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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

The Pacte bill

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.

The Pacte bill

BG2V and Carrel law firm, lawyers for Anagenesis Biotechnologies for raising 3 M€

December 2018. Carrel law firm and BG2V assisted Anagenesis Biotechnologies in raising capital for the second time since its creation in 2011.

BG2V and Carrel law firm, lawyers for Anagenesis Biotechnologies for raising 3 M€

BG2V, lawyers for the founders of Luckey Homes for its acquisition by Airbnb

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.

BG2V, lawyers for the founders of Luckey Homes for its acquisition by Airbnb

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


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