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Who are we ?

Founded in 1981, Racine is one of the main independent French law firms.  With 200 lawyers, including 68 partners, we provide our clients with service and expertise in all the major fields of law across our 7 offices in France and in Belgium.

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Distinctions

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  • 14 Gold awards
  • 31 Silver awards
  • 07 Bronze awards

Our sectors

12Sectors

  • Agribusiness

    With expert knowledge of the entire product chain, our teams act for farmers and their economic partners, and also for sector organisations. We also assist public bodies and institutions active in the sector with the drafting or amendment of French and European legislation and regulations.

  • Banking and financial services

    Capable of rapidly integrating developments, rules and regulations of the banking and financial services sector, our lawyers act for financial institutions, investment funds, family offices and borrowers on structured finance issues, debt restructurings and banking and financial disputes.

  • Commerce and distribution

    With their operational knowledge of the usage and practices of the business lines in this sector, our lawyers are well-versed in the functioning of the various French and European administrations and administrative and regulatory authorities. We can respond to the needs of our clients in the retail, mass retail, luxury and e-commerce sectors.

  • Energy and environment

    Active alongside intermediate-sized enterprises, small- and medium-sized companies and start-ups, our lawyers provide the entire range of legal services to a sector that is rapidly evolving from both a technological and regulatory perspective. We assist our clients in all phases of their growth, from R&D to marketing both in France and internationally.

  • Hospitality and leisure

    Racine acts for hospitality and tourism stakeholders (investors, owners, lenders and operators) in the context of project development and implementation, real estate asset management, associated labour and financial issues and dispute resolution.

  • Industry

    Racine possesses in-depth knowledge of diverse industries (automobile, manufacturing, logistics and transportation, engineering). We act on behalf of French and international clients on regulatory matters, external growth transactions, litigation and arbitration.

  • Insurance

    Our lawyers have developed expertise in insurance and civil liability (medical, D&O, construction, financial institutions, industrial risks, etc.), and act both on behalf of insurers and the insured on all types of matters, whether in an advisory capacity, during pre-litigation, or as litigators in the context judicial and arbitration proceedings.

  • Investment funds

    Our lawyers advise French and international investment funds with respect to structuring and completing their transactions. They notably act at every stage of the investment process: acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private investments in public equity, going private transactions, financing and refinancing of transactions and related litigation.

  • Luxury

    Racine’s teams have extensive expertise in the fashion, luxury, jewellery and clothing sectors, notably in the areas of distribution, e-commerce, contracts, consumer law and real estate matters and issues related to the organisation of their corporate structures both in France and internationally.

  • Media and communications

    Our lawyers possess particular expertise in media and communications, and assist news groups and publishers in the framework of their external growth transactions, licensing issues, production agreements, acquisition and distribution of content, regulatory issues and related complex litigation.

  • Real estate and construction

    Our lawyers have superior experience in the real estate market and accompany real estate participants in all stages of their transactions: structuring, land use, financing, acquisitions, construction, leases, management and disposals. They act at the sides of all players in this sector: developers, investors, lenders, users, managers and construction firms.

  • Transport and logistics

    As one of the firm’s historical sectors, transport and logistics law occupies a particularly important place among our activities. Our lawyers meet the needs of import/export operators operating in all sectors and act for leading transport professionals. Moreover, the firm benefits from a strong reputation in customs law.

  • Agribusiness

  • Banking and financial services

  • Commerce and distribution

  • Energy and environment

  • Hospitality and leisure

  • Industry

  • Insurance

  • Investment funds

  • Luxury

  • Media and communications

  • Real estate and construction

  • Transport and logistics

Our expertise

13 Expertise

Racine has positioned itself as a multi-speciality business law firm whose organisational structure promotes the lateral communication that is necessary to manage complex and multi-disciplinary matters.
Our teams work together to converge their legal expertise and sector-specific experience, with the constant objective of finding the most innovative, concrete and effective solutions possible.
Our lawyers care about offering our clients practical and strategic advice so that they may see their projects succeed.

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International Desk & Business partners

Racine assists its clients with their international activities:
Support and advice for foreign clients on the legal and financial issues linked to their establishment and growth in France;
Support and advice for French clients on the legal and financial issues linked to their establishment and growth abroad;
Support and advice for French clients with respect to transactions carried out in France and having one or more international aspects (e.g., foreign party, language of documentation and negotiations, etc.).

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News flashes

3/10/17

The appropriate legal sanction for distressed companies

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Press releases

17/07/17

Racine advising Leroy Merlin and Aventim in the context of the creation of a joint venture to co-develop La Borne de l’Espoir, a future commercial zone and business park close to the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille

Racine advising Leroy Merlin and Aventim in the context of the creation of a joint venture to co-develop La Borne de l’Espoir, a future commercial zone and business park close to the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille
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Press releases

10/07/17

Racine advising Editions 365 in the transfer of 100% of its share capital to Fleurus Editions

Racine advising Editions 365 in the transfer of 100% of its share capital to Fleurus Editions
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