Mr Jean-Jacques Uettwiller > UGGC Avocats > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

UGGC Avocats
75008 PARIS
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Following a career in the private sector and in law firms, Jean-Jacques Uettwiller founded UGGC Avocats – with other lawyers – in 1993.

From the onset, his foremost speciality is the law of company transfers (what some posers call M&A), providing advice or assisting with litigation, but also deal with the management of the personal assets of wealthy families and he is involved in arbitration, international in particular.

Jean-Jacques is also involved in professional associations and organisations (ACE…) and is currently President of the UIA.

He is particularly involved in the agri-food and public work sectors, but his job encompasses a much broader area than these sectors.  In fact, his practice is both international and multidisciplinary at the same time since it covers international arbitration as well as transactions governed by OHADA law or more traditional transactions of business law.


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Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

UGGC Avocats traite une large gamme de contentieux. Le cabinet représente notamment plusieurs grands groupes familiaux et des entreprises dans des conflits d’actionnaires. Il gère aussi de nombreux litiges commerciaux et possède une expertise reconnue en matière de contentieux immobilier. Sylvie Welsch  et David Gordon-Krief  codirigent la pratique. Jean-Jacques Uettwiller et Michel Ponsard  sont particulièrement recommandés. Julien Mayeras et Sophie Erignac-Godefroy  sont également très impliqués dans la pratique.

Morocco > Employment

UGGC Africa provides support to a number of overseas-based employers in relation to labour law matters concerning their operations in Morocco. Ali Bougrine, Jean-Jacques Uettwiller and Laurent Sablé, who split their time between Paris and Casablanca, are the key partners. Their recent work included assisting Sienna Investment Group, which owns the Ritz-Carlton Rabat and Tetouan Hotel, with employment matters arising from a hotel management contract.

Morocco > Banking, finance and capital markets

The Casablanca office of UGGC Africa predominantly focuses on corporate transactions, but it also acts on project finance transactions arising from the firm’s involvement in PPP projects. It also advises clients in the banking and finance sector on local regulatory matters. Ali Bougrine, Jean-Jacques Uettwiller and Laurent Sablé are the main contacts, with Sablé taking the lead on corporate and project finance transactions both in Morocco and across north and west Africa.

Morocco > Commercial, corporate and M&A

UGGC Africa has a growing workload of M&A, PPP, private equity and competition law matters, and it also advises on commercial contracts. The firm’s Africa desk handles work across the MENA region and is highly active in francophone Africa. Ali Bougrine, Jean-Jacques UettwillerLaurent Sablé and Corinne Khayat are the most prominent practitioners in a large corporate practice that works between the Paris and Casablanca offices.