Our Firm




The firm is referenced and ranked among the top firms by professional international and French directories such as:


GCR100 2016/2018 – EU Competition (Highly Recommended)


De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is an independent French firm active across all financial and corporate areas with a particular strength in banking and restructuring and insolvency work. In the banking area the firm is primarily mandated by lenders on acquisition finance, syndicated loans, LBOs, real estate finance and refinancing work. It also advises foreign banks, investment funds, fund managers, fintech companies, insurance companies and payment services on financial services regulatory matters. During the research period the domestic firm advised acquirers and sellers on agribusiness, real estate, energy, technology and financial services M&A deals. It is also generally active in the private equity area representing financial investors on the sell or buy side in equity or mezzanine investments. In recent capital markets work the firm worked for issuers, arranges and dealers on debt issuance, derivatives, structured finance and securitisation deals. The firm also advised sponsors, lenders and borrowers on project finance work in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Representing creditors, lenders and debtors on debt restructuring matters is one of the firm’s strengths. It advised clients including Goldman Sachs, Renault, Tikehau and Toys “R” Us on large cases recently. (2019)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is a domestic firm with particularly strong banking and finance and restructuring and insolvency practices. (2017)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is recognised specifically for its banking and finance and restructuring and insolvency practices.(2016)

2015 marked the retirement of founder Antoine Maffei, who alongside Charles-Henri De Pardieu will hold the title of honorary lawyer at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei. Only Thierry Brocas remains active of the three founding partners. Another long standing partner of the firm, Jacques Henrot, sadly passed away in September 2014. Initially brought in to create the real estate department in 1995, Henrot remained active as head of the restructuring and insolvency practise until his passing. Other movement saw Eric Muller join the firm from White & Case to sure up the corporate team. (2015)








Ranked in 2012 by Mergermarket for the French M&A (4ème en Volume).


En 2019, lors de la 10ème édition des classements Best Lawyers® France, en partenariat avec Les Echos, le Cabinet a été élu :

Best lawyer of the year 2020 v2

  • Emmanuel Fatôme, avocat associé, a été désigné « Lawyer of the Year 2020 France″ en Investment – Il avait été élu également « Lawyer of the Year France″ en Investment en 2018, en Finance en 2016 et Immobilier en 2011.

Best lawyer of the year 2020

  • et 34 avocats de De Pardieu Brocas Maffei sont référencés, dont 8 associés et counsels qui font leur entrée dans ce classement :
    • 29 associés (sur 33) : Katia Belhiteche, Alexandre Blestel, Thomas Bréart de Boisanger, Thierry Brocas, Jean-Renaud Cazali, Cédric Chanas, Emmanuel Chauve, Corentin Coatalem, Ségolène Coiffet, Philippe Dubois, Emmanuel Durand, Emmanuel Fatôme, Nicolas Favre, Christophe Gaillard, Pierre Gebarowski, Nadine Gelli, Philippe Guibert, Joanna Gumpelson, Olivier Hubert, Patrick Jaïs, Christine Le Bihan-Graf, Yannick Le Gall, Dominique Lefort, Barbara Levy, Jean-François Pourdieu, Philippe Rozec, Paul Talbourdet, Guillaume Touttée et Delphine Vidalenc.
    • 3 counsels : Laëtitia Gavoty, Simon Le Wita et Jérôme Mas

En 2018, lors de la 9ème édition des classements Best Lawyers® France, en partenariat avec Les Echos :

  •  le cabinet a été élu « Best Law Firm of the Year 2019 – France » en Droit bancaire

Law firm of the year 2019

  • Paul Talbourdet, avocat associé, responsable de l’équipe Opérations immobilières et Financements immobiliers et co-responsable de l’équipe Contentieux, a été désigné « Lawyer of the Year 2019 France″ en Real Estate Law.

Best lawyer of the year 2019

et 25 associés du cabinet De Pardieu Brocas Maffei ont été distingués en tant “Best Lawyers” :

  • Alexandre Blestel – Tax Law
  • Thomas Bréart de Boisanger – Corporate Law
  • Thierry Brocas – Corporate Law et Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Jean-Renaud Cazali  – Banking et Project Finance and Development
  • Cédric Chanas – Corporate Law
  • Emmanuel Chauve – Tax Law et Real Estate Law
  • Corentin Coatalem – Banking Law et Structured Finance Law
  • Ségolène Coiffet – Insolvency and reorganization Law 
  • Philippe Dubois – Litigation et Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Emmanuel Durand – Competition / Antitrust Law and Sports Law
  • Emmanuel Fatôme – Banking Law, Investment et Real Estate Law
  • Nicolas Favre – Corporate Law et Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Christophe Gaillard  – Banking Law et Structured Finance Law
  • Pierre Gebarowski – Banking Law et Real Estate Law
  • Philippe Guibert  – Competiton / Antitrust Law and European Union Law
  • Joanna Gumpelson – Insolvency and Reorganization Law et Litigation
  • Patrick Jaïs – Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law et Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Christine Le Bihan-Graf – Energy Law et Public Law
  • Yannick Le Gall – Real Estate Law et Banking Law
  • Dominique Lefort – Criminal Defense, Banking Law et Litigation
  • Barbara Levy – Intellectual Property Law
  • Jean-François Pourdieu – Private Equity Law et Corporate Law
  • Philippe Rozec – Labor and Employment Law 
  • Paul Talbourdet – Banking Law, Investment, Litigation et Real Estate Law
  • Guillaume Touttée – Corporate Law et Private Equity Law


En 2017, lors de la 8ème édition des classements Best Lawyers France, en partenariat avec Les Echos :

Law firm of the year 2018

  • Emmanuel Fatôme, avocat associé, a été désigné “Lawyer of the Year 2018″ en Real Estate (déjà élu en 2011 et 2016) ainsi qu’en Investment – Il avait été élu également “Lawyer of the Year 2016″ en Finance en 2015.

Best lawyer of the year 2018

En 2016, Joanna Gumpelson a été désignée “Lawyer of the Year 2017″ en Insolvency et Reorganization Law

NB : Les classements Best Lawyers sont fondés sur la désignation et l’évaluation des avocats d’affaires par leurs pairs. Best Lawyers est le plus ancien guide juridique qui émet l’un des classements les plus respectés sur le marché américain.