Firm Profile > AYACHE > Paris, France
47 Avenue Hoche
AYACHE > The Legal 500 Rankings
AyacheSalama 's tax partner Jacques Messeca is adviser to major football players and clubs, such as football club Paris Saint-Germain and the French Premier League, as well as to several other sport federations, including the French rugby and basketball leagues. He provides strategic tax guidance and also advises clients on tax audits.
‘The firm is an expert in tax and sports law. It provides excellent and accurate information to clients and is really responsive.’
‘Jacques Messeca is friendly, responsive, available and extremely professional.’
LIGUE NATIONALE DE RUGBY
FEDERATION FRANCAISE DE RUGBY
PARIS SAINT GERMAIN
LOUIS KAWAY TOUTIN
LIGUE NATIONALE DE BASKET
TOULOUSE FOOTBALL CLUB
GIRONDINS DE BORDEAUX
Employment Tier 3
AyacheSalama's five-lawyer team regularly advises on business transfer, M&A and mass redundancy restructuring projects. The practice also handles litigation and advises on working time, the negotiation of collective agreements and remuneration issues. French and international companies are clients. Caroline André-Hesse and Justine Coret, who made partner in 2019, co-head the practice.
ICG (Intermediate Capital Group)
AyacheSalama stands out through its strong expertise in domestic and multi-jurisdictional merger control filing work. Headed by Frédéric Fuchs, the three-lawyer team recently advised on the merger control aspects of several major transactions, such as assisting Clarins with the sale of certain of its activities, including the sale of brands Azzaro and Mugler to L’Oréal. The firm also takes on domestic antitrust work. Counsel Sébastien Dominguez is the other key member.
‘The team is experienced in merger control and antitrust proceedings, pleasant and efficient.’
‘Frédéric Fuchs and counsel Sébastien Dominguez are quick-thinking and efficient and well able to defend their clients’ interests in dealings with the competition authorities.’
‘Frédéric Fuchs is close to his clients, transparent and very responsive.’
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC)
Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)
Groupe La Dépêche du Midi (GLDM)
Syndicat National de l’Edition (SNE)
Laiterie Saint-Denis de l’Hôtel (LSDH)
Monnaie de Paris
Grand Paris Aménagement
Ministère de la transition écologique
AYACHE > Firm Profile
The firm: AYACHE (f/k/a AyacheSalama) is a leading independent French business law firm established nearly 30 years ago. The firm advises and represents French and foreign clients in a wide range of legal areas. The firm’s client base mainly comprises groups and companies operating in the industrial sector, investment banks, financial institutions and private equity funds. The firm provides efficient and personalised services tailored to the specific needs of each client.
Areas of practice: AYACHE is equipped to deal with all aspects of domestic and international corporate transactions, whether relating to M&A, banking and finance, or restructuring matters. The firm is ranked as one of the best independent French firms involved in private equity.
The firm has expertise in the following areas:
Private equity: AYACHE is well known for its LBO practice, particularly advising sponsors. It is also very active in turnaround, growth capital and venture capital transactions.
Banking and finance: The firm’s banking and finance practice covers a wide range of areas: credit agreement (bilateral and syndicated),acquisition finance (senior and mezzanine), asset finance, project finance, international trade finance, debt restructuring in the context of turnarounds, real estate financing and derivatives.
Litigation: The firm has considerable expertise relating to banking and financial disputes, securities litigation, and commercial and post-acquisition disputes, as well as white-collar crime.
Tax: Tax lawyers at the firm have solid and recognised experience in both domestic and international company and private tax law.
Competition/distribution/commercial contracts: This practice has first-ranking expertise for antitrust and merger control matters, both at French and EU levels. It also handles distribution and commercial law work.
Labour: This team is particularly active in the following areas: individual and collective labour relation, social security and social protection issues. It has also developed a particular recognised knowhow in M&A and restructuring operations.
Employee share incentive and saving schemes: This department provides customised advice and assistance in order to set up share incentive and saving schemes which are appropriate to each of its clients’ expectations.
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Banking and finance, Restructuring, Employee share incentive and saving schemes||Alain Levyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Tax||Bruno Erardemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity||Bernard Ayachefirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Employment, Business Ethics||Caroline André-Hesseemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity||David Ayachefirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Insolvency, Real Estate||Denis Salamaemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Distribution, Competition, Commercial contracts, Business Ethics||Frédéric Fuchsfirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity||Grégoire Zeitounemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Banking and finance, Restructuring, Business Ethics||Gwenaëlle de Kervilerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Patrimonial and international tax, Sport tax, Business Ethics||Jacques Messecaemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Litigation, White-collar crime, Business Ethics||Julien Andrezfirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Employment||Justine Coretemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Banking and finance||Linda Bessafirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Restructuring, , Business Ethics||Marie Pougetemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Litigation, White-collar crime, Business Ethics||Michel Ayachefirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Banking and finance, Restructuring, Employee share incentive and saving schemes||Olivier Tordjmanemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity||Sandrine Benaroyafirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Caroline André-Hesse||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Julien Andrez||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr David Ayache||Partner.||View Profile|
|Mr Bernard Ayache||Partner & Co-founder of the firm.||View Profile|
|Mr Michel Ayache||Partner & co-founder of the firm.||View Profile|
|Mrs Sandrine Benaroya||Partner.||View Profile|
|Mrs Linda Bessa||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Justine Coret||Partner||View Profile|
|Gwenaëlle De Kerviler||Partner.||View Profile|
|Mr Bruno Erard||Partner.||View Profile|
|Frédéric Fuchs||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Alain Levy||Partner.||View Profile|
|Mr Jacques Messeca||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Marie Pouget||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Denis Salama||Partner & co-founder of the firm.||View Profile|
|Mr Olivier Tordjman||Partner.||View Profile|
|Mr Grégoire Zeitoun||Partner||View Profile|