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August Debouzy

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Founding Partner: Gilles August
Managing Partner: Mahasti Razavi
Number of partners: 30
Number of lawyers: 150
Languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit for over 20 years, August Debouzy offers more than just legal advice: with 150 dedicated lawyers helping clients grow, manage their teams, innovate, add value to their assets, forge partnerships, resolve conflicts, meet their obligations and gain a leading position in the market.

In a rapidly changing world, August Debouzy provides its clients diligence, enthusiasm and agility allowing them to anticipate and to have an edge to stay ahead.

With an international experience of over 20 years, August Debouzy has the resources to coordinate any worldwide project and resolve international disputes. The firm assists its clientele throughout the world through its foreign offices, its extensive international referral network, as well as its lawyers with foreign bar admissions.

August Debouzy: a French brand, working side by side with clients throughout the world.

PRACTICE AREAS:
■ Corporate
■ Employment
■ Technologies, Intellectual Property, Media
■ Litigation, Arbitration, White-Collar Crime
■ Public, Regulatory, Environment
■ Tax
■ Competition, Consumer, Distribution

Corporate:
28 lawyers including 7 partners
The team is well-versed in the issues facing industrial and financial institution clients across a broad range of business sectors, including: mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities law, company law, banking and finance, financing law, structured finance, restructuring, insolvency and financially distressed companies, structuring investment funds.

Employment:
35 lawyers including 8 partners
Part of a full service firm, the team is one of the most well regarded in the market and advises on all areas of employment law: collective labour relations, individual labour relations, restructuring operations, executive, management status, workplace health and safety, civil liberties at the workplace, employment litigation, employee savings and pension schemes, social protection issues, international mobility.

Technologies, Intellectual Property, Media:
30 lawyers including 5 partners
The team advises the market’s most prominent startup companies on a daily basis and manages the full range of issues related to technology, creative property and media: IT and internet, data protection and privacy, patent law, trademarks, domain names and designs, copyright, counterfeiting, media, press, advertising.

Litigation, Arbitration, White-Collar Crime:
24 lawyers including 5 partners
The practice is at the forefront of the latest legislative developments (such as class actions, compliance and industrial risks) and advises on: commercial litigation, post-acquisition litigation and shareholder disputes, contract dispute litigation, arbitration, distribution law disputes, white-collar crime, international criminal litigation, criminal employment litigation, compliance and international investigations.

Public, Regulatory, Environment:
8 lawyers including 3 partners
The team assists and represents public as well as private corporations, administrations and local authorities in every aspect of public law and environmental law, namely: administrative law, fundamental liberties, constitutional and European law, public finance law, regulated industries, expropriation law, public procurement and concessions law, complex public contracts, privatisations, local governing bodies, urban planning, commercial urban planning, environmental law.

Tax:
12 lawyers including 2 partners
Experts in corporate taxation, estate and personal asset taxation, as well as in international tax law, and collaborating with an extensive international network, the team assists on mergers, disposals, private equity and personal asset transactions and advises as well on tax audits and accounting control matters. Detailed expertise include: taxation in corporate transactions, company taxation, financial taxation, tax litigation, endowment funds, trusts and foundations, personal taxation and asset management, management packages, fund raising (tax deductions for SMEs), change of tax residence, real estate taxation, indirect taxation, transfer pricing, local taxes.

Competition, Consumer, Distribution:
7 lawyers including 3 partners
August Debouzy’s multidisciplinary team can advise and represent clients in disputes covering every aspect that impacts establishing and managing commercial relationships, both between businesses and with consumers: competition law, state aid and merger control, consumer protection, distribution law, franchise law, commercial law and commercial contracts, anti-competitive and restrictive practices, unfair competition, and other regulated prohibited practices, representation before French and European administrative and regulatory bodies.