We work in French, English and Russian.
Creation of companies and other entities, corporate life, transfer, dissolution and liquidation.
We have acquired experience in French corporate law, particularly in the following areas:
- setting up companies in France with the help of foreign investment, including assistance in choosing the right structure;
- advice on social life ;
- creation of associations governed by the law of 1901 and foundations;
- legal audit of business activities ;
- drafting and analysis of documents for the acquisition or sale of companies;
- assistance to company executives sitting on management bodies ;
- assistance to shareholders attending general meetings ;
- development and implementation of company liquidation plans.
Corporate legal secretary.
Maintenance of company books and registers (with foreign-language translation if necessary) and handling of all corporate law formalities.
Relations with public authorities.
Thanks to its long experience in dealing with the French authorities, particularly in the field of foreign investment in France, our firm is able to provide assistance in the appraisal and monitoring of applications for authorizations and other administrative decisions.
Commercial law – goodwill.
The firm assists its clients in connection with their business activities, in particular in drawing up, negotiating and executing commercial contracts (purchase or sale contracts, general terms and conditions of sale or purchase, service provision contracts, know-how transfer contracts, commercial agent contracts, etc.).
The firm also advises on the purchase and sale of businesses and, more generally, on legal issues relating to businesses and management leases.
Acquisitions and sales.
Acquisitions of apartments and offices (setting up a suitable legal structure, drafting, negotiation and litigation).
Civil leases, professional leases, commercial leases, sublease contracts.
Intellectual Property and ICTs
Industrial, literary and artistic property law
Drafting of all intellectual property licensing or assignment contracts (trademark licensing contract, copyright assignment contract, artist-performer contract for audiovisual recording of a play, commission contract between an artist and an art gallery, modeling contract, publishing contract, etc.), filing of French and European trademarks and patents, etc.
New Information and Communication Technologies (NICT) law
Advice on all issues relating to IT law and the Data Protection Act (transfer of personal data, declarations to the CNIL, import of encryption means, etc.), negotiation and drafting of contracts in the NICT field, and representation of our customers in litigation.
Criminal Law and White-Collar Criminal Law
The firm acts on behalf of alleged offenders, whether individuals or corporate bodies, as well as on behalf of victims.
In general criminal law, the firm assists clients at all stages of proceedings (police custody, hearings, interrogations, court appearances). The firm has also developed expertise in assisting victims of burglary and assault, from the moment a complaint is lodged right through to the damage compensation hearing.
In the area of corporate criminal law, the firm has been involved in a number of cases involving money laundering, misappropriation of corporate assets and corruption, both for defendants and for individuals or companies wishing to lodge a complaint.
We assist and represent our clients, nationals of CIS countries, in disputes with French customs (concerning, in particular, failure to declare capital). We assist our customers at all stages of the process, both before the customs authorities and the courts.
Pre-trial, Disputes and Arbitration
We attach particular importance to the amicable settlement of disputes, and have acquired considerable experience in the field of pre-litigation negotiation.
We also represent clients in civil litigation and play an active role in the development of legal strategies before the French courts.
We have a wide range of experience in commercial, civil and labour litigation.
We also have experience of advising on international commercial arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc, notably under the rules of the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.
We advise our clients on the contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment and social protection law, particularly in relation to employment contracts, individual and collective dismissals, negotiating settlements, secondment and expatriation, and obtaining work permits.
We also carry out social audits when a company is being acquired or, on request, when potential problems need to be identified and resolved “upstream”.
Private International Law
Although our firm specializes in French private law, we are increasingly called upon to deal with issues of international law, both private and public, on behalf of our international clientele.
In particular, we assist our customers in the field of international family law (determination of applicable law, choice of jurisdiction, etc.).
We also work with customers with interests outside France, particularly in Russia and the CIS countries.