To be able to handle these cases effectively, all the firm’s lawyers work in French and English, and several lawyers also speak Spanish, Russian and Arabic.
In addition to the Paris Bar, we also have lawyers who 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).
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:
July 2017. BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué, partner, and Jérôme Albertin, associate) advised M6 for its purchase of Fidélité Films, a French film production company.
May 2017. The law of 12/09/2016 on transparency, anti-corruption and modernization of economic life, known as Law "Sapin II", introduced a system for the protection of alert launchers, making it compulsory for companies with more than 50 employees, municipalities of more than 10,000 inhabitants and public administrations, the implementation of a procedure for the collection of reports.
May 2017. The latest edition of the Legal 500 EMEA has just been published and has once again recommended BG2V for its expertise in white-collar crime, M&A, employment law, real estate and tax law. BG2V co-founding Partner Karim Beylouni has also been recognised as a “Next generation lawyer” in white-collar crime.
April 2017. The latest edition of the Legal 500 EMEA has just been published and has once again recommended BG2V for its expertise in criminal law, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, real estate and tax law.
2017. BG2V is a partner of the Lysias Conference, the largest eloquence competition in Fance since 1992. Julien Vernet, BG2V's Partner, will be a member of the jury during the 1/2 final of the contest which will take place on April 14, in the Library of the Paris Bar Association.