APG > Paris, France > Firm Profile

155, boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

APG is an independent litigation boutique trusted by several leading French and international companies, notably in the retail and insurance sectors, as well as international investment funds and public entities. The practice has proficiency managing commercial litigation, as well as regulatory and civil liability litigation. The team is notably handling high-profile cases in the short-term rental accommodation and retail sectors. The practice also handles significant product liability disputes and is also a recognised name for corporate and securities litigation. Gilbert Parleani and Jean-Marie Gazagnes are the practice heads. Olivier Parleani and Bertrand Janssens are other key contributors, while the hiring as partner of François Gagey from Viguié Schmidt & Associés in January 2022 adds further strength.

Practice head(s):

Gilbert Parleani; Jean-Marie Gazagnes

Other key lawyers:

Olivier Parleani; Bertrand Janssens; François Gagey; Nicolas Gueremy


‘Very responsive and very business-oriented small firm – acts as a true partner and offers great decision-making support.’

‘Very good understanding of business issues, great legal analysis, very reassuring approach on complex files.’

‘Very good communication.’

‘Very responsive and efficient team. Pragmatic and business-oriented approach. Very good value for money.’

‘Jean-Marie Gazagnes shows high efficiency and a business-oriented approach; the same is true for associate Nicolas Gueremy.’

Key clients

E. Leclerc


Crédit du Nord

Les Indés Radios

British American Tobacco Caribbean


BMW France




CNH Industrial

FCA Group (Fiat/Chrysler)

Emerging Capital Partners


AIG Europe SA

FPT Industrial S.p.A.


Société Générale

Carmignac Gestion


BirkenstockCity of Paris

The Frankie Shop

Laboratoire Native



Work highlights

  • Advised the City of Paris in a dispute with Air BnB in Paris, brought before the European Court of Justice and French courts.
  • Advised E. Leclerc (Galec) in connection with a 117 million euros lawsuit brought by the French Ministry of Finance.

APG is an independent French law firm. The firm is a highly-rated platform for complex or serial litigation, which offers its clients a well-rounded, multidisciplinary, and talented team.

APG is also a trusted legal advisor acting for prominent clients for 30 years, strengthening the legal security of their operations, through a fine assessment of risks. The firm is particularly active in corporate and securities law, regulatory/antitrust, product liability and labor law.

The team praised for its dedication and efficient approach. Lawyers at APG create a direct and strong relationship with their clients, thanks to their humane qualities and diversity of profiles.

APG’s client base includes major French and US/European companies, belonging to almost every sector of the economy.

Practices and industries
Dispute resolution: The litigation department secured tremendous results, representing high profile clients, such as investment funds or top-tier companies in litigations before French and European Courts, as recently the City of Paris in a landmark case before the European Court of justice.

Corporate and commercial: The firm’s corporate and commercial practice delivers first-rate advice across the full life-cycle of businesses, but also in matters concerning shareholders and business partners.

Competition/distribution: Since its creation, APG has been involved in sensitive issues in competition and distribution law. The team, comprised of experts from French and European law, serves a leading clientele (automobile groups, banking and insurance companies, retail, media, energy, etc.).

The firm advises companies on organizing and securing networks, concentrating, grouping national or international companies, trade negotiations, and so-called “restrictive” practices.

APG is at the origin of major developments, particularly in the area of the free movement of goods, companies, and services or comparative advertising.

Product liability: APG’s practice is based on a strong legal experience and a real technical sensitivity. The team work throughout France alongside major international groups in industrial sectors, including the automotive, energy, industrial vehicles, agricultural equipment, and public works sectors.

Banking and finance: APG assists major institutions in the banking and insurance sector on issues of banking liability or prudential enforcement.

Employment: The employment law department is particularly responsive and has developed a practice oriented towards the day-to-day support of managers and human resources departments, from the decision-making stage, through the preparation of litigation, and in terms of representation before the administrative and judicial courts. APG also represents its clients before administrations (labor inspectorate, social security organizations, etc.).

Energy: the firm regularly assists major players of the French energy market, on regulatory matters, contracts negotiations and distribution issues.

Jean-Marie Gazagnesjm-gazagnes@apg-avocats.fr
Olivier Parleanio.parleani@apg-avocats.fr