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our partner Bastien Thomas and his team have written a new newsflash entitled “Covid-19: The Commission sets up a special framework to facilitate State aid and takes its first decisions”
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In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic on French soil, Racine has taken a number of concrete measures to protect the firm’s people and activities by acting in a coordinated manner across all of its offices through its business continuity plan. The safety and well-being of our lawyers, employees and clients, as well as our ability to ensure the continuity of the best possible service, are our top priorities.
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Congratulations to our partners Nicolas Boytchev, Carol Santoni, Jean-Philippe Lorizon, Nelson Segundo and their team who are ranked in the new edition of Chambers and Partners Europe
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Congratulations to our partners Antoine Diesbecq, Laurent Jourdan, Emmanuel Laverrière and their teams who are ranked in the 2020 guide of Chambers Europe.
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Congratulations to our partners and their teams who’re ranked Band 2 in “Collective procedures (safeguards, judicial restatements and liquidations)” and “Preventing difficulties and renegotiating debt”
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Congratulations to Laurent Jourdan, Eric Barbry and Sylvain Bergès who are ranked in the new edition of Who’s Who Legal
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Congratulations to our teams who’re ranked “Key player” in Commercial litigation, “Excellent” in Financial and equity transaction, “Recognized practice” in International arbitration and Criminal law
Founded in 1981, Racine is one of the main independent French law firms. With more than 200 lawyers, including 72 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Banking and financial services
Commerce and distribution
Energy and environment
Hospitality and leisure
Media and communications
Real estate and construction
Transport and logistics
Our offices 7Our offices in France and Belgium
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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