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Criminal law

Alongside its expertise in business litigation, BG2V assists and represents its clients in criminal law before:

  • criminal courts, during judicial pre-trial investigations and in trials,
  • regulatory authorities and specialized courts [the AMF (French stock exchange regulatory authority), Sports Tribunal, etc.]

The firm notably has first-tier expertise in the fields of the criminal liability of legal entities and of their top executives and in financial and stock market offences and Internet actors’ liability (unlawful content, law enforcement, privacy, data protection, etc.).

Similarly, BG2V has a reputable experience in the handling of litigation related to press law.

"BG2V has a team of lawyers who are, “very available, very responsive and very conscientious, and who go into depth in all subjects and respond to their clients’ requests”. The firm is involved in several emblematic cases, notably in tax fraud and bribery. The firm represents several large groups or their senior executives, celebrities and wealthy clients. The “very friendly” Karim Beylouni “has a good strategic overview of cases, which enables him to propose creative solutions”. Julien Vernet is also recommended."
Legal 500 Paris, 2018 Ed.
"The BG2V team assists large French and international groups, executives and mutual funds” and works on a number of sensitive cases, on both a financial and political level and in the art field. "
Legal 500 Paris, 2016 Ed.

Latest News

BG2V, NextStage’s lawyer for Eurazeo’s acquisition of EFEESO Consulting

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.

BG2V, NextStage's lawyer for Eurazeo's acquisition of EFESO Consulting

France is about to toughen the legal regime applicable to foreign investments

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.

France is about to toughen the legal regime applicable to foreign investments

BG2V, lawyers for Group M6 in sale Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux

November 2018. 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, lawyers for Group M6 in sale of FC Les Girondins de Bordeaux

BG2V, lawyers for Groupe M6 for acquisition of Ctzar, exemplar agency in influence marketing

September 2018. 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 lawyers for Groupe M6 for acquisition of Ctzar

BG2V, lawyers for Pléiade Investissement and Divalto for their 4th LBO

September 2018. 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.

BG2V, lawyers for Pléiade Investissement and Divalto for their 4th LBO


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