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McDermott Will & Emery AARPI
75007 PARIS

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Emmanuelle Trombe and Anthony Paronneau are the senior names to note in McDermott Will & Emery AARPI's Paris-based multi-faceted healthcare offering. With particular strength in the corporate and commercial space, the group recently advised Bioprojet SCR on the acquisition by Harmony of the exclusive US right to develop, register and market Pitolisant, and Trombe assisted Poxel with its strategic partnership with Sumitomo for the development and commercialisation of Imeglimin in Asia. Other highlights included the negotiation of R&D agreements, licensing contracts and funding facilities. Counsel Anne-France Moreau and the recently promoted partner Laura Morelli are also key contacts.

Administrative and public law Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI advises a prominent client base made up of state-owned and private sector companies, including key names in the telecoms, energy and airport sectors such as ADP and Engie subsidiary Shem. The practice has strong regulatory and litigation expertise. It is notably representing key client Orange in a dispute with SFR regarding the building of a broadband network in the Paris suburbs. The practice also advises on high-profile M&A transactions and notably assisted Dunkerque LNG with the disposal of EDF’s 65.01% stake in the capital of the company. Sabine Naugès and Laurent Ayache are in charge.

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI is handling product liability and commercial cases for major French and international companies. The practice also acts in litigation relating to shareholders' conflicts and the termination of managers, and high-stakes arbitration award enforcement proceedings. The team is representing Ventech, IDInvest Partners and Sigma Gestion in a dispute with Mount Silver and Groupe Sebbin regarding a call option on Sebbin's shares. Orange and ADP are also clients. Practice head Alexis Werl and newly promoted partner Aymeric Discours are recommended.

Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI is active in some of the country’s most talked-about fraud litigation, as well as political and financial corruption cases. Headed by Alexis Werl, the team represents major financial institutions, corporations, former members of the French government, top executives and private investors. The practice also handles work accident matters.

Insolvency Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI recently launched its restructuring and insolvency practice after hiring a highly regarded team from Bremond & Associés led by Timothée Gagnepain and including associates Lucille Madariaga and Théophile Jomier . The three-lawyer team has extensive experience representing debtors and shareholders, as well as investors, in major debt restructuring and insolvency cases. The team notably acted for Rougier in Rougier SA's safeguard proceedings and Rougier Afrique International's rehabilitation proceedings. It also advised 4A Industrie, as majority shareholder of Fonderie du Poitou Fonte, and Matpart on their contemplated acquisition of Peugeot Japy's assets. Bpifrance Financement is also a client.

The firm: McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With 20 locations on three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

Areas of practice: The Paris office plays an important role for the firm internationally, helping French businesses strengthen their positions domestically, throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and around the world. The Paris lawyers also advise foreign and multinational investors, companies and financial institutions seeking to enter the marketplace in France. As part of an international network of collaborative lawyers, McDermott’s professionals share ideas on trends and key developments in law and on the numerous industries in which its clients operate, resulting in seamless, multidisciplinary service to its clients.

The team advises clients across numerous areas of law, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities and listing transactions, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy law. The team represents clients in a wide range of industry sectors including, but not restricted to, energy (with an emphasis on projects in Africa), tour operating and telecommunications. The Paris energy practice is a dedicated team of lawyers with a strong sector focus on energy, oil and gas, and related areas such as natural resources and commodities. The team advises energy producers and traders in the US, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The Paris lawyers also counsel clients on matters involving general commercial law, with a focus on the pharmaceutical, life sciences, medical device, biotech and healthcare industries. The dispute resolution lawyers advise on international arbitration and public law, and counsel on behalf of companies in civil, criminal and administrative matters. The employment practice advises businesses on issues such as termination, discrimination, harassment, restrictive covenant breaches, strikes and other collective conflicts, and counsels clients on the labour and employment aspects of domestic and transnational commercial matters. Furthermore, the Paris lawyers advise on the full range of EU competition issues, litigation and international tax issues. With a diversified business practice, the firm represents a wide range of commercial, industrial and financial enterprises, including publicly traded and privately held companies.

The Paris team and individual lawyers are recognised for the quality, consistency and creativity of their legal counsel. As part of a global, full-service law firm, the lawyers of the Paris office are prepared to help clients wherever their business interests take them.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Jacques Buhart
Corporate Jonathan Wohl
Corporate Thibaud Forbin
Corporate Bertrand Delafaye
Corporate Nicholas Lafont
Mergers and acquisitions Thibaud Forbin
Mergers and acquisitions Bertrand Delafaye
Antitrust and competition Jacques Buhart
Tax Antoine Vergnat
Employment Jilali Maazouz
EU competition Jacques Buhart
EU competition Mélanie Bruneau
International arbitration Jacob Grierson
Litigation Alexis Werl
Litigation Laurent Ayache
Public law, regulatory and government strategies Sabine Naugès
Energy, project finance, Africa Jean-Claude Petilon
Energy, project finance, Africa Liliane Doukouré
Private equity Henri Pieyre de Mandiargues
Private equity Carole Degonse
Health, life sciences Emmanuelle Trombe
Health, life sciences Anthony Paronneau
Banking and finance Pierre-Arnoux Mayoly
Intellectual property Laura Morelli
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Grégoire Andrieux  photo Mr Grégoire Andrieux
 Laurent Ayache  photo Laurent Ayache
Mr Jacques Buhart  photo Mr Jacques Buhart
Ms Carole Degonse  photo Ms Carole Degonse
Mr Lionel Lesur  photo Mr Lionel Lesur
Mr Jilali Maazouz  photo Mr Jilali Maazouz
Ms Sabine Naugès  photo Ms Sabine Naugès
Mr Anthony Paronneau  photo Mr Anthony Paronneau
Mr Henri Pieyre de Mandiargues  photo Mr Henri Pieyre de Mandiargues
Ms Emmanuelle Trombe  photo Ms Emmanuelle Trombe
Number of lawyers : 1,077
at this office : 54
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