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    ANTICIPATION, RESPONSIVENESS, INNOVATION

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NEPTUNE ADVISES YOU ALONG ALL STAGES OF YOUR BUSINESS.

 

Company law, Starting a business,
Capital transactions, M&A, Private Equity

  • Choice and implementation of the legal form, Tax optimization
  • Drafting of by-laws and incorporation documentation
  • Organization of the corporate governance, Prevention of disputes between managers and shareholders
  • Company secretarial support (board and shareholder meetings, annual accounts approval process)
  • Non-disclosure agreements, Offer letters, Term sheets
  • Sale and Purchase agreements, Representations and Warranties, Indemnification contracts.
  • Investment agreements, Shareholders’ agreements, Management incentive package, Equity based incentive schemes
  • Financing documentation, Stock and securities issues, Debt securities
  • Miscellaneous contracts in connection with M&A transactions: management fees, mandates, etc.)
  • Advice related to the investment, acquisition or sale process strategy
  • Asset deals (contributions of goodwill, business line), or Disposals
  • Organization of data rooms, Pre-closing audits (acquisition or vendor, due-diligence, equity investment)
  • Implementation and Execution of transactions
  • Post-acquisition disputes: compromise process, arbitration, litigation
  • Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy processes
 

Business Law
Anticipate and deal with your issues

  • Relations with clients: defining the general terms of sale
  • Defining, implementing and managing a bespoke distribution network (selective and exclusive network, franchise, affiliation)
  • Compliance with the distribution-related legal reforms
  • Commercial leases
  • Protection, enhancement and development of business (trademarks, patents, information systems, data, copyrights, licenses)
  • Risk prevention, rationalization of the internal procedures
  • Audit of the contracts, of the internal procedures, social audit, protection of personal data
  • Legal compliance, security enhancement, standard form documentation
  • Prevention and resolution of disputes: pre-litigation, negotiation, mediation, conciliation, settlment
  • Judicial processes and support in court actions: civil, commercial, administrative and employment litigations, arbitration
 

Employment Law and social security
Human Resources Management

  • Choice of status: offices of the company, employment contract, freelance consultant
  • Drafting of contracts: optimization of the duration and organization of the work, remuneration framework and terms, (non-compete clause, transfer of intellectual property rights)
  • Removal from office: breach of work contract, lay-off, redundancy, dismissal, negotiation, litigation
  • Establishment of the staff representative bodies, information, consultation process, elections and bargaining of the collective agreements
  • Establishment of a compensation and benefits program (profit sharing and stock options, social protection, employee savings and pension schemes)
  • Reorganization, restructuration (information and consultation procedures, job preservation-related regulations, staff mobility, transfer of work contracts, personnel planning)
  • Mergers and acquisition: employment audits, harmonization of collective agreements, etc.
  • Management of HR crises: employment conflict, strike, lock-out, union actions, work accidents, occupational disease
  • Management of the psycho-social risks (harassment, stress, discrimination): implementation of risk prevention policies, training of management teams, negotiation of agreements, etc.
  • Litigation before the relevant social or commercial courts at all levels
  • Support of management in cases of control by social security public bodies (URSSAF, Labour Inspection, Health Inspector, etc.)
 

Business and Personal taxation

  • Corporate tax, VAT, etc.
  • Tailored solutions for the management, structuring and transmissions of personal assets
  • Wealth tax
  • Personal taxation both in a French or cross- border environment
  • Internal tax audit
  • Customized support both to French companies wishing to expand internationally and to foreign corporations wishing to invest in France
  • Tax due diligence (purchaser or vendor)
  • All tax issues in connection with growth and development transactions: investments, expansion in other countries, acquisitions, reorganizations, mergers, buy-outs
  • Management packages
  • We assist French and foreign clients, businesses but also individuals, in all stages of tax inspections carried out by the French tax authorities, including before the competent courts
  • Assistance in designing and implementing appropriate transfer pricing rules

A TEAM FOR EACH PROJECT

Drawing on the multidisciplinary expertise of our team and partners, we share one aim: conceive and implement the best legal solutions ensuring that you conduct your business in full confidence.
David Sitruk
David Sitruk
Avocat
Corporate - M&A
Private Equity
+33 (0)1 82 73 20 74
Johanne Mauchand
Johanne Mauchand
Avocat
Employment and
social security law
HR management
+33 (0)1 82 73 20 75
Patrick Douin
Patrick Douin
Avocat
Corporate - M&A
Crossborder transactions
+33 (0)1 82 73 20 77
Alexandra Collange
Alexandra Collange
Avocat
Employment law
and HR management
+33 (0)1 82 73 20 79
Stéphane Bacrie
Stéphane Bacrie
Avocat
Business law - Litigation
Intellectual property
+33 (0)1 82 73 20 76
Maxim Khlopotin
Maxim Khlopotin
Avocat
Corporate – M&A
+33 (0)1 82 73 22 20
Sandrine Philippe
Sandrine Philippe
Avocat
Business law
Intellectual property
+33 (0)4 28 29 08 86
Jean-Pierre Chaux
Jean-Pierre Chaux
Avocat
Tax
Crossborder transactions
+33 (0)4 28 29 08 90
Sandrine Boeglin
Sandrine Boeglin
Tax adviser
+33 (0)4 28 29 08 89
Nahima Zobri
Nahima Zobri
Tax adviser

NEPTUNE PARIS

16, RUE DE MONCEAU, 75008 PARIS – FRANCE

Fax : +33 (0)1 78 65 31 43

NEPTUNE LYON

VILLA CRILLON – 76 RUE CRILLON,  69006 LYON – FRANCE

Fax : +33 (0)4 28 29 09 41

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