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BCTG Avocats
14 AVENUE GOURGAUD
75017 PARIS
France

Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

BCTG Avocats stands out for its high-level public and environment law permit expertise in relation to renewable energy projects. Paul Elfassi and counsel Nelsie Bergès are the key specialists and are advising and defending several permits in courts in high-stake disputes pertaining to many of the country’s largest offshore wind projects. The duo’s public law expertise is complemented by the solid corporate expertise of Catherine Dupuy-Burin des RoziersDiane Mouratoglou and Alain de Rougé who advise on mid-sized wind, solar, hydrogen, biomass and corporate PPA projects in France. The practice also handles some work abroad and advises on brownfield and corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Alain de Rougé; Nelsie Bergès

Testimonials

‘Very responsive and professional. The team has highly effective knowledge and experience in administrative and public law energy projects.’

‘Cutting-edge expertise and knowledge of the renewable energy sector.’

‘Tailored services and great support on renewable energy projects.’

‘Great litigation expertise: a high rate of success.’

‘Very high-level quality team.’

‘Paul Elfassi and Nelsie Bergès are knowledgeable, experienced and available.’

‘Paul Elfassi is highly responsive, calm and cool tempered. He provides clear and practical advice. He is an excellent lawyer.’

‘Nelsie Bergès is excellent, very responsive and has perfect mastering of her field.’

Key clients

GROUPE EDF RENOUVELABLES

GLOBAL WIND POWER (Total Group)

VALOREM

TOTAL EREN

VOLTALIA

JPEE

VSB ENERGIES NOUVELLES

WPD

EDF HYDRO DEVELOPEMENT

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 2

At BCTG Avocats, practice head Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci leads on advisory and contentious work across a broad array of sectors, with retail sports, fashion, food, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and software all core components of the practice's caseload. Bloret-Pucci's complementary expertise in unfair competition law, parasitism issues and marketing matters is particularly advantageous for retail and sports clients. A member of 'Alliance for Nike', an ad hoc network of law firms based in EMEA that assist the client, as well as a member of a global alliance of law firms that act for G-STAR, the French practice also is well versed in international matters.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘BCTG is our go-to firm for IP.’

‘Excellent communication and customer service.’

Key clients

Nike / Converse / All Star

Stada Arzneimittel / EG Labo

Uber

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

BCTG Avocats is the adviser of choice for several healthcare generics companies, manufacturers and cosmetics labels, which benefit from the firm's broad expertise, covering production all the way through to sales. Practice head Hugues Villey-Desmeserets has a strong track record of advising on the establishment of commercial policies, and is experienced in representing clients before various professional associations, the French Competition Authority and the General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF). The wider practice has also continued to develop its e-commerce capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Caudalie

TEVA Santé

STADA (EG Labo)

Johnson & Johnson Santé Beauté France

GenoSafe

Sandoz

Phoenix Pharma

Ceva

Ipsen

Servier

Administrative and public law Tier 4

BCTG Avocats excels at advising and defending urban planning and environment law permits pertaining to large scale onshore and offshore wind projects in France. The firm is currently handling high-stakes related litigation in relation to several of France’s largest renewable energy projects. Headed by Paul Elfassi, the team also has strong regulatory law expertise, especially in the renewables energy sector. Finally, the practice also has good public law expertise, with advisory and contentious work in relation to various public procurement contracts key parts of the caseload, including port, hospital and waste treatment infrastructure contracts. Counsel Nelsie Bergès is also involved.

Practice head(s):

Paul Elfassi

Other key lawyers:

Nelsie Bergès

Testimonials

 ‘Very responsive and professional. The team has highly effective knowledge and experience of administrative and public law energy projects.’

‘Tailored services and great support on renewable energy projects.’

‘Great litigation expertise: a high rate of success’.

‘Very high-level quality team.’

‘Paul Elfassi and Nelsie Bergès are knowledgeable, experienced and available.’

‘Paul Elfassi is highly responsive, calm and cool-tempered. He provides clear and practical advice.’

Key clients

GROUPE EDF RENOUVELABLES

TOTAL Group

VINCI ENVIRONNEMENT

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

‘Always available  and responsive and practical in their advice.’

‘Their expertise is based on real life practice that allows them to provide robust counsel and go beyond mastering the legislation. This expertise is coupled with interpersonal skills to understand client needs and navigate complex situations, as well as strong alternative thinking to define new solutions to unique cases. They bring innovative thinking to define solutions that could bring fiscal and social benefit to both parties in a complex labour law case’.

Key clients

NIKE

RITUALS COSMETICS FRANCE

ATALIAN

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 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
Competition/distribution/contracts François Dauba
Litigation (conflict resolution/arbitration/mediation) Augustin Nicolle
Litigation (conflict resolution/arbitration/mediation) Diane Mouratoglou
Litigation (conflict resolution/arbitration/mediation) Clément Sabatier
Number of lawyers : 40
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