Practice Areas

FTPA is a multidisciplinary law firm that advises and represents clients across the complete range of business law matters.

The combination of the firm’s capabilities allows us to adopt a global approach, aimed at optimizing solutions for our clients.

The firm has vast experience in a broad range of sectors allowing it to fully grasp practical issues faced by its clients, including companies, corporate groups, listed companies or directors and private individuals, associations or foundations.

Where necessary, we call on external specialists in areas requiring specific expertise.

The firm acts both in France and abroad.

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M&A and corporate law

We are involved in the initial legal structuring phase and in executing corporate finance transactions. Our team advises the firm’s clients (listed and unlisted companies, growing companies, investment funds, family-owned businesses) throughout all phases of their development in the following areas:
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Private Equity (capital raising and acquisitions of share interests), LBO and MBO transactions
  • Securities Law (tender offers, share issuances and corporate governance)
  • Joint ventures and alliances
  • Restructuring
  • Due Diligence
  • Managing representations and warranties
  • Ongoing corporate legal advice
Our team works closely with lawyers in other practice areas, particularly the tax, employment, insolvency and intellectual property teams, and draws on their cross-disciplinary skills to effectively respond to the multiple issues involved in corporate transactions. Our clients are based in France and abroad. We regularly work with our clients in French and in English, including in connection with cross-border transactions. When needed, we are supported by a first-class network of international referral firms with which we have built strong relationships.
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Arbitration / Alternative Dispute Resolution

FTPA has built a strong and recognized practice in arbitration. Our dedicated team assists French or foreign clients in national and cross border arbitration processes, whether under French or foreign substantive laws, and acts in ad hoc arbitration or in institutional arbitration in front of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) or the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). We act for clients, companies and their in-house legal teams, on complex technical disputes requiring full knowledge of proceedings and a strong expertise in technical, financial and legal issues that are likely to arise in such proceedings. We have built a specific expertise in construction and industrial disputes, in commercial disputes, termination of established commercial relationships involving distributors, foreign commercial agents or franchise agreements, as well as indemnification claims or disputes arising between shareholders in close cooperation with our M&A and corporate law team. Our team members are multicultural and rely on various skills and expertise which allow us to advise and assist our clients, whether French or foreign, throughout the arbitral proceedings and at the stage of enforcement of arbitral awards. Our team also assists clients in pursuing alternative and/or amicable dispute resolution methods such as mediation or conciliation processes or in negotiating settlement agreements.
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Trust Law

As pioneers in this practice area in France, we assist our clients in trust law matters both as advisors as well as lawyer-trustees.

Our specialized team, led by Bruno Robin, a recognized practitioner in this area and one of the very first lawyers in France to have advocated for the fiduciary profession, has initiated some of most representative trusts set up so far, particularly in insolvency and pre-insolvency matters.

Bruno Robin acts in respect of solvent and insolvent enterprises, and has already been appointed as lawyer-trustee in multiple cases involving all sorts of assets representing several hundreds of millions of euros held under his responsibility.

In addition, Bruno Robin has written articles and makes regular public presentations on this subject, including before the Magistrates of the financial affairs section of the Paris Court and Judges of the Nanterre Commercial Court.

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Securities laws & Takeover bids

Led by Alexandre Omaggio, our team has a strong expertise in securities laws.

We advise listed companies or investors for issuances of securities (public offerings, private placements), acquisitions of shareholdings, block trades, shareholders agreements and reorganizations.

Regarding tender offers (cash and/or exchange offers, squeeze out), we advise bidders as well as targets.

Our team also advises listed companies on all their corporate governance issues (organization of boards, managing directors compensation, regulated transactions, insider trading policy, representation of employees at the board), regulated information, share buy-backs and preparation of shareholders meetings (in particular the preparation of financial authorizations).

We also assist issuers, with the assistance of our tax and employment law teams, in the implementation of incentives for managing directors and employees.

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General Litigation

Since its creation, FTPA has acquired recognized knowhow and expertise in dispute resolution, one of our core practice areas, relating to complex matters as well as assisting clients both at pre-litigation and post-litigation stages. We routinely rely on our diverse and multilingual / multijurisdictional litigation capabilities to advise and act for French and international clients. Our litigation skills also include advising clients on suitable strategies, depending on the type of dispute and interests at stake, particularly to prevent or settle disputes out of court. At the stage of open litigation, our teams routinely act before both French and foreign courts, as the case may be, to assist local correspondents. We have significant expertise in specific areas such as calling in of bank guarantees and technical and complex litigation that require, amongst others, Court -appointed expert proceedings. We assist clients and their insurers in all types of litigation, including construction and industrial matters in addition to general commercial disputes, as well as for shareholders disputes in close cooperation with our M&A and corporate law team. We further act before regulatory authorities and/or administrative bodies, in France or abroad, in particular in competition and compliance matters. We also assist our clients, firms or executives, in connection with civil of criminal liability. In addition, we assist and represent clients for purposes of pursuing enforcement of decisions (Court rulings or arbitral awards). Our team also assists clients in pursuing alternative and/or amicable dispute resolution methods such as mediation or conciliation processes or in negotiating settlement agreements.
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Marketing and advertising

Led by Fabrice Lorvo, the marketing and advertising law team assists clients in France and abroad in connection with their communications and marketing activities. Our services include securing corporate communications (publicity, television broadcasting, public signs and billboards, social media and events) as well as advising on pre-litigation and litigation matters. We regularly handle rights issues related to the commercial use of one’s image (particularly models, professional athletes, persons participating in public events), the organization of events (particularly athletic events) in relation to sponsoring and broadcasting rights, the limitations to freedom of expression (public right to information, slander and defamation, among others), as well as web reputation issues. Over the course of our many years of experience, we have become particularly well-versed in tailoring our advice to the ever changing landscape of the communications world, particularly in relation to the digital revolution.
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Disruptive Innovations

The last few years have seen the development of cutting-edge innovations and technologies, deeply impacting the ways of doing business. Innovative business actors have specific legal needs, when at the same time incumbent business actors encounter new legal issues.

For all those reasons, our law firm advises its French and international clients on the legal aspects and the regulatory context surrounding disruptive innovations, such as the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, crowdfunding, e-payments, internet of things, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, autonomous driving, 3D printing, smart contracts, social media, over-the-top services, big data, FinTech, robotics, etc.

Business actors, whether positioned on the digital and innovation market or merely impacted by disruptive innovations, encounter and shall face new legal issues.

To that end, we have put together an agile team of specialists from our corporate, tax, banking and financial services, intellectual property and dispute resolution groups.

Our lawyers’ strong experience in the digital and innovation sector enables them to support businesses of all sizes, growing start-ups together with listed companies, in both day-to-day legal issues and innovation legal strategies.

We develop a close relationship with our clients and understand their practical digital issues. That is the only way to a tailored digital strategy and to a pragmatic solution.

As a multidisciplinary law firm, we provide a comprehensive approach on all innovation related legal matters from a national and international intercultural perspective.
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Private Equity

FTPA is involved on a regular basis in private equity and risk capital transactions (fund raising, cash-out transactions, shareholding acquisitions) and LBO/MBO, advising investors (funds, family offices, business angels), companies and/or their managers. Our assistance covers all aspects of these transactions: legal and tax structuring, due diligence, drafting and negotiation of pre-contractual agreements (term sheet), investment agreements and shareholders’ agreements, issuance of complex securities (convertible bonds, shares with warrants attached, subscription warrants, redeemable bonds, etc.), managers and employees incentive plans (management package) etc. Depending on the matter, we also rely on other areas of expertise of our firm (in particular, tax and employment) to ensure the optimal handling of cases.
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Media law

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Art Market

On the Art Market, our firm advises and assists its clients within the area of artists’ wealth management particularly about inheritance or taxation issues, in the course of the performance of major transactions including loans or donations, relating to individual works or entire collections through the implementation of appropriate mechanisms, on a national and international level in close relation with our tax team and a specialized notarial team.

Philippe Pochet and his teams advise institutions and individuals within the area of public ownership and national collections within the field of donations and legacies.

FTPA also intervenes on artists’ estates issues and conflict management involving rights holders and supports artists and/or their rights holders in the exploitation of works and in the course of the daily management of their relationships with museums and other art galleries.

The firm’s activity covers both legal advice and litigation through the fight against counterfeiting, and deals with issues related to the authenticity of properties sold by private sales or public auctions via famous auction houses.
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Corporate

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IT/data protection

We have acquired a strong expertise in the digital field, particularly in terms of liability of service providers, abusive referencing, violation of person rights / e-reputation on the Internet.We assist our clients in the development of their Internet activities (sale of products and services online, drafting of service contracts entered into with their partners or clients, legal audit of websites, etc.) We intervene in order to prevent potential disputes and represent our clients in litigation, before the courts or by using alternative dispute resolution methods. In addition, we assist our clients (companies and institutions) to ensure their compliance with the applicable legislation in the field of personal data and in particular with the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD).We offer our clients legal audits of their internal practices regarding the collection and processing of personal data. We also advise our clients regarding the implementation of all their contractual documentation, and in particular the review of contracts, privacy policies, terms and conditions, terms of use of cookies, transfers of personal data, etc. FTPA is a member of the AFCDP (French Data Protection Officers Association).
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Dispute Resolution

Since the firm was founded, FTPA has developed comprehensive knowledge and recognized expertise in dispute resolution, including the pre- and post-litigation phases, and particularly in the areas of mediation and arbitration, which today are the principal means of resolving international commercial disputes. Our teams act before both French and European courts, and in certain cases, also before international courts alongside one of our local referral firms. Our team, specialized in local and international arbitration and mediation, both institutional and ad hoc, has in-depth knowledge and expertise of the rules and practices in this area, and proven experience, allowing us to act throughout all phases of the arbitral process. We also assist our clients before professional and administrative entities in France and abroad, particularly with regard to compliance and competition matters. On a regular basis we draw on the expertise and different skills of our lawyers, many of whom have multicultural backgrounds, which is a key asset in assisting and advising foreign clients. Our comprehensive understanding of contentious matters means we have the foresight to recommend strategies to our clients that are tailored to the situation they are in, particularly with regard to preventing litigation and identifying potential risks. We are also called upon to act in recognizing and enforcing decisions (judgements and arbitral awards). In addition, we have proven capabilities in relation to unfair appeals of bank guarantees and complex technical litigation involving judicial expertise procedures. We also advise companies and their management on corporate liability matters.
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Intellectual property law

Our team has proven expertise across a full range of intellectual property issues, with capabilities to both advise and represent clients in dispute-related matters. We support French and international clients, mainly on legal issues related to trademarks, copyright, industrial designs and models, and patents. Our broad skill-set allows us to efficiently ensure the protection and defense of our clients’ intellectual property rights. In this capacity, we regularly act before the different intellectual property rights protection offices (INPI, EUIPO, OMPI). We also ensure negotiating and drafting all types of industrial and intellectual property contracts. We are involved in complex dispute resolution related to counterfeiting and unfair competition before both French court and international courts, or by means of mediation or arbitration. We also act before European Union courts (Tribunal and Court of Justice) and regularly work with customs officials to combat counterfeiting and ensure the protection of our clients’ rights.
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Aviation Law

We regularly advise airline companies and businesses involved in the following sectors:
  • Aeronautics
  • Purchases, sales and rentals of aircrafts and related services and parts
  • Air, land and maritime transport
  • Transport infrastructure
We have significant experience assisting air transport insurers as well as aircraft and helicopter constructors, particularly in connection with product liability and air transport accidents. We also advise and assist our clients in matters related to their dealings with the administrative and airport co-ordination authorities (DGAC, ACNUSA, COHOR agents, etc.).
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Banking and financial services

Our team advises and assists financial and banking/investment service providers and institutions both on all regulatory issues likely to arise. Our services include drafting and updating necessary documentation for the provision of their professional services. Our work also covers the contractual relationships between licensed service providers and their clients, in all respects from client documentation (including account agreements, financial services agreements or investment management mandates) or documentation relating to their professional/ethical rules (KYC procedures, operational/monitoring processes, marketing/distribution of financial products …)

We advise our banking/institutional clients on recurring/topical changes in rules and regulations applying to all aspects of their businesses (AIFMD, UCITS, MIFs, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing regulations …)

We further advise in their dealings with regulatory bodies both in respect of licenses (both in terms of scope of services and type of financial products) and at all stages in banking/financial litigation (including pre-litigation work), before disciplinary authorities (Sanctions Committees of the French AMF or ACPR) and Courts.

Our experience and expertise in the sector also extends to offering efficient advice to our clients on the full spectrum of compliance issues (operations, business, products, etc.).

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Insurance and mutual insurance

We provide advisory and litigation assistance to insurance companies, pension and benefits institutions, as well as financial institutions in France and abroad, on regulatory matters specific to their business.

In particular, we are recognized for our unique expertise in mutual insurance law and advising pension and benefits institutions, with regard to implementing new provisions for group supplemental health plans, now mandatory, and have advised a number of well-known organizations in this sector.

We also advise clients on matters related to contracting and implementing insurance policies (policies’ coverage and exclusions, particularly liability or damages), including, in the case of a major incident, whether litigious or not, starting from the legal appraisal stage.

We regularly draw on the complementary skills of the firm in various other practice areas related to the insurance business, both in public and private law in relation to judicial or administrative bodies, as well as independent public authorities (AMF, ACPR, among others).

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Tax law

We help our clients manage and resolve their tax issues. We primarily advise both listed and unlisted corporations, across a broad range of industry sectors.

Our tax lawyers work closely with teams in the firm’s other practice areas in structuring their advice and strategies, particularly in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private equity (including management packages), as well as in French and international restructuring matters.

We have also developed proven expertise in estate planning, and in the organization and transfer of family-owned assets, as well as in setting up real estate holding structures.

In addition, our team has extensive experience and know-how in managing tax controversy matters with the French tax authorities and in effectively advising clients on legislation that is frequently subject to revision.

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Real estate and construction law

Our team advises clients in connection with real estate investments and particularly in relation to acquisitions and transfers of real estate portfolios, real estate companies and business assets.

Recently, we advised a telecoms operator in completing the acquisition of a distribution network of more than 500 sales outlets.

We are also involved in drafting legal documentation for large industrial and infrastructure projects, particularly in the energy, transportation and hotel sectors.

For example, we recently drafted on behalf of an energy sector leader, all the construction and operating agreements for a solar energy site.

Our expertise also extends to advising property management companies.

In addition, we advise contractors, project developers and companies in connection with their contractual undertakings and represent them in pre-litigation and dispute resolution before courts and arbitral tribunals.

Our practice is particularly well recognized for its role in technically complex dispute resolution and expert witness procedures.

We are involved in matters covering a broad geographic range, including France, Europe, as well as Africa (Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Senegal and South Africa) and the Middle East.

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Intangible assets

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Public law

The firm’s public law team provides assistance, advice and legal representation on a full range of legal issues to all kinds of public, private and international institutional entities.

In this capacity, we provide advisory, audit and litigation services to companies and public entities in relation to their contractual relationships both at the procurement and execution stages, and are involved in public financing, services and public works contracts, PPP, authorizations and agreements to occupy public property, grants and government aid.

We also defend the interests of our public and private sector clients in connection with various liability regimes, particularly in the area of public works and infrastructure.

We advise and defend public entities on a broad range of legal issues related how they are run, from creating or modifying wholly and partly state-owned institutions, to public service, to public sector accounting and evaluating cultural heritage.

Our public law team is involved in urban planning matters both in relation to regulatory and operational considerations. Our urban planning expertise also extends to commercial development issues. As such we advise promoters, developers, industrial groups and companies in implementing projects and in related litigation.

We advise our clients on a full range of issues related to projects which have a significant environmental component, including ICPE, decommissioning procedures, regulations related to polluted soil, drafting and negotiating environmental law clauses in contracts.

Our team strives to consistently provide clients with practical solutions that meet their needs, and that are in line with their specific organization and activity.

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Employment law

The goal of our employment law practice is to leverage the labor and welfare legal system as a means for companies to manage efficiently.

We advise small and medium sized companies, as well as large French and international corporations across a full range of labor law and benefits issues, ensuring they conform to the latest legislation and case law which is constantly changing in this area, particularly with regard to optimizing pays scales, working hours and putting in place solutions adapted to corporate officers’ circumstances.

With the support of lawyers in the firm’s other practice areas, our combined skills have allowed us to develop specific expertise in restructuring, particularly with regard to the labor law considerations involved in acquisitions, mass layoffs, and the information and consultation process involving works councils.

We also represent clients before different administrative bodies (work inspection, URSSAF, national healthcare entities, etc.) and in various courts (employee claims court (conseils de prud’hommes), social security tribunal, administrative courts and the court of appeal).

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Insolvency and restructuring

We advise on restructuring matters for companies and corporate groups faced with challenging situations in a complex and constantly shifting environment.

In our approach to advising clients, we allow them to use the law as a tool to overcome difficulties and develop their business.

We primarily advise companies (large corporations, SMEs, and occasionally small businesses) and their shareholders in France and abroad. We represent debtors and buyers, as well as shareholders.

Drawing on the firm’s multidisciplinary skills, our specialized team of lawyers ensures proactive and first-rate assistance, and regularly demonstrates its ability to innovate in the solutions it puts forward.

The team is involved on three levels – in connection with safeguard procedures, insolvency procedures, as well as in situations involving neither safeguard or insolvency procedures. We have developed specific expertise with regard to managing proceedings while working closely with all the legal entities involved, including conciliators, receivers, judicial representatives, commercial courts, interim managers, trustees, etc.

We aim to share inspirational new ideas with our clients and steadily support them throughout every stage of their development.

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  • Aeronautics and Transportation
  • Art law
  • Insurance
  • Distribution
  • Energy
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Luxury
  • IT and Telecoms
  • Media, Entertainment and Sports
  • Banking and Financial Services
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DROIT DE LA FIDUCIE

En tant que pionniers dans ce domaine de pratique en France, nous assistons nos clients dans les questions de droit fiduciaire à la fois en tant que conseillers et en tant qu’avocat-fiduciaire.

Notre équipe spécialisée, dirigée par Bruno Robin, un praticien reconnu dans ce domaine et l’un des tout premiers avocats en France à avoir plaidé en faveur de la profession fiduciaire, a initié certaines des trusts les plus représentatifs mis en place jusqu’à présent, notamment en insolvabilité questions d’insolvabilité.

Bruno Robin acts in respect of solvent and insolvent enterprises, and has already been appointed as lawyer-trustee in multiple cases involving all sorts of assets representing several hundreds of millions of euros held under his responsibility.

In addition, Bruno Robin has written artciels and makes regular public presentations on this subject, including before the Magistrates of the financial affairs section of the Paris Court and Judges of the Nanterre Commercial Court.

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Droit de l’aviation

Nous conseillons régulièrement les compagnies aériennes et les entreprises impliquées dans les secteurs suivants:

  • Aéronautiques
  • Achats, ventes et locations d’aéronefs et services et pièces connexes
  • Transport aérien, terrestre et maritime
  • Infrastructure de transport

Nous avons une expérience significative dans l’assistance aux assureurs de transport aérien ainsi qu’aux constructeurs d’avions et d’hélicoptères, notamment en matière de responsabilité du fait des produits et d’accidents de transport aérien.

Nous conseillons et accompagnons également nos clients dans les démarches auprès des autorités administratives et de coordination aéroportuaire (DGAC, ACNUSA, agents COHOR, etc.).

 

Services bancaires et financiers

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Règlement des différends

Depuis sa création, FTPA a développé une connaissance approfondie et une expertise reconnue en matière de résolution des litiges, y compris les phases pré et post-contentieux, notamment dans les domaines de la médiation et de l’arbitrage qui sont aujourd’hui les principaux modes de règlement des litiges commerciaux internationaux.

Nos équipes agissent devant les juridictions françaises et européennes et, dans certains cas, devant les juridictions internationales aux côtés de l’une de nos sociétés de référence locales. Notre équipe, spécialisée dans l’arbitrage et la médiation locale et internationale, institutionnelle et ad hoc, possède une connaissance et une expertise approfondies des règles et des pratiques dans ce domaine, et une expérience éprouvée, nous permettant d’agir dans toutes les phases du processus arbitral.

Nous assistons également nos clients auprès d’entités professionnelles et administratives en France et à l’étranger, notamment en matière de conformité et de concurrence.

Nous nous appuyons régulièrement sur l’expertise et les différentes compétences de nos avocats, dont beaucoup ont des antécédents multiculturels, ce qui constitue un atout majeur pour assister et conseiller les clients étrangers.

Notre compréhension globale des questions contentieuses signifie que nous avons la clairvoyance de recommander à nos clients des stratégies adaptées à la situation dans laquelle ils se trouvent, particulièrement en ce qui concerne la prévention des litiges et l’identification des risques potentiels. Nous sommes également appelés à agir dans la reconnaissance et l’exécution des décisions (jugements et sentences arbitrales).

En outre, nous disposons de capacités éprouvées en matière d’appels injustes de garanties bancaires et de litiges techniques complexes impliquant des procédures d’expertise judiciaire.

Nous conseillons également les entreprises et leur direction en matière de responsabilité d’entreprise.

FTPA a construit une pratique forte et reconnue en arbitrage.

Notre équipe dédiée assiste les clients français ou étrangers dans les processus d’arbitrage nationaux et transfrontaliers, que ce soit en droit français ou étranger, et intervient en arbitrage ad hoc ou en arbitrage institutionnel devant la Chambre de Commerce Internationale (CCI), le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Londres. L’arbitrage international (LCIA) ou le Centre international pour le règlement des différends relatifs aux investissements (CIRDI).

Nous intervenons pour des clients, des entreprises et leurs équipes juridiques internes, sur des litiges techniques complexes nécessitant une parfaite connaissance des procédures et une forte expertise dans les problématiques techniques, financières et juridiques susceptibles de survenir dans de telles procédures. Nous avons développé une expertise spécifique dans les litiges commerciaux et industriels, les litiges commerciaux, la rupture des relations commerciales établies avec les distributeurs, les agents commerciaux étrangers ou les franchises, ainsi que les réclamations ou litiges entre actionnaires en étroite collaboration avec nos M & A et le droit des sociétés équipe.

Les membres de notre équipe sont multiculturels et s’appuient sur diverses compétences et expertises qui nous permettent de conseiller et d’assister nos clients, français ou étrangers, tout au long de la procédure arbitrale et au stade de l’exécution des sentences arbitrales.

Notre équipe assiste également les clients dans la recherche de méthodes alternatives et / ou amiables de résolution de conflits telles que les processus de médiation ou de conciliation ou dans la négociation d’accords de règlement.

Droit du travail

L’objectif de notre pratique du droit du travail est de tirer parti du système juridique du travail et du bien-être pour permettre aux entreprises de gérer efficacement.

Nous conseillons les petites et moyennes entreprises ainsi que les grandes entreprises françaises et internationales dans toute une série de questions liées au droit du travail et aux avantages sociaux, en veillant à respecter la législation et la jurisprudence en constante évolution dans ce domaine, notamment en matière d’optimisation paie les échelles, les heures de travail et met en place des solutions adaptées aux circonstances des mandataires sociaux.

Avec le soutien d’avocats dans les autres domaines de pratique du cabinet, nos compétences combinées nous ont permis de développer une expertise spécifique en restructuration, notamment en matière de droit du travail, de licenciements collectifs et d’information et de concertation des comités d’entreprise.

Nous représentons également des clients devant différentes instances administratives (inspection du travail, URSSAF , organismes nationaux de santé, etc.) et dans différents tribunaux ( conseils de prud’hommes , tribunal de la sécurité sociale, tribunaux administratifs et cour d’appel).

Insolvabilité et restructuration

Nous conseillons sur les restructurations pour les entreprises et les groupes de sociétés confrontés à des situations difficiles dans un environnement complexe et en constante évolution.

Dans notre approche de conseiller les clients, nous leur permettons d’utiliser la loi comme un outil pour surmonter les difficultés et développer leur entreprise.

Nous conseillons principalement des sociétés (grandes entreprises, PME et parfois petites entreprises) et leurs actionnaires en France et à l’étranger. Nous représentons les débiteurs et les acheteurs, ainsi que les actionnaires.

S’appuyant sur les compétences multidisciplinaires de l’entreprise, notre équipe spécialisée d’avocats assure une assistance proactive et de premier ordre et démontre régulièrement sa capacité à innover dans les solutions qu’elle propose.

L’équipe intervient à trois niveaux – en relation avec les procédures de sauvegarde, les procédures d’insolvabilité, ainsi que dans les situations ne prévoyant ni procédures de sauvegarde ni procédures d’insolvabilité. Nous avons développé une expertise spécifique en matière de gestion des procédures tout en travaillant en étroite collaboration avec toutes les entités juridiques impliquées, y compris les conciliateurs, les séquestres, les représentants judiciaires, les tribunaux de commerce, les gestionnaires intérimaires, les fiduciaires, etc.

Nous visons à partager de nouvelles idées inspirantes avec nos clients et les soutenons régulièrement à chaque étape de leur développement.

Assurance et mutuelle

Nous apportons une assistance conseil et contentieux aux sociétés d’assurances, aux institutions de prévoyance et de prévoyance, ainsi qu’aux institutions financières en France et à l’étranger, sur les questions réglementaires propres à leur activité.

Nous sommes notamment reconnus pour notre expertise unique en matière de droit des assurances mutuelles et de conseil auprès des institutions de prévoyance en matière de mise en place de nouvelles dispositions pour les régimes complémentaires de santé collectifs désormais obligatoires et avons conseillé un certain nombre d’organisations reconnues dans ce secteur.

Nous conseillons également nos clients sur les questions relatives à la souscription et à la mise en place des polices d’assurance (couverture et exclusions des polices, en particulier responsabilité ou dommages), y compris en cas d’incident majeur, contentieux ou non.

Nous mobilisons régulièrement les compétences complémentaires de l’entreprise dans divers autres domaines d’activité liés à l’activité d’assurance, tant en droit public et privé par rapport aux organes judiciaires ou administratifs, que par des autorités publiques indépendantes (AMF, ACPR, entre autres).

Loi sur la propriété intellectuelle

Notre équipe possède une expertise reconnue dans toute une gamme de questions liées à la propriété intellectuelle, avec des capacités à la fois pour conseiller et représenter les clients dans les questions liées aux litiges.

Nous accompagnons des clients français et internationaux, principalement sur des problématiques juridiques liées aux marques, au droit d’auteur, aux dessins et modèles industriels et aux brevets.

Notre large éventail de compétences nous permet d’assurer efficacement la protection et la défense des droits de propriété intellectuelle de nos clients. À ce titre, nous agissons régulièrement devant les différents offices de protection des droits de propriété intellectuelle (INPI, EUIPO, OMPI).

Nous assurons également la négociation et la rédaction de tous types de contrats de propriété industrielle et intellectuelle.

Nous sommes impliqués dans la résolution de litiges complexes liés à la contrefaçon et à la concurrence déloyale devant les tribunaux français et internationaux, ou par le biais de la médiation ou de l’arbitrage.

Nous agissons également devant les tribunaux de l’Union européenne (Tribunal et Cour de justice) et travaillons régulièrement avec les agents des douanes pour lutter contre la contrefaçon et assurer la protection des droits de nos clients.

DROIT DE MARKETING ET DE PUBLICITÉ [1]

Dirigée par Fabrice Lorvo, l’équipe de droit du marketing et de la publicité accompagne les clients en France et à l’étranger dans le cadre de leurs activités de communication et de marketing. Nos services comprennent la sécurisation des communications d’entreprise (publicité, télédiffusion, publicités et panneaux d’affichage, médias sociaux et événements) ainsi que des conseils sur les questions précontentieuses et litigieuses.

Nous traitons régulièrement des problématiques liées à l’utilisation commerciale de l’image (notamment les modèles, les athlètes professionnels, les personnes participant aux événements publics), l’organisation d’événements (notamment sportifs) en matière de sponsoring et de diffusion, les limitations à la liberté d’expression (droit public à l’information, calomnie et diffamation, entre autres), ainsi que des problèmes de réputation sur le web.

Au cours de nos nombreuses années d’expérience, nous sommes devenus particulièrement compétents pour adapter nos conseils au paysage en constante évolution du monde des communications, en particulier en ce qui concerne la révolution numérique.

[1] Note du traducteur: “droit de la communication et du marketing” n’est pas courant comme terme; «Droit du marketing et de la publicité» est un domaine reconnu et moi le plus juste.

Droit des médias

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M & A et droit des sociétés

Nous intervenons dans la phase initiale de structuration juridique et dans l’exécution des opérations de corporate finance.

Notre équipe conseille les clients de l’entreprise (sociétés cotées et non cotées, sociétés en croissance, fonds d’investissement, entreprises familiales) à toutes les étapes de leur développement dans les domaines suivants:

  • Acquisitions et cessions
  • Private Equity (levée de capitaux et acquisitions d’actions), LBO et MBO
  • Droit des valeurs mobilières (offres publiques d’achat, émissions d’actions et gouvernance d’entreprise)
  • Coentreprises et alliances
  • Restructuration
  • Vérifications nécessaires
  • Gérer les représentations et les garanties
  • Conseil juridique d’entreprise en cours

Notre équipe travaille en étroite collaboration avec des avocats d’autres domaines de pratique, en particulier les équipes des impôts, de l’emploi, de l’insolvabilité et de la propriété intellectuelle, et met à profit leurs compétences interdisciplinaires pour répondre efficacement aux nombreuses questions liées aux transactions.

Nos clients sont basés en France et à l’étranger. Nous travaillons régulièrement avec nos clients en français et en anglais, y compris dans le cadre de transactions transfrontalières. En cas de besoin, nous bénéficions du soutien d’un réseau de cabinets de référence internationaux de premier ordre avec lesquels nous avons tissé de solides relations.

We have acquired a strong expertise in the digital field, particularly in terms of liability of service providers, abusive referencing, violation of person rights / e-reputation on the Internet. We assist our clients in the development of their Internet activities (sale of products and services online, drafting of service contracts entered into with their partners or clients, legal audit of websites, etc.) We intervene in order to prevent potential disputes and represent our clients in litigation, before the courts or by using alternative dispute resolution methods.

In addition, we assist our clients (companies and institutions) to ensure their compliance with the applicable legislation in the field of personal data and in particular with the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD). We offer our clients legal audits of their internal practices regarding the collection and processing of personal data. We also advise our clients regarding the implementation of all their contractual documentation, and in particular the review of contracts, privacy policies, terms and conditions, terms of use of cookies, transfers of personal data, etc. FTPA is a member of the AFCDP (French Data Protection Officers Association).

Capital privé

FTPA intervient régulièrement dans des opérations de private equity et de capital-risque (levées de fonds, encaissements, prises de participations) et LBO / MBO, conseillant les investisseurs (fonds, family offices, business angels), les entreprises et / ou leurs dirigeants.

Our assistance covers all aspects of these transactions: legal and tax structuring, due diligence, drafting and negotiation of pre-contractual agreements (term sheet), investment agreements and shareholders’ agreements, issuance of complex securities (convertible bonds, shares with warrants attached, subscription warrants, redeemable bonds, etc.), managers and employees incentive plans (management package) etc.

Depending on the matter, we also rely on other areas of expertise of our firm (in particular, tax and employment) to ensure the optimal handling of cases.

Public law

The firm’s public law team provides assistance, advice and legal representation on a full range of legal issues to all kinds of public, private and international institutional entities.

In this capacity, we provide advisory, audit and litigation services to companies and public entities in relation to their contractual relationships both at the procurement and execution stages, and are involved in public financing, services and public works contracts, PPP, authorizations and agreements to occupy public property, grants and government aid.

We also defend the interests of our public and private sector clients in connection with various liability regimes, particularly in the area of public works and infrastructure.

We advise and defend public entities on a broad range of legal issues related how they are run, from creating or modifying wholly and partly state-owned institutions, to public service, to public sector accounting and evaluating cultural heritage.

Our public law team is involved in urban planning matters both in relation to regulatory and operational considerations. Our urban planning expertise also extends to commercial development issues. As such we advise promoters, developers, industrial groups and companies in implementing projects and in related litigation.

We advise our clients on a full range of issues related to projects which have a significant environmental component, including ICPE, decommissioning procedures, regulations related to polluted soil, drafting and negotiating environmental law clauses in contracts.

Our team strives to consistently provide clients with practical solutions that meet their needs, and that are in line with their specific organization and activity.

Real estate and construction law

Our team advises clients in connection with real estate investments and particularly in relation to acquisitions and transfers of real estate portfolios, real estate companies and business assets.

Recently, we advised a telecoms operator in completing the acquisition of a distribution network of more than 500 sales outlets.

We are also involved in drafting legal documentation for large industrial and infrastructure projects, particularly in the energy, transportation and hotel sectors.

For example, we recently drafted on behalf of an energy sector leader, all the construction and operating agreements for a solar energy site.

Our expertise also extends to advising property management companies.

In addition, we advise contractors, project developers and companies in connection with their contractual undertakings and represent them in pre-litigation and dispute resolution before courts and arbitral tribunals.

Our practice is particularly well recognized for its role in technically complex dispute resolution and expert witness procedures.

We are involved in matters covering a broad geographic range, including France, Europe, as well as Africa (Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Senegal and South Africa) and the Middle East.

Stock market law

Led by Alexandre Omaggio, our team has a strong expertise in securities laws.

We advise listed companies or investors for issuances of securities (public offerings, private placements), acquisitions of shareholdings, block trades, shareholders agreements and reorganizations.

Regarding tender offers (cash and/or exchange offers, squeeze out), we advise bidders as well as targets.

Our team also advises listed companies on all their corporate governance issues (organization of boards, managing directors compensation, regulated transactions, insider trading policy, representation of employees at the board), regulated information, share buy-backs and preparation of shareholders meetings (in particular the preparation of financial authorizations).

We also assist issuers, with the assistance of our tax and employment law teams, in the implementation of incentives for managing directors and employees.

Tax law

We help our clients manage and resolve their tax issues. We primarily advise both listed and unlisted corporations, across a broad range of industry sectors.

Nos avocats fiscalistes travaillent en étroite collaboration avec les équipes des autres domaines de la firme pour structurer leurs conseils et stratégies, notamment en matière de fusions et acquisitions, de private equity (y compris les packages de gestion) et de restructuration française et internationale.

Nous avons également développé une expertise avérée dans la planification successorale, l’organisation et le transfert d’actifs familiaux, ainsi que dans la mise en place de structures de détention immobilières.

Par ailleurs, notre équipe dispose d’une expérience et d’un savoir-faire approfondis dans la gestion des litiges fiscaux auprès des autorités fiscales françaises et dans le conseil efficace des clients sur les législations fréquemment révisées.

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