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AccorHotels

AccorHotels is a multinational hotel group, headquartered in Paris, and is a member of the CAC 40 index. With a 2016 revenue of approximately €5.6bn and an employee count of over 240,000, Accor is known as Europe’s largest operator of hotels. The group owns and operates numerous worldwide brands such as Ibis, Novotel, Mercure, Pullman …

Air France – HR legal team

In 2004, Air France, the flag carrier airline of the country, famously underwent a high profile merger with Dutch airline KLM to produce the holding company Air France-KLM. Air France is, however, one of the largest airlines in Europe in its own right, with over 240 aircraft currently in its fleet and over 48,000 employees. …

Air Liquide

A world-leading utilities company with over 10,000 employees and a listing on the CAC 40 stock market index, Air Liquide demands legal support that is wide-ranging in terms of practice areas, jurisdictions and business units. The bulk of Air Liquide’s business is the supply of industrial chemicals to different manufacturing businesses as well as a …

Airbus

Airbus is one of the most prominent companies in the aerospace and defence sectors, operating a number of companies that produce aircraft, spacecraft and associated systems for the military and civil markets worldwide. However, it is airline products and aircraft that the company is perhaps best known for and Airbus now boasts a roughly 50-50 …

AKKA Technologies

Consisting of 12 lawyers and one non-lawyer, the legal team at diverse technology consulting and engineering service provider AKKA Technologies is responsible for a wide remit encompassing many different legal and compliance challenges. To mitigate the effects of technically complex hurdles slowing or preventing the completion of important deals, Jean-Philippe Laligand, group general counsel, explains …

Altarea Cogedim

Paris-headquartered Altarea Cogedim is a commercial, housing and corporate real estate developer that occupies a position at the forefront of the European real estate market; it is listed on Euronext Paris and possesses a market capitalisation figure of €2.8bn. The excellent reputation of the company is maintained in no small part by the in-house real …

ArcelorMittal

Since its creation in 2006 when India-based steel-maker Mittal Steel bought Arcelor of Spain, France, and Luxembourg, ArcelorMittal has become the world’s largest steel producer. Headquartered in Luxembourg, the company produces high-grade metals for automakers and other clients. The current makeup of its French legal team is significant in both size and experience. Since 2013 …

AREVA NP

Antoine Genevois has immense experience of Areva’s key competencies and overall mission in the energy sector, having been employed by Areva Group companies since 2003. Now, Genevois heads the legal function at Areva NP, the nuclear power arm of the group. Since joining, Genevois has been a stabilising force and has helped develop the legal …

Atos

Speaking about the challenges of operating a legal function within the dynamic context of a global information technology company, Alexandre Menais, group general counsel at Atos, explains: ‘This challenge can be resumed in a simple sentence. We need to become agile business enablers, with the help of digitalisation, which is also a very interesting challenge …

AXA

AXA celebrates its 200th year of operation in 2017, and can look back on an illustrious history that has seen it rise to its current position as one of the most influential and significant transnational corporate entities in the world. AXA now has operations that span insurance, investment management and other financial services, making it …

AXA Investment Managers

French insurance giant AXA is one of the foremost global financial companies, holding a particularly salient position in the international corporate landscape through exposure to the most important markets around the world. Demonstrating the company’s importance in the financial sector, a significant part of AXA’s operations also lie in its investment management arm. This division …

Bayer HealthCare France

The legal team at the French arm of the German multinational Bayer HealthCare is headed by Laurent Pitet, who has served in the position of general counsel and compliance officer since 2009. Pitet is supported by a team of seven in-house lawyers, spread over three sites with each lawyer responsible for a sector of activity …

BNP Paribas

One of the most prominent financial institutions globally, BNP Paribas is a truly transnational operation, employing around 189,000 employees internationally as of 2015, with total revenues topping €43bn in 2016. Leading the company’s in-house legal function is group general counsel Georges Dirani, an individual with a deep understanding of the business gleaned from six years …

BNP Paribas Personal Finance

The legal team of the personal finance subsidiary of French banking giant BNP Paribas received several nominations from private practice sources, and is known in the market for its extensive business guidance and legal support. The function is comprised of 30 lawyers and two paralegals at head office level and 120 lawyers worldwide, with Isabelle …

Bouygues Construction

The construction division of French conglomerate Bouygues had an order book of over €30bn in 2016, almost half of which was in its home country. By pursuing a strategy of building infrastructure projects in emerging markets and focusing on profitability rather than volume, Bouygues Construction has continued to grow year-on-year. The ability of the legal …

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