Distinctions

Ranking of AXTEN’s teams in 2019

AXTEN is cited by the LEGAL 500 EMEA France amongst 15 other regional law firms.

Legal 500 The RegionsAXTEN Avocats’ team of around 35 lawyers are mainly based in Aix-en-Provence (22 lawyers) and Lyon (10 lawyers). The firm also has offices in Paris and Shanghai. Serving companies and their management, the firm combines a whole range of business law expertise encompassing M&A, private equity, litigation and insolvency work.” Legal 500 EMEA France

Ranking of AXTEN’s teams in 2015

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On 18 November 2015, the award of the “2015 Lyon Lawyers Prize”, organised by Le Monde du Droit, the magazine of the legal professions, in partnership with the Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise (French Company Lawyers Association) took place for the third consecutive year.

The AXTEN teams in Lyon were running amongst seventeen other colleague law firms and were awarded the following prizes:

  • Gold Trophy in Companies in difficulty/Restructuring (third consecutive year in this place)
  • Gold Trophy in Banking/Finance/Insurance (first nomination)
  • Silver Trophy in Litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (third nomination)

In Corporate and financing

Best Lawyers

Clyve Monfredo was again selected by his peers in the Sixth edition of the Best Lawyers in France international directory in corporate law and private equity at the same time.

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The teams of Clyve Monfredo and Loïc Pellegrino are mentioned amongst the best teams of lawyers in the M&A category of the Magazine Option Droit et Affaires (of which the majority of transactions is lower than €100 M).

In Tax

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The expertise of AXTEN in tax is recognised in the 2015 Guide-Directory “Fiscalité de l’entreprise” (Corporate Tax) of the Magazine Décideurs for their “strong reputation” in taxation of international groups and for their “well-known practice” in tax litigation and assistance in restructuring.

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The 2015 Legal 500 Paris emphasises that “Axten Avocats Associés advises several large firms, and SMEs  and directors. The team of six lawyers was specifically requested to work in organisation or re-organisation operations. The range of expertise also covers individual taxation, international taxation (transfer prices, international mobility) and litigation. The team recently advised the Lacoste family during the investment of Siparex in the Lacoste group specialising in the distribution of office supplies. The activity is directed by Lionel Weller and Christophe Lestringant who have ‘specific knowledge’ and provide ‘effective advice on the issues raised by complex transactions’”.

In Labour and international mobility

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As in 2014, the team of Raphaëlle Busser and Jean-Philippe Passanante is cited amongst the best lawyers in the 2015 Leadership & Human Capital Management Guide-Directory by the Magazine Décideurs for their “strong reputation – rank 2” on four occasions: in restructurings, corporate re-organisations and related collective litigation, on collective negotiations and corporate relationships, on social security and in mobility and expatriation.

In Insolvency and bankruptcy

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The teams of Annie David and Lionel Hanachowicz are mentioned for the first year amongst the best lawyer teams in the Restructuring category of the Magazine Option Droit et Affaires on collective proceedings (1 star).

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The Reorganisation and Restructuring Guide of the Magazine Décideurs cites us for the first year also in their classification in Collective Proceedings, adviser to mid-cap companies and their shareholders (Strong reputation Rank 2).

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According to the 2015 Legal 500 Paris investigators, “Axten Avocats Associés is particularly sought by takeover candidates. Thus, the firm assisted Korian Medica during the takeover of a portion of assets of the Courses de Maisons-Laffitte Hospital Centre. The team is led by Lionel Hanachowicz and Annie David who joined the firm in 2015 coming from Ribeyre, David & Associés, of which she was one of the co-founders”.

In Corporate litigation

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As in 2014, the AXTEN teams are mentioned amongst the best lawyer teams in the Business Litigation category by the Magazine Option Droit et Affaires in acquisition litigation (2 stars, idem 2014) and in defective product and accident litigation (2 stars, idem 2014).

The editors of Option Droit des Affaires mention, in addition, that AXTEN “welcomed Annie DAVID in November 2014, who previously practised at RIBEYRE, DAVID & Associés”.

Ranking of AXTEN’s teams in 2014

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The AXTEN teams are recommended in six categories by the publishers and investigators of the 2014 Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

Here is the extract of our distinctions and our expertise which are recognised by this Reference Guide internationally:

“AXTEN Avocats Associés has been recommended in the following 6 practice areas in France:

  • Employment – Other recommanded firms
  • Insolvency – Other recommanded firms
  • Mergers and acquisitions – Other recommanded firms
  • Private equity – Other recommanded firms
  • Tax – Other recommanded firms
  • Capital markets – Equity – Other recommanded firms”

In Corporate and financing

Best Lawyers

Clyve Monfredo has been selected by his peers in the Fifth edition of the Best Lawyers in France international directory in corporate law and private equity law at the same time.

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  • Our “Corporate and financing” team is cited amongst the best lawyers in the 2014 “Mergers-Acquisitions” Guide-Directory of the Magazine Décideurs for their “strong reputation” in M&A transactions up to €75 M.
  • It was also distinguished amongst the best lawyers in the 2014 “Capital Investment” Guide-Directory of the Magazine Décideurs for their “strong reputation” as Counsel of LBO, Lower Mid & Small Caps funds, for their “strong reputation” as Counsel in capital development transactions and also for their “well-known practice” as Counsel for management of companies under LBO.

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The 2014 Lyon Lawyers Award organised by Le Monde du Droit in partnership with the AFJE awarded third prize to AXTEN in the category “Company Law, M&A, Private Equity” for the second consecutive year.

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  • In the Magazine Option Droit et Affaires classification dedicated to capital development and LBO law firms, the AXTEN teams are distinguished in the category of transactions related to companies under €50 M.
  • The teams of Clyve Monfredo and Loïc Pellegrino are mentioned amongst the best lawyer teams in the M&A category by the Magazine Option Droit et Affaires (with the majority of the transactions under €100 M).

In Tax

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The 2014 Legal 500 Paris emphasises “Axten Avocats Associés is the adviser of many French and international SMEs. The firm also advises several large groups. The team of five lawyers works specifically on issues of international taxation or during merger-acquisition or LBO transactions. The firm is also in charge of many account adjustment cases abroad. The activity is directed by Christophe Lestringant and Lionel Weller.”

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The teams of Christophe Lestringant and Lionel Weller are mentioned as in 2013 amongst the best lawyer teams in the Tax Law category of the Magazine Option Droit et Affaires in taxation of transactions (1 star).

In Labour and international mobility

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As in 2013, the team of Raphaëlle Busser and Jean-Philippe Passanante is cited amongst the best lawyers in the 2014 “Leadership & Human Capital Management” Guide-Directory of the Magazine Décideurs for their “strong reputation – rank 2” at the same time in restructurings, corporate plans and related collective litigation and in collective negotiations and corporate relationships.

In Corporate litigation

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  • As in 2013, the AXTEN teams are mentioned amongst the best lawyer teams in the Business Litigation category by the Magazine Option Droit et Affaires:
    • in acquisition litigation (2 stars, namely plus 1 star compared to 2013),
    • in defective products litigation and accidents (2 stars),
    • in corporate criminal law and in AMF (French Financial Markets Authority) sanctions (1 star).

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The 2014 Lyon Lawyers Award organised by Le Monde du Droit in partnership with the AFJE awarded first prize to AXTEN in the “Litigation, Mediation and ADR” category (Arbitration Dispute Resolution) for the second consecutive year.

In Insolvency and bankruptcy

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The 2014 Legal 500 Paris emphasises that the AXTEN team “shows a ‘very good mastery of collective proceedings’ and has a ‘large network amongst court administrators’. The firm works in the scope of many takeovers and also advises SMEs on management of their difficulties. The team of six lawyers is led by Lionel Hanachowicz who has a ‘very specific expertise’, ‘an exceptional sense of service’ and a ‘high quality address book’.”

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The 2014 Lyon Lawyers Award organised by Le Monde du Droit in partnership with AFJE awarded first prize to AXTEN in the “Companies in Difficulty/Restructuring” category for the second consecutive year.

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