Firm Profile > Bersay > Paris, France
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Bersay advises clients on a vast array of matters pertaining to website audits and management, e-commerce platform administration and data protection. In addition to providing ongoing and regular GDPR compliance advice, the firm is assisting a client with the launch of a new mobile application in France for a cloud-based transport optimisation platform under the leadership of counsel Delphine Touboul. Emmanuel Schulte, of counsel Martine Georges-Naim - who recently advised on regulatory matters pertaining to 3G and 4G networks overseas - and of counsel Stéphanie Benmoussa-Molkhou are also key contacts. The team was recently bolstered by the arrival of intellectual property specialist Claire Poirson from De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, who handled the drafting and negotiating of SaaS agreements.
Bersay set up its public law practice at the beginning of 2018 after hiring Martin Tissier, who previously worked at his own firm, BOT Avocats. Tissier's team has strong public law contract and regulated-sector expertise. The firm is notably assisting several local public sector entities, including Haute-Garonne Numérique and SPL Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Numérique, with major broadband network infrastructure development projects across the country. The firm is also advising on several energy sector projects.
Insolvency Tier 4
Bersay regularly acts for SME clients facing difficulties. The firm notably assisted Acco SAS and Acco Semiconductor with the insolvency of the French subsidiary and subsequent takeover by investors. It also acted for Nantaise des Eaux Ingénierie in safeguard proceedings. Dimitri-André Sonier is noted. The firm also advises investors on takeover bids for distressed assets.
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Team expansion: founded in 1995, Bersay brings together 40 highly qualified lawyers, with wide-ranging expertise to address the legal needs of businesses. Its practice covers all of the main areas of business activity, in an advisory capacity as well as in litigation and arbitration, and in both national and international matters. The firm has experienced significant growth thanks to the sustained trust of its clients, who have built its reputation for excellence, thereby enabling it to attract new clients. Its satisfied small and mid-sized clients have referred it to some of the world’s most prestigious multinational corporations. Driven by a desire to remain constantly innovative, effective and competitive, Bersay became the first Paris firm to be certified ISO 9001 in 1998. This approach has contributed directly to the excellent growth the firm has experienced these last few years. With over 20 years of experience, Bersay has advised some of the world’s leading multinational companies. Lawyers working at Bersay either began their career at the firm or joined the firm having worked previously in prestigious large international or French firms. All of them are at least bilingual (French and English). Some of them are admitted to practice in foreign jurisdictions. All of the lawyers of Bersay & Associés work in French and in English and most of them work in at least a third language (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Hebrew).
Areas of practice
The firm handles international deals as well as French deals, and is particularly active in:
Corporate law/capital markets: Mergers and acquisitions, private equity, issuance of mixed securities, (for listed and unlisted companies), IPO, bankruptcy and restructuring.
Banking/finance: Regulatory advice and representation before financial regulatory agencies, advice on financing for acquisitions, bridge loans, recapitalization, and other corporate purposes.
Tax: International and domestic acquisitions, private equity, reorganisation, joint ventures.
Litigation/arbitration: Corporate, securities, competition and distribution, real estate and construction, white-collar crime, international and domestic arbitration.
Labour and employment: Collective, individual, white-collar crime.
IP/IT/telecoms/media/entertainment/data protection: Intellectual property (trademarks, patents, copyright, designs infringement (counterfeiting/passing-off)/unfair trading), information technology, internet, data protection, cybercrime, telecommunications, media, sports law.
Real estate/construction/environment: Transaction, commercial leases, construction, development, urbanism, environment.
Competition and antitrust: French and European competition law (merger control, restrictions of competition, cartels, abuses of a dominant position), distribution, including franchise, commercial contracts, R&D and cooperation agreements, technology transfer agreements, licensing agreements, regulatory law, advertising.
Public and administrative law: Government contracts (public tenders), outsourcing of public services, public-private partnerships.
|Labour and employment||Nathalie Cerqueira|
|Labour and employment||Anne-Lise Puget|
|Real estate||Frédéric Flatrès|
|Real estate||Cyrille Gogny-Goubert|
|Intellectual Property||Claire Poirson|