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Racine

40 RUE DE COURCELLES, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 44 82 43 00
Fax:
Fax +33 1 44 82 43 43
Email:
Web:
www.racine.eu
Bordeaux, Brussels, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris and 2 more

The firm: Founded over 35 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 210 lawyers – including 68 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.

Agri-business: organising the production and sale of agricultural products, advice and litigation, regulation and control, bylaw management, operating agreement drafting, managing administrative restrictions, and assistance in developing farming operations, etc.

Banking and finance: command of financing schemes and documentation (structuring and tax optimisation, drafting and negotiating financing documents), renegotiating bank debt and turnarounds, and banking and finance litigation.

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

Public law: public/private contracts, state aid, community subsidies, regulated professions and activities, administrative authorisations, urban planning, public procurement and concessions, public property, environment and environmental tax, customs, transportation and logistics.

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.

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.

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.

  • Other offices
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  • Bordeaux
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  • Brussels
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  • Lyon
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  • Marseilles
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  • Nantes
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  • Strasbourg
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  • Number of lawyers: 210
  • at this office: 83
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Member
  • TAGLaw
  • Eurojuris
  • OMNIA

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