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Dispute resolution: White-collar crime
Dispute resolution: White-collar crime - ranked: tier 3

Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés

Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés has great expertise handling criminal securities cases, defending bank managers, companies and investors. The firm is notably acting for Faurecia before the Court of Appeal requesting the cancellation of an AMF sanction for failure to fulfil disclosure obligations. The firm is also handling cases relating to fraud, corruption and favouritism in awarding public procurement contracts. Arthur Dethomas and Frédéric Peltier are the key contacts.

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EU, competition and distribution
EU, competition and distribution - ranked: tier 1

Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés

Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés's antitrust and competition team 'is unique in the sense that it provides a close and personalised service to clients through its exceptional knowledge of the field'. In recent highlights, the team obtained the lowest of the fines imposed by the FCA on the three leading manufacturers of PVC and linoleum floor covering on the grounds of price fixing and other anticompetitive practices for Gerflor, and Advent International appointed the group to advise on the antitrust aspects of the merger of its subsidiary, Oberthur Technologies, with Safran's subsidiaries, Morpho USA and Safran Identity & Security. Practice heads Olivier De Juvigny and Thibault Reymond recently saw the promotion of Ning-Ly Seng to the partnership; she 'provides exceptional legal advice and creative solutions' and is also a key name to note alongside Thibault Reymond.

Leading individuals

Olivier de Juvigny - Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés

Next Generation Partners

Ning-Ly Seng - Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés

Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés hired Nicolas Partouche from Jeantet to launch its insolvency and restructuring practice. The practice, which provides ‘very solution-oriented and reliable advice’, is regularly appointed by the judiciary representatives of debtors or creditors' to act in insolvency cases or related liability and asset recovery litigation. The five-lawyer team is also retained by debtors and other stake-holders. It is notably acting for the judicial liquidators of insolvent company Agripole, and assisted Polycor with acquiring certain assets of Rocamat.

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Mergers and acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions - ranked: tier 4

Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés

Next Generation Partners

Benoit Marpeau - Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés

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France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation
Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation - ranked: tier 2

Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés

Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés is retained by investment funds, banks and companies. The firm has extensive experience handling cases dealing with major public takeover offers, as well as financial communication, market abuse, insider dealing and other regulatory enforcement cases. It is representing Deloitte as statutory auditor in a lawsuit with EuropaCorp following the issuance of a warning on the company's annual accounts which might have resulted in a drop in share prices. The firm is also acting for Faurecia before the Court of Appeal to challenge an AMF sanction for the failure to fulfil disclosure obligations. Arthur Dethomas and Frédéric Peltier are seasoned litigators.

Next Generation Partners

Arthur Dethomas  - Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés

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Dispute resolution: commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 2

Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés

Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés is highly recommended when it comes to financial, corporate, shareholder conflict and other complex cases. The firm is instructed by leading French and international private equity houses, and recently managed several high-profile insolvency-related matters. It is notably representing BTSG and Mandataires Judiciaires Associés as liquidators of the Agripole group in ten liability lawsuits against the companies’ auditors. The firm is also acting for Amundi, Primonial and Predica in a dispute relating to the enforcement of representations and warranties following a €1.2bn acquisition. Finally, the firm is also handling commercial litigation and antitrust follow-on cases. ICG, Apax Partners, Wendel and Newfund Capital are clients. Arthur Dethomas and Frédéric Peltier are highly regarded.

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