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Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés

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Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 18
Languages:English, French, Russian

Firm Overview:
Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés is an independent law firm dedicated to the resolution of complex matters, composed of experienced partners from the best French and international firms.

The firm advises and defends the interests of its clients in strategic matters, essentially related to mergers and acquisitions, governance, shareholder disputes, joint-ventures, competition and merger control, restructuring/insolvency and employment.

Members of the firm act in these matters before the civil and commercial courts as well as the French Financial Markets Authority ('Autorité des Marchés Financiers'), Competition Authority or the European Commission, criminal courts and social courts.

Creativity and capacity to structure innovative solutions are the hallmark of Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés. Combined with a strong judicial background, the firm’s practice is dedicated to providing the highest standards of service. All lawyers operate both in consultancy and dispute resolution, which is essential for the full grasp of strategic issues for companies and their management.

Acting for both French and international companies, investment funds and their managers, Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés combines excellence with a strong intuitu personae relationship with clients.

Main Areas of Practice:

Litigation & Arbitration:
Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés lawyers defend their clients’ interests in strategic corporate disputes. Their expertise is well recognised in the practice of company law, shareholder and governance disputes, as well as in stock exchange, financial and anti-competitive behavior litigation.
Contacts: Arthur Dethomas, Frédéric Peltier, Olivier de Juvigny, Thibault Reymond, Benoit Marpeau, Ning-Ly Seng

Merger Control & Antitrust/Competition:
Competition law has become a cornerstone in the strategy of companies. The firm has three partners dedicated to merger control and antitrust/competition issues, who are involved in major or legally challenging cases on a regular basis, acting before both the French Competition Authority and the European Union. The firm’s partners have a strong reputation in French and European merger control, for parties to the operation or on the contrary for third parties wishing to oppose a merger. The team also provides counsel to clients in antitrust/competition litigation cases before French and European competition authorities. It also defends the interests of its clients in appeal proceedings before the Court of appeal of Paris and the European courts. The practice also advises in other behavioral litigation cases such as claims for damages further to anti-competitive practices, restrictive and unfair competition practices.
Contacts: Olivier de Juvigny, Thibault Reymond, Ning-Ly Seng

Restructuring/Insolvency:
The team acts at all stages of companys’ difficulties: in pre-insolvency proceedings (mandat ad hoc, conciliation) where the aim is to reach an agreement with stakeholders, in judicial proceedings (sauvegarde, administration or liquidation proceedings), and related litigation including liability cases. The firm’s lawyers advise a large range of stakeholders: the company facing difficulties, its directors and shareholders, financial (e.g., banks, hedge funds…) and business partners, investors (e.g., special situation funds, industrial investors…) and insolvency practitioners (administrators/receivers and liquidators).
The practice includes both financial and business restructuring cases with a specific experience in cross-border situations including a multijurisdiction approach (EU proceedings, US Chapter 11 and 15, UK Scheme ….).
Contact: Nicolas Partouche

Employment:
Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés lawyers are highly skilled in assisting clients in high-risk litigation involving employees, including cross borders disputes, as well as litigation involving trade unions and staff representative bodies, corporate reorganizations and collective redundancy plans. The firm's lawyers have a highly regarded practice in workplace discrimination and health and safety matters. They assist clients in the management of psycho-social hazards. They also have a significant experience in legal due diligences and labor and employment advice in the context of merger & acquisition and private equity operations.
Contact: Aurélie Fournier

Corporate / M&A:
Corporate finance and M&A transactions are at the heart of the corporate team’s activities. This practice includes acquisitions or capital increases involving public or private companies, as well as private equity transactions. The practice deals with all matters encountered by companies, whether they concern governance, disputes between shareholders or between companies and their managers.
Contacts: Frédéric Peltier, Benoit Marpeau, Nicolas Partouche

White-Collar Criminal Law & Proceedings Before Regulatory Authorities:
With its combined understanding of criminal procedures and knowledge of the business and financial world, Dethomas Peltier Juvigny & Associés provides counsel to clients in economic and financial criminal matters, particularly in cases of violation of stock exchange and competition regulations. The firm’s lawyers have a highly regarded practice in defence before the French Financial Markets Authority and the French and European Competition Authorities.
Contacts: Arthur Dethomas, Frédéric Peltier, Olivier de Juvigny, Thibault Reymond, Ning-Ly Seng