M&A – Corporate

  • Creation of French-German equity joint-ventures (GmbH, automotive industry, drafting and negotiation of the agreements, English-French-German language)
  • Legal due diligence of German and French entities (automotive sector, defense sector, other industrial sectors)
  • Creation of German entities, drafting of agreements with the management, drafting of commercial lease agreements (insurance sector, German and English language)
  • Acquisition of a French SARL by a German client, specialist for weaving of metals (more than 600 employees) (French law)
  • Advice to a shareholder/corporate officer of a French SA (turnover exceeding $60 billion and market leader in Europe) – with view to various non-compete obligations – shareholders’ agreement, by-laws etc. (French and German law)
  • Advice to LOUIS DREYFUS COMMODITIES - one of the first global merchandisers of commodities, major asset owner and processor of agricultural goods – related to the acquisition of a German entity of diesel biofuel production and distribution (NECKERMANN RENEWABLES Wittenberg GmbH), involving more than 200 employees; the entity becoming LOUIS DREYFUS COMMODITIES WITTENBERG GmbH: drafting of the share purchase agreement in English and German, due diligence (German law)
  • Drafting of shareholders’ agreements and by-laws (German and French law)
  • Advice to ESMOD DEUTSCHLAND related to the creation of a private university of arts and fashion design in Berlin/ Munich (“ESMOD Berlin Internationale Kunsthochschule für Mode“, 2012) (German law)

Commercial / Contracts

  • Drafting and negotiation of complex service and development agreements (aerospace sector, French law, English language)
  • Drafting of diverse legal opinions concerning German law (purchase agreements related to industrial products, service agreements, subcontracting agreements, English and French language)
  • Drafting and negotiation of various agreements (French law): for example, so-called “conventions uniques” (also for a German wholesale fashion distributor, with a turnover exceeding 100 million of euros), agency agreements (for example for the French subsidiary of a German parent company with a turnover exceeding 550 million of euros), franchise agreements (fashion industry)
  • Structuring of selective distribution system in France (concerning about 100 distributors)
  • Drafting of General Terms and Conditions for Sale according to French law (BtoB)
  • Drafting of General Terms and Conditions for online sale in France (BtoC)

Pre-litigation – Litigation – Arbitration

  • Litigation before German courts (purchase and development agreements, defense sector, German-English-French language)
  • Post-M&A litigation before the Commercial Court of Paris (drafting and negotiation of settlement agreement, renewable energy sector, German-French-English language)
  • Complex litigation before the French state courts in contract law/private international law (financial markets sector, German and French language)
  • Pre-litigation in German and French sales law, drafting of settlement agreements
  • Drafting of pleadings for an Austrian client, concerning complex aspects of private international law (international jurisdiction and applicable law), within a litigation before a French commercial court (in favour of our client: refusal of claim of payment of 7 million euros of damages) (French law).
  • Drafting of expertise (affidativ) concerning French private international law, within proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Canada).
  • Commercial litigation in front of German courts (request of payment of 5 million euros in favour of a commercial agent)
  • ICC Arbitration (aerospace sector)

Law of associations & foundations

  • Advice to a German foundation related to French law for associations and foundations
  • Creation of associations in France
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