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Addleshaw Goddard
32 avenue Kléber

France > Capital markets: debt capital markets Tier 3

Addleshaw Goddard advises a mix of financial institutions, public entities and issuers on small- to medium-size DCM transactions including EuroPPs. The firm is also able to assist with more complex work including public bond offerings on various European securities exchanges as well as US private placement deals. The practice is led by Julien Bacus; he is supported by counsel Charles Tissier.

Practice head(s):

Julien Bacus

Other key lawyers:


‘High quality of services and responsiveness. Respect deadlines and fluid communication’.

‘Charles Tissier is creative and has great listening skills. He is dynamic and a highly promising adviser’.

‘The team is very involved, responsive and defends its clients’ interests to the end. They always look for the best solutions’.

‘Charles Tissier is extremely involved, creative, responsive and able to anticipate other parties’ positions.’

Key clients

UniCredit Bank AG

Bred Banque Populaire

Remy Cointreau


Kepler Cheuvreux

Les Mousquetaires

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Département de la Savoie


EPC Groupe

Morgan Stanley




Work highlights

  • Advised UniCredit Bank AG on the issue by Vilogia SA of 40 years, €100,000,000, fixed rate bonds and 25 years, 74,000,000 floating rate bonds to international investors and 15 years, 58,000,000 fixed rate notes.
  • Advised Rémy Cointreau on the public offering of bonds in Belgium and Luxembourg listed on Euronext Belgium.
  • Advised Les Mousquetaires on the issuance of Euro PP bonds for a total of €210,000,000 maturing from 5Y to 10Y.

France > Derivatives and structured finance Tier 3

Addleshaw Goddard has strong derivative expertise through practice head Julien Bacus, who has strong credentials in this field and advises major French and international banks. The practice is able to advise clients on derivative transactions linked to various matters including EMIR, clearing houses, repo, and collateral management documentation. The team also includes Charles Tissier.

Practice head(s):

Julien Bacus

Other key lawyers:


‘The team led by Julien Bacus is one of the few firms in Paris with a practice dedicated to derivatives transactions. They are excellent, business driven, very pragmatic to find solutions and help to close complex transactions.’

‘Julien Bacus is a real star, more than 20 years working on derivatives, being able to advise on every sort of derivative transactions and their regulatory environment.’

Key clients

European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)

Engie Global Markets



Credit Suisse

Portakabin/Shepherd Building Group Limited


Transport Stockage Energie




Groupe Duval SAS

Bank of America NA

Work highlights

  • Advising the EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders) on the enforceability of contractual standards governing derivative transactions in electricity and gas
  • Advising MUFG Bank on the negotiation of FBF ISDA and collateral documentation.
  • Advising UBS Bank AG on the negotiation of the EMIR initial margin with French counterparties and on the negotiation of their initial (IM) and variable (VM) margins.

France > Real estate Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Edouard Vitry; Sylvie Chandesris


‘The real estate team is made up of multidisciplinary professionals who have extensive experience in the intricacies of the French market and its legislation, but also in managing foreign clients who can be more demanding when faced with the pressures of a new market. The client was extremely satisfied with the service and availability of the team led by Edouard Vitry.’

‘Edouard Vitry has an easy-going attitude, which puts people at ease, and has helped solve problems in several areas. He leads his internal team with style and has recruited quality people who provide excellent support.’

‘Edouard Vitry and Sylvie Chandesris – quality of service, diversity, and innovation.’

‘Very responsive lawyers, very technically skilled. Excellent follow-up of files and perfect negotiation skills.’

‘Fast responses, good advice, easy to deal with.’

Key clients


Kai Yuan Holdings




Norlake Hospitality

The Normandy Memorial Trust

Kroll Advisory

PGL Travel



Work highlights

  • Advised Norlake Hospitality on the sale of The Hoxton Paris, a hotel, restaurant and bar in Paris to Schroders.
  • Assisted Equinix with the construction of a new 16,000 sq.m. data centre in Argenteuil for its xScale operations.
  • Advised Indian hospitality group Interglobe Hotels Private on major refurbishment works to be carried out on one of its trophy assets on Paris’s left bank.

France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration

Addleshaw Goddard hired Ioana Knoll-Tudor, who notably has a strong Eastern European practice, from Jeantet in October 2023, to launch its Paris-based arbitration practice.

France > Administrative and public law

Addleshaw Goddard launched its public law practice in October 2023 after hiring the well recognised Jacques Dabreteau, who joined from Ashurst LLP.

France > Employment

Addleshaw Goddard significantly bolstered its employment practice with the arrival of the highly regarded Anna-Christina Chaves from KEY LAWYERS in January 2024.

France > EU, competition and distribution

Former Ashurst LLP partner Michaël Cousin leads the team at Addleshaw Goddard, bringing expertise in antitrust, distribution and compliance matters to the table.

France > Mergers and acquisitions

Addleshaw Goddard assists a large base of foreign clients with small and medium-sized deals, spanning various industry sectors including the hotel industry. Antoine Martin, Mathieu Taupin and David Lambert are the key contacts.
  • Focusing on your requirements and objectives, we curate our relevant technical skills and sector knowledge. We mobilise our colleagues both in France and internationally to support you in creating and preserving business value. Working collaboratively, we bring you results-focused solutions; because your business goals will always be our primary concern.
  • Our Paris office counts with over 45 lawyers including 19 partners
  • Our practice covers corporate/M&A, private equity, tax, finance, competition/distribution law, real estate, commercial litigation, insolvency, intellectual property, employment, international arbitration, white-collar crime, public law and commercial contracts
  • Whatever your request, we pride ourselves on providing a bespoke, relevant and consistently excellent service
  • With 19 offices worldwide and a presence in the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are able to quickly mobilise our network to address your cross-border issues
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Perrine Ader photo Ms Perrine Ader Perrine spent two years at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner before joining Addleshaw…
François Alambret photo Mr François Alambret With more than 20 years’ experience, François advises clients on labour issues…
Julien Bacus photo Mr Julien Bacus Julien Bacus is a partner in the Finance group of Addleshaw Goddard’s…
Rémy Blain photo Mr Rémy Blain Rémy has 30 years of legal experience, both in business as a…
Fabrice Bouquier photo Mr Fabrice Bouquier   Fabrice Bouquier assists French and international clients with their strategic projects:…
Blandine Bourelle photo Ms Blandine Bourelle Before joining Addleshaw Goddard, Blandine has been an associate with K&L Gates…
Stéphanie Chami photo Ms Stéphanie Chami Stéphanie is an associate in the finance team of the Paris office…
Sylvie Chandesris photo Mrs Sylvie Chandesris Sylvie focuses her practice on leases, construction, property development, real estate financing,…
Anna-Christina Chaves photo Ms Anna-Christina Chaves Anna-Christina has worked as a lawyer since 2001. She has developed a…
Aymar Claret de Fleurieu photo Mr Aymar Claret de Fleurieu Aymar Claret de Fleurieu is a Managing Associate in our International Arbitration Practice,…
Marie-Emilie Codina photo Ms Marie-Emilie Codina Marie-Emilie advises clients in various domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and…
Charles  Connesson photo Mr Charles Connesson Charles has significant and recognised expertise in banking and finance and is…
Michaël Cousin photo Mr Michaël Cousin Michaël is a partner in the EU/Competition department in Paris. He represents…
Gabriela Custodio photo Ms Gabriela Custodio Gabriela is an associate in the commercial disputes team. Her practice focuses…
Jacques Dabreteau photo Mr Jacques Dabreteau Jacques works with private operators (investors, industrial companies, lenders, etc.) but also…
Jugwal Doyen photo Mr Jugwal Doyen Jugwal is an associate in the Competition/Distribution department. He assists and represents…
Julia Ficetola photo Ms Julia Ficetola Julia acts predominantly in business Law and in particular on merger &…
Celia Gallo photo Ms Celia Gallo Celia advises clients doing business in France on all aspects of French…
Baudouin Gueyffier photo Mr Baudouin Gueyffier Baudouin’s practice focuses on corporate law, with particular emphasis on mergers and…
Georges-Louis Harang photo Mr Georges-Louis Harang Georges is a French lawyer: admitted at the Paris Bar in 2006.…
Hugo Jung photo Mr Hugo Jung Hugo is a real estate associate who graduated from Pantheon-Assas University (post-master…
Ioana  Knoll-Tudor photo Ms Ioana Knoll-Tudor Dr. Ioana Knoll-Tudor is a partner in the Paris office and member…
Gwenaël Kropfinger photo Mr Gwenaël Kropfinger Gwenaël Kropfinger has extensive experience in advising private equity funds and multinational…
David Lambert photo Mr David Lambert David advises investment funds and family offices in their small to mid…
Emmanuelle Lecornu-Mercier photo Ms Emmanuelle Lecornu-Mercier Emmanuelle Lecornu-Mercier focuses her practice on labour and employment law, and data…
Elisabeth Marrache photo Ms Elisabeth Marrache Elisabeth Marrache is leading the IP/IT and data protection practice at Addleshaw…
Antoine Martin photo Mr Antoine Martin Antoine Martin advises on all aspects of corporate / M&A matters. He…
Pierre Mathé photo Mr Pierre Mathé Pierre Mathé’s practice focuses on financial regulatory matters in the context of…
François-Xavier Mirza photo Mr François-Xavier Mirza François-Xavier Mirza has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2014.…
Louis-Alexandre Montpeyroux photo Mr Louis-Alexandre Montpeyroux Louis-Alexandre Montpeyroux focuses his practice on advising and assisting companies on projects…
Mathilde Mounic photo Ms Mathilde Mounic Mathilde Mounic joined Addleshaw Goddard in 2023. She advises both French and…
Charles Nesselrode photo Mr Charles Nesselrode Charles is an associate in the Public Law Department. He advises and…
David Père photo Mr David Père David represents companies and executives in the context of French or international…
Gabrielle Pierre-Lenfant photo Ms Gabrielle Pierre-Lenfant Gabrielle is practising at the Paris Bar for three years, in intellectual…
Dorine Reda photo Ms Dorine Reda Dorine has experience in advising private equity funds and multinational groups on…
Mathieu Taupin photo Mr Mathieu Taupin Mathieu advises on all aspects of corporate/M&A matters. He specialises in mergers…
Cécile Terret photo Ms Cécile Terret Cécile focuses her practice in the fields of national and international conflict…
Charles Tissier photo Mr Charles Tissier Charles Tissier is a partner in the Finance group of Addleshaw Goddard…
Edouard Vitry photo Mr Edouard Vitry Before joining Addleshaw Goddard, Edouard has been a partner with K&L Gates…
Anaïs Vue photo Ms Anaïs Vue Anaïs focuses her practice on civil and commercial litigation as well as…