and unrivaled understanding of its clients’ businesses and their commercial needs. We find this approach refreshing and unusual for French criminal lawyers. Besides speaking our commercial language, the team is absolutely fluent in English.’

‘Thomas Amico is honest and direct and able to deal with matters fast. – He is an excellent strategist. We find him very empathetic and motivated.’

Key clients

Aymeri de Montesquiou

Axel Kahn

Work highlights

  • Assisting former Senator Aymeri de Montesquiou with the ongoing ‘Kazakhgate’ criminal investigation..
  • Assisting French scientist Axel Kahn and geneticist with criminal defamations.
  • Successfully advising a client in the Hermès fake bags case.

France > Employment Tier 4

Delsol Avocats

Practice head(s):

Delphine Bretagnolle; Elsa Lederlin; Philippe Pacotte; Camille Rousset

Testimonials

‘Good understanding of client issues. Strong commitment and reasoned legal position and in empathy with the manager of the company. Strong competence on the merits. Responsiveness.’

‘Commitment, humility and professionalism are qualities of the members of the firm.’

‘Commitment, seeks to understand the expectations of the client.’

‘Efficient. Clear. Pragmatic.’

‘We have a frank, open and participatory dialogue at all levels, in fact nothing is ever left to chance even with regard to invoicing. Special.’

‘The team is outstanding and fabulous, highly dynamic.’

‘A very attentive, responsive team, which provides close support on difficult cases likely to lead to a dispute, with relevant advice to play down when necessary, be firm when you can afford it , let you take a breather when feelings take precedence over reason, preserve the future.’

‘Camille Rousset has many talents which go beyond those of the law. Her sensitivity to the psychological and human aspects helps to set the record straight when working relationships or breach of contract harden too much. Her advice and availability are  invaluable.’

Key clients

Bage

Caisse des dépôts et consignations

EDH

Frénéhard & Michaux

New MT/King Jouet

NoOrange

NoRossignol

SIRAP

Work highlights

  • Advised New MT on the takeover of Maxi Toys in the context of its insolvency proceedings.
  • Studied and analysed Orange’s employees’ remuneration sharing schemes and advised Orange on the setting-up of an employers’ alliance.

France > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

Delsol Avocats is best known for its expertise in health data and the privacy issues pertaining to data within the health sector and the medical-social sector. Jeanne Bossi Malafosse has experience working in both the French Data Protection Authority and the French National Agency of Shared Health Information Systems. Thomas Roche left the firm in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

AstraZeneca

CNOP

Docaposte

F-CRIN

Impact Healthcare

Work highlights

  • Advised AstraZeneca, Docaposte and Impact Healthcare on the implementation of the ‘Agoria Santé’ consortium.
  • Assisted CNOP with complying with data protection regulations, acting as the client’s data privacy officer.
  • Monitoring the clinical research and health data of the French Clinical Research Infrastructure Network.

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 5

Delsol Avocats

Practice head(s):

Séverine Bravard; Henri-Louis Delsol; Jean-Philippe Delsol; Philippe Dumez; Pierre Gougé; Emmanuel Kaeppelin; Philippe Malikian; Manuel Wingert

Testimonials

‘The team is pragmatic and client-oriented as well as attentive to our requests.’

‘The people care about a job well done and their clients’ satisfaction.’

‘Recognised expertise is provided by Philippe Dumez and his associates.’

‘The Delsol team is a particularly competent, committed and efficient team. In a complex and highly regulated process, we felt confident and benefited from very proactive support which guided us, giving us a clear view of the stages and deadlines. We particularly appreciated not having any surprises on the aspect managed by the Delsol team.’

‘The Delsol team was particularly committed and supportive, making us feel confident throughout the process. Their mastery of the various subjects allowed us to avoid surprises and to finalise the project as initially planned (excluding surprises from other actors). I particularly appreciated the support and competence of Maître Pierre Gougé.

‘Henri-Louis Delsol and his team have always been extremely responsive and available. Getting straight to the point, there are few convolutions, allowing rapid progress on the files. The advice of the Delsol teams is at the expected level and separates things between the essential and the accessory.’

Key clients

Amplexor

Bage

BMG

Bollinger

Dentsu France

DocuSign France

Dupi MGA Invest

EDH

Fareneït

Geopost / DPD

Hellowork

LSDH

LumApps

Minet Lacing Technology

Groupe Télégramme

New MT / King Jouet

Novadis

Plath

Promoval

Santé Cie

Serge Ferrari

Toptex Cube

Union Générale des Placements

Work highlights

  • Advised Amplexor group on the acquisition of Amplexor Business Services by Hivest Capital Partners.
  • Advised Dentsu on the assignment of three of its activities.
  • Advised Union Générale des Placements on the entry of Primonial in its capital.

France > Tax Tier 5

Delsol Avocats

Practice head(s):

Mathieu Le Tacon; Frédéric Subra; Julien Monsenego

Testimonials

‘The team of partners and associates is extremely competent and able to provide advice in several different areas of tax. They also have a very fast turnaround for projects, and are able to commit resources to ensure that our projects are completed within an agreed timeline. Julien Monsenego is an extremely responsive individual, able to give great advice on various projects. With Delsol we feel valued as clients.’

‘Very rare closeness and availability. Very broad and at the same time in-depth ​​expertise. Very good listeners, and great availability, open to original or even atypical approaches. Depth of analysis and relevance of recommendations, good responsiveness at all levels, involvement and professionalism.’

‘A recognised and available, reliable and responsive team. International expertise favouring tailor-made support. Julien Monsenego has been able to develop a tax department of very high quality, with excellent technical skills.’

‘Versatile, agile and able to have a global vision to properly orient the subjects. Matthieu le Tacon demonstrates a good economic understanding of the subjects as well as a good knowledge of both corporate taxation, personal and asset taxation, very good interlocutor to take the right options.’

Key clients

Bage

Bollinger

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

Dentsu France

DocuSign France

EDH

Evolem

Frénéhard & Michaux

Garibaldi Participations

Mediaschool

New MT

Novadis

Peer Music

Qualis Consulting

Quilvest Capital Partners

Réalités

Santé Cie

Union Générale des Placements

Work highlights

  • Advised the family office Evolem on its acquisition of a majority equity stake in Cap Vert Développement.
  • Advised Garibaldi Participations on its acquisition of an equity stake in Vacancéole.
  • Advised Union Générale des Placements on the entry of Primonial in its share capital.

The firm: Although created in 2003, DELSOL Avocats has been established in the French legal landscape for more than forty years. Forty years marked by constant growth. Since then, DELSOL Avocats, as a full service law firm, has developed new teams, which actively co-operate to form multidisciplinary practice groups in order to address complex transactions, bring them to success and, generally speaking, provide the most appropriate assistance to their clients.

Areas of practice: DELSOL Avocats is a firm of expert lawyers covering not only number of specialist fields but also very diverse sectors. In the short, medium, and long term the firm offers support to economic and social players during their national and international operations – whatever the level of risk.

DELSOL Avocats helps managers and decision-makers develop potential courses of action in high-risk situations and optimize their decision-making. To achieve this, DELSOL Avocats shares its clients’ economic, sectorial, financial, and managerial culture and establishes high quality relationships.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Dispute resolution Thomas AMICOtamico@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Not-profit organisations - social and solidarity-based entrepreneurship Alexis BECQUARTabecquart@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Personal data Jeanne BOSSI MALAFOSSEjbossimalafosse@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Real estate Benoît BOUSSIERbboussier@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Mergers & acquisitions - Corporate law Henri-Louis DELSOLhldelsol@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Not-profit organisations - social and solidarity-based entrepreneurship Lionel DEVICldevic@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Mergers & acquisitions - Corporate law Pierre GOUGÉpgouge@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Employment law - Social welfare law Elsa LEDERLINelederlin@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Tax law Mathieu LE TACONmletacon@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Mergers & acquisitions - Corporate law Philippe MALIKIANpmalilkian@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Life sciences Gaëlle MERLIERgmerlier@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Tax law Julien MONSENEGOjmonsenego@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Employment law - Social welfare law Philippe, PACOTTEppacotte@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Dispute resolution Stéphane PERRINsperrin@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Real estate Nathalie PEYRONnpeyron@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Real estate Adrien WILLIOTawilliot@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
Restructuring Manuel WINGERTmwingert@delsolavocats.com+33 1 53 70 69 69
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Thomas Amico photo Mr Thomas AmicoThomas AMICO is a Partner and co-head of the Litigation Department. Specialised…
Mr Alexis Becquart photo Mr Alexis BecquartAlexis BECQUART is co-head of the PARIS office’s Non-Profit Organizations and Social…
Ms Jeanne Bossi Malafosse photo Ms Jeanne Bossi MalafosseJeanne BOSSI MALAFOSSE is head of the Personal Data Department and co-head…
Mr Benoît Boussier photo Mr Benoît BoussierBenoît Boussier is co-manager of the Real Estate Law department in the…
Mr Henri-Louis Delsol photo Mr Henri-Louis DelsolHenri-Louis DELSOL is co-head of the PARIS office’s Corporate Law – Mergers…
Mr Lionel Devic photo Mr Lionel DevicThe co-head of the Paris-based team specializing in non-profit sector organizations, Lionel…
Mr Pierre Gougé  photo Mr Pierre Gougé He has over twenty years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate…
Mr Mathieu Le Tacon photo Mr Mathieu Le TaconMathieu LE TACON is co-head of the PARIS office’s Tax Law Department.…
Ms Elsa Lederlin photo Ms Elsa LederlinElsa LEDERLIN is co-head of the Employment Law – Social Welfare Law…
Ms Gaëlle MERLIER  photo Ms Gaëlle MERLIER Gaëlle MERLIER is co-head of the Life Sciences Department. Gaëlle’s expertise spans…
Mr Philippe Malikian photo Mr Philippe MalikianPhilippe MALIKIAN is a partner and co-head of the “Corporate Law –…
Mr Julien Monsenego photo Mr Julien MonsenegoJulien MONSENEGO is co-head of the Tax Law department within the Paris…
Mr Stéphane PERRIN  photo Mr Stéphane PERRIN Stéphane PERRIN is co-head of the PARIS office’s Litigation Department. He has…
Mr Philippe Pacotte photo Mr Philippe PacottePhilippe PACOTTE is co-head of the Paris office’s Employment – Social Security…
Ms Nathalie Peyron photo Ms Nathalie PeyronNathalie PEYRON is co-head of the Property Department with Benoît BOUSSIER. She…
Mr Adrien Williot photo Mr Adrien WilliotAdrien WILLIOT is co-head of the « Real Estate Law » department. He advises…
Mr Manuel Wingert  photo Mr Manuel Wingert Manuel WINGERT is a partner and a specialist in companies in difficulty. He works…
Partners in the Paris office : 17
Associates in the Paris office : 50+
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The Parlex Group

DELSOL Avocats’ international strategy relies on:

  • qualified teams from top French and foreign universities and schools, operational in various languages and registered with foreign bars.
  • extensive experience in negotiating and drafting international contracts.
  • access to reliable networks representatives renowned in their fields of expertise and sectors.

DELSOL Avocats assists its clients facing international issues, either French clients with international projects or foreign clients involved in operations in France. We are able to:

  • coordinate their projects (multi-country due diligence or acquisition of targets operating in several countries)
  • help them understand international (for our French clients) and French (for our international clients) legal practices and assist them in negotiating and drafting investment contracts and industrial or business partnerships
  • settle litigation or pre-litigation issues
  • act as an intermediary for their own international advisors.

DELSOL Avocats is an active member of two international networks: TELFA and PARLEX. The firm has therefore made strong connections with « best-friends » located in Europe, the USA, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. There are now nearly 100 law firms, or about 7000 lawyers around the world.

DELSOL Avocats has built on the proximity of his Lyons office with Italia to create an « Italian desk » and thus inject dynamism into its transalpine activities relying on several bilingual partners and associates.


CLIENT: Jean-Sébastien DEGOUVE, Chairman
COMPANY/FIRM: Opéra Energie
TESTIMONIAL: I knew that DELSOL Avocats was well grounded in the energy sector, as I had called on the firm’s services during my time with the Suez Group (Engie). Therefore it was only natural for us to turn to Emmanuel KAEPPELIN for our M&A needs.


CLIENT: Kal LADHA, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: MediaSchool Group
TESTIMONIAL: Because of the dual nature of our activity, we often come up against issues of employment law (permanent employees, occasional lecturers, journalists etc.), real estate law (the need for our school premises to comply with public access building (ERP) standards), tax law (particularly as regards VAT exemptions for training) and company law (company creations, M&A, transformations). We are highly satisfied with the advice we have received from DELSOL Avocats over a number of years, and particularly that of Henri-Louis DELSOL, Séverine BRAVARD and Vincent GUEVENOUX. In the course of successive acquisitions, the pertinence of the firm’s counsel within often tight timescales and its ability to identify with the position of the business client have proved invaluable throughout such operations, across the whole spectrum of the issues we face.


CLIENT: Nicolas POTEL, General Counsel, France & West Mediterranean Region
COMPANY/FIRM: 3M Group
TESTIMONIAL: We have worked with DELSOL Avocats for a number of years, and more specifically with Stéphane PERRIN, who has been familiar with our business, its products and its legal issues for close on 30 years. We have built up a bespoke working relationship with him that combines responsiveness and competence, and this support and advice is essential in both Group litigation in France and in complex contractual issues.


CLIENT: Sophie DOSTERT, General Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: Hôpital Européen and Hôpital Saint Joseph de Marseille
TESTIMONIAL: Our recent experience comprehensively confirms the considerable skills of Xavier DELSOL and his teams, who swiftly helped to set up the legal framework for the merger process by reviewing the various possible scenarios.