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Dispute resolution: International arbitration
Dispute resolution: International arbitration - ranked: tier 5

Winston & Strawn LLP

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France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP is able to manage ‘major cross-border and complex commercial disputes very creatively and successfully’. The strong 18-lawyer practice shows ‘great team spirit, and its responsiveness and imaginative way of handling complex matters are unique’. The firm is recommended for its ability to deal with sensitive financial, securities, shareholder conflict and other corporate cases. It is notably representing German pension fund Union Asset Management Holding in its action against Vivendi pertaining to false and fraudulent information supplied to Vivendi's investors. The firm is also particularly strong in the healthcare sector, where it manages shareholder conflict, commercial and other highly innovative regulatory disputes. MNH, Ramsay Générale de Santé and SC Johnson are clients. ‘Outstanding’ practice head Gilles Bigot ‘is a true strategist who always thinks ahead, never forgets his clients’ interests and is extremely creative’. Also recommended are Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet, Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe and newly promoted partner Sara Susnjar.

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France: Industry focus

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP's lawyers are 'quick, smart and efficient', and they have 'developed a very thorough and specific knowledge of the sector'; the healthcare and life sciences team is 'the best on the French market', according to one client. The group comprises five partners including practice head Gilles Bigot, who 'truly helped shape the market into what it is today through amazing work locally and internationally'. In recent highlights, Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet and the newly promoted Julie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant advised on the negotiation of a joint venture in the medical biology sector and the structuring of a healthcare network. Clients also appointed the group to handle fundraising, real estate transactions and contentious issues such as the termination of commercial relationships and disciplinary proceedings.

Leading individuals

Gilles Bigot - Winston & Strawn LLP

Next generation lawyers

Julie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant - Winston & Strawn LLP

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