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Our practice extends to providing advisory and litigation services for most key areas of both national and international business law: M&A, joint-ventures and disposals, general corporate, restructuring, corporate governance, stock exchange regulations/transactions, commercial contracts, tax, employment and labour law, competition and distribution, banking and finance, civil & commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, reorganization & insolvency.

Our mergers & acquisitions practice covers all aspects of domestic and international mergers & acquisitions . Our specialists in this field…

In addition to mergers & acquisitions, our corporate team offers expertise in a full range of general corporate & restructuring…

We provide legal assistance to publicly listed companies, their majority or minority shareholders as well as their senior management teams…

Tax

Our tax department offers a full-service tax practice, assisting clients in matters involving: Share acquisitions or sales, mainly for industrial…

Our employment team has developed a strong expertise assisting clients in structuring and optimizing employer-employee relationships and representing employers in…

Our commercial contract team handles the drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial contracts with both French and…

Our competition and distribution team is very active across all economic sectors. Our lawyers handle merger control, antitrust issues, state…

We represent and assist our clients at all stages of litigation before all French civil (Tribunal judiciaire) and commercial courts…

We have developed an expertise in banking and financial regulation which makes it well-equipped to provide assistance to various players…

We assist our French and foreign clients in all special and distressed situations, including groups of companies, debtors, shareholders, creditors,…

What they're saying

  • ” Vivien & Associés is handling a large restructuring and insolvency caseload, often advising debtors, but also assisting shareholders and creditors. The firm is acting in matters spanning a range of sectors, including the retail and manufacturing sectors, with its work for communication and advertising company BVA, which faced insolvency and litigation proceedings, as a major recent instruction. The practice is also very experienced in distressed M&A work. Laurent Assaya is in charge.Legal 500 Guide 2021

  • The social law team is hightly recommended ” The team has a good track-record. Lawyers are excellent”. Legal 500 Guide 2020

  • Laurent Assaya advises clients on pre-insolvency and insolvency proceedings. He also regularly acts on debt restructuring and distressed M&A transactions. One client praises his “technical talent and negotiating skills,” before noting: “He is very involved and pleasant to work with.” Chambers Europe 2021

  • The Litigation Department led by “the well-experienced Emmanuelle Bouretz shows great ability to deal with a broad array of cases. Its banking litigation expertise is particularly notable and was sought after for a case raising new legal issues pertaining to the termination of established banking business relationships. The team also acts for former CEOs and managers in various complex shareholder conflicts. With its experience in assisting with domestic and cross-border disputes, the group is well placed to represent French and international companies, including SMEs, in commercial and industrial litigation. Legal 500 Guide 2021

  • The Corporate/M&A team is led by Nicolas Vivien who is appreciated for his “Very good comprehension of business with high availability.” Legal 500 Guide 2020

  • Vivien & Assoxiés Tax law team with Jérôme Chapus and Marine Pelletier-Capes. “The team is available and has solid expertise advising on tax restructuring. Marine Pelletier-Capes is available and responsive. Her advice is practical and spot on.” Legal 500 Guide 2020

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