From its first year of establishment, AXTEN teams are recommended in 6 different areas by this reference guide of the French business law firm market.
Here are the entries concerning our firm:
- Tax Law
Christophe Lestringant and Lionel Weller of AXTEN Avocats Associés assist several groups listed on the stock exchange, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and subsidiaries of American groups with the structuring of their transactions, their reorganisation or on transfer pricing issues. The firm has notably assisted Impika with its sale to Xerox. The team of five tax lawyers also assists executives on issues of optimisation of their assets and on the establishment or review of “management packages”.
- Labour Law
The team of five AXTEN Avocats Associés lawyers is led by Jean-Philippe Passanante and Raphaëlle Busser who previously practised at Aklea. The firm assists several listed companies as well as large SMEs. It was recently requested to work on the management of working time revision issues and group departures. The team also has sound expertise in the area of URSSAF (“Union de Recouvrement des Cotisations de Sécurité Sociale et d’Allocations Familiales” – Union for Collection of Social Security and Family Allowance Contributions) inspection.
- Companies in financial difficulty
Lionel Hanachowicz of AXTEN Avocats Associés assists companies and executives. He recently worked on several cases of renegotiation of significant bank debt and in the scope of business takeovers in court in liquidation proceedings.
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Established in 2012, AXTEN Avocats Associés advises SMEs and some large French and foreign groups. Specifically, the firm was involved along with Impika and its financial shareholders on the sale of the company to Xerox and assisted Actes Sud on the acquisition of Editions Payot & Rivages. Loïc Pellegrino and Clyve Monfredo who were previously at Aklea are among the main participants.
- Private Equity
AXTEN Avocats Associés was established in October 2012 by several partners from Aklea including Loïc Pellegrino and Clyve Monfredo. The firm assists companies in fund-raising. It recently provided advice on this to CWD and Neowave.
- Dispute resolution: Trade disputes and corporate law
The AXTEN Avocats Associés team is recommended for the quality of its work and its good relationships. It is managed by Rémi Hanachowicz who was previously at Aklea, a “very competent and helpful lawyer, with plenty of foresight”. The firm was assigned the management of industrial litigation, trade disputes and equity finance disputes, and also handles corporate criminal law.
In addition, the firm is also mentioned in 2 other parts of the Guide dedicated to:
- the market in 2012 and 2013
Finally, AXTEN Avocats Associés, a French firm with a strong regional presence, was established in 2013 after a split from Aklea. The new organisation has approximately sixty lawyers.
- French law offices abroad
In Asia, AXTEN Avocats Associés is also (…) in Shanghai.