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Global France Litigation

The work covers the full course of a dispute such as pre-trial negotiations, documentation and preparation for trial, summary judgement motions, trial, appeals and enforcement proceedings. Priority is given to mandates that result in litigation / alternative dispute resolution, rather than to advisory or preparatory work. The work should include commercial disputes, arbitration and white-collar crime (in some jurisdictions this is a separate section or subsection). In jurisdictions where there are also separate rankings for more specific areas of litigation (e.g. IP, construction etc.) work relating to these areas will be primarily considered in these more specific areas rather than in the general Dispute Resolution table.

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Band 1
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    Clifford Chance Europe LLP
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance is an esteemed powerhouse with market-leading expertise in a range of dispute resolution matters, including post-M&A, banking disputes and anti-competitive behaviour. The law firm is experienced in handling disputes over distribution agreements, product liability and unfair competition. The team leverages an extensive network to assist clients with multi-jurisdictional mandates and regularly represents clients from the retail, transportation, sport and pharmaceutical industries.
  2. 1
    Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Darrois' top-tier team provides highly regarded litigation services to clients on a range of commercial matters, including M&A and post-transaction disputes. The law firm is active on civil and commercial litigation, in addition to administrative proceedings, and also handles cases for pharmaceutical, banking and TMT clients. The team offers additional expertise in unfair competition, product liability and financial litigation cases.
  3. Bredin Prat
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Freshfields' litigation team is active on a range of commercial and civil matters, including contract disputes, regulatory issues and cartel claims. The law firm regularly undertakes contentious financial matters, as well as criminal investigations, with further expertise in significant international mandates, drawing upon its extensive global practice. The team provides counsel to clients from various sectors including energy, TMT and finance.
  2. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges has a well-regarded commercial litigation practice with expertise in disputes relating to restructuring, shareholders' agreements and post-acquisition issues. The law firm is also noted for its experience in handling public law disputes. The team represents leading clients active in the energy and financial sectors.
  3. Allen & Overy LLP
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  4. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  5. Veil Jourde
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Gide Loyrette Nouel
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    Gide Loyrette Nouel
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Gide Loyrette Nouel has an established practice with a particular focus on banking and finance litigation. Clients of the practice include a range of domestic and international banking and investment entities, as well as technology and energy companies. The law firm is experienced in post-acquisition litigation and disputes regarding enforcement proceedings and regulatory matters, before both commercial and civil courts. The team offers additional expertise in shareholder disputes.
  2. Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
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    Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells has extensive experience in handling cross-border disputes. The team provides representation in a wide range of areas, including life sciences and banking litigation as well as fraud and enforcement cases. The law firm assists an enviable roster of IT and pharmaceutical clients.
  3. Linklaters
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    Linklaters
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Linklaters has a recognised disputes team that boasts a strong international background. The law firm is experienced in a range of areas, including litigation arising from unfair competition and commercial law, often acting on cases in the media, energy and mining industries. The team has further expertise representing banks and financial institutions in regulatory and financial disputes.
  4. Orrick Rambaud Martel
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    Orrick Rambaud Martel
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Orrick's respected litigation practice routinely representing clients in corporate and commercial cases. The law firm acts on shareholder litigation, insolvency-related disputes and tax fraud cases, with further activity in litigation arising from unfair competition. The team is retained by both high-profile corporates and private individuals for advice in this area.
  5. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    White & Case is recognised in France for its commercial litigation expertise, including shareholder conflicts as well as banking disputes. The law firm advises both domestic and international clients on multi-jurisdictional issues. The team boasts expertise in class action cases, with further activity in contentious mandates involving unfair competition and distribution issues.
  6. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. ADVANT Altana
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    ADVANT Altana
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    ADVANT Altana has a well-respected litigation team providing services to a broad roster of clients, from sectors spanning construction, insurance and pharmaceuticals. The law firm advises domestic and international clients on contractual disputes and unfair competition and damages claims. The team maintains specific expertise in liability claims.
  2. August Debouzy
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    August Debouzy
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    August Debouzy is well regarded for its litigation activity. The law firm is adept at handling proceedings on a range of corporate matters, including shareholder disputes, contractual issues and unfair competition. The team is knowledgeable in the defence, insurance and manufacturing industries, and also regularly handles cross-border matters, advising clients from France as well as other jurisdictions.
  3. LPA-CGR avocats
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    LPA-CGR avocats
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    LPA-CGR avocats is particularly active in assisting clients from the financial services, energy and telecommunications industries. The law firm acts before various state courts, representing both domestic and international clients. The team is also adept at handling litigation related to industrial risk and distribution network.
  4. Reinhart Marville Torre
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    Reinhart Marville Torre
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Reinhart Marville Torre is noted for its provision of litigation services on civil as well as commercial disputes. The team acts on liability, unfair competition and shareholder disputes, with further capabilities on proceedings arising from distribution and franchise agreements. The practice advises clients from the IT, insurance and real estate sectors.
  5. De Pardieu Brocas Maffei
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  6. Laude Esquier Champey
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  7. Peltier Juvigny Marpeau & Associés
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  8. Viguié Schmidt & Associés A.A.R.P.I.
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. De Gaulle Fleurance
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    De Gaulle Fleurance
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés is active in a range of proceedings, including unfair competition cases, shareholders' disputes and contractual claims. The team also assists with restructuring and insolvency-related litigation.
  2. Dechert LLP
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    Dechert LLP
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    The team at Dechert handles a broad range of commercial litigation mandates, including contractual, shareholder disputes and product liability cases. The law firm frequently represents clients hailing from the energy, healthcare and retail sectors. The team is also able to draw upon international resources to advise on cases with cross-jurisdictional elements.
  3. DLA Piper France LLP
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    DLA Piper France LLP
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper's respected team advises on insurance and product liability cases and is also well placed to handle international and cross-border disputes, supported by an expansive global network. The law firm assists with contractual disputes as well as distribution-related cases. The also advises clients from various sectors, including energy, technology and automotive.
  4. Jeantet
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    Jeantet
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Jeantet assists with a broad range of corporate and financial litigation matters, including shareholder disputes, matters relating to commercial negotiations and contracts as well as contentious issues concerning insolvency proceedings. The team also advises on anti-competitive behaviour cases and represents clients before public regulatory authorities as well as French and European courts. The law firm is active across the transportation, energy and pharmaceutical sectors.
  5. DS Avocats
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  6. Racine
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  7. Signature Litigation AARPI
    Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5