The Firm

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The Firm

Paulhan & Associés provides tailor-made solutions to each of its clients, from the entrepreneur to the international group, in France and abroad.

The Firm

Paulhan & Associates provides a tailor-made solutions to each of its clients, from the entrepreneur to the international group, in France and abroad.

A national actor,

An international expertise.

For 30 years, Paulhan & Associés has been involved in business all around France, thanks to its offices in Paris and Lyon.

Paulhan & Associés has also created strong partnerships which guarantee to its clients a privileged relationship with foreign lawyers. They master the specificities of an international transaction through the European network "European Law Group" (ELG) gathering 14 countries and the global network "International Lawyers Group "(ILG) bringing together more than 30 countries.

The experience of Paulhan & Associés is particularly reknowned in areas such as:

  • Innovation, information and communication technologies and e-commerce
  • Hospitality and real estate
  • Investment Funds, Venture Capital and Financial Services
  • Industry and infrastructure
  • Health and bio-technologies
  • Agribusiness and Vini-viticulture

Areas of expertise

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS / PRIVATE EQUITY / RESTRUCTURATIONS
  • Transfer of control, transfer of businesses
  • Fundraising, LBOs, shareholders agreements, management packages (stock options, BSPCE, free shares ...)
  • Restructuring (mergers, contributions, spin-off ...)
  • Representations and warranties agreement
  • Shareholders litigation / litigation of business divestment
INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS
  • Ad hoc mandate, conciliation, safeguarding, recovery and judicial liquidation
  • Judicial assets auction sales
TAX LAW
  • Tax and wealth engineering (managers and family office)
  • Domestic and international corporate tax
  • Tax litigation
LABOR LAW
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment contracts, profit-sharing agreements, PEE, collective agreements
  • Layoffs and breakages
  • Employees representation
  • Restructuring and collective proceedings
  • Secondment of employees, expatriates, impatriates
  • Labour Court litigation
CONTRACTS LAW, DISTRIBUTION & COMPETITION
  • General sales / terms and conditions / terms of services / terms of use
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts, distribution agreements, commercial agencies, franchises ...
  • Assistance towards the competition authorities
  • Pre-litigation, litigation and arbitration.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
  • Trademarks, patents, know-how, copyrights, software,
  • Litigation of counterfeiting, unfair competition, parasitism
  • GDPR
HOTEL INDUSTRY / HOSPITALITY / REAL ESTATE
  • Advice on real estate transactions ("off plan", leasing...)
  • Hotel leases : negociation and litigation
  • Commercial leases
  • Property development, tourist residence and hotel transactions

Areas of expertise

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS / PRIVATE EQUITY / RESTRUCTURATIONS
  • Transfer of control, transfer of businesses
  • Fundraising, LBOs, shareholder agreements, management packages (stock options, BSPCE, free shares ...)
  • Restructuring (mergers, contributions, splits ...)
  • Asset and Liability Guarantee Agreements
  • Shareholder litigation / litigation of business divestment
COLLECTIVE PROCEDURES
  • Ad hoc mandate, conciliation, safeguarding, recovery and judicial liquidation
  • Resumption "at the helm"
TAXATION
  • Tax and wealth engineering (leaders and family office)
  • Taxation of the domestic and international business
  • Tax litigation
LABOR LAW
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment contracts, profit-sharing agreements, PEE, collective agreements
  • Layoffs and breakages IRP
  • Restructuring and collective proceedings
  • Detachment of employees, expatriates, impatriates
  • Labour Court litigation
LAW OF CONTRACTS, DISTRIBUTION & COMPETITION
  • CGV / CGA / CGU / CPV
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts, distribution agreements, commercial agencies, franchises ...
  • Assistance to the competition authorities
  • Pre-litigation, litigation and arbitration.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
  • Trademarks, patents, know-how, copyrights, software,
  • Litigation of counterfeiting, unfair competition, parasitism
  • RGPD
HOTELLERIE / HOSPITALITY / REAL ESTATE
  • Advice on off-plan / CBI
  • Hotel leases / hotel method
  • Commercial leases
  • Property development, tourist residence and hotel operations