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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 involved handle antitrust issues, merger control,…

We represent and assist our clients at all stages of litigation before all French civil (Tribunal d’instance, Tribunal de grande…

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

  • ” The team Restructuring is responsive and provides an excellent service. The team provides personal service and has in-depth knowledge of its clients’ history and objectives. It offers creative and practical solutions. Laurent Assaya provides good and savvy advice. He is a great lawyer to have at one’s side in time of difficulties.” Legal 500 2019

  • The social law team is hightly recommended ” The team has a good track-record. Lawyers are excellent”. Legal 500 2019

  • Laurent Assaya handles financial restructurings, reorganisations, pre-insolvency procedures and distressed M&A. He also has experience in liquidation proceedings. Clients describe him as “an excellent restructuring lawyer.” Chambers Europe 2019

  • The Litigation Department led by Emmanuelle Bouretz is “capable of handling a wide range of complex disputes.” In particular, the firm is “very competent in the management of bank disputes and has a very good knowledge of the practice of the courts in financial disputes”. Legal 500 2018

  • 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 2019

  • 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 2019

News

Jean Reynaud joins Vivien & Associés as a partner in a new office in Bordeaux

As of October 1, 2020, Vivien & Associés strengthens its teams with the arrival of a new partner, Jean Reynaud who…

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[Ranking] Legal 500 EMEA 2019

15 april 2020 – Vivien & Associés is recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2019 in 5 practice areas: Dispute resolution:…

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