Litigation

Controlling litigation is a key to success for businesses. DE BUSSY GIANCARLI is active during the pre-litigation phase to prepare strategy. During the proceedings, the Firm assists and represents its clients, whether plaintiffs or defendants, in connection with expert assessment procedures, before the competent courts, and with the enforcement of court decisions.

DE BUSSY GIANCARLI advises and represents its clients in litigation involving all business law issues, such as disputes in connection with mergers & acquisitions (enforcing representations & warranties and indemnities, purchase price adjustments, performance of shareholders’ agreements), liability of corporate officers and directors, disputes in connection with supply and distribution agreements, industrial loss claims and unfair competition lawsuits.

Domestic and International Arbitration

DE BUSSY GIANCARLI assists and advises its clients in connection with domestic and international arbitration proceedings, whether under the aegis of arbitration associations (ICC, AFA) or in ad hoc proceedings.

The Firm provides a full range of services, at the contractual stage (drafting arbitration agreements and arbitration clauses), during the course of arbitration proceedings (drafting pleadings, preparing and assisting with hearings, handling oral arguments) and in connection with proceedings related to the enforcement of arbitral awards (exequatur, actions to set aside).

The founding partners have represented clients, in particular, in international matters involving major industrial partnership projects and strategic distribution agreements.

Mergers & Acquisitions – Joint Ventures

DE BUSSY GIANCARLI advises its clients in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

The Firm is active from the preliminary phase of transactions (drafting confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, process letters, organizing and performing due diligence) ; it assists clients in drafting and negotiating final agreements (acquisition agreements, shareholders’ agreements) ; it organizes closing operations and advises on post-closing reorganization.

In joint ventures and other industrial partnership transactions, DE BUSSY GIANCARLI assists and advises its clients in selecting appropriate legal structures and in drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements and related contracts (supply, distribution and financing agreements).

Restructuring

DE BUSSY GIANCARLI supports businesses in difficulty throughout bankruptcy proceedings (protective proceedings, court-ordered reorganization and liquidation). The Firm assists and advises its clients in preparing restructuring transactions, in their dealings with the authorities and in their discussions with the various parties to the proceedings (creditors, trustees and receivers, potential takeover candidates).

The Firm also advises investors in preparing and presenting takeover offers.

Corporate Law

DE BUSSY GIANCARLI advises its clients on all corporate law issues (choice of legal structures, corporate governance, regulated agreements, liability of corporate officers and directors), on capital increase or decrease transactions, issuing securities, mergers, demergers and spinoffs.

Private Equity

In private equity transactions, DE BUSSY GIANCARLI advises its clients in structuring transactions, drafting and negotiating necessary agreements and issuing securities.

The Firm also advises its clients in creating and obtaining approval for investment funds.

Stock Exchange Law – Tender Offers

DE BUSSY GIANCARLI advises its clients on all stock exchange law issues (crossing legal thresholds, concerted actions, mandatory tender offers).

In connection with tender offers, the Firm assists its clients in their dealings with market authorities and in drafting the offer documents.

Commercial Agreements - Distribution

DE BUSSY GIANCARLI advises its clients in drafting and negotiating partnership and commercial agreements (distribution, franchise, affiliation and sales agency agreements, supply, procurement, service, outsourcing, sponsorship, and commercial cooperation contracts, etc.)

Based on its on-going experience in numerous e commerce fields, the Firm provides assistance in crafting and validating innovative contractual solutions.

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

DE BUSSY GIANCARLI has specific and acknowledged expertise in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications fields.

The founding partners have handled acquisition transactions involving media agencies, telecom operators, internet access providers and IT service providers. They also have significant experience in drafting and negotiating contracts (outsourcing, IRUs, providing internet portals, etc.).

The Firm also advises regulators in connection with telecom and information technology issues.

Employment Law

DE BUSSY GIANCARLI offers its services in the principal fields of employment and social security law, providing legal advice and assistance in litigation matters.

The Firm provides assistance in drafting sensitive clauses, managing occupational risks and in connection with employment termination disputes. The Firm also offers assistance to corporate officers and directors with regard to career development issues and in negotiating management packages.

Insurance Law

DE BUSSY GIANCARLI has specific expertise and extensive experience in insurance law, and provides both legal advice and assistance in litigation matters.