Corporate structures and finance

In recent matters, our corporate structures and finance practice :

  • Real estate finance / Equity investment

    Represented an investment fund in negotiations with a major Italian group for the purchase and refinancing of a 1.4 billion euros real estate portfolio in Paris.

  • Real estate finance / Equity investment

    Advised an investment fund in negotiations with a Middle Eastern group for the purchase, refinancing and redevelopment of a 66 million pounds sterling real estate asset located in London (leasehold property).

  • Real estate finance / Equity investment

    Represented a real estate fund in the take over and refinancing of a Waldorf Astoria hotel in France.

  • Real estate finance

    Advised an embassy in the sale of its premises and the purchase of a new building in Paris.

  • Equity investment

    Represented an investment company in the sale of a starred restaurant in Paris.

  • Construction finance

    Advised a French real estate development company on the financing of the construction of a positive energy office complex, for a value of 166 million euros, in a suburb of Paris.

  • International trade

    Advised a Swiss trading company on the implementation of a logistical infrastructure for the shipping and storage of crude oil between the Arab world, Europe and Asia (including charter-parties, bills of lading and rotations, storage, offshore transshipping, Q&Q inspections etc.).

  • International trade / Letters of credit

    Represented a State-owned entity, first agricultural exporter of a North African country, against a French importer in a litigation in relation to several annual campaigns of exportation of agricultural and agro-industrial products to France. The dispute involved, inter alia, very specific issues regarding the Uniform Customs and Practices (ICC-UCP) ruling the issuance and use of letters of credit.

  • Aviation finance

    Represented the national airline of a North African State against a European manufacturer in an ICC arbitration sited in Paris and governed by the national law of this State, in relation to the purchase of two airliners.

  • Aviation finance

    Represented the national airline of a North African State against a leasing company incorporated in the United Kingdom, in an ICC arbitration sited in Geneva and governed by English law, in relation to the non-performance of a dry lease agreement for several airliners.

  • Aviation finance

    Represented the national airline of a North African State against a leasing company incorporated in the United Kingdom, in an ICC arbitration sited in Paris, in relation to the non-performance of a wet lease agreement involving several airliners. Our firm discovered that the lessor was subject to a suspension of its Air Operator Certificate and, after taking the relevant conservatory measures, was successful in obtaining the award of very important damages.

  • Aviation finance

    Represented the national airline of a North African State against a French leasing company in a litigation before the French commercial Courts, in relation to the exercise of a purchase option included in a charter agreement and involving several airliners.

  • Aircraft insurance

    Advised the national airline of a North African State in respect of a legal audit of the conditions of insurance of its fleet, comprising aircraft under property or operated under dry leases.

  • Corporate law

    Advised an international medical group in respect of a dispute between shareholders.

  • Corporate law

    Advised the national airline of a North African State on the management of its offices and activities in France (including contracts, real estate properties, tax law, labour law etc.).

  • Corporate law

    Advised an airline in respect of the termination of its activities in France and the closing down of its commercial representation, as part of its strategic reorientation.

  • Corporate law / Insolvency

    Represented the national airline of a North African State against French, UK and Swiss companies in several lawsuits of an outstanding complexity, involving a series of fraudulent assignements of debt and of corporate winding-ups. Our firm was successful in demonstrating the fraud and obtaining the annulment of previous judgements through an exceptionnal request for review. Our firm was also successful in challenging the attachment of several airliners in these cases.

  • Insolvency

    Represented the national airline of a North African State in a litigation involving the disparreance of aircraft spare parts during the judicial liquidation of a maintenance service provider.

  • Insolvency

    Represented an airline in a bankruptcy procedure affecting a general sales agent (GSA) in France.