Managing Partner: Emmanuel Fatôme
Number of partners: 33 Number of lawyers: 140 (including 33 partners)
Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is one of France’s leading business law firms. The firm provides comprehensive legal services in France and internationally in all major business law practice areas. Its clients rank among the top French and international financial institutions, industrial and services companies, institutional investors and investment funds.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate – M&A & Private Equity
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
Real Estate & Real Estate Finance
Restructuring & Insolvency
EU Competition, Distribution, Regulation
Project Finance & Energy
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity:
The M&A team is multidisciplinary and covers all corporate activities: M&A, stock market transactions, private equity, restructuring, joint ventures, issuance of equity or debt, mezzanine financings, etc. The team is on hand to support its clients during all phases of their development, whether they are planning a merger or acquisition, the sale of a business, a complex corporate transaction or a change of corporate governance structure.
Key M&A Clients: Areva, Altarea Cogedim, Axa, Carrefour, Crédit Agricole, Dalkia, Foncière des Régions, CNP Assurances, Caisse des Dépôts, Greenyellow, CIC, Groupe Soufflet, InVivo Key PE Clients: 21 Centrale Partners, Five Arrows, Indigo Capital, Naxicap, Weinberg CP, CM-CIC, Siparex, Nixen, EMZ, Cathay Capital
Banking Finance & Capital Markets:
The banking and finance activity is divided across four specialisations: bank and bond financing, structured finance and securitisation, capital markets and derivatives, banking and financial regulations. The team assists clients with large and complex transactions in all types of financings. It advises a large number of French, European and non-European credit institutions acting as arrangers, lead underwriters, lenders and sub-lenders, as well as debt funds and other bond investors and sponsors.
Key Clients: Société Générale, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, LCL, Natixis, BPCE, ING, CDC, Deka Bank, Tikehau Investment Management.
Real Estate & Real Estate Finance:
The team assists clients in carrying out real estate sale and purchase transactions, setting up property funds, and financing real estate. The team also handles all transactions related to the development, management and optimisation of property portfolios, renovation/ restructuring works etc., and regularly advises and assists a wide variety of clients (insurance companies, listed and non-listed property companies, French and foreign property funds and partnerships, financing providers, developers and users). The firm is one of the field’s major players in and outside of France.
Key Clients: Altarea Cogedim, Aareal Bank, AXA Reim, BNP Paribas, Carrefour, Crédit Agricole CIB, Blackstone, Emerige, Foncière des Régions, Foncière des Murs, Gecina, ING Bank N.V, Dekabank, Norges Bank, Natixis and Tishman Speyer
The tax team assists clients with corporate, real estate and financial transactions, working closely with the firm’s other specialty practice groups.
Key Clients: Tishman Speyer, Altarea Cogedim, Gecina, Carrefour, Foncière des Régions, Credit Agricole Assurances, Financière CEP, Kartesia
Restructuring & Insolvency:
The restructuring and insolvency team offers a full range of advisory and representation services to distressed companies, their shareholders or to creditors (lenders, bondholders, suppliers etc.)
Key Clients: Société Générale, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, LCL, CIC, Dexia, Crédit du Nord, BPCE, Natixis, Bank of Ireland, Kartesia, Farallon, Alchemy, Renault, Technicolor
De Pardieu’s litigators represent clients at all stages of the dispute resolution process before French civil, criminal and administrative courts as well as European jurisdictions.
Key Clients: Dexia, Société Générale, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Valeo, Bayer, Eurofins, Havas, Timberland, Renault, Intesa, Amundi, Gecina
De Pardieu’s team regularly assists clients before the French and EU competition authorities and courts, in all types of cases concerning anti-competitive practices and state aids. The practice is also focused on French and EU merger controls.
Key Clients: Booking.com, Société Générale, Areva, Néopost, Groupe Rubis, Bristol Myers Squibb, Shiseido, Axereal, Crédit Agricole, Altarea Cogedim, Havas Media, CNP Assurances, Basketball Professional League
De Pardieu’s IP team offers strategic advice, combining transactions and dispute resolutions, in a full range of IP and related areas (trademarks, copyrights, design, domain names and public names, protection of privacy, press law, personal data protection, e-commerce, unfair competition and related issues).
Key Clients: Shiseido, Timberland Group, VF Corporation, La Perla, Totes Isotoner, Eurofins Scientific, Valeo, France Brevets
With its dedicated employment team, the firm provides advisory and dispute resolution assistance in the various areas of employment and social protection laws. The team advises large domestic and international groups of companies as well as public bodies in numerous business sectors.
Key Clients: Total, Vinci, Engie, RATP, TF1, Suez, Thales, CIC, Crédit Agricole, Malakoff Mederic
Project Finance, PPP:
The project finance team assists public and private clients with all types of PPP and energy projects, and with all phases of domestic and international projects.
Key Clients: Neoen, CDC, Société Générale, GreenYellow, Vinci Construction, Longsol B.V.
Lawyers in the energy practice group form a cross-disciplinary team of specialists in corporate – M&A, project finance / PPP, regulatory, as well as in commercial contracts and litigation. The firm regularly act on behalf of large corporations in the energy sector, lenders, investment funds and project developers in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors.
Key Clients: Areva, ERDF, Engie, Total, SNCF, CDC, GreenYellow, Voltalia, Dalkia, Veolia
Economic Public Law:
With thorough knowledge of the public and regulated sectors, the team’s specialised lawyers primarily advise on issues in regulated business sectors, such as energy, telecommunications or railways as well as in public services.
Key Clients: Areva, Enedis, Engie, SNCF, Antin Infrastructure Partners, CDC, RATP, Canal Plus
The firm has established long-term relationships with a number of preferred correspondents which are leading law firms in their respective jurisdictions.