Corporate law – Mergers & acquisitions

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Transactional Assistance:

Bignon Lebray’s Corporate and M&A Department advises on all issues pertaining to company and financial law, including mergers and acquisitions (and related transactions and litigation), with a focus on equity capital markets and securities issuances. We also advise our clients on matters of corporate governance and development. Its clients include the following:

  • entrepreneurs, company managers, investors, shareholders, etc., and
  • listed and unlisted French companies, as well as numerous foreign group subsidiaries.

Our department works in close collaboration with the firm’s Tax, Employment, IP/IT, Competition, and Public Law Departments and has experience in all sectors of the economy.

Our services are tailored to the needs of our French and foreign clients, to whom we offer assistance with negotiating the sale and purchase of private and public companies, transfers, partnerships and joint ventures, public tenders, audits and company restructuring operations, acquisition finance and business recovery.

We work together with our Employment and Tax Law Departments to advise on structuring and the implementation of management packages.

Lastly, we also advise our clients on matters of corporate governance and development.

Litigation:

Our department also assists with disputes related to all of the above transactions and, in this context, with enforcing guarantees or shareholder agreements, or, more generally, resolving conflicts between shareholders.

Our teams are also able to assist companies with anticipating difficulties and managing them once they have reached the legal proceedings stage. BIGNON LEBRAY acts on behalf of companies and managers facing economic, legal or financial difficulties, as well as on behalf of creditors or buyers.

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Rankings

IFLR 1000 2016/2017

BIGNON LEBRAY ranked in M&A : Tier 5.

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OPTION DROIT & AFFAIRES 2017/2018

BIGNON LEBRAY is ranked in M&A:

Transactions lower than 200 million EUR: 2 stars.

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DÉCIDEURS 2016/2017

The Corporate law – Mergers & acquisitions pratice of BIGNON LEBRAY is ranked in the following categories:

Up to 75 million EUR transactions: «Major practice»
Taxation of transactions: «High name recognition»
Control of concentrations: «Renowned practice»

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LEGAL EMEA 2015

BIGNON LEBRAY was recommended in “Mergers and Acquisitions”.

Awards

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LEADERS LEAGUE - TROPHÉES DU DROIT 2016

BIGNON LEBRAY won the silver award within the category M&A, Small & Mid Cap.

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LE MONDE DU DROIT - LE PALMARÈS DES AVOCATS 2016

BIGNON LEBRAY won the Bronze award (M&A).