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BCTG Avocats
14 AVENUE GOURGAUD
75017 PARIS
France

Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

BCTG Avocats is a strong name in France for domestic projects in the renewable energy sector. The 16-lawyer team offers the whole range of expertise, including leading public law and regulatory know-how, strong M&A and contract proficiency, as well as finance capabilities. Leading French utilities are clients, as well as various domestic and foreign investors and developers. The practice is involved in all of France’s largest onshore and offshore wind projects, successfully acting in high-stake litigation.  New types of self-consumption projects and mining and gas work are other busy lines of work. The practice is co-headed by public law expert Paul ElfassiCatherine Dupuy-Burin des Roziers and Diane Mouratoglou. Corporate partner Alain de Rougé is another main practitioner. Counsel Nelsie Bergès provides key support.

Practice head(s):

Paul Elfassi; Catherine Dupuy-Burin des Roziers; Diane Mouratoglou

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team combines public and private law experts which allows for a global strategic vision of matters at stake. Partners are available and show great listening skills.’

‘The team shows perfect technique, is highly responsive and able to deal with complex files.’

‘The team has excellent litigation expertise.’

‘Paul Elfassi keeps his temper, is very nice to work with and always looks for a solution.’

‘Catherine Dupuy-Burin des Roziers’ negotiating skills and risk analysis are excellent.’

‘The discreet while firm, dynamic and passionate Diane Mouratoglou thrives in litigation and knows what to do.’

‘Alain de Rougé is trustworthy and a real partner for his clients.’

Key clients

GROUPE EDF RENOUVELABLES

VALOREM

TOTAL EREN

WPD

VSB ENERGIES NOUVELLES

JPEE

VOLTALIA

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 2

The intellectual property team at BCTG Avocats is very active in the retail sector, advising clients from the fashion and luxury goods industries, including Nike and Converse. The team is 'quick to understand what the client needs and to take appropriate action'. Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci 'has great knowledge of trade mark law and litigation'; his workload includes representing clients in trade mark infringement litigation and negotiating the terms and conditions of a partnership agreement in which a trade mark will become a title sponsor and official partner.

Practice head(s):

Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci

Testimonials

Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci and her team are quick to understand what the client needs and to take appropriate action.

Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci is very accessible and has great knowledge of trade mark law and litigation.

Key clients

NIKE

Converse Inc. / ALL STAR C.V

STADA Arzneimittel AG / EG LABO

Uber

Environment Tier 3

BCTG Avocats

Practice head(s):

Paul Elfassi

Other key lawyers:

Nelsie Bergès

Testimonials

‘The team is particularly adept and spot-on when advising and acting in defense of renewables energy project autorisation issues. It is also thorough and practical.’

‘Paul Elfassi is very thorough and produces high quality work.’

Key clients

GROUPE EDF RENOUVELABLES

NEWMONT MINING

TOTAL EREN

VINCI ENVIRONNEMNET

VINCI CONSTRUCTION

VALOREM

WPD

VSB ENERGIES NOUVELLES

JPEE

VOLTALIA

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

BCTG Avocats' Hugues Villey-Desmeserets assists a long list of healthcare generics companies and also several brand name drug manufacturers, as well as cosmetics, medical device and food supplement manufacturing companies, with commercial and distribution issues. Villey-Desmeserets notably provides guidance to clients on the setting up of their commercial policies and the negotiation of commercial contracts. Other work includes the management of clients' relationships with the General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF).

Practice head(s):

Hugues Villey-Desmeserets

Testimonials

‘They are very skilled in the pharmaceutical sector.’

Key clients

Caudalie

STADA (EG Labo)

Teva Santé

Johnson & Johnson Santé Beauté France

Genethon

Reckitt Benckiser

Boehringer Ingelheim

Biocodex

Céva Santé Animale

Genosafe

Administrative and public law Tier 4

BCTG Avocats' seven-lawyer team has leading regulatory and litigation expertise in the domestic renewables sector. It is involved in France’s largest onshore and offshore wind projects and successfully handled high-stake permit litigation regarding Saint Nazaire, Fécamp and Courseulles-sur-mer’s offshore projects. The energy regulatory expertise was also retained by Total Direct Energies in launching several disputes with the French grid operator regarding regulated solar tariffs. In addition, the practice advises on public procurement contracts and handles mining and gas work. Practice head Paul Elfassi and counsel Nelsie Bergès are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Paul Elfassi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

A highly responsive and highly involved team.

Paul Elfassi keeps his temper, is very nice to work with and always looks for a solution.’

Key clients

EDF RENOUVELABLES

NEWMONT MINING

TOTAL EREN

VINCI ENVIRONNEMNET

VINCI CONSTRUCTION

VALOREM

WPD

VSB ENERGIES NOUVELLES

JPEE

VOLTALIA

Employment Tier 4

BCTG Avocats

Practice head(s):

Sabine de Paillerets

Other key lawyers:

Mélanie Chrétienne

Testimonials

‘The team shows extremely good client care and provides well fitted work’.

‘The team pays great attention on securing confidentiality’.

The firm: BCTG Avocats has developed a broad range of business law services, both in advisory and litigation matters, and focuses on delivering strategic advice. With extensive knowledge of the business world and current issues affecting the economy, the firm’s lawyers provide clients with tailored solutions that are aligned with their specific needs and business sectors.

A sustainable firm with a solid history: BCTG Avocats was founded in 1970; most of the partners have worked at the firm for over 15 years, and have developed strong long-standing client relationships.

An international outlook with a significant foreign client base: BCTG Avocats is one of the most enterprising firms in the international market, and is particularly involved in Japan. Partners of the firm are assigned to maintain business relationships in specific geographic regions, including Japan, South America, French-speaking Africa, North America and English-speaking countries, etc. BCTG is also able to support clients in their projects abroad through a network of referral firms, with which it has developed very close ties.

A unique and cross-disciplinary approach: the partners and teams across all the firm’s practice areas (public law, corporate, financing, employment, etc) work closely together to best meet clients’ needs.

Significant sectoral experience: BCTG Avocats has first-hand knowledge of many key industries (retail, health/pharmaceutical, telecommunications/media/new technologies, industry, logistics, etc). The firm is particularly well-versed in the energy sector, and has extensive legal and technical expertise in relation to industrial projects, particularly classified facilities subject to specific regulatory requirements, mining and renewable energy.

Areas of practice: Corporate – mergers and acquisitions: while advising in sectors as diverse as media, new technologies and telecommunications, retail, health and pharmaceutical, industry and logistics, BCTG Avocats is also well known for its practice in the energy sector, including renewable energies as well as oil and gas.

Labour law: BCTG Avocats operates in both the industrial and services sectors for international groups and large French firms assisting companies and their managers in individual or collective employment relations.

Intellectual property: BCTG Avocats advises clients on various aspects of intellectual property, particularly in the increasingly competitive environment of new technologies (data protection, fight against cyber-crime and internet piracy). The firm is also strongly identified as litigators and brand protection experts.

IT/Data: BCTG Avocats advises and assists its clients on a daily basis in the various issues related to digital, new technologies, IT & data protection, by providing strategic advice in the implementation and deployment of their digital transformation projects, particularly on the most innovative technologies on the market: Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, big data, connected objects, new methods of payment, in all type of industries.

Public business law: BCTG Avocats has widely recognised expertise in the support of urban planning or industrial projects requiring numerous authorisations or an environmental assessment. The firm also acts in the transfer and implementation of all government procurement contracts and provides consulting in public competition law and public domain law, to ensure the successful completion of complex operations.

Competition/distribution/contracts: BCTG Avocats consults and assists its clients in the domains of competition and distribution at both French and European levels. BCTG Avocats has proven expertise in the domain of restriction of competition and the firm regularly assists its clients in their merger operations.

Litigation (conflict resolution/arbitration/mediation): BCTG Avocats has acquired considerable experience in the management of international litigation (for large foreign groups in France or abroad), and more generally in complex litigations involving several jurisdictions. BCTG Avocats has also developed specific expertise in arbitration and in alternative methods of dispute settlement.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate – mergers and acquisitions Séverin Kullmann
Corporate – mergers and acquisitions Alain de Rougé
Corporate – mergers and acquisitions Catherine Dupuy-Burin des Roziers
Corporate – mergers and acquisitions Diane Mouratoglou
Corporate – mergers and acquisitions Clément Sabatier
Corporate – mergers and acquisitions Augustin Nicolle
Labour Sabine de Paillerets-Matignon
Intellectual property Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci
Public business/environment Paul Elfassi
Competition/distribution/contracts Hugues Villey-Desmeserets
Litigation (conflict resolution/arbitration/mediation) Augustin Nicolle
Litigation (conflict resolution/arbitration/mediation) Diane Mouratoglou
Litigation (conflict resolution/arbitration/mediation) Séverin Kullmann
Litigation (conflict resolution/arbitration/mediation) Clément Sabatier
IT/Data Sandra Tubert
IT/Data Laura Ziegler
Number of lawyers : 40
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