RECOGNIZED EXPERTISE

Neptune ranked among private equity venture capital and development capital law firms

Neptune ranked among law firms in Private Equity Capital Innovation

NEPTUNE ADVISES YOU AND SUPPORTS ALL STAGES OF YOUR BUSINESS PROJECT.

At each step, our lawyers are at your side and advise you to successfully complete your business project.

Our teams of lawyers assist you in the following areas:

  • M&A, Securities transaction, Business law

  • Start-ups
  • Commerce & E-commerce
  • Business and personal taxation
  • Human resource management
  • Contracts
  • Asset protection
  • Litigation
  • Legal compliance and risk prevention

Our expertise

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, lndemnification contracts
  • lnvestment 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 and Private Equity transactions: management fees, engagement letters…
  • 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)
  • lmplementation and Execution of transactions
  • Post-acquisition disputes: conciliation process, arbitration, litigation
  • Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy processes

BUSINESS LAW
ANTICIPATE AND DEAL WITH YOUR ISSUES

  • Relations with clients: defining the general terms of sal e
  • 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
  • IPR (trademarks, patents, information systems, data, copyrights, licenses)
  • Risk prevention, rationalization of the internai procedures
  • Audit of contracts, of internal procedures, HR audit, protection of personal data
  • Legal compliance, security enhancement, standard form documentation
  • Prevention and resolution of disputes: pre-litigation, negotiation, mediation, conciliation, settlement
  • 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: company offices, employment contract, freelance consultant
  • Drafting of contracts: optimization of the duration and organization of 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 negociation 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)
  • M&A, Private Equity: employment audits, harmonization of collective agreements…
  • Management of HR crises: employment conflict, strike, lock-out, union actions, work accidents, occupational disease
  • Management of psycho-social risks (harassment, stress, discrimination): implementation of risk prevention policies, training of management teams, negotiation of agreements…
  • Litigation before the relevant employment or commercial courts at all levels
  • Support of management in cases of control by social security public bodies (URSSAF, Labour Inspection, Health lnspector…)

BUSINESS AND PERSONAL TAXATION
ANALYSE, PREVENTION, OPTIMIZATION

  • Corporate tax, VAT…
  • Tailored solutions for management, structuring and transmissions of personal assets
  • Personal taxation both in a French or cross- border environment
  • Wealth tax
  • Tax advice in relation to transfer pricing and impact of tax treaties on intra-group relations
  • 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

One aim: conceive and implement the best legal solutions ensuring that you conduct your business in full confidence

David SITRUK
David SITRUKAvocat
Corporate Law
M&A
Private Equity
Johanne MAUCHAND
Johanne MAUCHANDAvocat
Employment and social security law
HR management
Patrick DOUIN
Patrick DOUINAvocat
Corporate Law
M&A – Private Equity
Crossborder transactions
Stéphane Bacrie
Stéphane BacrieAvocat
Business law
Litigation
Jean Pierre CHAUX
Jean Pierre CHAUXAvocat
Tax
Crossborder transactions
Sandrine PHILIPPE
Sandrine PHILIPPEAvocat
Business law
Corporate law / Contracts
Ulric THOLIN
Ulric THOLINAvocat
Tax
Crossborder transactions
Marie DELVALLEE
Marie DELVALLEEAvocat
Corporate Law
M&A
Baptiste CHORON
Baptiste CHORONAvocat of counsel
Employment and social security law
Clément DELOBELLE
Clément DELOBELLEAvocat
Business law
Corporate law / Contracts
Delphine VALIN
Delphine VALINParalegal

In the news

The latest legal news and deals concluded by the firm.

SELECTION OF THE TRACK RECORD

Growth Capital

415 Captial

Neptune and Voy Law (Berlin) advised 415 Capital, lead investor, in the series “C” funding round of TRiCares.

> October 2022

Venture Capital

Index Ventures logo

Neptune advised Index Ventures as lead investor in the seed funding of Jump

> November 2021

Growth Capital

Sekoia logo

Neptune advised Sekoia, a European cybersecurity SAAS company, in its first funding round with Omnes Capital, Alliance Entreprendre and BNP Développement

> October 2020

Growth Capital

Neptune advised Intel Capital as investor in Aledia’s “D” funding round.

> October 2020

Growth Capital

HIGHLAND EUROPE logo

Neptune advised Highland Europe, lead investor, in Descartes Underwriting’s “C” funding round.

> January 2022

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NEWS

  • Neptune avocats image loi finances 2022

Finance Act for 2022: Main Legal Provision

Tax|

Finance Act for 2022: Main Legal Provision Extension of the tax allowance on capital gains made by a retiring SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) [...]

  • Abus de droit et réduction de capital

Abuse of Right and Capital Reduction

Tax|

Since a ruling of the French constitutional judge (« Conseil Constitutionnel ») of 2015, the shares repurchase followed by their cancellation in the framework of a capital reduction non-driven by company losses is treated as a capital gain on securities, which can allow some partners, who can take advantage of tax allowances in connection with the duration of detention, to benefit from a lower taxation compared to a dividend distribution.

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2 OFFICES, IN PARIS AND LYON, TO SUPPORT YOU

Because we want to participate in the sustainability of your business, we work alongside you and adapt to your objectives and challenges.

Get in touch

Neptune PARIS

38 rue Jean Mermoz
75008 Paris

T. +33 (0)1 53 76 30 38
contact@neptune.legal

Neptune LYON

Villa Crillon, 76 rue Crillon
69006 Lyon

T. +33 (0)4 28 29 09 40
lyon@neptune.legal