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.
Carrel law firm and BG2V assisted Anagenesis Biotechnologies in raising capital for the second time since its creation in 2011.
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.
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.
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.
BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué and Jérôme Albertin, with Guillaume de Saint Sernin for employment issues) assisted Groupe M6 in the sale, by M6 Foot to La Dynamie SAS, formed for the transaction by the American private equity firm General American Capital Partners (GACP), of 99.99% of the capital of Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux (the “Club”) for nearly 100 million euros.
BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué, partner, and Arthur Anton, associate) assisted Groupe M6 in the acquisition of a majority stake in the capital of CTZAR, the exemplar agency in influence marketing, and of its international network SOCIADDICT, composed of more than 15,000 influencers.
BG2V advised Pléiade Investissement, a holding company of entrepreneurs, and Divalto, a publisher of management software suites for very small businesses, small and mid-sized businesses/intermediate-sized businesses, for their 4th LBO since having become partners in 2006, which also allows managers and key employees to take a capital stake.
The parties to this sales project have announced that they were entering into exclusive negotiations. BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué, Guillaume de Saint Sernin, partners, and Jérôme Albertin, counsel) is assisting M6 in its sale to the American private equity fund General American Capital Partners (GACP) of 100% of FC Girondins de Bordeaux.
BG2V advised Newfund, a French investment fund, for Establissements Peugeot Frères’s acquisition of a majority of the capital of Monbento, a French brand specialized in the design and distribution of meal boxes, insulated containers and canteens.
BG2V has been recommended by the Legal 500 Paris in its latest edition (July 2018) in in the following 6 practice areas: Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation; Dispute resolution - White-collar crime; Employment; Mergers & acquisitions; Real estate; Tax. In addition, Karim Beylouni has been recognised as a “Next generation lawyer” in white-collar crime.
To know more: http://www.preview.legal500.fr/firms/16874-bg2v/21898-paris-france
Jérôme Albertin, a lawyer since 2009, is appointed as counsel in the Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity Department of BG2V.
BG2V assisted O’Tacos, a fast food restaurant chain, the leader of French tacos, for the investment by the Belgian investment fund Kharis Capital, specialized in the restaurant sector, and notably known for holding the Burger King master franchise in Italy, Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg, and the around one hundred Quick restaurants located in Belgium and Luxembourg.
BG2V (Quentin Leroux, partner, and Woody Guirand, associate) assisted Crédit Agricole Assurances (owner) and Scaprim Asset Management (asset manager) within the framework of the marketing operation of the new Grand Hôtel-Dieu of Lyon, located on the Peninsula of Lyon.
BG2V is a partner of the Volley Section of the Paris Bar (Marion Maurice, associate, is a member of the team) #sectionvolley #barreaudeparis #spab #spabitos #directionlabaule
To learn more about the Volley section: http://www.avocatparis.org/section-volley-1
BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué, partner, and Jérôme Albertin, senior associate) assisted Limflow, an innovative medical device company involved in transforming treatment options for critical ischemia of the lower limbs (CILL) to raise €27 million in capital.
BG2V has been recommended in the latest edition of the Legal 500 EMA in the following 6 practice areas: Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation; Dispute resolution - White-collar crime; Employment; Mergers & acquisitions; Real estate; Tax.
BG2V is ranked in Private Equity ranking by Option Droit et Affaires (Option Finance Group):
- 2 * in capital developmentand LBOs (of less than € 50 million): (Roland Guény, Herve de Kervasdoué, Stanislas Richoillez and Camille de Verdelhan, partners)
- 2 * in capital innovation: (Roland Guény, Herve de Kervasdoué, Stanislas Richoillez and Camille de Verdelhan, partners).
To learn more: http://www.optionfinance.fr/droit-affaires/classements.html
Rendez-vous for the MIPIM ! BG2V will be present again this yeat during the MIPIM wich will take place in Cannes from March 13th to 16th. Come and meet Quentin Leroux, Jean-Marc Valot, Stanislas Richoillez and Jean-Sébastien Dumont, partners, on the yacht "Super Toy (Quai Albert Edouard).
BG2V, with Quentin Leroux, partner, and Woody Guirand, associate, advised Vailog (subsidiary of Segro) for the drafting and negotiation of an off-plan lease for a 2-story logistics warehouse located at the Gennevilliers port. IKEA will lease this 50,000 m2 new-generation platform to supply Paris and the western Paris region (Ile-de-France). To learn more: goo.gl/wDVTAQ
After having advised Sciences Po for the acquisition, in December 2016, of the site of the Hôtel de l’Artillerie (Paris 7th distr.) and for the financing of this acquisition (€87 million), BG2V, SVZ and Linklaters participated in putting in place the contracts necessary to renovate the Hôtel de l’Artillerie and for the financing of all of the project’s costs.
BG2V (Roland Guény, Partner, Xavier Carbasse, Partner, and Oksana Zoppini, Associate) assisted Nolaroads within the framework of the acquisition of 60% of its capital by the Lucien Barrière Group.
BG2V (Stanislas Richoillez, partner, and Enzo Faedda, associate) assisted Serveurcom, a global telecommunications operator dedicated to companies and local governments, within the framework of the acquisition of Planet-Work, a long-time Internet host in France.
BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué and Camille de Verdelhan, partners, and Jérôme Albertin, senior associate) assisted M6 in its of RTL’s French radio branch which comprises RTL, RTL2 and Fun Radio as well as the following advertising companies: IP France, RTL net, and RTL Spécial Marketing.
BG2V (Stanislas Richoillez and Jean-Sébastien Dumont, partners, and Enzo Faedda, associate) assisted the external management carried out by Fabrice Clémençon, formerly at Plastibell, and Pléiade Investissement, the investors’ holding company, for the acquisition of the Aeroplast Group.
BG2V (Stanislas Richoillez, partner) assisted the founders and majority shareholders of GreenPoint, a Paris-region start-up founded in 2009 that is a pioneer in the digital and mobile management of KYC (know-your-customer) processes, within the framework of its acquisition by Webhelp, the international leader in the outsourced client experience.
BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué, partner, and Jérôme Albertin, associate) advised M6 for its purchase of Fidélité Films, a French film production company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BG2V, with Quentin Leroux, advised LBO France, one of the French private equity funds leaders, in connection with the signing of a 12-year term lease with Groupama regarding the West Park building (20,000 m2), located on the Terrasses de l'Arche in Nanterre.
Le Monde du Droit interviewed Jean-Sébastien Dumont who recently joined BG2V as a partner. To read the interview, click here.
BG2V, with Roland Guény, partner, assists the Faoubourg Groupe, one of the French car bodywork leaders, but also a marketplace for spare parts and software editor for fleet management programs during a recent sponsorless OBO (owner-buy-out).
Le Monde du Droit interviewed Hervé De Kervasdoué, who recently joined BG2V as a partner. To read the interview, click here.
One year after coopting Camille de Verdelhan as partner, BG2V continues its development by strengthening its Merger-Acquisitions/Private Equity and Tax Law teams. Hervé de Kervasdoué and Jean-Sébastien Dumont join BG2V as partners, they are accompanied by their associates: Jérôme Albertin, Rémi Dias, Julia André and Pascal Rouanet.
BG2V, with Stanislas Richoillez, Partner and Enzo Faedda, Associate, advised Siparex, French independent specialist in SMEs private equity operations, in the light of its investment in the Lebhar Group, a key-player in the manufacturing of pastry boxes.
BG2V advises Sciences Po on the acquisition of the "Hôtel de l'Artillerie" amounting € 87 millions.
BG2V advised the "Groupe Duval" on the acquisition by Foncière VALMI of a portfolio of assets from Erdec Finance amounting € 89 millions.
BG2V advised as part of the acquisition of 100% of the capital of the company owner of the Hôtel Dieu site of Clermont Ferrand, acquired from the University Hospital of Clermont Ferrand, in the amount of approximately € 25 million.
Karim Beylouni, avocat associé de BG2V, cité dans le dossier des « cols rouges » en sa qualité de conseil de Drouot. Pour lire l’article paru dans Les Echos le 06.09.16, cliquer ici.
Attention, nouvelles modifications applicables aux sociétés cotées depuis le 3 juillet 2016, notamment en matière de programmes de rachat d'actions.
BG2V's skills recognized by the Legal 500 Paris - 2016 Edition in : Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law , Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Law, Labor Law, Real Estate and Criminal Law .
For more information click here
BG2V accueille Maria Dias en qualité de Secrétaire Général pour accompagner et accélérer son développement.
Au sein de BG2V, qu’elle a rejoint début mai, Maria Dias a pour principales missions le business développement, le marketing, la communication (interne et externe) et la gestion administrative du cabinet.
Elles comprennent généralement la gestion de toutes les questions ayant trait à la fiscalité au sein de la société ou du groupe de sociétés dont il a la charge. Cela tient au fait que les règles fiscales reposent largement sur la comptabilité, matière relevant de la direction financière.
Le décret du 20 mai 2016 a récemment été publié au journal officiel du 25 mai 2016. Il modifie la procédure devant le Conseil de prud'hommes (CPH) ainsi que la procédure d'appel.
BG2V is delighted to announce that Camille de Verdelhan has been named as a partner as of January 1, 2016.
BG2V (Stanislas Richoillez) advises the French telecomunication operator Serveurcom re. equity investment by Bpifrance and Volney Développement.
BG2V (Stanislas Richoillez) regular advisor of CAFOM / Habitat group for corporate matters
BG2V sera présent au MIPIM (salon de l'immobilier) organisé à Cannes du 9 au 13 mars. Nous serons très heureux de vous recevoir tout au long de la semaine sur le yacht "Super Toy" (Jetée Albert Edouard).
Actualités Droit des Sociétés - Macron booste l’actionnariat salarié - Affaire à suivre.
Camille de Verdelhan, new Of Counsel at BG2V, "PERSON OF THE WEEK" in Les Echos 2 March 2015
BG2V Avocats, conseil d'Exane dans le cadre de la prise à bail, auprès de SFL, de 10.000 m2 dans l'immeuble # cloud.paris. Plus d'informations ici
Actualité Sociétés Cotées - L'AMF assouplit un peu la procédure d'IPO.
Fiscalité des entreprises – Par un arrêt du 23 janvier 2015, le Conseil d'Etat rappelle avec force le principe de non-immixtion dans la gestion de l'entreprise.
Julien Vernet, partner BG2V, interviewed in Le Figaro Magazine about finandial frauds.
Actualité Sociétés Cotées - Quelques nouveautés concernant les rapports financiers à publier par les sociétés cotées.
« I ♥ PARIS » ™ canceled – Towards a new kind of trademarks: the trademark for tourists
Extraits de l'édition 2014 du LEGAL 500 version française "Guide de Référence du marché parisien des cabinets d'avocats pour les entreprises".
Xavier Carbasse assists a major ISP before the Civil Court of Paris in a case of websites blocking at the request of the French Financial Market authority (AMF).
BG2V mentioned by LJA Magazine in its review of the business law firms created in 2010.
Karim Beylouni and Xavier Carbasse speakers on infringement of IP rights on the Internet (University of Paris II)
Search Engine Optimization (backlinks): no room for cheating!
BG2V has made its debut in Legal500 EMEA 2014's rankings.
BG2V mentioned in Décideurs Juridiques / Leaders League Guidebook 2013-2014 among the French law firms having a renowned practice ("pratique réputée") with respect to up-to-75M€ M&A transactions.
"The artistic expertise in question" by Karim Beylouni in Jurisart.
The French Supreme administrative Court reviews the consistency of French tax legislation with the Merger Directive in case of a domestic spin off.
The professional directory DECIDEURS Stratégie Finance Droit distinguished BG2V with respect to its "Commercial Litigation" and " white-collar criminal law" practices.
Karim Beylouni analyzes the misdemeanor of sporting corruption in light of current events.
Roland Guény and Guillaume de Saint Sernin advise Gameloft on its transformation into a European Company.
Roland Guény represents Groupe Faubourg on its acquisition of Sogepa.
Financial support granted to a distressed subsidiary – the French tax authorities reject tax deduction because of excessive risk.
Jean-Marc Valot gives comments on the scope of the 75% income tax bracket for income superior to 1 million Euros.
Stanislas Richoillez advised BePrem's on its €700k fundraising subscribed by SIRS Business Angels, the regional co-investment fund (FRCI) and private investors.
Jean-Marc Valot, tax advisor of Industries & Finances as part of the secondary LBO on QFD, hardware distributor.
Roland Guény was a speaker at the AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) conference on Joint Ventures in Gent (Belgium).
Beylouni Carbasse Guény Valot Vernet mentioned in Décideurs' Guide Annuaire 2012: Stratégie Finance Droit.
Interview de Guillaume de Saint Sernin parue dans Le Monde du Droit.
Stanislas Richoillez's interview in Le Monde du Droit.
BG2V Avocats is proud to announce the arrival of two new partners:
– Guillaume de Saint Sernin, in charge of the labour law department;
– Stanislas Richoillez, who will reinforce the corporate department.
"Partial business contribution to a new company: a new favorable case law", by Jean-Marc Valot
Xavier Carbasse's interview in Le Monde du Droit.
Xavier Carbasse joins Beylouni Carbasse Guény Valot Vernet as partner to developp the IP/IT practice.
The asset management companies Massena Partners and Ulysse Patrimoine merged to give birth to a group managing more than 2 billion euros of assets. Roland Guény represented Ulysse Patrimoine on the corporate law issues.