Racine > Paris, France > Firm Profile

75008 PARIS

France > Employment Tier 2

Racine advises French and international companies on the full ambit of employment law. The firm has additional strengths in corporate restructurings, large-scale dismissals, and downsizings and is well-positioned to handle technical and complex matters. Frédéric Broud frequently collaborates with the firm's tax department to advise executives and managers and Sarah Usunier is noted for her expertise in restructuring distressed companies. Philippe Rogez is noted for his knowledge of financial regulation and capital markets and Carla Di Fazio Perrin leverages her deep sector knowledge of energy, media, luxury goods, distribution and services.

Practice head(s):

Frédéric Broud; Sarah Usunier; Philippe Rogez; Carla Di Fazio Perrin

Other key lawyers:

Margaux Succurro; Amanda Galvan


‘The strength of the team lies in the finesse of the legal analysis coupled with a very realistic operational vision. Proactivity in advice and in writing or preparing internal meetings.’

‘Philippe Rogez, Margaux Succurro and Amanda Galvan stand out from other advisors that we may have had by their approach to risk which is intended to be pragmatic. Their availability and responsiveness and the fluidity of the exchanges that we have with each of them should also be highlighted.’

‘The main qualities of the team are reliability, legal expertise, responsiveness and availability. The Racine team is far above the other law firms with which we have worked. The firm is innovative in that it always adapts its advice and recommendations to the needs of its client.’

‘Philippe Rogez: legal expertise, exceptionally quick understanding of subjects, ability to appropriate the subjects of needs, incomparable pleadings, unparalleled availability, very lively.’

‘Amanda Galvan: very in-depth knowledge particularly on collective subjects, availability, responsiveness, strong technical skills (knowledge of case law, legislation, documentary research). ’

‘Very good coordination between the members of the team and also complementarity in the files handled in social law.’

‘Sarah Usunier through her expertise, her strategic reading of situations, her responsiveness and her leadership.’

‘Rigorous team, available with a very high level of expertise/advice. Able to provide innovative solutions. Force of proposal, the team develops a great sense of customer relations and a real results orientation. I would add that the relationship is also very pleasant and friendly in the exchange.’

Key clients

Colis Privé


Octo Finances



Groupe Soval



LAB 68

Olam Agri


Formula One

Dr. Falk Pharma


Groupe Forward

Shellback Semiconductor Technology



Allianz and Allianz Trade (formerly Euler Hermes)

Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CACIB)

LBO France

Europa Group


Sergio Rossi


CA Indosuez


Rocket Music Entertainment Group (founded by Elton John)


Work highlights

  • Assisting in possible workforce reduction of Planet Sushi with employment issues arising from the client’s financial restructuring.
  • Advised Adeo on the employment matters arising from the sale of one of its branches, Kitchen Academy—operating under the name Alice Délice.
  • Advising Geoxia and its liquidator regarding employment law aspects of the liquidation of the Geoxia group—the owner of the renowned Maisons Phénix brand.

France > Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 2

Renowned particularly for its expertise in high-value and complex transactions, Racine more broadly provides both advisory and litigation services to a broad range of clients from major banks to tech start-ups. Cybersecurity, AI, IT infrastructure analytics and face recognition technology, are key areas of focus, and the group also advises its clients on regulatory issues. The practice is co-led by Eric Barbry and Charles Bouffier.

Practice head(s):

Eric Barbry; Charles Bouffier

Key clients




Le Point



Europa Group

Fox intelligence


La Halle

Work highlights

  • Advised Crédit Agricole and Crédit Lyonnais on the legal, tech and regulatory structuring of Propulse by CA and LCL Essentiel Pro.
  • Represented Deepgray Vision in a software and trade mark infringement case against Clecim.

France > Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 2

Racine’s copyright team, under the leadership of digital and IT law specialist Charles Bouffier, offers a comprehensive range of legal services designed to safeguard and enhance the value of intellectual property assets. With a strong focus on IT and Data Protection matters, the team is well-equipped to address the growing copyright challenges posed by new technologies. In addition to Bouffier, Eric Barbry co-heads the practice, providing vital support to a diverse client base, which predominantly consists of medium and large companies, as well as international groups hailing from the IT service providers, media, sports, fashion, and luxury goods sectors.

Practice head(s):

Charles Bouffier; Eric Barbry


‘The team’s dedication, clear communication, and efficient use of technology set them apart, making them a leading choice in the market. Their innovative approach, coupled with their unwavering commitment to client success, makes them a top-tier choice for any IP-related legal matters.’

‘I have complete confidence in this firm’s abilities.’

‘The Racine team is distinguished by its deep commitment to defending the interests of its clients. Their approach combines intelligence, efficiency and diplomacy in an exemplary manner to resolve complex issues.’

‘Their sensitivity to the abstract values ​​which animate the professions of creation and art is manifested in a striking way. This deep understanding of the needs and concerns specific to these unique areas truly sets them apart.’

‘What sets Charles Bouffier apart is his deep commitment to his clients. Beyond his exceptional legal skills, he is passionate about the creative and cinema professions. He defends the interests of his clients with conviction, demonstrating unparalleled expertise and great accuracy.’

‘Very good expertise in intellectual property, coupled with perfect knowledge of litigation procedures, a real asset.’

‘The Racine team is perfectly up-to-date with new regulations, case law and technologies.’

Key clients

I2PO / Deezer


Deepgray Vision

Work highlights

  • Advised the Suez Group on the transfer of IP rights due to the acquisition of several companies and assets from a hazardous waste business operating in France from Veolia.
  • Assisting and representing the Irish company Frogwares Ireland in legal proceedings launched by the French company Nacon before the International Chamber of the Paris commercial court to discuss copyright infringement regarding the development of a video game.
  • Assisted and represented Deepgray Vision, an IT provider of surface inspection software solutions for the metallurgy industry, in a successful software copyright infringement case against one of its main competitors, Clecim.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Racine's team is kept busy acting for several leading companies, notably in the utilities and luxury good sectors, SMEs, investment funds and senior executives and dealing with a wide array of disputes, spanning M&A, financial and commercial litigation and including high-stakes M&A cases. The team also handles some product liability cases and shows strong ability in dealing with civil liability cases linked to insolvency proceedings. Practice head Bruno Cavalié  is highly regarded. Sandra Graslin-Latour, antitrust and distribution expert Valérie Ledoux and insolvency specialist Laurent Jourdan are other key names.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Cavalié

Other key lawyers:


‘High-level competence and availability. Comprehensive skills, use of the best technologies available on the market, unparalleled collaboration, adaptability to all professions and all sectors of activity.’

‘Bruno Cavalié: the best, exceptional skills and experience, exceptional listening skills, innovative solution, exceptional advice.’

‘A very good team: engaged, forward-thinking and on the ball. Excellent engagement with clients, even in the most challenging situations.’

‘Diversity of profiles and skills. Ability to mobilize different skills depending on the nature of the legal subject, Sense of customer follow-up. Creation of interpersonal relationships.’

‘Bruno Cavalié: great business sense, finesse of the strategic approach, quality of recommendations, very good oral skills’.

‘Team very focused on the client’s activity and strategy. Original and effective solutions.’

‘Valérie Ledoux: good mastery of subjects, great sense of customer service, ’

Key clients


Groupe Lavorel


Achadis (Adeo Group)

Degroof Pertercam SA

Labini Investments Limited

Le Nouveau Monde

Frantz Yvelin (former head of Aigle Azur)

Work highlights

  • Assisting Degroof Petercam Belgian bank in a lawsuit pertaining to a loan.
  • Advising Mr. Frantz Yvelin, the former manager of the airline company Aigle Azur, in a liability action for insufficiency of assets initiated by the liquidators of the airline company.
  • Advising Achadis in the appeal procedure initiated by Courtaboeuf Ventures against the judgment of the Commercial Court of Paris dismissing all of its claims.

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 3

Racine significantly strengthened its offering in March 2023 with the addition of Guillaume Fabre, who brings notable expertise in merger control and high-profile antitrust litigation to the team, from his own practice. The firm is renowned for its expertise in state aid, where it advises on complex cases relating to technology and green energy projects, but has broad experience across merger control, antitrust cases, follow-on damages claims and distribution law (a specialist area for Sophie Pasquesoone). State aid specialist Bastien Thomas and Valérie Ledoux-Tömek are also key figures.

Practice head(s):

Bastien Thomas; Valérie Ledoux-Tömek; Sophie Pasquesoone; Guillaume Fabre

Other key lawyers:

Estelle Leclerc; Anne Rogez


‘One of the best teams in France for European state aid law.’

‘Bastien Thomas is a remarkable lawyer and always keeps in touch.’

‘Valérie Ledoux is a good practitioner with great instincts on these subjects.’

‘Sophie Pasquesoone stands out for her situational intelligence, speed and understanding of the issues, particularly the subtle balance between legal elements and context.’

‘Bastien Thomas is a leader in state aid matters, along with his entire team.’

‘The team is technically excellent and very responsive. They are also very pragmatic and available. Their proactivity in processing files is impressive. They always try to understand the objectives pursued in order to advise intelligently and strategically. They charge very reasonable fees.’

‘Guillaume Fabre is truly excellent both technically and strategically. He also has very in-depth knowledge of our market sector. I call him regularly to discuss issues together and he allows me to resolve our legal issues very effectively.’

‘Guillaume Fabre is technically excellent and already has a strong track record.’

Key clients


Dassault Systèmes



Dailymotion (Vivendi Group)


Cafeyn Group

IN Group



Elogen GTT

RX France







Work highlights

  • Advising aircraft manufacturer Airbus on the approval by the European Commission of state aid for the R&D of a microelectronics project.
  • Acting for Ellisphere, an information provider concerning risk management and data marketing, in the context of an investigation conducted by the FCA into alleged anti-competitive practices in this sector.
  • Advising TotalEnergies (formerly Total) on its notification to the European Commission regarding state aid for a project consisting of developing a green hydrogen production plant for industry and mobility end users in France.

France > Insolvency Tier 3

The restructuring and insolvency team at Racine has demonstrable expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters. The practice works in seamless collaboration with various practice teams, addressing all legal aspects concerning distressed companies, including employment law, financing law, M&A issues, and EU competition law matters. Co-led by Antoine Diesbecq, Laurent Jourdan, and Emmanuel Laverrière, the team excels in handling cross-border cases, industrial restructurings, and debt restructuring for distressed LBOs. Its proficiency extends across various areas, including ad hoc mandates, conciliation, safeguard, judicial liquidation, and social restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Antoine Diesbecq; Laurent Jourdan; Emmanuel Laverrière

Other key lawyers:

Julie Molinie; Lisa Ducani


‘An excellent team which combines efficiency, empathy and technical expertise.’

‘Laurent Jourdan is one of the best restructuring lawyers in Paris.’

‘Lisa Ducani is capable of moving the most complex files forward.’

‘Great understanding and mastery of files.’

‘Very good at listening to customer needs.

‘Antoine Diesbecq has tremendous experience, providing valuable advice with restraint and always in the interest of his client. A fine tactician, Antoine knows how to wait for the right moment to draw his weapon.’ 

Key clients





Banque des Territoires



Fillon Technologies



Work highlights

  • Advising Seissigma on its liquidation process resulting from a financial and commercial conflict between the client and Maisons Pierre (its franchisor) stemming from the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Assisting PRO’JET in its court reorganisation after it was converted from a safeguard proceeding.
  • Representing Kroll Advisory and its administrators in the context of the ceasing of trading activities of Eve Sleep France (a subsidiary of UK-based ESR 2022 PLC (in Administration, formerly Eve Sleep PLC)) that was wholly reliant on the support of the parent company to trade.

France > Media and entertainment: Cinema Tier 3

Noted for its expertise in the media and entertainment space, Racine frequently advises production companies on regulatory and tax issues. The group has also assisted major media companies such as Mediawan with title analysis, content reviews and clearances. The team is led by renowned IP expert Charles Bouffier along with Maud Bakouche and Xavier Rollet.

Practice head(s):

Charles Bouffier; Maud Bakouche; Xavier Rollet


‘Charles Bouffier’s team at Racine is simply excellent!’

‘Charles Bouffier is simply great. Super engaged, knowledgeable and offers a great overall service. Every conversation with him makes you smarter and usually solves the problem you have. Moreover, it’s always pleasant to work with Charles.’

‘The Racine media team is on a human scale, which allows for very appreciable speed of action and advice.’

‘Charles Bouffier has very good knowledge of the business and technological issues in the world of SVOD platforms. This allows you to receive tailor-made advice without having to spend time explaining the complex issues. It’s a real advantage.’

‘Charles Bouffier has great expertise in the field of copyright law.’

‘Racine is unique in that they are well versed in international production issues. All of the attorneys that I dealt with are extremely knowledgeable in multiple areas of the law (tax, corporate structuring, entertainment and production), and it was very helpful that the team of attorneys assisting me were all fluent in the English language.’

‘Pragmatic and efficient.’

Key clients

SPL Air 217


Work highlights

  • Advised SPL Air 217 on the creation of a film studio on the former Air Force Base 217 in the communes of Brétigny-sur-Orge and Plessis-Pâté.
  • Represented the court-appointed liquidator of film production company Filmédis with the recovery of ownership of illegally misappropriated films.

France > Real estate Tier 3

Racine is active on advisory, transactional and contentious real estate matters across a range of asset classes. Areas of expertise include real estate development, financing, sales, acquisitions, leases and related litigation. The practice is jointly led by Nicolas Boytchev, who majors on commercial leases, construction and real estate management; construction specialist Jean-Philippe Lorizon; and real estate all-rounder Nelson Segundo. Philippe Jonston and Théo Faugeras are additional names to note.

Practice head(s):

Nicolas Boytchev; Jean-Philippe Lorizon; Nelson Segundo

Other key lawyers:

Philippe Johnston; Théo Faugeras


‘A team dedicated to real estate: efficient, complementary and available to the client. An educator in approaching legal issues and force of proposals in order to enable the client to secure their acquisition project or their litigation file.’

‘Nicolas Boytchev is an excellent lawyer and knows his sector (real estate) well. A great pleasure to work opposite him.’

‘The strength of the team in charge of the real estate department is obviously its perfect knowledge of the applicable law in this area but also of related areas also covered by the firm. The teams know how to work in synergy perfectly, which is greatly appreciated.’

‘Within the team, Nicolas Boytchev, Philippe Johnston and Théo Faugeras particularly stand out. One point that distinguishes the team from its peers is the fact that the files are perfectly followed without distinction of seniority.’

‘The Racine team is very efficient. Always available. Very responsive. And showing inventiveness in order to find solutions. They are deal makers.’

‘Nicola Boytchev is constructive. Having a very good knowledge of law, he also has human qualities which clearly distinguish him from his peers.’

Key clients

Paco Rabanne


Foncière Magellan

Paradis Groupe

Fondation Bettencourt Schueller

360 Capital Partners

Epopée Gestion

Groupe NW





La Française AM




Arkea (Crédit Mutuel)

Maison Alaïa

Tristan Capital Partners

STE – Société de la Tour Eiffel


Groupe Up






L’Artisan Parfumeur

Work highlights

  • Advised Vinci Immobilier on the construction of its new headquarters in Nanterre, in the Île-de-France region, involving handling the relations between third parties affected by the work and the construction company.
  • Assisted Generali with the sale of the Passy Plaza, a shopping centre in Paris, to AEW Patrimoine, one of the largest international real estate investment managers.
  • Assisted Cora in a sale and leaseback transaction pertaining to four major Cora supermarkets.

France > Administrative and public law Tier 4

Racine combines solid public procurement and urban planning and environment law expertise, providing strategic advice on the awarding and renewing of concessions and related litigation pertaining to various infrastructure projects including housing and port management. Energy is another strength and the practice assists operators with regulatory issues, permits and renewables projects. Sylvain Bergès has strong know-how in the aforementioned areas. Additionally, Thierry Gallois combines extensive experience advising developers and companies on property development, public domain issues and environment and waste issues.

Practice head(s):

Thierry Gallois; Sylvain Bergès; Damien Richard


‘Team is available, responsive and innovative. ’

‘The team is always available, responds within the deadlines and tries to put itself in its clients’ shoes at all times. Their pragmatic vision is much appreciated.’

‘Sylvain Bergès is pragmatic, available, competent and friendly. He knows how to organise the work of the various teams and during contract negotiations, he always gets the best out of the situation.’

‘Dynamism, availability, flexibility and agility.’

‘Thierry Gallois: availability, very good knowledge of public law, and responsiveness.’

‘Very available and dynamic team, with good knowledge of its customers’ issues.’

‘Sylvain Bergès is very attentive and knows how to adapt to his clients.’

Key clients

Suez RR IWS Minerals


VH 15 Notaires

Semop Port-La-Nouvelle


Crédit Agricole Immobilier

Work highlights

  • Representing the SEMOP Port La-Nouvelle in a lawsuit filed by non-profit organisations and several individuals, seeking to cancel the concession contract held for the development, operation, and management of the La-Nouvelle commercial port.
  • Advising VH15 Notaires on public domain issues.
  • Advising Énéal on the takeover and acquisition of retirement homes previously managed by public entities.

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Maud Bakouche; Jean-Christophe Beaury; Bruno Cavalié; Mélanie Coiraton; Luc Pons; Marie Pouget


‘Attentive team that looks for pragmatic solutions.’

‘Racine is extremely efficient and provides excellent client service. They are fully multilingual which is essential for conducting deals for a global corporate deal working across English and French jurisdictions.’

‘Mélanie Coiraton has been excellent. Very commercially astute and practical in her advice, providing a first class service.’

Key clients

Founder of Airmob

Financière Pallas




Nou Vela consortium

Uperio Group

ETX Studio


Founders and managers of Bee2Link group

Isatis Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of Ramsey Products Corporation on its sale to Rondot Group.
  • Advised Agora in connection with the acquisition of  Mobil Concepts.
  • Advised Isatis Capital on its acquisition of a minority stake in Groupe Wiiisdom Software.

France > Private equity: Fund formation Tier 4

Racine's group specialises in the structuring of private equity funds for sponsors and management companies, fund reviews, secondary transactions, and related regulatory issues. Rima Maitrehenry heads up the team and focuses her practice on transactions involving the sale or acquisition of fund portfolios, in addition to hybrid transactions involving both fund formation and secondary transactions. Linda Bessa joined the firm from AYACHE in September 2023.

Practice head(s):

Rima Maitrehenry

Other key lawyers:


‘A team of great professionals who knows how to meet customer expectations by understanding their issues (internal and external) while adapting to the current market context. A team that knows how to work quickly and well, with constant attention to detail and an approach to researching quality in every way.’

‘Rima Mairehenry – a rapid understanding of the issues and crucial points. There is always a personalized response to each problem encountered. Real trust was quickly established.’

‘Multidisciplinary team that works harmoniously and complements each other. Responsive, attentive and innovative team (solutions, communication).’

‘Rima Maitrehenry has great knowledge and offers quality solutions.’

Key clients


Financière Arbevel


ARA Europe

Five Arrows Managers

360 Capital Partners

Omnes Capital

IVO Capital

Partech Partners

Korelya Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Go Capital on the structuring of Impact Ocean Capital, its first impact fund dedicated to financing innovative companies in the maritime economy in France.
  • Advised Smalt Capital on the structuring of its first renewable energy fund.
  • Advised IVO Capital on the structuring of its third generation of claim financing fund, which is a private debt vehicle dedicated to finance claims and arbitration proceedings.

France > Private equity: LBO Tier 4


Practice head(s):

Marie Pouget

Other key lawyers:


‘Superb private equity team.

‘Team that masters the legal and technical aspects of LBO operations.’

‘Marie Pouget is a very good professional, very available and endowed with strong technical qualities.’

‘Excellent PE / LBO team, with a great level of involvement at all levels of the hierarchy, in a well-established full services independent firm.’

‘Marie Pouget is an outstanding negotiator who is able to create consensus. She is proactive, reliable, innovative and a very smart and committed deal-maker.’

‘Marie Pouget’s team: very efficient, with perfect interaction and mastery of the subjects. Files are handled with rigor and fluidity.’

‘A top-notch team which handles complex transactions including complex equity and debt financing transactions with cross-border aspects. Marie Pouget and her team deliver top quality services and succeeded in quickly breaking through in the French private equity market. ’

‘Marie Pouget is creative, reliable, technical, business driven and quite good at negotiating. She is an easygoing person, including when it comes to work under high pressure.’

Key clients

Five Arrows

Isatis Capital

Groupe HLD

TowerBrook Capital Partners

Demeter Investment Managers

Bridgepoint Capital Development

Abenex Capital

Andera Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised TowerBrook Capital Partners on a leverage recapitalisation transaction by Sabena Technics Participation.
  • Advised Five Arrows Sustainable Investments on a secondary leveraged buyout (LBO) transaction on Financière Canella (SMRD-BAT 92’s and Harmonie’s holding) involving Andera Partners.
  • Advised Senef Soft, its founders, and its management team on the acquisition of a minority stake in the client by Isatis Capital—an independent private equity firm specialising in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) financing – accompanied with a cash-out by the founders.

France > Tax Tier 4

The broad offering of tax team at Racine includes advising on corporate tax, individual tax, litigation and tax assessments. Core areas of focus for the team are the retail, entertainment, real estate and technology sectors. Xavier Rollet, who specialises in the taxation of shareholders, family businesses and executives, transactional tax specialist Fabrice Rymarz, and tax litigator Marc Pelletier are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Xavier Rollet; Fabrice Rymarz; Marc Pelletier


‘Responsive and competent’

‘Xavier Rollet: responsive, professional, available.’

‘Xavier Rollet – our best tax lawyer in France.’

‘Great knowledge and professionalism.’

Key clients

Maus Frères

Essilor Luxottica



Olympique de Marseille


FM logistics



NW Energy


Tristan Capital Partners


ARA Europe (former InfraRed Capital Partners)

Bain Capital Credit

Weinberg Capital Partners


SUEZ Group

G.A.C. Group

Coliving Factory

Work highlights

  • Advised FASI on the tax aspects of a secondary leveraged buyout on Financière Canella (holding company of SMRD-BAT 92 and Harmonie).
  • Advised VoltAreo on tax aspects in connection with a fundraising aimed at its business’ growth.
  • Advised the founder and managers of the Bee2Link group on all tax issues in connection with its acquisition by Cosmobilis.

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs

Practice head(s):

Charles Bouffier; Eric Barbry

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

I2PO / Deezer


Deepgray Vision

Work highlights

  • Assisted and represented Deepgray Vision, an IT provider of surface inspection software solutions for the metallurgy industry, in a software and trade mark infringement case against one of its main competitors, Clecim.

The firm: Founded 40 years ago, today Racine is one of the principal independent French law firms and is capable of responding to all of a business’ needs. With 280 lawyers – including 80 partners – located throughout France in seven offices, the firm bases its practice on the complementarity of two essential values. First, outstanding technical expertise and exemplary knowledge of the law and its development. Second, a natural inclination toward innovation, the constant search for new paths and taking initiatives in ways of working that allow the firm to respond to its clients’ needs. The combination of these qualities, as well as the comprehensive and transverse practice of litigation, allow the firm to anticipate its clients’ legal issues.

Indeed, litigation has been a part of Racine’s DNA since its very foundation, and represents 50% of the firm’s activities. The firm’s internal organisation, along with its teams’ practice of working together, allow complex and cross-speciality matters to be managed in an integrated manner. The firm’s responsiveness to its clients is achieved in part through the accessibility of the firms’ partners, who are closely engaged in the matters handled by the firm.

Areas of practice
Mergers and acquisitions: mergers, disposals, acquisitions, equity investments, capital investments, venture capital, securities investment strategy, litigation, management packages, company law, private equity, and corporate financing, etc.

Tax: taxation of executives, patrimonial taxation, corporate taxation, real estate taxation, restructurings, assistance with tax audits and tax litigation, and cross-border funds flow management.

Banking/finance/insurance: structuring and arrangement of financial documentation, renegotiating bank debt and turnarounds, banking and finance litigation, banking and finance regulation, fund structuring.

Real estate/construction: real estate transactions, commercial leases, real estate development, construction, construction insurance, real estate asset management, urban planning, property taxation, and real estate financing.

Restructuring: financial restructurings, ad hoc mandates, conciliations, safeguard proceedings, judicial reorganisations, winding-up proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings, and advice and litigation.

Employment law: individual employment relationships, mobility and expatriation, employment law issues in company restructurings and distressed companies, preventing conflicts of interests and defending interests, relationships with social partners, conflict management, collective bargaining, and optimisation of compensation schemes, etc.

Competition/distribution: cartel and abuse of dominant position, merger control, state aid, distribution and commercial agreements and BtoC consumption.

IP/IT and data protection: IT, in all that concerns computing, Internet, telecommunications, IT systems security, digitalization, data protection, where the team advises on personal data protection and the deployment of the GDPR, IP, where the team acts for the protection and enhancement of the intangible assets of companies

Public law: projects financing, procurement contracts, concessions, public land transactions, town planning, environment and environmental taxation.

Agri-business: advice and litigation, organising the production and sale of agricultural products.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking - Finance - Insurance Linda Bessa, Barna Evva, David Masson, Rima Maitrehenry, Sandra Graslin-Latour, Antoine Hontebeyrie
Competition and distribution Bastien Thomas, Valérie Ledoux, Guillaume Fabre, Sophie Pasquesoone
Employment and labour Frédéric Broud, Carla Di Fazio-Perrin, Amanda Galvan, Philippe Rogez, Guillaume Thuleau ,Sarah Usunier,
Insurance Annie Berland, Emmanuelle Ménard, Emilie Buttier
IP/IT &amp, Data Protection Eric Barbry, Charles Bouffier
Litigation and arbitration Bruno Cavalié
Mergers and acquisitions/corporate law Bruno Cavalié, Jean-Christophe Beaury, Luc Pons, Mélanie Coiraton, Maud Bakouche, Bruno Laffont, Marie Pouget, Emily Pennec
Public law - Energy Thierry Gallois, Sylvain Bergès
Real estate and construction Nicolas Boytchev, Jean-Philippe Lorizon, Nelson Segundo
Restructuring Antoine Diesbecq, Laurent Jourdan, Emmanuel Laverrière
Tax Xavier Rollet, Fabrice Rymarz, Marc Pelletier
White-collar Crime, Ethic, Compliance Thibault Guillemin
Photo Name Position Profile
Frédéric Broud photo Mr Frédéric Broud Partner Co-Managing Partner since 2020
Bruno Cavalié photo Mr Bruno Cavalié Partner Founder of Racine
Guillaume  Fabre photo Mr Guillaume Fabre Partner
Laurent Jourdan photo Mr Laurent Jourdan Partner
Rima Maitrehenry photo Mrs Rima Maitrehenry Partner
Bastien Thomas photo Mr Bastien Thomas Partner
Number of partners : 80
Number of lawyers : 280
Main contact : Juliette Arnaud
Other offices : Bordeaux
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Lyon
Other offices : Marseilles
Other offices : Nantes
Other offices : Strasbourg