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About

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Our Litigation practice has been a cornerstone of the firm’s activities since its creation. Today, its litigation group is widely recognized for having one of the leading practices in France with expertise in civil, commercial and securities litigation as well as white-collar crime.

The team advises its corporate clients on their high-profile litigations and complex disputes with their competitors, customers and consumer associations, and on matters related to partnership and joint venture disputes. The firm also handles litigation with respect to takeovers and mergers, and matters related to the civil or criminal liability of corporate directors and executives.

The practice handles large disputes between shareholders of listed and unlisted companies and advises on litigation arising out of public offerings. The firm prides itself on its excellent reputation with the French courts and has extensive experience dealing with regulatory bodies such as the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF).

The firm has a leading corporate and white-collar criminal law practice, assisting and representing companies and their executives before the French courts, and before the stock exchange authorities in France and abroad. The firm assists clients in multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations and proceedings such as alleged criminal antitrust matters, money-laundering, securities fraud, violations of corporate and stock exchange regulations, financial regulation and corrupt practices offences.

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What the team is known for

Bredin Prat is an eminent litigation group skilled at handling matters arising from M&A transactions, competition cases and employment issues. The law firm is experienced in advising clients on a range of commercial disputes, in addition to civil litigation proceedings. The market-leading team maintains an enviable client base that encompasses blue-chip domestic corporates, high-profile multinationals and financial institutions.

Strengths

One client lauds the lawyers at Bredin Prat, stating: "They are thoughtful, clever and have an analytical approach," before praising the team's "outstanding legal strategy," and its "brilliant forensic analysis of the law."

One source firmly states: "Bredin Prat is the best domestic structure for litigation."

Work highlights

Acted for Suez on proceedings pertaining to the public offer launched by Veolia.

Notable practitioners

Didier Martin boasts vast experience in strategic M&A transactions and corporate litigation cases. He has experience representing publicly listed companies.

Jean-Daniel Bretzner has an "encyclopedic knowledge, absolute rigour and an ability to be omniscient on almost everything," enthuses one impressed client. He is one of the market-leading litigators in France, frequently acting on complex corporate litigations. Interviewees also characterise Jean-Daniel Bretzner as "one of the greatest lawyers we have ever worked with."

Florian Bouaziz represents leading corporate clients in competition cases, post-acquisition disputes and class action proceedings. One interviewee notes: "Florian Bouaziz truly goes to the depths of a matter," before praising his "strategic vision" and his "excellent team management."

Eve Duminy advises clients on civil and commercial proceedings. One interviewee reports: "She impressed me with her experience, her arguments and her excellent knowledge of the jurisprudence."

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Didier Martin
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Didier Martin
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Senior Statespeople
Jean-Daniel Bretzner
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Jean-Daniel Bretzner
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Band 1
Florian Bouaziz
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Florian Bouaziz
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Band 4
Eve Duminy
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Eve Duminy
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