APG > Paris, France > Firm Profile

155, boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

APG's dedicated litigators handle a varied caseload that includes high-stakes regulatory and economic law disputes. The practice recently won several landmark victories against Airbn’b on behalf of the City of Paris. Additionally, the firm is experienced in post-M&A disputes and shareholder conflicts and is recommended for strategic commercial disputes in the distribution sector. Product liability litigation is also handled. Gilbert Parleani and Jean-Marie Gazagnes co-lead the practice which includes Olivier Parleani.

Practice head(s):

Gilbert Parleani; Jean-Marie Gazagnes

Other key lawyers:


‘High relevance and industry knowledge.’


‘Very pragmatic and business-oriented approach. Very good responsiveness, very attractive prices, very good knowledge of our business sector.’

‘Jean-Marie Gazagnes is a trusted lawyer. Very pragmatic and business-oriented approach, he shows excellent responsiveness and has very good knowledge of our business sector.’

Key clients

E. Leclerc


Crédit du Nord

Les Indés Radios

British American Tobacco Caribbean





CNH Industrial

FCA Group (Fiat/Chrysler)

Emerging Capital Partners


AIG Europe SA

FPT Industrial S.p.A.


Société Générale

Carmignac Gestion



Work highlights

  • Representing Paris City Hall in disputes with Air BnB before the European Court of Justice and French courts.
  • Represented E. Leclerc (Galec) in connection with a lawsuit brought by the French Ministry of Finance which was dismissed by the commercial court of Paris.

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