All the firm’s lawyers work in French and English, and several lawyers also speak Spanish, Russian and Arabic and, therefore, are able to handle international cases effectively.
In addition to the Paris Bar, several BG2V's lawyers are also admitted to foreign bars, including the New York Bar. To assist our clients with their cross-border matters—notably in continental Europe, in Anglo-Saxon countries and in the Middle East—BG2V has developed preferred relationships with foreign firms who share our demanding professionalism and a high level of legal expertise. When we select our foreign partners, we have a preference for non-exclusive relationships.
In so doing, this allows us to choose the most competent firms, on a case-by-case basis, that are able to provide tailor-made services to our clients. To further and complete this network, several BG2V lawyers are members of and actively participate in the activities of international lawyers’ networks, such as the American Bar Association or the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).
BG2V is also a member of IR Global, the world's most innovative multi-disciplinary professional services network that provides advice to companies and individuals across 150 jurisdictions and is the French representative of the "Foreign direct investments" section of IR Global (to know more:https://www.irglobal.com/advisor/herve-de-kervasdoue).
All of this allows BG2V to effectively assist its French clients with their international businesses and our foreign clients with their businesses in France. Below are a few examples of BG2V’s cross-border work:
BG2V’s lawyers also take part in international conferences.
January 2019. The Pacte bill proposes to modernize the regime of preferred shares in order to encourage investments made notably by funds. Hence, Article 28 of the Pacte bill proposes several modifications including the implementation of preferred shares which can be bought back no longer only by the company, but at the “joint initiative” of the issuing company and the subscriber.
December 2018. Carrel law firm and BG2V assisted Anagenesis Biotechnologies in raising capital for the second time since its creation in 2011.
December 2018. BG2V assisted the founders of Luckey Homes, a French start-up specialized in property management for owners and users of short-term rental reservation platforms, in its acquisition by Airbnb.
November 2018. BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué, partner) assisted NextStage, an independent management company, approved by the AMF, one of the pioneers and leaders in capital development in France, for the agreement for the acquisition by Eurazeo PME, alongside the management and Argos Wityu, of EFESO Consulting’s capital.
November 2018. The Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation (the “PACTE”), a new law which is set to pass in France by early 2019, provides for the expansion of the 2014 decree related to foreign investments subject to prior authorization by the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.