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Litigation

The firm assists and represents its clients before all national and arbitral courts, at all stages of proceedings (lower and appeals courts), including in the pre-trial phase.

BG2V’s litigation team has approximately 10 lawyers.

The firm’s lawyers assist French and international companies of all sizes, as well as their top executives, in all fields of business litigation:

  • Company law (contentious governance, shareholders’ litigation, abuse of a majority/minority, executives’ liability, etc.)
  • Acquisition litigation (liabilities warranty, price complements, termination of negotiations, cancellation of sales due to lack of consent, etc.)
  • Contracts law (contractual breaches, termination of established commercial relationships, contractual liability, etc.)
  • Intellectual property (infringement, proceedings to confiscate works infringing copyright, opposition to trademark registration, IT forensics, etc.)
  • Distribution and competition (sudden termination of established commercial relationships and other practices restricting competition, anti-competitive practices, unfair competition, free-riding, DGCCRF prosecution, etc.)
  • Experts’ investigations (financial, industrial, telecom, IT, etc.)
  • Protective measures and court-ordered enforcement.

BG2V also assists its clients with defining their defense strategies, and, when appropriate, assists them with the practical aspects of alternative means of dispute resolution and with negotiating and implementing settlement agreements.

"BG2V has a team that is “always available and responsive”. The firm handles many disputes involving termination of established commercial relationships, notably on behalf of telecommunications companies. It also manages shareholder disputes and post-mergers and acquisitions litigation. Xavier Carbasse, Julien Vernet and Camille de Verdelhan are recommended."
Legal 500 Paris, 2018 Ed.
"BG2V represents several French and international groups. "
Guide Legal 500, Edition 2016

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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