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Scotto Partners

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Managing Partners: 1
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 30
Languages: French, English, German, Spanish

Scotto Partners is an independent law firm dedicated to accompanying executives, managers and family shareholders during the crucial moments in the course of their business in France and internationally. With about 40 lawyers, the firm covers corporate, tax and employment matters.


Corporate: Public & Private M&A:
The corporate team advises clients on a broad range of high-profile corporate and public private M&A transactions, including in a 'distressed' context (mandat ad hoc, conciliation). The team stands out for its keen understanding of complex acquisition schemes and financial aspects of M&A transactions as well as its ability to assist listed entities. The corporate practice has a strong focus on family groups and investors.

Contact: Lionel Scotto le Massese
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity/Management Equity Programs:
The private equity practice has been the historical focus of the firm and the six-partner team has been a leader on the French and European market for more than twenty years.

The firm assists management teams in connection with private equity transactions. Its ability to cover all tax and legal issues in connection with management packages as well as its unique track record clearly distinguish private equity practice on the French and European market.

Recent deals include the LBO transactions on Armacell, Sateco, Loch Lomond, Verescence, Gerflor, Saur, Edilians, International Cookware, Plastic Omnium, Data 4, Siaci Saint-Honoré, Bally International, Idinvest, Kiloutou, Axilone, Wallenborn, Etanco, Opteven, Baccarat, Gekko.

Contact: Lionel Scotto le Massese
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Claire Revol-Renié
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Isabelle Cheradame
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Adrien Badelon
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets & Stock Market Regulations:
The team advises listed companies and their management in connection with debt or equity capital market transactions in particular, IPOs as exit for LBOs (e.g. Elior, Elis and Spie). It also has particular expertise in setting up incentive packages for management teams of listed groups.

Contact: Lionel Scotto le Massese
Email: [email protected]

Tax: Corporate Tax, Wealth & Estate Tax Planning:
The tax team covers both corporate tax and wealth and estate tax planning. The firm is in particular highly renowned for advising management teams in LBO transactions. The team has a more generally strong track record in relation to the structuring of private equity and cross-borders M&A transactions and dealing with complex tax controversies and disputes both for individuals and companies. The team also advises resident and non-resident family-owned businesses and ultra-high-net-worth individuals on all their domestic and cross-border needs with regards to income, wealth and estate planning.

Contact: Jérôme Commerçon
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Xavier Colard
Email: [email protected]

Employment: Employment, Pensions & Benefits:
The employment team advises clients on all issues relating to the management of their human resources. The scope of activities ranges from the hiring process to the breach of employment contracts (downsizing plans, mutual consent terminations, settlement agreements, etc.), including inter alia negotiation of employment contracts, complex remuneration or bonus plans, of expatriation or secondment schemes and restructuring/downsizing plans.

Contact: Bertrand Thibaut
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity/Management Equity Programs
Public & Private M&A
Capital Markets & Stock Market Regulations
Corporate Tax
Wealth & Estate Tax Planning
Employment, Pensions & Benefits


112 avenue Kléber,
Tel: +33 1 83 92 38 38
Fax: +33 1 83 92 38 39
Email: [email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Managers and management packages: main terms to negotiate before committing to an LBO transaction

Isabelle Cheradame

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