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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, 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…

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

  • “Laurent Assaya is an excellent restructuring lawyer who understands the law and courts in theory and in practice. He is great to have on your side when you need to be flexible.” Legal 500 Guide 2023

  • We appreciate the exceptional availability of our interlocutors which included Judith Fargeot. We also very much appreciate that the people mentioned work very well as a team. The understanding between the people at the Vivien firm is remarkable. This is very useful and valuable for customers.Legal 500 Guide 2023

  • “A spectacularly responsive, knowledgeable and impressive practice. We had a particularly complicated and extremely time sensitive transaction involving property and offshore entities. The team led by Marine Pelletier-Capes was professional and against all odds managed to provide more than one viable option to ensure the transaction completed within the very tight time frame.” Legal 500 Guide 2023

  • “Each person is excellent in their field and ensures quality coordination with their colleagues. Not only are the partners very available but also the people who work with them. There is a real team spirit in this firm. There is also a very high level of competence of each of the partners and a strong involvement in supporting the client over the long term and in a specific way.” Legal 500 Guide 2023

  • Laurent Assaya of Vivien & Associés advises clients on pre-insolvency and insolvency proceedings. He also regularly acts on debt restructuring and distressed M&A transactions. Laurent is highly commercial and fights for his clients’ interests.” Chambers Europe 2024

  • Vivien & Associés has a strong ability to find constructive solutions for its clients. The team is available and we are never left alone. We always get a quick answer and it is very precise in the work. The lawyers are reactive and have a very operational approach to cases.” Chambers Europe 2024

  • “Judith Fargeot holds a strong reputation on mid-market transactions through her work supporting domestic companies with acquisitions, disposals and takeover bids. Clients from the energy, agriculture and IT industries turn to her for advice. Judith is able to handle extremely complex cases and has very good negotiation skills.”  Chambers Europe 2024

News

[Ranking] Legal 500 EMEA 2024

March 28th, 2024 – Legal 500 EMEA 2024 Guide: Vivien & Associés is ranked in five practice areas   Our…

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[Ranking] Chambers Europe 2024

March 14th, 2024 – Ranking Chambers Europe 2024

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