Number of partners: 9
Number of other lawyers: 27
Languages:English, German, Spanish
Created in Paris (France) in 2005 by highly experienced attorneys, PBA has a very strong expertise in litigation and dispute resolution and handles complex multidisciplinary cases relating to all aspects of business liability. The firm offers both contentious and non-contentious legal services in many areas of expertise such as insurance and claims, white-collar crime, corporate and commercial, labour or regulatory and compliance.
Main Areas of Practice:
Insurance & Claims:
The team acts on criminal and civil claims and has in-depth experience on product liability, D&O liability, industrial and environmental risks, financial lines, coverage dispute, fraud and insurance arbitration. It is also experienced in advising insurance companies and brokers on regulatory issues and in the defense of insurers and insurance intermediaries. It offers additional expertise in analyzing and drafting insurance policies.
■ Disciplinary and criminal defense of an auditor’s firm in the framework of an action initiated by 300 investors of a listed company under insolvency procedure
■ Defense of a manufacturer in relation to the accident at work in France of one of their foreign employee and defense before Criminal and Civil Courts
■ Defense of a Product liability insurer in relation to a coverage dispute concerning a pan-European recall operation
■ Defense of a liability insurer in relation to the contamination of a food product before Criminal and civil courts
■ Defense of a transport company in the framework of allegations of enticement of the employees and of misappropriation of customers’ files
■ Defense of a company in the framework of actions of parasitism
■ Defense of a luxury products distributor after a breach of an exclusive distribution contract
The team offers advice and assistance on individual and collective relations, litigation and restructuring. It is also experienced in assisting companies in Social Security issues, false employment and harassment.
■ Redundancy procedure and Redundancy Plan in road transports, industrial maintenance and agribusiness areas
■ Organisation and monitoring of unions elections
■ Litigation on posting of foreign workers
Corporate & Commercial:
The team offers assistance for the drafting of all kinds of contracts (leases, corner shops, terms and conditions, international sales agreements, credit opening, factoring, etc.) and defense in litigation. Its expertise covers the creation of all kind of businesses, mergers and acquisition and advice in governance matters.
■ Creation of many companies, notably in business consulting, medical and bio medical sectors
■ Assistance of a French industrial group in the sale of its waste treatment activity
■ Pre-litigation and litigation of liability guarantee after an acquisition of an asset management company
White Collar Crime & Compliance:
The team is very well known for the defense of businesses before Criminal courts, including fraud, staff secondment, international subcontracting, moral harassment and environmental risks. The team is also experienced in the conception and implementation of compliance programs and internal investigations.
■ Defense of officers facing charges of corruption abroad in extensive media coverage cases
■ Defense of a former head of Ministry charged with criminal moral harassment
■ Defense of a company and its representatives charged for having used chemical products within an inflatable manufacturing facility
■ Defense of a former head of Ministry charged with involuntary manslaughter and failure to provide assistance to someone in danger
■ Defense of companies charged with international posting of foreign workers in extensive media coverage cases
■ Defense of a former officer charged with misuse of the company’s assets regarding economical intelligence systems
The team offers advice to pharmaceutical or medical business both on organisation and regulation as well as litigation.
■ Medical and cosmetics regulation
■ Defense of health professionals in malpractice cases
■ Drafting of cooperation agreements between healthcare establishments
■ Personal data protection, E-health, m-health, data privacy, sharing and securing health data