Firm Profile > Winston & Strawn LLP > Paris, France
Winston & Strawn LLP Offices
68 RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT-HONORÉ
Winston & Strawn LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Winston & Strawn LLP's 'deep understanding of the market and technical understanding of the regulations' is highly valued by its diverse client portfolio of providers, clinics, laboratories, private equity funds and investors, with an offering covering regulatory, antitrust, corporate, litigation and financing matters. The transactional side of the practice has a strong track record for both M&A and private equity mandates; Jean-Patrice Labautière is particularly skilled in this area. Gilles Bigot leads the team, acting for a mix of domestic and European clients in both regulatory and contentious matters. Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet, Julie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant and Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe are further key contacts.
Other key lawyers:
Jean-Patrice Labautière; Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet; Julie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant; Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe
‘Deep understanding of the market and technical understanding of the regulations in question.‘
Groupe NEHS (former Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (MNH))
La Croix Rouge Française
Ramsay Générale de Santé
Sarah Santé Group
Telemos Capital / MedEuropa
TowerBrook Capital Partners
Winston & Strawn LLP has strong corporate and commercial litigation skills which it combines with excellent healthcare and mutual insurance industry knowledge. The group manages high-level cases in that area, often mixing complex corporate, commercial and regulatory issues. It is regularly involved in disputes opposing healthcare providers and offers experience in antitrust private enforcement cases. The team is also acknowledged for its strong mediation know-how. Practice head Gilles Bigot is highly recommended. He is surrounded by the experienced Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet, Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe and Sara Susnjar.
Other key lawyers:
Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet; Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe; Sara Susnjar
‘The Winston & Strawn team dedicated to litigation is professional, responsive, creative and delivers high-quality work. In addition to their technical skills, their perfect knowledge of the health sector and its players is a huge asset. The level of service is excellent and the clients are always very satisfied.’
‘Gilles Bigot intervenes in complex and high-level cases. He is, in my opinion, at the top of his game. Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet and Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe are also excellent, particularly in alternative dispute resolution methods.’
‘Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet: the quality of her listening skills and her knowledge in dispute resolution alternative methods are exceptional. In addition, it is a very well-organised firm, so it saves time for both partners and clients.’
Agefos PME/OPCO EP
Holding Portugal Luxembourg
MNH / Groups NEHS
Ramsay Générale de Santé
Union Asset Management Holding (UAMH)
Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4
Other key lawyers:
Nicola Di Giovanni; Jean-Patrice Labautière
‘W&S lawyers specializing in M&A have great business acumen and a global vision of cases. They are very involved and devoted to their clients, making them real partners of the companies they support.‘
‘I have forged close relations with Gilles Bigot since the beginning of our collaboration. He is brilliant, responsive and inventive! He doesn’t hesitate to be creative, he’s a strategist.‘
‘Julie Vern is very customer-oriented. She is intelligent, pragmatic, available, very technical and sympathetic.‘
ABN AMRO / Banque Neuflize OBC
Atlas Holdings, Inc.
Cooper & Turner
Groupe Point Vision
HIG Capital Partners
ORANO (ex AREVA)
The Jordan Company, Inc.
Winston & Strawn LLP > Firm Profile
The firm: Founded in 1853, Winston & Strawn LLP has offices across the Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. Acting for businesses of all types and sizes, as well as financial institutions and government entities around the world, the firm’s lawyers recognise that clients are looking for value beyond legal expertise and take time to understand their businesses and objectives.
Established in 1995, the Paris office of Winston & Strawn is composed of lawyers who are well-versed in European and foreign business law, litigation and arbitration. All of the lawyers in the office are members of the Paris Bar and several have been admitted to Bars in the US and other countries.
Areas of practice
Corporate: Our corporate (M&A and private equity) team, comprising 21 lawyers, including seven partners, handles M&A operations of all sizes and of all levels of complexity for a wide variety of clients.
Our team maintains strong relationships with clients specialising in different industrial sectors, with cross-border activity significantly on the rise.
Thanks to the synergies with other Paris departments, as well as with other Winston & Strawn international offices, the Paris Corporate (M&A and PE) team is able to provide a full, efficient and coordinated legal services offer that is completely integrated. Transparent and proactive, the team matches the major international law firms on the European market.
Litigation and international arbitration: Our Paris litigation and arbitration team assists clients in connection with disputes before state courts and within the framework of domestic or international arbitration proceedings involving large industrial, telecommunication, and media organisations. The firm is known for its representation of large French and international groups and their managers in contentious matters related to M&A and restructurings. Additional areas of experience include: civil and criminal law; contractual and commercial litigation and litigation on financial transactions; national and international arbitration; shareholder conflicts; competition and distribution; intellectual property and internet; and media, entertainment, and advertising. The firm also regularly counsels multinational companies on how to transfer personally identifiable data effectively and legally between countries, including EU member states and the United States, as well as assisting clients with preparation for GDPR compliance and counselling clients with respect to privacy shield, model contracts, and binding corporate rules.
Health care: Our health care team, led by managing partner Gilles Bigot, continues to be one of the leading teams in the market in terms of the matters handled and turnover generated, and has more than 25 years of dedicated sector-specific experience.
Our Paris lawyers have leading expertise and cover key aspects of the health sector in a cross-disciplinary manner, with a particular focus on advice and litigation, corporate (including mergers and acquisitions and private equity), business law, public and private law and the issue of the manager status.
|Managing Partner||Gilles Bigot|
|International Arbitration||Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet|
|International Arbitration||Maria Kostytska|
|Corporate||Julie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant|
|Labour and Employment||Virgile Puyau|
|Private equity||Nicola Di Giovanni|
|Mr Gilles Bigot||Managing partner of the firm’s Paris office and head of the Corporate,…||View Profile|
|Aurelie Camard||Aurélie Camard represents French and international clients in various transactions, such as mergers,…||View Profile|
|Nicola Di Giovanni||Nicola Di Giovanni is a partner in the Corporate Department of Winston &…||View Profile|
|Mr Jérôme Herbet||Chair of the Paris Corporate Practice, Jérôme Herbet has advised French and…||View Profile|
|Rim Khirddine||View Profile|
|Ms Maria Kostytska||Maria Kostytska is an international arbitrator and litigator who is multi-lingual in…||View Profile|
|Jean-Patrice Labautière||Jean-Patrice is a partner in the Corporate Department of Winston & Strawn’s…||View Profile|
|Mounir Letayf||Mounir leads the Paris office banking and finance practice. He has extensive…||View Profile|
|Ms Lefranc-Barthe Mathilde||Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe, Partner of the Paris office, concentrates her practice on international…||View Profile|
|Virgile Puyau||Virgile Puyau represents French and international clients across various industries, including automotive,…||View Profile|
|Ms Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet||With 15 years of experience, Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet is a seasoned litigator who assists…||View Profile|
|Stéphane Sabatier||Stéphane represents French and foreign companies, financial institutions, and other investors on…||View Profile|
|Sara Susnjar||Sara Susnjar is a multi-lingual partner of W&S SELARL, admitted in both…||View Profile|
|Julie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant||View Profile|