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Veil Jourde
75008 PARIS

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 2

Veil Jourde is chiefly known for its litigation practice and acts for a prominent client base of French and international industrial groups, CAC 40 companies, as well as banks and investment funds. The large and highly experienced team is entrusted to deal with strategic and complex cases, spanning commercial, civil, corporate and criminal proceedings. The practice is currently handling a diverse caseload encompassing Covid-related M&A disputes, insolvency, unfair competition and high-stakes international disputes. Georges JourdePierre-François VeilEric Deubel and Emmanuel Rosenfeld are key names and Corinne Valery Masson is another key contributor. Gaspard Lundwall left the firm in early 2024.

Practice head(s):

Jean Veil; Georges Jourde; Emmanuel Rosenfeld; Pierre François Veil; Eric Deubel; Marie Errera; Corinne Valery Masson


‘Efficient team, very good knowledge of the legal sector concerned, fluid and simple relationships.’

‘Highly qualified and professional team.’

‘Eric Deubel is an outstanding lawyer.’

Key clients

Société Générale and subsidiaries






Crédit Foncier

Circles Group


Le Figaro


Crédit Agricole Leasing & Factoring


Work highlights

  • Representing the main investors in the failure of the “Smart Treso” securitisation fund.
  • Successfully advised investment fund Montefiore against Abenex in a dispute linked to the Cruiseline acquisition during the Covid-19 crisis.

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 3

Veil Jourde's white-collar criminal practice relies on the expertise of a senior team capable of handling a range of cases. The team assists a prominent client base, comprising top companies and senior executives including top banks and a leading luxury goods brand, and is currently acting in several of France’s most high-profile cases in relation to moral harassment and tax fraud. The practice also regularly handles sensitive matters pertaining to the political sphere defending elected figures and public servants. Jean Veil is an authority in the market. Also involved are Georges JourdeEmmanuel RosenfeldPierre-François Veil and François Esclatine  . Gaspard Lundwall and  François Esclatine left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Jean Veil; Georges Jourde; Emmanuel Rosenfeld; Pierre François Veil


‘Very professional and available team. ’

‘The firm is made up of experienced jurists and lawyers as well as young talents in the making who are familiar with new modes of operation.’

Key clients


SNCF Réseau


Société Générale



Didier Lombard

Kim Kardashian

France > Employment Tier 4

Veil Jourde

Practice head(s):

Pauline Larroque-Daran

Other key lawyers:

Marine Guille; Ismaël Kone


‘The team proved to be very available, motivated and united, in addition to its technical competence.’

‘Personal support throughout the negotiations is emphasized. ’

‘A very well-organized team in terms of planning/distribution of tasks, and diverse in their profiles.’

‘Extremely clear, direct and effective communication to help us in decision-making. Expertise acquired in our very specific sector of activity. A consistent, efficient, responsive service in all circumstances with an unrivaled sense of customer service. ’

‘Pauline Larroque Daran is a real star – always perfectly prepared, charismatic and focused on getting things done. For sure a first-choice lawyer in terms of labour law in France.’

‘Pauline Larroque-Daran was very strategic and very creative/imaginative in the solutions proposed. She offered us a particularly astute and effective action plan. She is not afraid to take clear and decided positions. In the mode of collaboration, she is very accessible, modern in her approach and takes care of her clients. We really have the feeling of being her only clients given the time and energy she puts into our files.’

‘An innovative team, particularly in terms of monitoring. A responsive team on all subjects. A team always attentive to operational issues. ’

‘We are extremely satisfied with the service provided by the Veil Jourde firm on the social aspect. The team led by Pauline Larroque-Daran stands out for its dynamism, its availability but also for its sense of pedagogy and its pragmatism. They continually adapt to our requests, to the company culture and know how to be the interlocutors of choice both for experts (HR team) and for our business teams or our general management. ’

Key clients

Aviv Group

Wielton Group

Monoprix Group

Star service group group

Lfpi group

Idia capital investment

Socadif capital investment

Cremonini group

5asec group

Sofren energy group

San Marina

Geesinknorba Group

Potel & Chabot Group

Work highlights

  • Advised San Marina during its judicial reorganisation, implementing two massive redundancy plans (210 and 660 employees).
  • Assisted Star Service Group in structuring and the social consequences of the merger and transfer of approximately 600 employees.  
  • Advised LFPI Group on the acquisition of the entire stake of Dentressangle in IFOP.

France > Insolvency Tier 4

Headed by Eugénie Amri, the insolvency practice at Veil Jourde assists a client base consisting of debtors facing financial difficulties, managers, shareholders, investors, and creditors, in all business sectors, covering a broad range of restructuring mandates. The team’s work includes amicable and confidential proceedings, financial restructurings, collective proceedings, and related litigation, regularly working alongside the M&A and finance departments to provide the expertise and specialist skills needed to effectively manage cases.

Practice head(s):

Eugénie Amri


‘Eugénie Amri demonstrated exceptional professionalism through her availability, the clarity of her reports, and the relevance of her advice. Even in difficult situations, occasional for us and habitual for her, she remains very calm, calm in her judgments and recommendations, without unnecessary catastrophising but by proportionally alerting her clients of the risks involved.’

‘Professional, efficient and attentive to clients. One of the best teams of lawyers in business restructuring.’

‘Tight and a very dynamic team.’

‘Pragmatic and efficient solutions of the highest quality. They are an extremely professional and reactive team, guiding us at all times.’

‘Eugénie Amri possesses exceptional expertise. Her knowledge is impressive, and in addition to the solution-oriented advice, the quality of the results is outstanding.’

‘The team is always available, always adapt to our situations and do not hesitate to go the extra mile.’

‘Eugénie Amri is professional. She follows the files very closely and her opinions and advice are always relevant.’

Key clients

San Marina

Yano Group

Région Réunion and Sematra

France Cacao

Coiffure de la Madeleine

Numsight Consulting France

Lagardère Média

Alpine Aluminium

Work highlights

  • Advised SAN MARINA regarding the opening and conduct of its reorganisation proceedings and its judicial liquidation proceedings.
  • Advised the Région Réunion and SEMATRA, the reference shareholder of Air Austral, in the shareholding and financial restructuring of Air Austral and the arrival of new investors.
  • Advising YANO GROUP, a Japanese industrial group, on its investment in Titan Aviation and Groupe Pourprix, those two French companies being under reorganisation proceedings.

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Pierre Deval; François de Navailles; Géraud Saint Guilhem; Laurent Jobert


‘Very close to its customers, very attentive, extremely available. ’

‘Competent, pragmatic, available and nice to work with’.

‘Laurent Jobert is an excellent adviser’.

Key clients

Jacquet Metal Service












Latour Capital

Perceva Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Jacquet Metals on its various strategic cross border acquisitions.
  • Advised Région Réunion and SEMATRA, the reference shareholder of Air Austral holding 99% of its share capital, in the shareholding and financial restructuring of Air Austral.
  • Advised Cosmobilis during the reinvestment of managers on the occasion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Bee2Link from Bridgepoint funds and managers and shareholders.

France > Private equity: LBO Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Géraud Saint Guilhem; Laurent Jobert

Key clients




Perceva Capital



Latour Capital




CDC (Caisse des dépôts et consignations)

UI Investissement

LVMH Luxury Ventures (LLV)

Work highlights

  • Advised LFPI on the acquisition by LBO of IFOP, bought from Dentressangle.
  • Advised Cosmobilis on the complex acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Bee2Link from Bridgepoint funds, managers and shareholders, with a reinvestment of managers.
  • Advised Equancy’s founders on the sale to European Digital Group.

France > Administrative and public law Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Maxime Seno

Other key lawyers:


‘Availability and ability to respond quickly to requests.’

‘Excellent knowledge. Sound and relevant advice.’

‘Very responsive; analyses are always very thorough and precise.’

‘Maxime Seno and Livia Elshoud are very proactive and very professional. Proactive, the team is up to date with the latest case law developments. ’

Key clients

Galileo Global Education


Région Centre Val de Loire


France Education International


Travel Planet

Agence Nationale des Chèques Vacances



Work highlights

  • Advised Galileo on public law issues linked to the buying of shares of Qualium in Emlyon.
  • Advised Région Centre Val de Loire in the set-up of the first TSDI contract (Perpetual Subordinated Loans and Notes) dealt by a governmental body in France.
  • Advising SEMMARIS (state-owned company in charge of the Marché de Rungis) on the development of a new food hall in the north of Région Ile-de-France.

France > Tax Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Benoît Gréteau


‘Benoit Greteau finds a solution.’

Key clients






Fnac Darty




Boehringer Ingelheim


Ariane (family office)


Arts & Biens (family office)

Smart Adserver – Equativ

Thai Union

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

French National Olympic Committee

Société Générale

Crédit Agricole and its subsidiaries

Work highlights

  • Advised the target and Maincare’s managers on the sale of Maincare by Montagu’s funds to Docaposte (subsidiary of La Poste), especially with respect to the negotiation and structuring of the conditions of exit and reinvestment in Docaposte.
  • Advised Equativ and its managers on the company’s 3rd LBO (acquisition of a majority ownership by Bridgepoint, increase in the shareholding held by the managers).
  • Advised a key manager and shareholder on the acquisition of Cryptosense by SandboxAQ, a US company.

Fostering your growth, Dealing with your legal challenges, Defending your interest 

Veil Jourde is a major business law firm in France and abroad 

Whether you are a listed or non-listed company, a financial player an entrepreneur or a top executive, we have been committed to supporting you projects and defending you interests for over 30 years.

Since it was founded in 1990, on the joint initiative of Georges Jourde and Jean Veil, the firm has built its reputation on the blend of complex litigation and M&A advisory services.

Today, our multi-disciplinary teams of over 70 lawyers rely on this dual approach to ensure that your cases are dealt with in a unique way.

The stability of this approach has enabled the firm to build on its consolidated experience and recognised expertise and to rank among the leading French law firms.

Expertise & Practice areas: 

Litigation: The Litigation and Dispute resolution is the key and historic activity of Veil Jourde. Its practice concerns civil and commercial litigation, white-collar crime, M&A related litigation, financial files, shareholders’ conflicts, stock exchange litigation, regulation authorities (AMF…), contracts, liability, distribution law – n particular selective distribution & trademarks-, arbitration, mediation, multi-juridictionnal files. Veil Jourde counts per year about 350 new litigation cases, complex and often cross-cuttings (including several aspects of law).

M&A – Private Equity: The M&A team are principally recognized for its ability to handle all sorts of transactions and to provide innovative and business oriented solutions. The department is also known for its expertise in complex and delicate transactions with litigation potential. Recognized in the field of securities law, industrial M&A and private equity, the department is regularly involved in all types of transactions, including: Disposals and acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies, public offerings, LBO, Venture capital, financing and refinancing deals, corporate restructuring, partial contributions of assets, corporate law and legal monitoring of listed companies, corporate governance…

Employment: The team provides social law as expertise as a daily support to companies in the management of their social relations and in the implementation of technical legal operations (restructuring, professional elections…). It works in support of operations (merger-acquisition, LBO, etc.) in order to highlight the social aspects and anticipate the social consequences of these operations.

Restructuring, Insolvency, Bankruptcy: The restructuring and insolvency proceedings practice is an historical activity of the firm. The firm has been invested in this activity since the beginning of the 90’s, ithas been supported all the trends of the area and has been consulted on all the complex matters seen in Paris. The partners and their teams are very active and very renowned, both with the companies and the receivers or the courts. Its strong reputation is also due to an excellent knowledge of the market’s players: commercial courts, judicial receivers and creditors representatives, financial experts, auditors, transitional managers…

Tax law: The tax team advises and assists a clientele of companies, French or foreign, regardless of their field of activity, on the tax implications of their operations. Lawyers intervene on the transactions of disposals or acquisitions, LBO and prior or subsequent restructurings. In particular, it provides expertise in the structuring, both national and international, of financial flows within groups and, where appropriate, in the negotiation and obtaining of tax approvals. The team assists managers in adjustments, assistance to taxation control and audits, tax disputes (proceedings before administrative courts in particular) and on wealth tax planning.

Real Estate – Urban Planning – Environment : With a team of lawyers with a wide range of skills, we advise all players in the real estate sector, including investors, investment funds, property companies, developers and planners, as well as users, on the development of their real estate projects. We also work with local authorities. With a team trained in both private and public law, we can provide relevant expertise in advice and litigation before the courts and administrative tribunals.

Finance: The Finance team acts for lenders or borrowers clients, but also in support of the M&A, private equity, tax, real estate and restructuring teams  department in its field of expertise:  Structured finance (acquisition finance, project finance and real estate finance) ; Factoring and other working capital financing ; Debt restructuring ; Regulatory aspects of banking and financial activities ; Payment services. The Financing team has also developed an innovative experience in alternative currencies.

Intellectual Property, medias & new technologies: Our practice applies to all areas of intellectual property, media and new technologues law. It covers, both in advisory and in litigation, copyright and related rights, trademarks, designs and models, database and personal data rights, defamation and e-reputation.

Department Name Email Telephone
management comity Eric Deubel +33 1 56 69 56 69
management comity Benoît Gréteau +33 1 56 69 55 70
management comity Laurent Jobert +33 1 56 69 56 16
management comity Jean Veil + 33 1 56 69 56 09
Photo Name Position Profile
Eugénie Amri photo Eugénie Amri Partner –  Restructuring department
Nicolas  Brault photo Nicolas Brault Partner – Intellectual and Industrial Property department
Eric Deubel photo Eric Deubel Partner – Litigation department
Pierre  Deval photo Pierre Deval Partner –  M&A Private Equity department
Louise  Duvernois  photo Louise Duvernois Partner –  Real Estate, Urban planning, Environment department
Benoît  Gréteau photo Benoît Gréteau Partner, tax department
Laurent  Jobert photo Laurent Jobert Partner – M&A Private Equity department
Georges Jourde photo Georges Jourde Co-founder – Partner Litigation department, Restructuring department
Pauline Larroque-Daran photo Pauline Larroque-Daran Partner – Employment department
Hervé Pillard photo Hervé Pillard Partner – Financing department
Véronique  Prévôt-Leygonie photo Véronique Prévôt-Leygonie Partner –  Real Estate, Urban planning, Environment department
Matthieu Ragot photo Matthieu Ragot Partner – Public and regulatory department
Vincent  Ramel  photo Vincent Ramel Partner – M&A Private Equity department
Emmanuel Rosenfeld photo Emmanuel Rosenfeld Partner –  Litigation department, Real Estate department
Géraud  Saint Guilhem photo Géraud Saint Guilhem Partner –  M&A Private Equity department, Restructuring department
Carol  Santoni  photo Carol Santoni Partner – Real Estate, Urban planning, Environment department
Maxime Seno photo Maxime Seno Partner –  Public & Regulatory department
Corinne  Vallery-Masson photo Corinne Vallery-Masson Partner – Litigation department
Pierre-François Veil photo Pierre-François Veil Partner –  Litigation department, Restructuring department
Jean Veil photo Jean Veil Co-founder – Partner Litigation department, M&A Private Equity department
Gabriel  d'Amécourt  photo Gabriel d'Amécourt Partner – M&A Private Equity department
Maxime de Guillenchmidt photo Maxime de Guillenchmidt Partner – Litigation department
François  de Navailles photo François de Navailles Partner –  M&A Private Equity department
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