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Distinctions

70 Awards

National & international

Racine has been recognised for its experience in both an advisory and dispute resolution capacity.

We have been awarded on numerous occasions for our excellence and the quality of our teams, winning more than fifty prizes since 2007.

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Bronze awards

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Gold awards

38

Silver awards

Rankings

Magazine des Affaires

2020

  • 2020

    Restructuring

Le Point

2021

  • 2021

    Public

    Racine is one of the best law firms in France in the category “Public law” of the 2021 edition of Le Point rankings.
  • 2021

    Real estate - Construction

    Racine is one of the best law firms in France in the category “ Real estate Law” of the 2021 edition of Le Point rankings.
  • 2021

    Tax

    Racine is one of the best law firms in France in the category “ Tax Law” of the 2021 edition of Le Point rankings.
  • 2021

    Mergers & Acquisitions - Corporate Law

    Racine is one of the best law firms in France in the categories “Corporate law”, Mergers & Acquisitions” and “Private equity and venture capital” of the 2021 edition of Le Point rankings.
  • 2021

    Social

    Racine is one of the best law firms in France in the categories “Social security and social protection law” and “Labour law (employers)” of the 2021 edition of Le Point rankings.
  • 2021

    IP/IT & Data protection

    Racine is one of the best law firms in France in the categories “New technologies, informations technology and communication” and “Industrial property Law” of the 2021 edition of Le Point rankings.
  • 2021

    Corporate litigation and arbitration

    Racine is one of the best law firms in France in the categories “Arbitration law” and “Business Criminal Law” of the 2021 edition of Le Point rankings.
  • 2021

    Competition - Distribution - Contracts

    Racine is one of the best law firms in France in the categories ” Competition commercial business law” and “Consumer law” of the 2021 edition of Le Point rankings.

  • 2021

    Banking Finance Insurance

    Racine is one of the best law firms in France in the categories “Compliance”, “Insurance law” and “Banking and stock exchange law” of the 2021 edition of Le Point rankings.

Best Lawyers

2021

  • 2021

    Classements individuels

    • Paris, FR

    Eric Barbry : Information Technology Law
    Jean-Christophe Beaury : Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Sylvain Bergès : Energy Law and Public Law
    Bruno Cavalié : Litigation
    Mélanie Coiraton : Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Antoine Diesbecq : Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Sandra Graslin-Latour : Litigation
    Laurent Jourdan : Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Bernard Laurent-Bellue : Capital Markets Law
    Valérie Ledoux-Tömek : Competition / Antitrust Law
    Jean-Philippe Lorizon : Construction Law
    Xavier Rollet : Tax Law
    Fabrice Rymarz : Tax Law
    Carol Santoni : Real Estate Law
    Bastien Thomas : Competition / Antitrust Law
    Henri De Lagarde : Energy Law

    • Bordeaux, FR

    Annie Berland : Insurance Law

    • Lyon, FR

    Frédéric Lafay : Mergers and Acquisitions Law

    • Nantes, FR

    Loullig Bretel : Information Technology Law
    Emilie Buttier : Insurance Law
    Eve Nicolas : Real Estate Law

    • Ones to watch

    Polina Bogoyavlenskaya: Banking and Finance Law
    Camille Mazeaud: Real Estate Law
    Sonia Oudjhani : Banking and Finance Law

Chambers

2021

  • 2021

    Private Equity: fund formation

    Rima Maitrehenry is recommanded by Chambers.

  • 2021

    Litigation

    Represents a broad client base of multinationals, financial institutions and private individuals. Demonstrates notable experience in complex contractual disputes and shareholder conflicts. Further expertise in handling insolvency-linked cases.

  • 2021

    Employment

    Assists clients with the negotiation of collective agreements and the implementation of redundancy plans, including in the context of insolvency proceedings. Additionally handles individual litigations. Particularly proficient advising on social security mandates as well as health and safety issues.

  • 2021

    Restructuring

    Well reputed for advising both debtors and lenders on debt restructurings, distressed M&A and liquidation proceedings. Additional expertise in ad hoc mandates and conciliation procedures, as well as insolvency disputes. Assists clients from a broad range of sectors.

  • 2021

    Real Estate

    Advises clients on all aspects of real estate matters from project development to rental management. Strong expertise in both acquisitions and leasing matters. Also advises on construction of real estate property. Client list includes real estate investors, media conglomerates and financial institutions.

Décideurs

2021

  • 2021

    Real Estate & Construction

    Construction litigation (including insurance): Key player

    Construction (contracts, works, contracts and advice): Excellent

    Real estate development (VEFA, BEFA, CPI, setting up operations): Excellent

    Commercial lease law: Excellent

    Real Estate sales Litigation: Excellent

    Real estate taxation: Excellent

    Real estate operations – investment: Strong reputation

    Real estate operations – financing: Strong reputation

  • 2021

    Risk Management & Insurance

    Construction litigation: Key Player

    Insurance Claims and Litigation: strong reputation

    Product Liability: strong reputation

    Claims and Ground Transportation (Road and Rail): strong reputation

  • 2021

    Fusions & Acquisitions

    Distressed M&A: Excellent

    Operations between M€ 75  and M€ 500: Excellent

    Social management of M&A and social audits: Strong reputation

    Merger control: Strong reputation

    Transactional taxation: Strong reputation

  • 2021

    Technologies, Internet & Telecoms

    IT, software & digital projects: Excellent

    Internet: Highly recommanded

    Personal Data Law: Highly recommanded

  • 2021

    Construction, Promotion, Infrastructures

    Construction litigation : Key player
    Construction (contracts, works, contracts and consulting) : Excellent
    Real estate development (VEFA, BEFA, CPI, transactions) : Excellent
    Urban planning and development : Excellent

  • 2021

    Distressed companies / Restructuring

    Clients: court-appointed receivers : Key player
    Clients: Distressed buyouts : Key player
    Collective proceedings: advice for large-cap companies and their shareholders : Excellent
    Clients: banks and debt securities holders : Strong reputation

  • 2021

    Litigation and arbitration

    Commercial litigation : Key player
    Financial and equity transaction : Excellent
    International arbitration : Recongnized practice
    Criminal law : Recongnized practice
    Distribution law : Key player
    States aids : Excellent
    Antitrust & anti-competitive practices : Recongnized practice
    Merger control : Recongnized practice
    Criminal health law : Recongnized practice
    High-risk litigation and social criminal law : Excellent

2020

  • 2020

    Innovation: technology & patents

    Data Protection : Highy recommanded

    IT & Software : Highly recommanded

    Internet law : Highly recommanded

  • 2020

    Wealth Management

    Personal and patrimonial taxation : Excellent
    Assistance in pre-litigation, litigation – personal and patrimonial taxation : Strong reputation
    Mobility and expatriation : Reputable practice
    Real estate taxation : Excellent

International Financial Law Review

2021

  • 2021

    IFLR 1000

    Restructuring: Tier 4

    Banking: Tier 5

    Financial services regulatory: Other Notable

    M&A: Other Notable

    Individual rankings: Sylvain Bergès (Notable practitionner), Antoine Diesbecq (Highly regarded), Laurent Jourdan (Highly regarded)

International Tax Review

Le Point

Legal 500

2021

  • 2021

    Tax

    Racine‘s team has strong property tax expertise through Fabrice Rymarz who is regularly retained to advise on large transactions. The practice recenty assisted key clients with the sale of major office and logistic buildings and portfolios. Rymarz also advises on the structuring of M&A transactions, often in collaboration with the firm’s corporate colleagues. Xavier Rollet, who co-heads the practice with Rymarz, specialises in advising private clients, including executive officers and shareholders. He also represents companies in dealing with the tax aspects of international employee transfers, management tax incentives and employee shareholding.

  • 2021

    IP/IT

    Racine focuses on three areas, with recognised expertise in digitalisation, data protection and litigation. Contentious work centres around the protection of concepts, algorithms, trade marks and patents. Eric Barbry is the key name and retained by a mix of international and domestic clients, notably for assistance with their digital transformation.

  • 2021

    Public law

    Racine demonstrates high-level urban-planning law expertise. The firm assists major companies and leading developers undertaking major land and property development projects, with recent examples including several projects around Paris’ main airports and an ambitious industrial farming project in the North of France. In addition, the practice also offers strong general public law and public contract expertise, acting for both public and private sector entities. Finally, the firm also advises on energy regulatory matters.

  • 2021

    Employment

    Racine’s team is increasingly acting in challenging cases. The practice is very active in restructuring and workforce downsizing matters and offers strong experience in assisting debtors with insolvency proceedings, including dealing with mass redundancies and connected litigation.

  • 2021

    Real Estate

    Racine scores with its comprehensive range of expertise. Recently, the firm received instructions from key clients, including major asset managers, developers and renters companies, to assist with significant rent and construction issues linked to the Covid-19 outbreak. In parallel, the practice advised key clients on investment transactions pertaining to major office, data and logistic assets.  The group also regularly advises on leasing, construction and related litigation, and is well known for advising prestigious luxury brands on landmark leasing and construction work.

  • 2021

    Competition-Distribution

    The varied practice at Racine frequently acts on complex state aid matters for well-known domestic clients, as well as on cross-border merger control cases. The team is particularly well known for its expertise in distribution matters, including disputes in the agribusiness and mobility sectors.

  • 2021

    Restructuring

    Racine maintained a high level of activity throughout 2020. The team has been dealing with all sizes of restructuring and insolvency files, most often advising debtors. It has handled matters concerning various industry sectors, such as press, retail, food and aviation, and played a pivotal role advising press distributor Pressalis on its high-profile insolvency proceedings. The practice is also managing several related litigation cases.

  • 2021

    Legal 500 EMEA

    • Litigation : Band 2
    • Employment : Band 2
    • Restructuring : Band 3
    • Real Estate : Band 3
    • Administrative and public law : Band 3
    • EU Competition and distribution : Band 3
    • IT and Internet : Band 3
    • Tax : Band 4
    • Mergers and Acquisitions : Band 5
    • The Regions : Band 1

Magazine des Affaires

Option Droit et Affaires

2021

  • 2021

    M&A

    Band 2: M&A with a majority of operations is less than 200 millions euros

  • 2021

    Litigation

    Band 3: Acquisition litigation

  • 2021

    Restructuring

    Band 4: Collective procedures (safeguards, judicial restatements and liquidations)

    Band 4: Preventing difficulties and renegotiating debt

    Band 4: Redundancy plans and related collective litigation

2019

  • 2019

    M&A

    Band 2: M&A with a majority of operations is less than 300 millions euros

2020

  • 2020

    M&A

    Band 2: M&A with a majority of operations is less than 200 millions euros

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