The lawyers in our Corporate – Commercial Transactions practice group advise French and foreign companies both in their day-to-day operations (such as drafting bylaws, holding general meetings, and raising capital) and with respect to more complex transactions (such as mergers, partial spin-offs, capital reorganizations, and investments in France and abroad, notably in the OHADA zone). They also advise clients on commercial agreements.
Our lawyers represent businesses and executives from the initial ideas and drafts through to the execution and performance of their commercial agreements. They also help our clients terminate their agreements, whether by settlement or through litigation or arbitration.
Their areas of expertise cover, notably, the following areas:
Drafting of corporate constitutions and bylaws
Day-to-day legal advice
Intra-group agreements (accounting, services etc)
Mergers and restructurings
Acquisitions and sales
Sales of businesses
Seller's warranty of assets and liabilities
Partnerships, large projects
Pre-litigation proceedings and corporate law litigation, relating to matters such as seller's warranty of liabilities, disputes among partners, and challenges to corporate decisions, as well as commercial transactions such as sudden termination, unfair competition practices, and breach of contract.
Proceedings before civil and commercial courts.
Arbitration proceedings before such tribunals as the International Chamber of Commerce, the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration, and the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.