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Number of partners in office: 19
Number of lawyers in office: 70
Languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

Firm Overview:
Established in 1990, Reinhart Marville Torre is an independent business law firm whose 70 lawyers provide advisory and litigation services to companies and their directors in order to support and advise them in their legal and financial strategies. Active in all areas of business law, the firm’s lawyers have developed a wealth of extensive experience which enables them to quickly establish a thorough understanding of clients’ issues and to provide them with innovative legal solutions and operational and sustainable responses.

Main Areas of Practice:
Litigation & Arbitration/Criminal:
5 partners
■ Advising a major French actor of the energy sector in a pre-trial investigative measure relating to allegedly unfair commercial practices
■ Advising a supermarket chain in a liability action for abrupt termination of established business relations brought by a supplier
■ Advising a security and protection firm in a dispute relating to the implementation of a liability guarantee by the purchaser of the airport security activities of the group
■ Advising a Ligue 1 football Club before FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport relating to the enforcement of a transfer agreement of a professional player
■ Advising American manufacturers and marketers of tissue in several actions for damages brought by companies in the retail sector following sanctions handed down by the French Competition Authority
■ Advising a consulting firm in the context of a liability-filing action in which the liquidator requests the conviction of the consulting firm as a de facto manager
■ Advising and representing a major French retail chain in litigation to protect its brand against former partners who joined a competing company, involving judicial and arbitration proceedings
Key clients: Brink’s, Burger King, FC Nantes, Fortis BNP, June Partners, LIDL, Système U, Total
Contact: Louis-Marie Absil, Antoine Dérot, Jérôme Marsaudon, Jean Reinhart, Marc Susini
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
4 partners
■ Advising the sellers in connection with the sale and purchase of a prominent asset and property management fund to the private equity operator of a leading French bank group
■ Advising the European leader in e-mopeds urban mobility services in relation to its Series C fund raising
■ Advising the leading European data centres operator in connection with the French aspects of its sale to a prominent American operator
■ Advising a pharmaceutical laboratory in connection with the acquisition of a significant minority stake by a prominent US investment fund
■ Advising the shareholders of an audiovisual content business on the sale of the company to a North American leader
Key clients: Cityscoot, Continental, Eurofins Scientific Group, Interxion, Lylo shareholders, Omnes Capital, Thomson Reuters
Contact: Dominique Dermerguerian, Pierre-Menno de Girard, Laurent Marville, Philippe Torre
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected], [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
1 partner
■ Advising a major growth debt provider in the framework of a Eur 10m secured bond financing of a listed biopharma company, partly composed of convertible bonds and coupled with a warrant based equity kicker
■ Advising a management company with the structuring and formation of an investment fund dedicated to co-living spaces
Key clients: Audacia, Cap Investissement SA, Christie’s, Kreos Capital
Contact: Laurent Cavallier
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
2 partners
■ Significant cross-border tax reassessment procedure for a leader in Engineering and Technology Consulting
■ Recovery of illegal withholding taxes for very significant amounts for an investment Fund
■ Litigation on a significant transfer pricing issue for a leading European pharmaceutical laboratory.
■ Legal and tax structuring of a strategic carve-out of a business of a French company (value in excess of €500m) to be acquired by private equity investors
■ Various litigation matters on interest charges deductibility before the French tax courts
■ Creation and implementation of real estate structures for a family group investor
Key clients: Alten, Bouygues Immobilier, Church of England’s Investment Funds, Covea, Equinix, Eurofins Scientific Group, GrandVision, Idemia, Laboratoires Menarini, Laboratoires Vivacy, Omnes Capital, Rentokil, Roland Berger, Socotec
Contact:
Olivier Goldstein, Philippe de Guyenro
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Real Estate & Property:
2 partners
■ Advising a football club in its new stadium construction project (architects’ contracts, setting up of the projects, product management)
■ Advising a real estate company on their real estate issues, in particular the negotiation and termination of commercial leases, the acquisition of real property and urban planning issues
■ Advising a leading French property company with the leasing of a 55,800 sq.m. logistics platform located in Buchères (Aube) as well as for the negotiation of the property development contract for the extension of the logistics platform
■ Advising a leading French property company with the leasing of a 30,000 sq. m. office building located in a suburb of Paris (Saint-Denis) to the greater Paris municipal authority and the conclusion of a development contract for works to be carried out in the building
Key clients: ABB, AEW Ciloger, AG2R La Mondiale, Aviva Investors Real Estate, DXC Technology, Generali Real Estate, IFF, KFC, Mc Donald’s, Wereldhave, FC Nantes
Contact: Bertrand Thouny, Fleur Gaffinel
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Public:
1 partner
■ Assisting and representation of the private operator responsible for the management and development of the bike sharing system of the Paris metropolitan area (“Vélib”) in all public law matters related to the performance of the procurement contract awarded by the transportation authority
■ Advising and assisting a European urban public transport company in several tender procedures for the award of procurement contracts by French public transport authorities
Key clients: Corsica Ferries France, Mediatransports, Moventis, Ile de France (Metropolitan Paris local government), Française de l’Energie, IrvinGQ, SEDIF
Contact: Lionel Levain
Email: [email protected]

Product Liability & Industrial Risks:
1 partner
■ Advising an industrial company in litigation relating to defects in the manufacturing of storage tanks by a UK sub-contractor. A court-ordered investigation is underway. The damages claimed are in excess of 22 million euros
■ Advising a laboratory in relation to the mass poisoning of employees due to the failure of the ventilation systems; assistance in related criminal proceedings and in managing claims from victims
Key clients: Groupama, Loxam, Sodexo, AC Environnement
Contact: Agathe Moreau
Email: [email protected]

Labour:
3 partners
■ Defense of an international group in a claim of unfair competition relating to poaching of talent executives
■ Advising international groups for implementation of significant social plan
■ Advising companies on working time organization, implementation of partial reductions in the activity during the covid crisis
Key clients: Dassault Systèmes, Geodis, L’Oréal, Manpower Group, Thalès, Tyssenkrupp Ascenseurs, Siemens
Contact: Olivier Bluche, Catherine Broussot-Morin, Soazig Preteseille
Email: [email protected], [email protected]; [email protected]