Firm Profile > AyacheSalama > Paris, France
47 Avenue Hoche
AyacheSalama > The Legal 500 Rankings
Employment Tier 3
AyacheSalama is praised for its ‘availability, the quality of its support and for being close to its clients’. Headed by Caroline André-Hesse, the four-lawyer team acts for high-profile domestic and international companies. It recently advised on several key matters including on restructuring and mass redundancy projects, as well as on senior executives' departures. Counsel Justine Coret is also noted.
The competition and antitrust offering at AyacheSalama is prominent in the M&A and private equity space and recently strengthened its ranks on the public law front with the arrival of Fleur Jourdan from Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.. The key names to note within the department are practice head Frédéric Fuchs and counsel Sébastien Dominguez; the pair recently acted for Axéréal as buyer on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of competitor Agri-Négoce. In other highlights, the group notified the European Commission on behalf of Groupe Prosol as vendor of the Grand Frais group to Ardian, and represented a variety of clients in appeals against FCA decisions with regard to complaints of anticompetitive practices lodged by competitors.
Insolvency Tier 4
AyacheSalama has particularly strong expertise in acting for banks and creditors in debt restructuring cases and also handles insolvency matters. Denis Salama, Olivier Tordjman, Alain Levy, Bernard Ayache and finance expert Gwenaëlle de Kerviler are the main contacts.
AyacheSalama fields Jacques Messeca to assist a broad client roster in the sports world with tax issues arising from the organisation of major events, the acquisition of licences, player transactions and employment matters. The group continues to advise longstanding client Première Ligue and recently assisted with the setting up of a corporate entity designed to improve the domestic and international development of the French football league; the National Rugby League also instructed the team to handle the tax issues arising from the installment of a new image rights scheme in the context of new legislation in France.
AyacheSalama > Firm Profile
The firm: AyacheSalama is a leading independent French business law firm established more than 25 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: AyacheSalama 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: AyacheSalama 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||Bernard Ayacheemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Banking and finance, Restructuring, Employee share incentive and saving schemes||Olivier Tordjmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Banking and finance, Restructuring, Employee share incentive and saving schemes||Alain Levyemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Tax||Bruno Erardfirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Patrimonial and international tax, Sport tax||Jacques Messecaemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Litigation, White-collar crime||Michel Ayachefirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Labour||Justine Coretemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Public Law||Fleur Jourdanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Labour||Caroline André-Hesseemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Insolvency, Real Estate||Denis Salamafirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Banking and finance, Restructuring||Gwenaëlle de Kervileremail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity||Sandrine Benaroyafirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity||Grégoire Zeitounemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Distribution, Competition, Commercial contracts||Frédéric Fuchsfirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Restructuring,||Marie Pougetemail@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity||David Ayachefirstname.lastname@example.org||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Banking and finance||Linda email@example.com||+33 1 58 05 38 05|
|Mme Caroline André-Hesse||View Profile|
|Mr Bernard Ayache||View Profile|
|Mr David Ayache||View Profile|
|Mr Michel Ayache||View Profile|
|Mrs Sandrine Benaroya||View Profile|
|Mrs Linda Bessa||View Profile|
|Mrs Justine Coret||View Profile|
|Mr Bruno Erard||View Profile|
|Mr Frédéric Fuchs||View Profile|
|Mrs Fleur Jourdan||View Profile|
|Mr Alain Levy||View Profile|
|Mr Jacques Messeca||View Profile|
|Mrs Marie Pouget||View Profile|
|Mr Denis Salama||View Profile|
|Mr Olivier Tordjman||View Profile|
|Mr Grégoire Zeitoun||View Profile|
|Mrs Gwenaëlle de Kerviler||View Profile|