The firm mainly specialises in the following areas

Corporate law and M&A

– Legal and tax due diligence and analysis of balances sheets and financial statements
– Company formation and ongoing legal and tax advice for companies through to disposal or dissolution/liquidation
– Transactions involving capital or restructurings and conversions
– Establishing joint-ventures and shareholder agreements

Tax law

– Tax structuring advice: tax elections and consolidation
– Taxation advice: corporation tax, VAT, registration/stamp duties, local and other taxes and bilateral tax treaties
– Advice on taxation of personal assets: inheritance and wealth tax
– Assistance with tax returns
– Assistance with tax audits and investigations, demands for back taxes and disputes

Real estate law and Construction

– Residential, professional and commercial leases
– Co-ownership law: creation of co-ownership structures and management of co-owned properties
– Advice with expert appraisal processes involving ten-year construction warranties and construction insurance
– Negotiation and implementation of all types of contracts
– Registration of statutory and court-ordered charges

Employment law

– Employment contracts
– Dismissal and redundancy
– Staff representative bodies
– Criminal law in employment matters
– Employment tribunals

Commercial and
Contract law

– All transactions involving businesses
– Negotiation and implementation of all types of contracts
– Debt recovery

Insolvency proceedings

– Advising administrators
– Preparation of insolvency declarations and dealing with corporate safeguarding proceedings, administration and liquidation

The firm works closely, in its Paris offices, with Maître Julie DESBRUERES-ABRASSART, whose specific area of expertise is public law and proceedings before the administrative courts.

In order to deal with cases in a highly-efficient way, the firm also has the support of various related disciplines, working with other professionals such as notaries, chartered accountants, property appraisers, brokers and surveyors.

The firm now has three partner lawyers along with two senior lawyers who have been with the firm for 15 years and seven years respectively.