Firm Profile > Jones Day > Paris, France

Jones Day
2 RUE SAINT-FLORENTIN
75001 PARIS
France

Administrative and public law Tier 1

Jones Day offers an eight-lawyer practice of strong repute. The team is retained by both public and private sector entities to assist with challenging matters in regulatory and financial public law. A notable example was advising the state on the privatisation project of Parisian airport operator ADP and Parisian metro operator RATP in a complex dispute with Ile-de-France Mobilités regarding the non-payment of public transport subsidies linked to the Covid-19 outbreak. The practice also impresses with its strong regulatory and project know-how in the energy sector, including on electric mobility matters and power charging network stations. The public procurement expertise is also highly regarded, especially for large broadband infrastructure projects across the country and for its litigation experience. More recently, the group also took on high-level public procurement work in the healthcare sector. Practice heads  Philippe Delelis and Nicolas Brice are excellent.

Practice head(s):

Philippe Delelis; Nicolas Brice

Key clients

APE

CAISSE DES DEPOTS ET CONSIGNATION

CERBA HEALTHCARE

EDF

ENEDIS

ENGIE

INMARSAT

IZIVIA

JEFF KOONS LLC

MEDEF

NEXITY

ORANGE

PISTO

RATP

SYNLAB-LABCO

TOTAL

VEOLIA

VINCI

Derivatives and structured finance Tier 1

Drawing on the firm's strength in France as well as on its presence in other key markets (including the US, other European jurisdictions, the Middle East and Asia), Jones Day specialises in cross-border transactions. Christine Van Gallebaert and senior associate David Aumain lead a structured finance and securitisation practice the strengths of which range from covered bonds, (including green covered bonds), to the setting up of the newly created sociétés de financement spécialisé. The derivatives team, co-led by the renowned Alban Caillemer du Ferrage and equity derivatives and OTC derivatives specialist Qian Hu, is a regular contributor to the legislative modification of regulatory law in France - not least because of Caillemer du Ferrages has been official counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association for some two decades and is also official French counsel on swaps and derivatives to a number of other professional associations, including the Securities Industry and Financial Market Association. The practice group's experience in assisting with regulatory-related litigation and investigation matters is a stand-out feature. Another asset is its experience in joining forces with the restructuring team, especially in asset recovery and investigation matters.

Other key lawyers:

David Aumain

Testimonials

‘Good team on a global basis! EMEA!’

‘Very good communication and mindset.’

‘When Christine Van Gallebaert and her team initially set out the time table in the first version of the closing memo, nobody thought it was doable. The deal closed exactly on the date she had set out.’

Key clients

Crédit Agricole Home Loan SFH

BPCE

Natixis

October

Fédération Bancaire Française

AXA Home Loan

International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Environment Tier 1

At  Jones DayFrançoise Labrousse's practice assists many of France’s blue-chip industrial and energy companies as well as leading international corporations. The team is entrusted to deal with the most challenging matters, fo example to assist with crisis management in relation to a major industrial fire in France or to advise on high-stakes climate change risks and compliance. The practice also regularly provides key support on strategic M&A transactions involving major industrial sites and assists with major remediation issues and permit matters concerning classified facilities, including before courts. The team is also well known for its strong tort claim expertise in relation to various chemical substances such as asbestos. Also recommended are counsels Armelle Sandrin-Deforge and Elodie Simon.

Practice head(s):

Françoise Labrousse

Other key lawyers:

Armelle Sandrin-Deforge; Elodie Simon

Testimonials

‘High availability.’

Key clients

Total

Calgon Carbon Corporation

CBRE Group, Inc.

Chevron Corporation

EDF (Electricité de France)

Ferro Corporation

Aurora Resurgence

IBM

Lincoln Electric

SAFRAN

Intellectual property: Patents Tier 1

At Jones Day, practice heads Emmanuel Baud and Thomas Bouvet lead a distinctly international practice. With their extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional matters, Baud and Bouvet and their team are very much in step with the firm's wider international set-up, making the France team a valuable guide and advisor in cross-border disputes not only in Europe, but also in the Americas and Asia. The practice demonstrates particular strength in the life sciences sector, including experience in plant variety rights, but is active across a broad range of industry sectors, with technology and medical devices both stand-out areas of work.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Santen

Vestergaard Frandsen

Infineon

Department of Agriculture of Western Australia (WAAA)

 

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 1

Jones Day demonstrates particular strength in French and pan-European trade mark litigation and transactional matters. With the firm's presence in six European jurisdictions, the Paris practice is able to assist with cross-border disputes, including customs seizures, smoothly. A stand-out feature is the team's specialisation in the wine and spirit sectors where the strength in trade mark matters interlocks productively with the group's experience in geographical indications, regulatory matters, distribution issues and licensing agreements. Emmanuel Baud directs the team. Edouard Fortunet was promoted to of counsel in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Edouard Fortunet

Testimonials

‘Jones Day clearly falls into the category of full-service law firm with strong and wide coverage of IP aspects, in France and at a worldwide level. Their premier intellectual property team in Paris provides high-profile advice across all key pillars of IP protection.’

The team offers comprehensive national and cross-border coverage of IP law and has 1st class experience in brand protection. In addition, Jones Day has developed a specific IP transaction practice, which is key in M&A matters.

Partners and associates have great availability, are top in their fields and demonstrate excellent relationship management skills.

‘Emmanuel Baud is committed to his clients and passionate about his work. He is able to navigate and manage processes effectively, all with dedication to the client. On the litigation front, we trust him with high-level matters.’

Edouard Fortunet is smart, business-minded, responsive and reliable. He is a top-notch litigation lawyer and, on the IP transactional front, a go-to person.

‘The IP practice at Jones Day Paris has demonstrated impeccable competency in complex international matters. The team has a proactive and strategic approach.’

‘Both Emmanuel Baud and Edouard Fortunet have extensive knowledge of and expertise in relation to intellectual property matters. As a team, they can easily navigate through court proceedings by making sure all procedural requirements are met while still keeping their focus on substantive issues.’

Key clients

Jeff Koons / Jeff Koons LLC

Bolt Technology OU (formerly Taxify OU)

Madbox

Syndicat des Côtes de Provence

BodyMinute

Voodoo

BNIC – Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac

Private equity: venture/growth capital Tier 1

Jones Day specialises in the technology and biotech sectors, advising start-ups and growth companies -as well as their investors- on the entire lifecycle in this market segment, from seed capital through to late-growth financing. The practice manages one of the busiest caseloads in the French market and is an integral part of the firm's wider private equity offering that extends to a strong transactional practice and a dedicated capital markets team. Renaud Bonnet 's role as Paris practice-head alongside Charles Gavoty Jean-Gabriel Griboul and Geoffroy Pineau-Valencienne, in addition to his role as co-chair of the firm's global private equity practice, underscores the importance of the venture and growth capital practice for the French office.

Practice head(s):

Renaud Bonnet; Charles Gavoty; Jean-Gabriel Griboul; Geoffroy Pineau-Valencienne

Other key lawyers:

Alexandre Wibaux

Testimonials

‘The team works closely with funds but also companies, as such they have a very business-oriented approach. They are one of the best players in their field in Paris.’

‘Renaud Bonnet, Charles Gavoty and Geoffroy Pineau Valencienne are very pleasant individuals, easy to work with. ’

‘The venture/growth capital team I’m working with combines two distinct capabilites that do not often go together: a strategic understanding of the rationale and the objectives of the transaction for which legal documentation is required and an attention to details in order to deliver documents that are fully compliant and flawless. For me as client, reviewing legal documnetation is a painful exercice. I want to be able to focus my attention on making sure that the company’s intent are reflected in the documentation without having to bother with details. With the Jones Day Paris venture team, I can (and that was not always the case with other firms).’

‘What stands out when working with the team assembled around Geoffroy Pineau-Valencienne is that it is a true team. There is clearly a great respect for the contribution of each member from the paralegal to the partner. The interactions within the team are fluid and transparent for the client.’

‘Very strong experience in venture capital transactions. Detailed knowledge of market practices and legal details, but also ability to advise on negotiating tactics. The team makes negotiations efficient and doesn’t slow down the process (as others might do). Impressive and consistent ability to deliver and to be transparent’

‘We have worked most with Jean-Gabriel Griboul. He is highly available, provides good advice, delivers on time with his team.’

‘Frankly, I have nothing special to say except : incredible team! Responsive at any time of the day (and night..), attentive team, with a great experience. They have made zero mistakes in the last few years. ’

‘We work closely with Jean-Gabriel Griboul’s team. I am personally a huge fan of him, and I know that my legal team think the same thing.’

Key clients

ManoMano

Alkemics

Inotrem

Planity

EcoVadis

Swile

Shippeo

Creadev

Capital markets: equity capital markets Tier 2

Jones Day remains among the most active share capital increase and IPO practices in the French market and offers a strong global network in addition to one of the deepest equity capital market benches in Paris, making the team an excellent address for cross-border and multijurisdictional transactions. Its ability to also assist with regulatory matters, including investigations and litigation, as well as the office's restructuring team, further complement the practice. Linda Hesse, who is dual-qualified in France and New York, and Renaud Bonnet, co-direct the team.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Florent Bouyer; Charles Gavoty

Testimonials

‘The Jones Day capital markets team in Paris stands out with vast knowledge of and broad experience in ECM transactions. They possess a good understanding on in-house processes at investment banks. To me, having a US partner in the team in Paris has proven to be beneficial as well.’

Key clients

Carmat

Selectirente

Voltalia

Panalpina Welttransport (Holding)

Compliance Tier 2

Jones Day’s Bénédicte Graulle is the lawyer of choice for leading French and international companies seeking assistance with the setting up of anti-corruption programmes, including regarding Sapin II.  Other busy lines of work are assisting several clients facing AFA compliance audits and the management of sensitive whistle-blowing and other bribery and anti-corruption allegations, often pertaining to acts committed within foreign subsidiaries. The firm also provides assistance with product safety compliance through Françoise Labrousse and employment law compliance issues. Linda Hesse, Jean-Michel Bobillo and Emmanuelle Rivez-Domont are the other names to note.

Other key lawyers:

Bénédicte Graulle; Francoise Labrousse; Linda Hesse; Jean-Michel Bobillo; Emmanuelle Rivez-Domont

EU, competition and distribution Tier 2

With clients including leading French multinationals, Jones Day is particularly experienced in advising clients in regulated sectors such as energy, telecoms, banking, and pharmaceuticals. The team frequently acts on cross-border matters with the support of the firm’s international network in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. It also acts on high-profile merger control and antitrust litigation at both the national and EU level. Practice head Eric Barbier de la Serre has significant experience representing clients in competition litigation before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Charlotte Breuvart is based in Brussels. Counsel Eileen Lagathu is highly experienced in merger control, state aid, and distribution.

Practice head(s):

Eric Barbier de la Serre

Other key lawyers:

Eileen Lagathu; Charlotte Breuvart

Testimonials

‘Have had an excellent relationship with Eric de la Serre and his team. Always calm and tactful, even when faced with adversarial events.’

Key clients

EDF

DHL / Deutsche Post

Suez

Renault

Pisto

RATP

Ligue Nationale de Rugby

Teréga

Fluxys

Enedis

Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

Jones Day is regularly retained by leading French energy producers to assist with complex regulatory issues. The team is experienced in challenges to governmental regulations, for example in the gas sector. For key client Engie the practice acts on regulatory work and energy distribution concessions in the French Pacific Islands. Public law experts Philippe Delelis and Nicolas Brice are recommended on those aspects. Also involved are Rémy Fekete and Sophie Chevallier who recently assisted with the development and financing of several renewal projects in Togo. The firm also provides expertise in competition law, climate issues and arbitration as part of its wide offering.

Other key lawyers:

Philippe Delelis; Nicolas Brice; Rémy Fekete; Sophie Chevallier

Key clients

Engie

Total

EDF

Pisto

Izivia

ENEDIS

Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 2

Jones Day assists a mix of domestic and international corporations, banks and tech providers. The practice has recognised strength in data protection, outsourcing and e-commerce and is also active in the implementation of major IT projects, providing regulatory advice to Sigfox on the requirements for operating a service allowing customers to install micro base stations to connect their IoT devices. Olivier Haas, who holds two engineering degrees, is a recognised specialist in the fields of cybersecurity, IT, IP, e-commerce and data protection. Rémy Fekete is another key name, particularly active in telecoms mandates.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The Jones Day French TMT team has a strong experience working in Africa and providing advice that mixes legal and business aspects.

Rémy Fekete is very good at stepping back from purely legal issues and presenting the underlying alternative high-level options that could be considered.

Jones Day has a worldwide and seamless coverage of IT and Internet-related matters. The team is very proactive and manages to combine in-depth technical knowledge of the legal issues with sound, pragmatic advice.

They understand our business needs really well and proactively reach out to us, depending on the latest developments in the legal arena, in order to provide their recommendations.

Olivier Haas has a deep knowledge of all legal issues in the field of IT, Internet and data protection. Leveraging his unique scientific background for a lawyer, he is highly responsive and manages delivering sound and business-oriented advice even on the most technical matters.

Deep understanding of the TMT space.

Helicopter view combined with a sense of detachment and integrity.

They have made it very easy for us to track our licenses and have managed a shared resource that helps us pull the information from their platform at any time of our convenience.

Key clients

Caisse des dépôts et consignations

Eutelsat

IBM

Monaco Telecom

ASN

GRDF

Orange

Roland Berger

Sigfox

Société Générale

Private equity: Fund formation Tier 2

Jones Day is particularly active on behalf of sponsors, but also offers longstanding experience in assisting limited partners. The group mainly advises on the formation and structuring of retail, venture capital and LBO funds, as well as debt and real estate funds, and can leverage the strength of its colleagues from the complementary private equity and venture capital, regulatory, real estate, capital markets and restructuring teams. Another key asset is the firm's strong Paris-based tax capability. The practice excels in both primary and secondary transactions, and handles a caseload that contains both domestic and cross-border matters -not infrequently headline transactions- with the bulk of matters firmly in the mid-market segment. Florence Moulin is head of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Florence Moulin

Other key lawyers:

Emmanuel de La Rochethulon

Testimonials

‘Florence Moulin is the reference on the fund legal business in Paris. Florence and her team are very accurate people, reliable under any circumstances and keen to come up with practical solutions in order to help the client.’

‘Ability to understand complex issues. Problem-solving mindset. Reliability. Knowledge of the client’s business. Ability to act as an intermediary between the client and market regulation authorities.’

‘Skill, reliability, approachability, commitment.’

Key clients

Axeleo Capital

Bluester Capital

Bpifrance

Breega Capital

Brownfields Gestion

HEC

Inter Invest

Ixo Private Equity

Singular Capital Partners

Truffle Capital

Unigrains

Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 3

Jones Day houses a robust financing practice, with a specialism in acquisition, corporate, leveraged and real estate finance, complemented by further capabilities in securitisation and debt restructuring. The team is also recognised for its work financing high-growth companies. Counsel Isabelle Maury in particular assists these clients with debt financing transactions including loans and hybrid financings. Other key clients for the group include asset management companies, PE houses and domestic and international banks. Diane Sénéchal jointly leads the practice alongside real estate finance expert Frédéric Gros.

Other key lawyers:

Isabelle Maury

Testimonials

The team and in particular Diane Senechal is very pro-active, reactive and knows perfectly well our situation. As a client, we feel we are in good hands which creates a trustful environment and increases the speed of execution.

Diane Senechal is the lawyer I like to work with for the following reasons: – Deep experience on the Unitranche market – Strong reputation on the French market – Trust and speed of execution – Availability and deep knowledge of her cases.

Key clients

Crédit Agricole CIB

Kartesia Management

Pemberton

Permira Debt Managers

Rabobank International

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Jones Day acts for leading French and international corporations in commercial, industrial and corporate cases. The group has extensive experience in the management of  disputes pertaining to the oil and gas and energy sector. The practice was recently appointed to handle France’s first case relating to the trading and custody of bitcoins on behalf of a bitcoin trading company. Cross-border cases are a regular occurence in the caseload, notably involving African jurisdictions and the US. Ozan Akyurek, Elie Kleiman and Françoise Labrousse are recommended. Frédéric Gros and of counsel Isabelle Maury are the contacts for a series of disputes for SFIL, CAFFIL and Dexia Credit Local SA relating to structured loans issued to French municipalities.

Practice head(s):

Elie Kleiman; Ozan Akyurek; Françoise Labrousse; Frédéric Gros

Testimonials

‘The special featureof the firm is its capability to perform well in a large variety of disputes without being too specialised in a narrow area.’

‘The work of Elie Kleiman is always of top quality. He is an excellent lawyer, not only of French law.  He has a very wide (almost global) legal culture.’

‘This practice is a top-level team. The main strengths are the people skills and their client devotion.’

 ‘Ozan Akyurek is a top-level professional. He has the skills and the business background to advise world-leading companies. He creates collaborative environments for best working success.’

‘The lawyers are brilliant. They are real experts and never complacent. They are nice to work with and always do their best to be available for their client.’

‘Ozan Akyurek is both brilliant and available. He is nice to work with.’

‘Clear and concise advice, thorough explanation of options available and business-minded recommendations for next steps.’

‘Ozan Akyurek is very personable, a good communicator, as well as reliable and friendly. Raphael Baudat is a young talent, a very clear logical thinker, friendly and good to work with.’

‘Frédéric Gros has an excellent knowledge of the banking sector, financial arrangements and litigation.   Jones Day stands out for its very high availability and responsiveness.  Frédéric Gros is a committed, focused and hard working lawyer that has thorough knowledge of the matters he is in charge of.

Key clients

Dexia Credit Local SA

Société de Financement Local (‘SFIL’)

Vestergaard Frandsen SA

Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 3

Jones Day’s team assists leading French telecoms, transport and energy companies as well as international companies and a state entity. The practice is heavily involved in matters pertaining to the Arab World, but also manages cases in relation to Europe and Latin America. It is principally involved in commercial arbitration relating to the telecoms, energy, construction and life-sciences industries. Elie Kleiman and Jean-Pierre Harb co-head the practice. Counsel Claire Pauly is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Elie Kleiman; Jean-Pierre Harb

Other key lawyers:

Claire Pauly

Testimonials

‘Elie Kleiman is one of the best international arbitration practitioners in Paris. As a counsel, he is a tough adversary and a formidable ally. As an arbitrator, he is a highly experienced professional which gives him an unquestionable legitimacy.’

‘Elie Kleiman has a unique knowledge of the arbitration practice in France, the key actors, and has a wide experience in different economic sectors.’

‘Elie Kleiman and his team do not pretend to know everything and are humble; as such the strategy is built step by step, in order to build a very strong case.’

‘The team is innovative and thinks outside the box. They are fierce opponents.’

‘Elie Kleiman and Claire Pauly are both excellent lawyers. Elie Kleiman has an acute understanding of clients’ needs. He also understands what arbitrators want to hear and his written submissions are concise and winning briefs. Claire Pauly deserves recognition: she is smart, hardworking and reliable.’

‘The team, with practice head Elie Kleiman, has a wealth of experience in the field of international arbitration. One of its distinctive features is its experience in both civil law and common law-based arbitration proceedings.’

‘Elie Kleiman provides tailored advice and possesses strong advocacy skills which make him stand out.’

Employment Tier 3

Jones Day is able to handle the full range of individual and collective issues. The practice assists large French and international companies from a various sectors, with a number of instructions involving mass redundancies and plant closure projects. The team also has particular expertise in dealing with sensitive health and safety issues, such as the management of mass asbestos-related cases for several clients and complex situations regarding psycho-social risks. The team also assists companies with the management of individual harassment and discrimination cases and provides key guidance on compliance and whistle-blowing issues. Emmanuelle Rivez-Domont and Jean-Michel Bobillo co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuelle Rivez-Domont; Jean-Michel Bobillo

Testimonials

‘Jones Day clearly falls into the category of full-service law firms with a strong and wide coverage of labour and employment law aspects, in France  andworldwide.’

‘What makes them unique is their ability to set up global teams of experts in order to address multi-jurisdictional matters, including in the expatriation and social security fields.’

‘Partner Jean-Michel Bobillo is able to handle and coordinate complex domestic as well as transnational labour and employment matters in a seamless way. He delivers tailor-made work and knows how to find the right balance between technical advice and business strategy.’

‘Fantastic availability and turnaround times for complicated requests; ability to coordinate multiple counsels; high quality and consistent end product and advice.’

‘Emmanuelle Rivez-Domont and Alice Klein have both demonstrated exceptional client care. Their response times, communication and availability have been of the highest level.’

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

With nine offices in Europe alone, Jones Day is a popular choice for global pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. On the corporate side, the department is particularly active in the pharmaceutical sector, while its capital markets team specialises in biotech and medtech issuances and offerings. The regulatory practice focuses on health and safety-related matters, including the implementation of EU regulations. In addition, Thomas Bouvet is a key name for patent-related work. Private equity specialist Renaud Bonnet and environmental litigator Françoise Labrousse jointly lead the department.

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Bouvet; Geoffroy Pineau-Valencienne

Testimonials

Geoffroy Pineau-Valencienne is a very available and valuable expert.

Key clients

Alizé Pharma

Carmat

Cellectis

Mainstay Medical International Plc

Sanofi

Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Endocontrol

Mergers and acquisitions Tier 3

'M&A powerhouse' Jones Day represents a stellar client list, which includes Société Générale, Sanofi, Total and EDF. The team is primarily active on mid-cap deals, but is also visible on some large-cap mandates. Sectorial expertise is focused on life sciences, real estate, energy and financial services and the department is well known for its proficiency in cross-border transactions within these sectors. Sophie Hagège leads the practice, with a good track record advising on joint ventures, strategic alliances, and commercial agreements. Other key names include Audrey Bontemps, Alexandre de Verdun, Renaud Bonnet and Gaël Saint Olive.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Audrey Bontemps; Alexandre de Verdun; Renaud Bonnet; Gaël Saint Olive

Testimonials

Strong expertise and excellence in M&A & financing. Great accessibility of the partners and associates. Team’s approach is focused on pragmatism which is highly valuable.

The quality of their work is excellent, they are probably one of the best when it comes to complex transaction deals. They are very well organised, very responsive and exceptionally creative in finding solutions to their clients’ issues.

Alexandre de Verdun is an exceptional lawyer who is solution-oriented and pragmatic. He knows all the details of the transaction, thinks strategically and provides precise and effective advice.

Delphine Sauvebois-Brunel is a talented, hard-working lawyer with great matter and client management skills. She is very pleasant in communication and I really appreciate her prompt replies on any request.

Clearly an M&A powerhouse, the team is excellent in all respects – responsive, reliable, attentive to the client’s needs and in overall command of the process. They ran the show.

Jones Day has a fantastic global network that, unlike some other firms, truly work well together at a consistently high level.

The partners I have worked with are very involved in the detail of the transactions and very aware of commercial sensitivities, which allows them to anticipate issues and give pertinent advice. They adapt themselves well to the needs of the transaction and the other parties.

Outstanding capability to work as a team: cross-border and cross-culture.

Key clients

ABB

Total Quadran

Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC

Société Générale

Pisto

Sanofi

Total

EDF

Solvay

Agence des Participations de l’Etat

Project finance Tier 3

Practice head(s):

Sophie Chevallier; Nicolas Brice; Frédéric Gros; Rémy Fekete; Philippe Delelis

Testimonials

‘Large and efficient team.’

‘Exceptional availability of all members of the team; exceptional mastery of the technical legal subjects; and always up to date with the latest standards.’

‘Available, efficient, smart.’

Key clients

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Auxifip

Bpifrance Financement

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

ENGIE AXIMA

La Banque Postale

Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Société Générale

Vinci Construction

Real estate Tier 3

Jones Day ’s core real estate team advises an extensive client base that consists of many leading French and international property investors. The practice advises on small to large property asset and portfolio transactions, spanning office, logistic, retail, residential and hotel assets. Acting alongside the London office, the team is also regularly involved in cross-border transactions. It recently advised La Française Real Estate Managers on the landmark acquisition of the Crystal Park office. Practice head Erwan Le Douce-Bercot and of counsel Carol Khoury are the two key members.

Practice head(s):

Erwan Le Douce-Bercot

Other key lawyers:

Carol Khoury

Testimonials

‘Smart with a great knowledge of the industry.’

‘Intelligence, solution-oriented, dedicated to assist and available.’

‘Great team of professionals covering different legal aspects and offering full client support.’

‘High reactivity, competence and availability.’

‘Strong team with in depth knowledge.’

‘Responsive to queries, effective negotiators and holistic knowledge of the sector.’

Erwan Le Douce-Bercot’s work is always reliable and helpful. He is easy to reach and gets back to us in time.’

‘Availability, engagement.’

‘Erwan Le Douce-Bercot and team show professionalism, availability and commercial focus.’

‘Quick answers, strong availability of the teams, strong precision in the legal analysis provided.’

‘The team is very reactive, deal-focused and a real partner in negotiations.’

‘Erwan Le Douce-Bercot and Flavia Poujade are very good.’

‘The team we work with is always available. Carol Khoury has done exemplary work.’

‘The high expertise of Erwan Le Douce-Bercot has a strong team on top of his own expertise. He is highly dedicated and does not hesitate to think out of the box to help his client to take rightly assessed risks thanks to a high-level analysis.’

‘Erwan Le Douce-Bercot has strong expertise in real estate; from leases to development to sophisticated contracts. He also has an excellent litigation practice.’

Key clients

La Française REP

CBRE Global Investment Partners Fund

Unibail-Rodamco

AGC Equity Partners

Catalyst Capital France SAS, et al.

Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 4

Jones Day

Practice head(s):

Bénédicte Graulle

Insolvency Tier 4

Jones Day is able to act for debtors, shareholders and lenders, such as bondholders. The practice is handling a strong caseload, including several mandates on high-profile proceedings. It notably assisted Antalis with the sale by Sequana and Bpifrance of their majority stakes in the company to Kokusai Pulp & Paper, but is also experienced in assisting state-owned companies. The core team is led by Fabienne Beuzit and includes counsel Elodie Fabre and associate Rodolphe Carrière. Clients benefit from the practice's ability to draw on the firm’s complementary finance and corporate expertise.

Practice head(s):

Fabienne Beuzit

Other key lawyers:

Elodie Fabre; Rodolphe Carrière

Testimonials

‘Fabienne Beuzit is one of the best lawyers on the restructuring market. She is very respected by all the players; she is a tough negotiator and very creative as she masters all the aspects of a restructuring case. She is totally dedicated to her clients. She makes a very good team with Elodie Fabre who is a very strong performer. ’

Key clients

Antalis

Kartesia

Tax Tier 4

Jones Day assists French and international corporations and investment funds with various corporate tax issues and the structuring of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. The firm’s corporate team is also highly recognised for its particular know-how in advising French start-ups and venture and growth capital funds with major fundraising rounds to which the tax team contributes. Additionally, the tax team advises on property transactions. Emmanuel de La Rochethulon and 2020’s promoted of counsel Nicolas André are in charge of the team.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuel de La Rochethulon; Nicolas André

Testimonials

‘Strong team with in-depth knowledge.’

‘Responsive to queries, effective negotiators and holistic knowledge of the sector which is applied to all discussions with clients.’

‘Strong expertise with huge market experience and a very good reactivity.’

‘Experience, reactivity and expertise.’

‘The tax department is well known for (i) its ability to work on tax cross-borders issues and transactions, and (ii) its high quality of analysis of tax issues.’

‘Emmanuel’s team perfectly understands the specific mechanisms of the investment entities.’

‘Emmanuel is a very smart tax lawyer and is very efficient.’

Key clients

LFPI

Kartesia

EDF

ARMOR

Amundi AM

ABC arbitrage

Eurobio

The firm: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of practice
Europe & Middle East: Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its ten European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

United States: Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by U.S. corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 U.S. offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Asia-Pacific: Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

Latin America: Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

Managing partner: Stephen J Brogan
Europe and Middle East offices: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
U.S. offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Asia-Pacific offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo
Latin America offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main areas of practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business & Tort Litigation
  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Financial Markets
  • Global Disputes
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations & White Collar Defense
  • Issues & Appeals
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan