Firm Profile > AyacheSalama > Paris, France

AyacheSalama
47 Avenue Hoche
75008 Paris
France

Media and entertainment: Sports Tier 2

At AYACHE, tax partner Jacques Messeca is retained by major football clubs, including Paris Saint German, as well as federations and players, to provide strategic tax guidance and to advise on tax audits. Messeca, who is the co-founder of the French Association of the Sports Lawyer, has led on several takeovers and also assisted the French basketball league with the setting up of the tax impatriate regime by professional clubs.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

PREMIERE LIGUE

LIGUE NATIONALE DE RUGBY

FEDERATION FRANCAISE DE RUGBY

UNION DES CLUBS PROFESSIONNELS DE RUGBY

PARIS SAINT GERMAIN

GIRONDINS DE BORDEAUX

STADE RENNAIS

TOULOUSE FOOTBALL CLUB

FC LORIENT

CLASSICO SPORTS

ATHLETICO MARSEILLE (Football)

GFA RUMILLY (Football)

HBC Gagny (Handball)

XL SPORT

LOUIS KAWAY TOUTIN

LIGUE NATIONALE DE BASKET

PARIS VOLLEY

DAVID LUIZ

RAPHAEL VARANE

GAEL KAKUTA

TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE

EU, competition and distribution Tier 3

AYACHE has established itself as a strong merger control practice for a diverse client base, handling both domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters for French and international clients, including a number of private equity funds. The team is also highly experienced in competition litigation before the FCA, as well as follow-on actions. Practice head Frédéric Fuchs is highly experienced in merger control and competition matters at both the French and European level. Counsel Sébastien Dominguez is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Frédéric Fuchs

Other key lawyers:

Sébastien Dominguez

Testimonials

‘Unbelievably responsive and engaged.’

‘Frédéric Fuchs is very pragmatic and synthetic. He has a real talent for simplifying and resolving the most complex situations. Frédéric Fuchs and his team are very available and responsive.’

‘Very efficient and very available team.’

Key clients

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

Groupe La Dépêche du Midi (GLDM)

Groupe All

Syndicat National de l’Edition (SNE)

Laiterie Saint-Denis de l’Hôtel (LSDH)

Private equity: LBO Tier 3

Practice head(s):

Bernard Ayache; Olivier Tordjman

Key clients

ICG

Luneau Technology

FCDE

L-GAM

IK Investment Partners

TowerBrook Capital Partners

EDF Pulse Croissance

Groupe Open

Employment Tier 4

AYACHE

Practice head(s):

Caroline André-Hesse; Justine Coret

Testimonials

Very high availability and responsiveness of the team. Complete expertise in all areas of labour law.’

‘Caroline André Hesse: Ability to listen and support clients, remarkable availability.’

‘A very high level of legal expertise;  knows how to clarify all the business impacts of the human resources legal processes.’

‘Ability to work in an international framework by integrating business constraints in addition to legal constraints. Ability to anticipate consequences. A pragmatic and operational approach in evolving or contradictory legal contexts between countries.’

‘Excellent in negotiating the departure of senior executives.’

‘Justine Coret is a formidable negotiator; nothing escapes her, she can’t be fooled.’

Tax Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Bruno Erard; Jacques Messeca

Key clients

BATTISTON-VIOLEAU

EVERSHEDS SHARE SCHEME TEAM

BOLTENKO LAW

SCI COURCHELAND

PENNINGTONS MANCHES / PENNTRUST LTO

IK Investment Partners

LUNEAU TECHNOLOGIES

Ubibene/ Eduservices

ICG Infrastructure

Dentressangle

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Banking and finance, Restructuring, Employee share incentive and saving schemes Alain Levy a.levy@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Tax Bruno Erard b.erard@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity Bernard Ayache b.ayache@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Employment, Business Ethics Caroline André-Hesse c.andrehesse@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity David Ayache d.ayache@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Insolvency, Real Estate Denis Salama d.salama@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Distribution, Competition, Commercial contracts, Business Ethics Frédéric Fuchs f.fuchs@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity Grégoire Zeitoun g.zeitoun@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Banking and finance, Restructuring, Business Ethics Gwenaëlle de Kerviler g.dekerviler@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Patrimonial and international tax, Sport tax, Business Ethics Jacques Messeca j.messeca@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Litigation, White-collar crime, Business Ethics Julien Andrez j.andrez@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Employment Justine Coret j.coret@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Banking and finance Linda Bessa l.bessa@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Restructuring, , Business Ethics Marie Pouget m.pouget@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Litigation, White-collar crime, Business Ethics Michel Ayache m.ayache@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Banking and finance, Restructuring, Employee share incentive and saving schemes Olivier Tordjman o.tordjman@ayachelaw.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Photo Name Position Profile
 Caroline André-Hesse  photo Caroline André-Hesse Partner
Mr Julien Andrez  photo Mr Julien Andrez Partner
Mr Bernard Ayache  photo Mr Bernard Ayache Partner & Co-founder of the firm.
Mr Michel Ayache  photo Mr Michel Ayache Partner & co-founder of the firm.
Mr David Ayache  photo Mr David Ayache Partner.
Mrs Sandrine Benaroya  photo Mrs Sandrine Benaroya Partner.
Mrs Linda Bessa  photo Mrs Linda Bessa Partner
Mrs Justine Coret  photo Mrs Justine Coret Partner
Mr Bruno Erard  photo Mr Bruno Erard Partner.
 Frédéric Fuchs  photo Frédéric Fuchs Partner
Mr Alain Levy  photo Mr Alain Levy Partner.
Mr Jacques Messeca  photo Mr Jacques Messeca Partner
Mrs Marie Pouget  photo Mrs Marie Pouget Partner
Mr Denis Salama  photo Mr Denis Salama Partner & co-founder of the firm.
Mr Olivier Tordjman  photo Mr Olivier Tordjman Partner.
 Grégoire Zeitoun  photo Grégoire Zeitoun Partner
 Gwenaëlle de Kerviler  photo Gwenaëlle de Kerviler Partner.
Number of lawyers : 50
Number of partners : 17
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Contact : Bernard Ayache
Other offices : London*