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Galembert Avocats
49 AVENUE HOCHE
75008 PARIS
France

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Litigation firm Galembert Avocats is a go-to firm for CEOs and individual shareholders facing challenging corporate governance issues and shareholder conflicts, as demonstrated by its large caseload in the field. The firm is highly visible in the private equity circle where it acts alongside managers and minority shareholders in disputes with leading investment funds. It also represents CEOs of leading companies facing complex governance and termination issues. Founding partner Noémie de Galembert and counsel Florence Portal is are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Noémie de Galembert

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘High professionalism and great follow-up.’

‘Excellent contact and an excellent working relationship.’

‘Fast learner. A very high capacity for synthesis; precise, fluid and clear communication. Focused on the fundamental interests of the case and not to be distracted by minor interests. Relevant analyses and pragmatic advice.’

‘There are very few litigation firms with the level of experience and quality that the firm offers for executive and corporate matters. Their track record in this area in particular is unique. I always recommend the firm and they have never disappointed.’

‘Noémie de Galembert combines great listening, technique, fighting spirit and integrity that distinguish her from many of her competitors.’

‘Noémie de Galembert has succeeded in building a leading commercial litigation practice on the Paris market, acting independently in a dedicated structure.’

‘Noémie  de Galembert and her teams are excellent professionals, combining a very good capacity for analysing cases, taking into account the psychology of the stakeholders and they show finesse in negotiation.’

‘Great professionalism of the team, great involvement of Noémie de Galembert who has a great mastery of law and procedure. Her ability to grasp the issues and her strategic vision of pre-litigation or contentious discussions are very reassuring and allow cases to be handled as effectively as possible. She listens attentively to her clients and takes their wishes into account without giving up on making the recommendations that seem to her to be the best, even if this may go against the clients’ a priori.’

Key clients

Greenflex (Frédéric Rodriguez, founding CEO and shareholder)

Azimut (founding CEO and shareholder)

Faiveley Participations

Erik Maris (former CEO of Messier Maris)

Palais des Thés

Wansquare

WFS

Saint Mamet and Hivest

Eurogroup Company

Tunstall Group Acquisitions

Onduline Group (Richard Seguin, former CEO and shareholder)

Remy Cointreau

Edenred

Z Nautics

Siaci Saint Honoré (key management team)

Belive

John Ozinga (Accor Invest)

Centre Privé de Radiothérapie de Metz

Olivier Melwig (CEO of Acorus Networks)

Work highlights

  • Representing the Faiveley group and its majority shareholders in their dispute with one of the minority shareholders in order to prevent a cross-border merger between two of the group’s companies.
  • Representing the founding shareholder and former CEO of Greenflex – a fully owned subsidiary of the Total group – in a dispute with Total as to the application of the ‘earn out’ clause provided in the SPA concluded with Total.
  • Representing Palais des Thés and its majority shareholders in their conflict with their ex-CEO and minority shareholder who refuses to transfer its shares to the company accordingly to the shareholders agreement.

The firm: Our firm is dedicated to corporate litigation while being attached to solve as soon as possible any situations of conflict. We assist our clients in their corporate governance issues, upstream or downstream of minority or majority changes of control, where their liability are at stake or their rights are being affected. Our firm is renowned for defining and leading to its completion a comprehensive judicial strategy before judicial jurisdiction and arbitration bodies, from taking of interim measures to the enforcement of decisions obtained.

Our clearly defined positioning is a guarantee of independence in sensitive cases / conflicts of interest and ensures our freedom of action. Our deep-seated expertise of judicial proceedings allows us to provide our clients with an accurate analysis of the risks and a continued support until the end of the case, with determination and creativity. The risk management requires to know at any time how to solve conflicts. We know how to identify the balanced bases of a negotiation propose appropriate solutions.

Our expertise

    • Disputes between shareholders: implementation of shareholders’ agreement, enforcement of put/call options, exclusion clause, abuse of majority/minority.
    • Corporate litigation: post-acquisition litigations (earn-out, price adjustment, liability guarantee), wrongful termination of negotiations, transactions not completed between signing and closing.
    • Executives: civil and criminal liability, negotiation of exit package.
    • Contractual litigation: abrupt termination, enforcement actions, contractual liability.
    • Unfair competition: parasitism, massive poaching, antitrust related litigation.
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Litigation Noémie de Galembertndegalembert@galembert-avocats.com0140543120
Litigation Florence Portalfportal@galembert-avocats.com0140543120
Litigation Victoire Segardvsegard@galembert-avocats.com0140543120
Litigation Pierre-Alain Marquetpamarquet@galembert-avocats.com0140543120
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