Ayache

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Firm profile for Europe 2021

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Number of partners: 17

Number of counsels: 4

Number of lawyers: 50

Languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish


Firm Overview:

AYACHE is a leading independent French business law firm established 30 years ago, which has developed a recognised and prominent expertise in private equity transactions and, more generally, corporate finance and financial engineering. The firm advises and represents French and foreign clients in a wide range of legal areas. The firm’s client base mainly comprises groups and companies operating in the industrial sector, investment banks, financial institutions and private equity funds. The firm provides efficient and personalised services tailored to the specific needs of each client. AYACHE is a member of France Invest (the French Investment Capital Association), and of NYSE EURONEXT™.


Main Areas of Practice:

AYACHE is equipped to deal with all aspects of domestic and international corporate transactions, whether relating to M&A, banking and finance, or restructuring matters. The firm is ranked as one of the best independent French firms involved in private equity.

The firm has the following expertise:


Private Equity:

AYACHE is well known for its LBO practice, particularly advising the sponsors. It is also very active in turnarounds, growth capital and venture capital transactions.

Contacts: Alain Levy, Bernard Ayache, David Ayache, Grégoire Zeitoun, Gwenaëlle de Kerviler, Marie Pouget, Olivier Tordjman, Sandrine Benaroya


Mergers & Acquisitions:

For over 30 years, the team has been active in all kind of M&A deals (acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, spin offs, carve-out, corporate reorganisations, etc), advising both buyers and sellers from French and foreign companies in a wide range of business industries.

Contacts: Bernard Ayache, David Ayache, Grégoire Zeitoun, Gwenaëlle de Kerviler, Marie Pouget, Olivier Tordjman, Sandrine Benaroya


Banking & Finance:

The banking and finance practice covers a wide range of areas: credit agreement (bilateral and syndicated), acquisition finance (senior and mezzanine), asset finance, project finance, international trade finance, real estate financing and derivatives. The firm is also a recognised specialist in debt and equity restructurings and reorganisations.

Contacts: Alain Levy, Gwenaëlle Kerviler, Linda Bessa, Olivier Tordjman


Litigation:

The firm has a considerable expertise relating to banking and financial disputes, securities litigation, and commercial and post-acquisition disputes, as well as white-collar crime, and alternative dispute resolutions.

Contacts: Julien Andrez, Michel Ayache


Tax:

Tax lawyers at the firm have solid and recognised experience in both domestic and international company and private tax.

Contacts: Bruno Erard, Jacques Messeca


Competition, Distribution, Commercial Contracts:

This practice has first-ranking expertise for antitrust and merger control matters, both at the French and EU levels. It also handles distribution and commercial law work.

Contact: Frédéric Fuchs


Employment:

This team is particularly active in the following areas, for French and foreign clients: individual and collective labour relation, social security and social protection issues. It has also developed a particular recognised know-how in M&A and restructuring transactions.

Contacts: Caroline André-Hesse, Justine Coret


Business Ethics:

This practice is active in all matters related to Rules of ethics and probity, especially as anti-corruption, conflict management, anti-competitive practices. The firm also advises its clients in the context of Internal organisation and governance issues and manages the control and investigation procedures on their behalf.

Contacts: Caroline André-Hesse, Fréderic Fuchs, Gwenaëlle de Kerviler, Jacques Messeca, Julien Andrez, Marie Pouget, Michel Ayache


Real Estate:

The team advises and negotiates for clients involved in business real estate investments as well as in the management of real estate assets and rental portfolio. The real estate team’s clients have very diversified profiles, such as national or international brands, individual or institutional investors.

Contact: Denis Salama


Insolvency:

This practice covers a wide range of areas, such as, the restructuring of insolvent companies and the acquisition of bankrupt companies.

Contact: Denis Salama


Employee Share Incentive & Saving Schemes:

This practice, created in 2009, is dedicated to helping clients set up their share incentive and saving schemes, on a national or worldwide basis.

Contacts: Alain Levy, Bruno Erard, Olivier Tordjman


International Work:

Cross-border transactions represent a significant part of the activities of AYACHE. Many attorneys have been educated or have had a professional experience abroad and, in particular, in the United States. Over the years, the firm has developed a strong network of foreign correspondents, allowing it to serve its clients worldwide.

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Ranked Departments

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France

Competition/European Law
Band 4
Private Equity
Band 4
Sport
Band 3

Ranked Lawyers

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France

Competition/European Law


Frédéric Fuchs
Band 2
Sébastien Dominguez
Band 4

Corporate/M&A


Bernard Ayache
Band 6

Private Equity: Mid-Market


Olivier Tordjman
Band 2

Restructuring/Insolvency


Olivier Tordjman
Band 4

Sport


Jacques Messeca
Band 3

Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 2
Frédéric FuchsCompetition/European Law
Olivier TordjmanPrivate Equity: Mid-Market
Band 3
Band 4
Sébastien DominguezCompetition/European Law
Olivier TordjmanRestructuring/Insolvency
Band 6
Bernard AyacheCorporate/M&A

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47 Avenue Hoche

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Paris

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