Firm Profile > Vivien & Associés > Paris, France
Vivien & Associés Offices
3 RUE DE MONTTESSUY
Vivien & Associés > The Legal 500 Rankings
Employment Tier 4
‘The team has a good track-record. Lawyers are excellent’.
Total Specific Solution
Croix Rouge Française
Time Versalift SAS
OP.Serv – Rok Solution
LK Bennett Ltd. and France SARL
Insolvency Tier 4
Vivien & Associés' insolvency and restructuring practice is led by Laurent Assaya who regularly advises companies and investors in assets take over bids. The three-lawyer team also acts for debtors and shareholders. It assisted Electrolux Home Products France in its involvement in Société Ardennaise Industrielle's insolvency proceedings.
‘The team is responsive and provides an excellent service.’
‘The team provides personal service and has in-depth knowledge of its clients’ history and objectives. It offers creative and practical solutions.’
‘Laurent Assaya provides good and savvy advice. He is a great lawyer to have at one’s side in time of difficulties.’
BCBG Max Azria Group
Overhead Door Corporation
La Poste Group
Mergers and acquisitions Tier 5
‘Very good comprehension of business.’
Amadeus IT Group
Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris
CCFA (Comité des Constructeurs Français d’Automobiles)°
Groupe La Poste
Le Coq Sportif
Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont
ONFI – Office National des Forêts International
Total Specific Solutions Group
Total Webhosting Solutions
Vivien & Associés > Firm Profile
Vivien & Associés was founded in 1999 by lawyers originating from the corporate M&A, tax and labour practices of international law firms. The intention was to establish a firm of quality service, characterised by responsiveness and independence which aimed at meeting the requirements of a sophisticated international clientele without imposing the inconvenience and sparseness of larger firms.
The firm has retained a hands-on, partner-led approach in its manner of assisting clients today. It provides clients with top-quality, competitive service by proposing small, solution-oriented teams tailored to meet clients’ specific needs.
Most attorneys combine first-tier French legal training with a degree in business management (HEC, ESSEC, Sciences Po). Many attorneys also hold a law degree from another country (LLM-type). The firm’s lawyers are thus well attuned to the business environment and at ease with multi-jurisdictional matters.
The firm has an extensive network of law partners across the world. This international network is composed of independent, specialist law firms, each a leader in their respective fields and jurisdictions. It has selected them carefully and has developed strong, non-exclusive working relationships over the years. They share the firm’s commitment to providing efficient and pragmatic solutions.
Areas of practice
Vivien & Associés offers comprehensive legal services and representation across a broad range of key practice areas:
The firm’s M&A and corporate practice covers all transactional needs: drafting and negotiating of sale and purchase agreements, representations and warranties; audits; price adjustments; joint ventures and strategic partnerships; shareholders’ arrangements; put and calls; mergers, contributions, spin-offs and carve-outs; equity and debt issuance; employee incentive mechanisms; governance and directors’ liability issues; shareholders’ disputes, etc.
The firm’s tax department offers a full-service tax practice, notably with respect to structuring transactions; carrying out or fending off tax audits; coping with issues such as tax consolidation; thin capitalisation; holding companies; management packages and incentives; mergers and group reorganisations; inbound and outbound profit flows; VAT; wealth tax management; trusts; real estate investments; etc. It also represents clients in their relationship with the French tax authorities and before the French courts.
The employment department advises on all aspects of employment law: drafting of employment contracts and recruitment, complex collective bargaining issues, employees’ representation, health and safety, profit-sharing and incentives, mass redundancy schemes, individual dismissals, settlement agreements, outsourcing, subcontracting and secondment and employment due diligence. It also represents clients before labour and other courts in relation to all types of employment disputes and claims.
The litigation department represents and assists clients at all stages of pre-litigation and litigation before French civil and commercial courts, including for summary proceedings, applications for interim relief and petitions for expedited hearings, fully fledged commercial and financial litigation, white-collar liability, etc. The team also represents clients in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution settings and may assist distressed companies or investors in pre-insolvency and insolvency proceedings.
The firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring and reorganization team acts both in formal bankruptcy settings, as well as out-of-court restructurings and workouts. The team advises corporate debtors, secured or unsecured creditors of troubled businesses, as well as investors, sponsors or other parties in complex and distressed situations. It provides practical, business-oriented advice and solutions.
|Mergers and acquisitions||Nicolas Vivien|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Judith Fargeot|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Jacques Epstein|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Laetitia Amzallag|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Emmanuel Chauvet|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Laurent Assaya|
|General corporate, restructuring and corporate governance||Nicolas Vivien|
|General corporate, restructuring and corporate governance||Judith Fargeot|
|General corporate, restructuring and corporate governance||Jacques Epstein|
|General corporate, restructuring and corporate governance||Laetitia Amzallag|
|General corporate, restructuring and corporate governance||Emmanuel Chauvet|
|Market regulation and stock exchange transactions||Emmanuel Chauvet|
|Market regulation and stock exchange transactions||Emmanuelle Bouretz|
|Labour relations and employment||Joëlle Hannelais|
|Labour relations and employment||Marie-Emilie Rousseau-Brunel|
|Commercial contracts||Nicolas Vivien|
|Commercial contracts||Jacques Epstein|
|Commercial contracts||Judith Fargeot|
|Commercial contracts||Laetitia Amzallag|
|Commercial contracts||Emmanuel Chauvet|
|Litigation and dispute resolution||Emmanuelle Bouretz|
|Litigation and dispute resolution||Laure Géniteau|
|Litigation and dispute resolution||Laurent Assaya|
|Banking and financial regulations/compliance||Emmanuelle Bouretz|
|Restructuring and reorganisation||Laurent Assaya|
|Restructuring and reorganisation||Laure Geniteau|
|Mme Laetitia Amzallag||View Profile|
|Mr Laurent Assaya||View Profile|
|Mme Emmanuelle Bouretz||View Profile|
|Mr Jérôme Chapus||View Profile|
|Mr Emmanuel Chauvet||View Profile|
|Mr Jacques Epstein||View Profile|
|Mme Judith Fargeot||View Profile|
|Mme Joëlle Hannelais||View Profile|
|Mme Marine Pelletier-Capes||View Profile|
|Mme Marie-Emilie Rousseau-Brunel||View Profile|
|Mr Nicolas Vivien||View Profile|