Firm Profile > AyacheSalama > Paris, France

AyacheSalama
47 Avenue Hoche
75008 Paris
France

Media and entertainment: Sports Tier 2

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.

Practice head(s):

Jacques Messeca

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

PREMIERE LIGUE

LIGUE NATIONALE DE RUGBY

FEDERATION FRANCAISE DE RUGBY

UCPR

PARIS SAINT GERMAIN

CLASSICO SPORTS

XL SPORT

LOUIS KAWAY TOUTIN

LIGUE NATIONALE DE BASKET

DAVID LUIZ

DEMBA BA

RAPHAEL VARANE

GAEL KAKUTA

LASSANA DIARRA

HOUSSEM AOUAR

PARIS VOLLEY

TOULOUSE FOOTBALL CLUB

FC LORIENT

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.

Practice head(s):

Caroline André-Hesse ; Justine Coret

Key clients

IDEMIA

Lagardère Active

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

AyacheSalama

Practice head(s):

Michel Ayache

Key clients

Ceetrus

UGC

ICG (Intermediate Capital Group)

Azulis Capital

Consolis

AUREL BGC

Groupe Soufflet

Eurotitrisation

Picard

EU, competition and distribution Tier 4

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.

Practice head(s):

Frédéric Fuchs

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Clarins

Galeries Lafayette

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC)

Concorde Finance

Tenergie

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

GIE Notimo

Amplifon

Groupe La Dépêche du Midi (GLDM)

Groupe All

Syndicat National de l’Edition (SNE)

Laiterie Saint-Denis de l’Hôtel (LSDH)

Administrative and public law Tier 5

AyacheSalama

Practice head(s):

Fleur Jourdan

Key clients

Vinci Autoroute

Lime

SOGARIS

Kapten

Monnaie de Paris

APEX 2100

CDC Habitat

Groupe Duval

Atelier Médicis

Weaving group

Groupe EDH

Grand Paris Aménagement

Eric Kayser

Vixtechnology

SEMAEST

Ministère de la transition écologique

CRH

Tax Tier 5

AyacheSalama

Practice head(s):

Bruno Erard; Jacques Messeca

Key clients

Battiston-Violea

Eversheds Sutherland

Boltenko Law

Courcheland

Penningtons Manches Cooper

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity Bernard Ayache b.ayache@ayachesalama.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@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Banking and finance, Restructuring, Employee share incentive and saving schemes Alain Levy a.levy@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Tax Bruno Erard b.erard@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Patrimonial and international tax, Sport tax Jacques Messeca j.messeca@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Litigation, White-collar crime Michel Ayache m.ayache@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Labour Justine Coret j.coret@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Public Law Fleur Jourdan f.jourdan@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Labour Caroline André-Hesse c.andrehesse@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Insolvency, Real Estate Denis Salama d.salama@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Banking and finance, Restructuring Gwenaëlle de Kerviler g.dekerviler@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity Sandrine Benaroya s.benaroya@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity Grégoire Zeitoun g.zeitoun@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Distribution, Competition, Commercial contracts Frédéric Fuchs f.fuchs@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity, Restructuring, Marie Pouget m.pouget@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Mergers and acquisitions, Private equity David Ayache d.ayache@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Banking and finance Linda bessa l.bessa@ayachesalama.com +33 1 58 05 38 05
Photo Name Position Profile
Mme Caroline André-Hesse  photo Mme Caroline André-Hesse Partner
Mr Bernard Ayache  photo Mr Bernard Ayache Partner & Co-founder of the firm.
Mr David Ayache  photo Mr David Ayache Partner.
Mr Michel Ayache  photo Mr Michel Ayache Partner & co-founder of the firm.
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.
Mr Frédéric Fuchs  photo Mr Frédéric Fuchs Partner
Mrs Fleur Jourdan  photo Mrs Fleur Jourdan 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.
Mr Grégoire Zeitoun  photo Mr Grégoire Zeitoun Partner
Mrs Gwenaëlle de Kerviler  photo Mrs Gwenaëlle de Kerviler Partner.
Number of lawyers : 48
Number of partners : 17
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Contact : Bernard Ayache
Other offices : London*