Firm Profile > Franklin > Paris, France
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Franklin > The Legal 500 Rankings
France > Employment Tier 3
Franklin reshaped its employment law team in 2020: former team members Claire Fougea and of counsel Marion Briere Segala joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, but as former firm original founding partner Patrick Thiébart (ex Jeantet) came back to co-head the practice together with Myriam de Gaudusson (ex De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés) the firm gained two excellent practitioners. The team advises a prominent client base and is already managing a high amount of strategic restructuring projects, including workforce downsizing projects involving several hundreds of employees and site closures. In addition, the practice also offers strong know-how in dealing with sensitive individual litigation, notably in relation to high-level executives, discrimination and sexual harassment files. Compliance advice and remote working issues in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic are also offered.
France > Insurance Tier 3
‘Recognised expertise in litigation management.‘
Franklin‘s team has a strong focus on advising major public and private operators on regulatory issues pertaining to the telecoms and energy sectors. The team handles the public law and regulatory aspects of major transactions and is well versed in litigation. Finally, the team also provides assistance with urban planning law and public procurement law, both in France and abroad. Jérôme Michel is in charge.
‘Responsive team. Good understanding of our topics and flexible approach.’
‘Very good responsiveness and good professionalism, high-level expertise.’
‘Jérôme Michel is always very available and accessible, perfectly perceives the expectations of his clients and the context of the case submitted to him, so as to provide an optimal legal and commercial response.’
‘Very available team, with an excellent command of administrative law, and in particular in public business law. Perfect knowledge of the industry challenges faced by its clients and of the functioning of local communities.’
‘Jérôme Michel is very responsive, very available, has a great ability to listen and analyse, which allows him to be effective in his advice. Very good knowledge of the challenges and industry constraints of his clients.’
‘Jerome Michel is available and business-oriented.’
GTI Asset Management
Financiere De La Cite
Caixa Geral De Depositos
Swiss Life Banque Privee
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations
‘Multidisciplinary teams made up of qualified and very responsive employees.’
‘Yann Colin is a highly regarded professional with extensive experience. His global vision of the files and his ability to explain technical points in simple terms make him a real asset.’
‘Yann Colin heads the dispute resolution department with exceptional dynamism, creativity and pugnacity. He is an extremely invested lawyer, close to his clients, who never gives up. His reasoning is extremely quick and always very wise. He is very competent and rigorous.’
‘His associate Victor Cracan also has great qualities’.
Lisi Aerospace Group
France > Real estate Tier 4
‘A team of experts in real estate law with a perfect mastery of the operational constraints of clients, and above all a pragmatic approach.’
‘François Verdot and Jérémy Goldblum show strong expertise, availability, listening skills, responsiveness. They are business-oriented and provide good advice, pugnacity, tenacity and empathy. They are very serious without taking themselves too seriously.’
‘It is a team that is particularly vigilant in defending the interests of its clients, made up of professionals who are familiar with the real estate world, its players and its products. They are more dealmakers than dealbreakers, imaginative and intelligent.’
‘Efficiency and speed.’
‘Adaptability, efficiency, speed, ability to listen to client’s goals in order to transcribe them into the negotiations and the deeds to be signed; good ability to make business-oriented proposals in order to resolve blocking points during negotiations.’
‘Ability of the team to adapt to any clients need. High level of flexibility and client care.’
Allianz Real Estate
Round Hill Capital
Providing a 'more economical solution than other firms, yet with a high level of service', De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is a major player in the French M&A market. Recently advising CNP Assurances and its board of directors on its change of control, the practice has a strong track record of joint ventures, restructurings, stock exchange transactions and distressed mandates. Retained by investors, funds, listed and unlisted companies both domestically and internationally, the department is particularly active in the financial services, real estate and energy sectors. Magali Masson joined the team from Franklin in January 2020 and is well versed in advising on cross-border mandates, strategic alliances and commercial partnerships. The practice is jointly led by Patrick Jaïs, Jean-François Pourdieu and Guillaume Touttée.
‘An excellent team, very close to the operational teams to try to better understand the stakes of an operation for their client. Very available, of a very high technical level and very pleasant on a daily basis.‘
‘The M&A team of Cabinet De Pardieu is available and knows how to adapt perfectly to its operational contacts.‘
‘Frédéric Keller is lawyer with whom it is very enjoyable to work. A person of confidence, he always defends the best interests of his client.‘
‘Very good team that offers quality and comprehensive support on M&A operations on renewable energy files.‘
‘Excellent quality of execution. Strong involvement of partners.‘
‘Guillaume Touttée is a remarkable lawyer. His tremendous expertise goes beyond mergers and acquisitions and integrates real estate, stock market, banking and even regulatory law, which ensures his clients’ full control of their most complex transactions.‘
‘Human-sized and efficient team. Much more economical solution than other firms, yet with a high level of service.‘
‘Very attentive, available and efficient. Pragmatic people who are committed to moving the file forward. Respectful of budgets and not forcing invoicing.‘
EDF ENERGIES NOUVELLES
LA BANQUE POSTALE
CREDIT AGRICOLE ASSURANCES
Franklin > Firm Profile
The firm: Franklin offers an independent alternative to the Paris offices of major international network firms. Its lawyers advise to a global best practice standard, offering clients the expertise of more than 60 lawyers in all core areas of commercial law.
The firm has built its practice around the needs of French and international companies, public entities and financial institutions. It is:
Independent: the firm is staunchly independent, with a light operating structure, which enables it to be cost-effective, flexible and, in cross-border deals, truly free to choose the overseas counsel best suited to the specific needs of each project.
International: the firm’s lawyers are not only comfortable working in English, but many of them – including all the partners – have deep experience outside France and are thus able to respond effectively to the needs of international clientele.
Expert: every department in the firm is ranked among the leaders in France in its area of expertise.
With strong partner presence: a critical factor for many of the firm’s clients – its lawyers are highly reactive, working in small teams with active partner involvement and reporting throughout the life of each matter.
And deep knowledge of your business: while many firms pay lip service to this idea, Franklin takes the time to create stable, multi-practice teams that offer commercially viable solutions based on a deep understanding of your business needs.
A tried and tested ability to handle cross-border work is fundamental to the firm’s success. Most of its activities have a global dimension. It works with overseas entities in relation to their French operations and French and global clients on their major cross-border mandates. Franklin often leads global teams of lawyers from a number of firms.
The vast majority of the firm’s lawyers have worked or studied outside France in addition to their French qualifications. All of its partners have always worked in globally focused law firms. Many of its partners are dual-qualified, typically Paris and New York, and all of the firm’s lawyers work comfortably in English.
Franklin has often been solicited as a merger partner by leading global players in its market, yet the firm has chosen to remain independent. This choice is key to its ability to best develop its global offering for clients by selecting freely, based only on the expertise required for each matter, the most competent lawyers in the relevant countries.
Areas of practice: In over 20 years of practice, Franklin has built its reputation around its recognised expertise in the main areas of business law. It leverages these skills, some of them very specific, such as structuring major projects in the energy sector, through its 15 practice areas and 15 sectors. The firm’s practice areas include Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Banking – Investment services – Insurance / Regulatory & Compliance, Compliance, Corporate Finance/M&A, Data Protection, Employment law, Environment, Health & Safety Hazards, Intellectual Property, Litigation/Arbitration, Private Equity, Public law/Regulatory, Real Estate, Restructuring/Corporate Recovery/Distressed M&A.
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