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French Corporate Law & Finance

French Corporate Law & Finance

French corporate law is a complex area of the law which requires specific knowledge about corporate formalities. Our French business lawyers are not only familiar with the legal requirements and formalities applicable to the operation of a company, but also with general market practices regarding company transactions (EBITDA multiples, standard amounts of vendor loans, amount of ROI in venture capital transactions).

Corporate law transactions, such as spin-offs, asset contributions, mergers & acquisitions, share capital increases, issuance of company securities, fund-raising transactions, etc., often require the assistance of a team of legal specialists comprising corporate but also tax, commercial and employment lawyers to encompass all intricacies and legal consequences of the transaction.

Our French business lawyers can assist your company on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Call option and put option agreements
  • Company acquisition
  • Preparation of company bylaws and articles of association
  • Company formation (SARL, SAS, SA, SCI)
  • Company loans, Convertible bonds
  • Corporate governance
  • Dividend distribution
  • Offer letters, Due diligence on company acquisitions and corporate investments, Investment agreements, Share purchase and warranty agreements
  • Executive compensation and equity incentives, Embezzlement, Abuse of corporate power
  • Joint-venture contracts and corporate structures
  • Ratchet instruments, Share capital contributions, Share capital increases, issuance of warrants, convertibles bonds, preferred shares and other securities
  • Shareholder exclusion, Shareholders’ meetings and resolutions
  • Shareholders’ agreements (corporate governance provisions, first refusal rights, pre-emption rights, drag-along and tag-along rights, anti-dilution rights, ratchet rights, pay-to-play provisions, golden shares, shareholder approval clauses, veto rights, etc.)
  • Appointment and revocation of statutory auditors
  • Winding up of companies and liquidation

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