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Racine

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10/03/2023

Racine advises Go Capital in the creation of its new investment fund GOCA3

Racine has advised Go Capital in the creation of its new €60 million investment fund for young technology companies in the West of France. Dedicated to the investment of technology companies, GOCA3 will have a 12-year life span.

Racine advised Go Capital in the setting up of GOCA3 with a team composed of Rima Maitrehenry, partner, and Stein Mpassi Loufouma, lawyer.

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06/03/2023

Cyber attacks: criminal complaint mandatory from 25 April 2023

The cyber-attack suffered by the city of Lille is a new example of the tsunami that companies and public actors are facing.

Faced with this scourge, it is important for everyone to bear in mind the impact of Article 5 of Law 2023-22 of 24 January 2023 on the orientation and programming of the Ministry of the Interior, which creates Article L 12-10-1 of the Insurance Code.

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13/03/2023

Racine strengthens its Competition Department and welcomes Guillaume Fabre, new partner

Guillaume Fabre is a recognised expert in competition law, and in particular in antitrust and state aid litigation. He has represented groups such as Apple, Reckitt and Eureden in litigation before the French Competition Authority and the European Commission. Guillaume Fabre has acted in major State aid cases in France (Dexia, PSA, Areva, SNCM) and has extensive experience in compensation litigation before the French commercial courts, particularly in the tech sector.

He is accompanied by Julien Puech, associate.

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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.

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  • 42 Silver awards

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  • 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.

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Racine assists its clients with their international activities:
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22/11/23

Morgane Blotin rejoint Racine en tant que Counsel

Paris, le 21 novembre 2023 – Morgane Blotin rejoint Racine en tant que Counsel. Le cabinet renforce ainsi son expertise et son offre d’accompagnement en matière de contentieux pour les acteurs de l’immobilier. Le cabinet d’avocats Racine accueille Morgane Blotin au sein de son...
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13/11/23

DORA#3 : le cadre répressif

Le règlement 2022/2554 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 14 décembre 2022 sur la résilience opérationnelle numérique du secteur financier (« Règlement DORA ») vise à étendre et unifier les normes et exigences européennes existantes afin de créer un cadre détaillé et harmonisé...
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8/11/23

Racine conseille Ara Europe dans le cadre de l’acquisition de trois plateformes logistiques

Paris, le 9 novembre 2023 – Racine a conseillé ARA Europe dans le cadre de l’acquisition de trois plateformes logistiques d’une surface de 35 000 mètres carrés. Cette opération de grande ampleur permettra à ARA Europe de renforcer le développement de son activité en France. ARA...
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