Piotraut Giné Avocats (PGA) > Paris, France > Firm Profile

Piotraut Giné Avocats (PGA)
75116 PARIS

France > Private equity: LBO Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Piotraut Raphaël; Giné François


‘A team oriented towards “deal-making”. Employees very committed to customer service, with excellent responsiveness.’

‘Very efficient, responsive and well-coordinated team.’

‘François Gine: efficient, concise, deal maker, very responsive. Explains clearly and simply. Reassured on the critical points. Finds solutions.’

‘Pïotraut Giné Avocats was solicited within the framework of a merger/backing operation via a relationship with an investment bank. Two people have been dedicated to our operation, including Mr Giné, a partner, which is a sign of strong commitment.’

‘We appreciated the initial presentation of the methodology that will be used and the related costs. This first exchange was very constructive from the start, not being limited to a “simple” exchange of respectful introductions. This was decisive in the choice of the firm.’

‘The partners are efficient, listen to you, are precise, avoid possible dispersions and make summaries which make it possible to ensure that the main difficulties are dealt with and well dealt with. They really work on your file and if they don’t write themselves, proofread the documents in detail and make sure that the additions and modifications are complete, relevant and well written.’

‘The team is young, friendly and involved. They know how to take into account the particular requirements of responsiveness, rigor and combativeness necessary for LBOs, with the tact to avoid becoming a deal breaker. We consider them among the very first on these subjects. Especially since their rates are adjusted and fixed.’

‘Raphaël Piotraut and Suzanne de Carvalho particularly won us over.’

Key clients

Hélène Linard Cabinet Linard Charbonnel


Momentum Invest


Digital Value


UI Investissement


SAT France

Food & Baverage






Alliance Entreprendre







Global Media Sante

Crédit Mutuel Equity



Work highlights

  • Advised the founders and majority shareholders of JDDG on the acquisition via LBO of Tiepolo with Andera as sponsor.
  • Advised the PE Fund Food And Beverage on the LBO regarding the company Fromagerie Terre d’Or.
  • Advised the PE Fund UI Investissement on the LBO regarding the company Omnitrans.

France > Tax

Piotraut Giné Avocats (PGA) hired Arnaud Viard in 2020 to head its practice. The team has a strong involvement alongside companies' management in private equity deals, while also advising on patrimonial tax.

« OUR COMMITMENT: A customized support geared towards effectiveness, by a senior to senior approach »
Piotraut Giné Avocats (PGA) law firm’s ambition is to provide our clients with an independent legal advice always on the leading edge of best practices in corporate laws.

We also participate in the definition of the tax strategy of our clients and we endeavor to seek the most appropriate tax solutions, in the regular monitoring of their operations or in the context of more complex transactions, both in France and internationally.

We always consider law serving business, and not the other way round.
We naturally integrate all the stakes and expectations of the various parties involved while maintaining our focus on our clients’ goal.

We always strive to make the most sophisticated structures simple and accessible. We are personally committed to all cases: availability, responsiveness and creativity are at the heart of our concerns.

Both pragmatic and innovative, our support is recognized by our clients for the quality of the expertise, the constant concern for efficiency as well as the cost control and predictability of our services.

We coordinate a selected network of recognized specialists in their areas of competence (social, IP, anti-trust, distribution, environment, etc), able to respond to the most specific issues.

The Piotraut Giné Avocats team is available to achieve your projects!

Private Equity / M&A Raphaël Piotrautrp@pga.legal+33140600500
Private Equity / M&A François Ginéfg@pga.legal+33140600500
Tax Arnaud Viardav@pga.legal+33140600500
François Giné photoMr François GinéPartner
Arnaud Viard photoMr Arnaud ViardPartner