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Management Committee: Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié, Thierry Brun, Philippe Portier
Number of partners: 27
Languages:Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish
International Offices: The firm also has offices in Hungary (Budapest), Morocco (Casablanca), Switzerland (Geneva), Ukraine (Kiev), Luxembourg (Luxembourg) and Moscow (Russia).

Firm Overview:
Jeantet advises companies and management in strategic areas of business law in connection with transactions and complex high added-value cases both as corporate counsel and as litigation courses. The firm’s knowledge of the economic, industrial and financial environment, its proximity to decision-makers, its know-how, constantly updated since 1924, makes it one of the leading French business law firms. For four generation of lawyers the strength of the Jeantet brand has been the result of a constant striving for independence, an unfailing international outlook and an ongoing ability to play a leading role on the economic and legal scene. Jeantet advises major national and international groups in the industrial and service sectors, banks and financial institutions, investment funds, SMEs, the government, local authorities and professional organisations.

Main Areas of Practice:

Mergers and acquisitions are one of the firm’s leading activities. The richness and the diversity of the talents and experience of the teams enables the firm to advise clients in all the phases of their strategic operations, whether corporate finance or external growth, as well as in the private equity sector.

Stock Market/Capital Markets:
Jeantet provides its experience and know-how in the area of corporate governance and shareholder disputes, structured financial products or employee savings plans. The practice also encompasses a litigation dimension, before civil or criminal courts. The firm’s team advises clients in all of their interactions with the stock market regulator.

Banking & Finance:
The banking and finance practice is one of the firm’s recognised activities. The practice advises clients in their domestic or cross-border financing transactions or marketing of financial products. Jeantet designs personalised solutions, which are creative and rigorous, always working according to the most exacting international standards.

The team’s lawyers provide their expertise both directly to their clients, and also to the firm’s other departments, which they support in complex cases. These can involve merger and acquisition transactions, financings, particularly real estate and labour law issues.

The department assesses the impact of French and EU competition law on major transactions and agreements, negotiates and files merger notifications, co-ordinates multiple national filings, helps clients develop compliance programmes and undertakes litigation.

General Commercial Litigation:
The team advises management and companies in civil and criminal proceedings. Jeantet is particularly active with regard to ‘corporate’ disputes: litigation between shareholders, liability of corporate officers, post-acquisition litigation, and stock market litigation.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Jeantet supports businesses and their directors, shareholders and partners in both out of court proceedings and legal proceedings to overcome difficulties. The practice also provides assistance to investors wishing to implement a plan to support or take over a business in difficulty and to court-appointed officers, administrators and legal representatives.

Jeantet supports French and foreign companies in all issues concerning labour law, offering both advice and litigation support. The team is recognised for its expertise in the social management of business restructuring processes. The team also represents clients in collective and individual litigation.

The firm’s practice is characterised by a wide ranging and innovative approach to the vital, and sometimes complex and conflicting relationships, between companies and the French and European Community governments.

Criminal Liability of Companies & Managers:
The team advises in all the stages of the proceedings from the police and judicial inquiries to appearance before the specialised courts and the public authorities. Lawyers also provide executive training programmes and compliance programmes, as well as the organisation of a company’s internal authorisation procedures.

Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure:
Jeantet provides a vast range of legal services for its clients in the oil, gas, mining, electricity and renewable energy sectors at every stage of their development and investment projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

IP, Tech & Data:
Working closely with other departments at the firm, the IP, tech and data team has an extensive experience in particular for all data protection issues.

Jeantet decided to strengthen its international arbitration practice in 2017, with a dedicated team. To the already existing African and Middle Eastern related files has been added an emphasis on CEE related files, in strong cooperation with the three local teams from Budapest, Kiev and Moscow offices. The team assists its clients in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings as well as in the annulment, enforcement ans recognition procedures.

Main Sectors:
Jeantet provides clients with innovative and cutting-edge advice across a spectrum of practice areas combined with a sector-wide approach of their issues.
■ Agrifood
■ Automotive
■ Aviation & Airports
■ Banks, Insurance, Financial Services
■ Construction - Public works
■ Digital & Collaborative Economy
■ Energy
■ Family Businesses
■ Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
■ Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality
■ Luxury
■ Natural Resources
■ Retail Distribution
■ Sports
■ Technology, Media & Telecommunications
■ Transport

International Work:
Jeantet’s long-standing international aims have led it to support clients in their operations abroad and to advise our foreign clients who are based in France. With 150 fee-earners allocated in seven offices in Europe and Africa, and through an international network of select lawyers who are among the best in their specialist field in the country in which they practice, we operate in over 130 countries.

The firm’s growth strategy in Africa, the CEE, Germany, China and in other countries that are considered strategic for the firm builds on its dedicaded teams specialised in these high growth markets.

Jeantet was one of the first firms in Paris to dedicate one of its departments to African law. The firm is particularly active in the energy and mining sectors, and Jeantet’s lawyers are steadily involved in international arbitration in these areas. The firm’s long-standing presence in Africa has also enabled us to build a local advisory network covering the entire African continent.

With the opening of three offices in Central and Eastern Europe in 2015 (in Budapest, Kiev and Moscow), Jeantet has become the only French and one of the few continental law firms to have a presence in this part of Europe, where French companies are particularly active. The three offices offer full-service legal services, with a focus on M&A and arbitration/litigation files.

Jeantet also regularly advises German-speaking clients. The German desk consists of both French and German law-qualified lawyers. This enables Jeantet to fully understand the specific needs of its clients and provide tailor-made advice. Lawyers advise German-speaking clients in their investments in France and assists French clients in their operations in German-speaking countries.


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