Corporate, M&A and private equity

We have developed a recognized expertise in France and abroad with listed and unlisted groups, SMEs as well as with investment funds. Working in partnership with our clients, we accompany them from their very first steps through all of their operations of equity building and disposal/acquisition, in the negotiation of strategic agreements (joint-ventures) and in their corporate restructurings.

While assisting our clients, our practice remains constantly focused on their economic and financial aims, offering them tailored and pragmatic solutions.

KEY AREAS

M&A / Joint venture

  • Structuring of the operation
  • Establishment of data room processes and due diligences (purchaser and vendor)
  • Drafting and negotiation of the legal documentation: letter of intent, Sale and Purchase Agreements, representations and warranties, setting up of guarantees
  • Completion of procedures with the French and European authorities (in collaboration with the Firm’s Competition Law practice)
  • Preliminary consultation with the employees’ representatives (in collaboration with the Firm’s Labour Law practice)

Private equity : Venture capital, capital development and LBOs

  • All operations and legal documentation related to acquisitions and equity purchases
  • Definition of the financial instruments best suited for a transaction
  • Manager profit sharing arrangements (in collaboration with the Firm’s Tax Law department)
  • Negotiation and drafting of loan agreements
  • Build-up

Capital Market

  • Assistance of issuers in all their yearly legal requirements
  • Drafting of registration documents and annual reports
  • Preparation of annual general meetings
  • Financial disclosure
  • Corporate governance
  • Capital increase
  • Initial public offering
  • Public offering and private placement
  • Issue of complex securities
  • Profit-sharing schemes for management and staff

Corporate legal management

  • Setting-up of companies, groups and joint-ventures
  • Legal monitoring (ordinary and extraordinary general meetings)
  • Equity operations (issuance of simple or complex securities and preferential shares)
  • Definition of profit-sharing schemes for management and employees
  • Restructuring