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Rankings

Rankings

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)

TOP RANKED LEGAL 500

TOP RANKED CHAMBERS EUROPE – France

TOP RANKED CHAMBERS GLOBAL- France

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

In 2020:

  • 38 lawyers of De Pardieu Brocas Maffei are listed,including 8 new partners and counsels:
    • 29 associés (sur 33) : Katia Belhiteche, Alexandre Blestel, Sébastien Boullier de Branche, 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, 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.
    • 8 counsels : Sandra Benhaïm, Nicolas Bricaire, Sofia El Hariri, Laëtitia Gavoty-Tolot, Simon Le Wita, Arnaud Pince, Alexis Rapp et Anne Richier

In 2019, the Firm has been elected:

Best lawyer of the year 2020 v2

  • Emmanuel Fatôme, partner, has been elected « Lawyer of the Year 2020 France″ in Investment – Il avait été élu également « Lawyer of the Year France″ in Investment in 2018, in Finance in 2016 and in Real Estate in 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:

Law firm of the year 2019

  • Paul Talbourdet, Partner, head of Real estate & Real Estate Financings and co-head of the Dispute Resolution team, has been elected « Lawyer of the Year 2019 France″ in Real Estate

Best lawyer of the year 2019

and 25 partners of De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has been listed as “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

 

In 2017:

The Firm has been elected:

Law firm of the year 2018

  • Emmanuel Fatôme, avocat associé, a été désigné “Lawyer of the Year 2018 – France” in 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

In 2016:

  • Joanna Gumpelson has been elected “Lawyer of the Year 2017 – France” in 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.

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