Firm Profile > Vivien & Associés > Paris, France

Vivien & Associés
75007 PARIS

Employment Tier 4

Vivien & Associés


 ‘The team has a good track-record. Lawyers are excellent’.

Key clients

Mühlhaüser France

Total Specific Solution

PSB Industries

Rubix Group

Onepark SAS

Croix Rouge Française

Time Versalift SAS

OP.Serv – Rok Solution


Shapr SAS

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.’

Key clients


Cyrus Capital




BCBG Max Azria Group


Overhead Door Corporation

La Poste Group



Mergers and acquisitions Tier 5

Vivien & Associés


‘Very good comprehension of business.’

‘High availability.’

Key clients

Akuo Energy

Amadeus IT Group


Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris

Arrow Electronics

Aryzta Group





CCFA (Comité des Constructeurs Français d’Automobiles)°







Gazechim Group

Groupe La Poste

Le Coq Sportif

Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont


ONFI – Office National des Forêts International



PSB Industries


Rubix Group


SGPA Technicolor

Total Specific Solutions Group

Total Webhosting Solutions

Union InVivo


Tax Tier 5

Vivien & Associés


‘The team is available and has solid expertise advising on tax restructuring’

‘Marine Pelletier-Capes is available and responsive. Her advice is practical and spot on’


The firm

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.


Department Name Email Telephone
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
Tax Jérôme Chapus
Tax Marine Pelletier-Capes
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
Photo Name Position Profile
Mme Laetitia Amzallag  photo Mme Laetitia Amzallag
Mr Laurent Assaya  photo Mr Laurent Assaya
Mme Emmanuelle Bouretz  photo Mme Emmanuelle Bouretz
Mr Jérôme Chapus  photo Mr Jérôme Chapus
Mr Emmanuel Chauvet  photo Mr Emmanuel Chauvet
Mr Jacques Epstein  photo Mr Jacques Epstein
Mme Judith Fargeot  photo Mme Judith Fargeot
Mme Joëlle Hannelais  photo Mme Joëlle Hannelais
Mme Marine Pelletier-Capes  photo Mme Marine Pelletier-Capes
Mme Marie-Emilie Rousseau-Brunel  photo Mme Marie-Emilie Rousseau-Brunel
Mr Nicolas Vivien photo Mr Nicolas Vivien
Number of lawyers : 35
at this office : 35
Other offices : Brussels