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Provided by August Debouzy

With one of the largest litigation practices in the Parisian market, boasting expertise both in France and internationally, litigation is a key element of August Debouzy's activity.

Among the many components of commercial litigation, August Debouzy's teams have developed particular expertise in post-acquisition litigation and large-scale industrial commercial litigation.

The team is well-versed in international and complex cross-border disputes with Benjamin van Gaver and Marie Danis, partners, as well as Olivier Attias (admitted to New York Bar), and Marie Valentini (Called to the Bar of England and Wales), counsels, all fluent in English. The team’s experience of cross-border proceedings and multi-jurisdictional prosecutions and lawsuits combined with the firm’s solid network of partner firms also allows August Debouzy to assist clients with sensitive cases outside France.

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What the team is known for

August Debouzy is well regarded for its litigation activity. The law firm is adept at handling proceedings on a range of corporate matters, including shareholder disputes, contractual issues and unfair competition. The team is knowledgeable in the defence, insurance and manufacturing industries, and also regularly handles cross-border matters, advising clients from France as well as other jurisdictions.

Strengths

Clients enthuse that the August Debouzy litigation team provides "very clear and comprehensive summaries of decisions or procedural steps and good explanations," before going on to note its "very convincing drafting skills."

Interviewees also highlight the lawyers for their pragmatism and reactivity, with one also praising their "good structuring of the argument and means of defence."

Notable practitioners

Marie Danis acts on post-acquisition, damages claims, asset recovery and distribution cases, with further experience in handling banking disputes. One source says: "She is certainly very solution-oriented; thinking outside the box, always finding solutions and serving the client properly."

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