VGG & Associés > Paris, France > Firm Profile

VGG & Associés
75116 PARIS

France > Tax Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Yann Grolleaud


‘The VGG firm has an immense mastery of taxation, in particular on M&A subjects, and supports us on complex projects with an approach that is both innovative in the schemes to be implemented, but also very pragmatic and operational, which brings us great comfort. ’

‘Yann Grolleaud has our complete trust. He listens and provides high quality advice.’

Key clients

Lov Group

FL Entertainment

Geneo Capital

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 6

Practice head(s):

Frédéric Grillier; Pascale Girard


‘Experience, quality of lawyers and ease at explaining complex points.’

‘Frédéric Grillier: expertise, clarity, efficiency.’

Key clients


Leroy Merlin

Stéphane Courbit’s companies

The Courtin-Clarins family group


Hachette Livre

Bio C’ Bon

Groupe Bordeaux Nord Aquitaine

La Française des Jeux

Abénex Capital



Geneo Capital

The firm: VGG & Associés is an independent law firm founded in 2013.

Areas of practice: VGG & Associés assists its clients in France and abroad, in the definition and implementation of their business growth and reorganisation transactions.

The firm’s partners advise public and private organisations, including family-owned groups, in the context of complex or strategic transactions. The firm has particular expertise in corporate governance and a great knowledge of tax issues.

When a transaction requires assistance from an outside firm, VGG & Associés is able to select among a selection of French and foreign first-tier counterparts, choosing the firm which will be the best fit for each client’s unique needs.

VGG & Associés is recognised as a leading firm in the following areas of expertise: mergers and acquisitions, takeover bids, corporate restructuring, capital market, shareholders agreements, corporate governance, transaction tax, patrimonial taxation, tax litigation.

The search for excellence, the requirement of ethical and collegial involvement of partners are among the main values of the firm.

Mergers and acquisitions: M&A transactions are at the heart of VGG & Associés’s expertise. The firm is recognised as a market-leading firm in respect of M&A transactions as well as in respect of related tax matters. The firm advises both French and foreign industrial or commercial groups, whether privately owned or publicly listed, as well as investment funds, in respect of the M&A transaction in France as well as abroad. The scope of the firm’s expertise encompasses acquisitions, takeover offers, mergers, as well as joint ventures. The firm has equally developed leading expertise advising family-owned groups, which it supports at all stages of their development. The unique complementarity between its partners enables the firm to act with the same level of expertise and quality in respect of public transactions (public tender offers or public exchange offers) as well as in respect of private transactions (including private equity deals).

Capital markets: VGG & Associés’s practice spans every aspect of capital market transactions: initial public offering, equity capital increases, issue of convertible bonds and private placements.

Corporate governance: the firm has a strong reputation in connection with day-to-day assistance to listed companies in respect of corporate governance and financial market regulation. As such, it assists companies which are members of the CAC 40 and SBF 120 indexes in respect of regulatory requirements as well as in respect of the preparation and holding of board and shareholders’ meetings. It also advise management bodies in respect of governance rules. VGG & Associés has equally developed special expertise advising family-owned groups which it supports at all stages of their development. In this respect, the firm acts as trusted advisor to directors, management teams, shareholders or family-owned groups in respect of issues related to governance as well as allocation of political and economic rights. The firm has recognised experience and offers a fully integrated expertise covering both corporate law, tax law and civil law issues. Finally, the firm is frequently asked to advise investment funds or managers in the context of the structuring, implementation or restructuring of management packages or incentive compensation plans.

Tax matters: VGG & Associés has market leading practice and experience in respect of tax issues associated with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and LBO transactions. The tax team works closely with the M&A partners on domestic and cross-border transactions and has extensive experience in the structuring of M&A deals including in the negotiation of pre-transaction rulings from French tax authorities in the context of complex and innovative transactions. The firm also provides tax advice on all aspects of individual and patrimonial taxation, including management incentive plans. Finally, the team regularly assists and represents its clients during tax audits and investigations, as well as in pre-litigation and litigation matters in front of tax authorities and state courts.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions / Capital markets / Corporate governance Pascale Girard +33 (0)1 56 89 40 00
Mergers and acquisitions / Corporate governance Frédéric Grillier +33 (0)1 56 89 40 00
Tax matters / Corporate governance Yann Grolleaud +33 (0)1 56 89 40 00
Photo Name Position Profile
Yann Grolleaud  photo Maitre Yann Grolleaud  Partner
Number of partners : 3
Number of associates : 6
Club DCF
IACF (Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux)
International Bar Association
Droit and Commerce