Firm Profile > Cohen & Gresser LLP > Paris, France

Cohen & Gresser LLP
30, RUE LA BOÉTIE
75008 PARIS
France

Compliance Tier 2

Cohen & Gresser LLP has leading expertise advising on banking, securities and stock market compliance and investigation work. Headed by Muriel Goldberg-Darmon, the firms advises financial services companies and banks. It also assists high-ranking executives in cross-border securities investigations involving France and the US. Recently, the firm was increasingly active on Brexit-related compliance issues. Counsel Guillaume Guérin is also recommended. Lara Kroop Delamarre left the firm for an in-house position at Danone.

Practice head(s):

Muriel Goldberg-Darmon

Other key lawyers:

Guillaume Guérin

Key clients

Exane Derivatives

Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 2

Cohen & Gresser LLP combines strong AMF regulatory expertise through Muriel Goldberg-Darmon, with Loïc Henriot's market abuse litigation knowledge. The practice counts financial services companies and high-ranking executives on its client roster, and recently advised Exane Derivatives on an AMF regulatory and enforcement investigation. The team is also defending an individual in a high-profile case involving several criminal investigations into multiple alleged insider dealing transactions, and is advising clients on new mandates relating to investment funds and shareholder activism in listed companies. The Paris office also acts in cross-border jurisdictional cases, often involving France and the US. Counsel Guillaume Guérin is also recognised.

Practice head(s):

Muriel Goldberg-Darmon; Loïc Henriot

Testimonials

The Cohen & Gresser team is always very serious and manages clients very well.

Muriel Golberg-Darmon is a very good lawyer who best defends the interests of her clients.

Key clients

Exane Derivatives

Alexis Kuperfis

Ackermans & van Haaren NV

Tordjmans family

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Headed by Loïc HenriotCohen & Gresser LLP's three-lawyer team covers  commercial, corporate, stock-market and white-collar crime disputes. The practice is recommended for dealing with complex commercial, corporate, governance and financial disputes. It is appointed by corporations, private investors and investment funds. The team is currently handling a very substantial caseload with strategic matters at stake.

Practice head(s):

Loïc Henriot

Key clients

Virginie Calmels

Grant Thornton

NSIA Banque en Cote D’Ivoire

Parkeon SAS

Mr. Matthieu Lambeaux

Coyote Conseil SAS & Christophe Dechavanne

Loewe

Tordjmans family

Ackermans & van Haaren NV

Manuchar

CS Groupe

Celeste Management

Employment Tier 3

Headed by Angéline Duffour, Cohen & Gresser LLP's  four-lawyer team assists a number of high-profile French, German and other international corporations, notably in the luxury goods and life sciences and healthcare sectors. The practice handles reorganisation and collective redundancy projects and is also in charge of sensitive individual litigation involving top management. Finally, the practice also advises on professional illness issues. The firm is currently representing Spanish fashion house Loewe as claimant in a dispute with Lanvin and its designer. Counsel Anna Milleret-Godet is the other key member in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Angéline Duffour

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team shows great availability and responsiveness. It has excellent knowledge of issues which may arise in a transactional and M&A context. It is able to work quickly and efficiently.’

‘The team is very effective in working through problems and understanding issues to reach reasonable resolutions.’

‘Angéline Duffour has a broad range of experience which enables her to work on complex and technical issues and makes her practical and efficient in her approach. She is also available and responsive.’

Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 4

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Practice head(s):

Loïc Henriot

Testimonials

‘Loïc Henriot thinks outside the box and tries innovative legal approaches. He is pragmatic and combines business sense with thorough technical knowledge.’

Industry focus: IT and internet Tier 4

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Practice head(s):

Guillaume Seligmann 

Key clients

LVMH

Alfresco

Cisco

Paymium

Avril

Constellation Software

Groupe Les Echos

BNP Paribas Group and BNP Paribas Factor

Dalenys

Altares

Sync

Tax Tier 4

Headed by Franck Le Mentec, Cohen & Gresser LLP's team has highly sought-after international tax expertise. The practice assists sophisticated private clients as well as companies, advising on corporate and transactional taxation, and on transfer pricing issues. The practice also handles major tax disputes; in a notable highlight, it is representing UBS in appeal proceedings against a first instance criminal court's imposition of a record €4.5bn fine on tax evasion grounds.

Practice head(s):

Franck Le Mentec

Key clients

Impala Group

Seiko France

Famille Perrin

Apple Tree Group

Owkin France

William Brad Pitt

UBS AG

Founded in 2002, Cohen & Gresser is an international law firm with offices in New York, Seoul, Paris, Washington, D.C., and London. The firm has an outstanding record of success in high-stakes and high-profile litigation, investigation, and transactional work throughout the world. Its clients include major international financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies across a broad spectrum of industries.

Cohen & Gresser’s Paris office, opened in 2014, provides and coordinates legal services throughout Europe for its clients, with a particular focus on M&A and corporate transactions, regulatory compliance, white-collar defense, commercial, employment and labor, tax, telecommunications, media and technology, and intellectual property.

Clients include household names across a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer products, luxury, financial services, fashion and cosmetics, energy, entertainment, insurance, technology, biotechnology, healthcare, life sciences, automotive and transportation, travel, telecommunications, e-commerce, retail, advertising and print media industries.

The firm’s approach is to develop a deep understanding of each client’s business and to leverage the combined experience of the legal professionals in all offices to provide superior service to European and international clients conducting business in Europe.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Corporate: C&G assists clients in a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financing, fund formation, corporate governance, and securities law compliance. Paris attorneys represent public companies, early-stage and late-stage private companies, venture capital and private equity funds, hedge funds, and investment banks. The Paris team has extensive experience advising investors, listed companies and their managers on financial markets transactions, public mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, IPOs, the issuance of securities, private placements, corporate governance, and financial communications.

Employment: Attorneys in C&G’s French employment practice have significant experience in counseling French and international clients, employers, and top managers/executives, as well as representing them in litigation relating to various employment and labor-related issues such as individual and collective employment relations, corporate restructuring, top management, and social security.

Litigation & Arbitration: Cohen & Gresser regularly represent clients in a broad range of complex commercial, business, and financial disputes in France and in the international arena. The team has particular experience with M&A litigation, shareholders’ disputes, and breach of contract disputes, as well as with matters relating to litigation before the French financial market authority (AMF), including insider trading, market manipulation, fraud, and misinformation. The Paris office works with litigators across the other C&G offices to provide seamless representation to its clients across multiple jurisdictions.

Regulatory Compliance: C&G provides comprehensive compliance advice to its global clients, including public and private companies, and financial institutions. Members of its team include very experienced former U.S. federal and state prosecutors, former French and U.K. prosecutors, and defense counsel. We design and implement effective compliance policies and procedures, minimizing the risk of a government investigation or prosecution. Its attorneys advise on compliance with all aspects of antitrust, corporate governance, employment, privacy and cybersecurity, securities, tax, and trade regulations, and have extensive experience counseling on matters requiring cooperation with international regulators.

Tax: C&G’s tax practice serves a wide and diversified client base, ranging from individuals to multinational corporations. The team has extensive experience with corporate tax, private client tax issues, tax litigation, and real estate tax restructuring.

Technology: The Paris office has experience in a wide range of technology, media, and telecoms matters, as well as privacy and data protection. The team has substantial experience with technology transactions, including outsourcing agreements, cloud computing, infrastructure agreements, software/technology licensing, software implementation, and distribution and partnership agreements. They also represent clients in matters related to internet and e-commerce, such as adtech, digital rights management, fintech, e-payments, big data, cyber security, and gaming. The firm also handles telecoms matters, including regulatory compliance and agreements dealing with infrastructure and data centers, telecoms networks and services, and satellite telecoms distribution.

White Collar Defense & Regulation: C&G regularly represents clients in a wide variety of investigations, including market manipulation, securities fraud, insider trading, corruption/bribery, money laundering, OFAC, and FCPA investigations. Members of its cross-border team advise on major corporate internal investigations and handle proceedings before and in cooperation with a number of global regulatory bodies, including the French financial market authority (AMF), Banking Authority (ACPR), and financial prosecutor (PNF); as well as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the U.K.; and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the U.S.

Photo Name Position Profile
 Angéline Duffour  photo Angéline Duffour
 Muriel Goldberg-Darmon  photo Muriel Goldberg-Darmon
 Guillaume Guérin  photo Guillaume Guérin
 Loïc Henriot  photo Loïc Henriot
 Johannes Jonas  photo Johannes Jonas
 Franck Le Mentec  photo Franck Le Mentec
 Héloïse Masson  photo Héloïse Masson
 Anna Milleret-Godet  photo Anna Milleret-Godet
 Guillaume Seligmann  photo Guillaume Seligmann
Number of Partners : 28
Number of Other Fee-Earners : 50
Other Staff : 40
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Managing Partner - Paris : Johannes Jonas
Other Offices : New York
Other Offices : Seoul
Other Offices : Washington, DC
Other Offices : London