Paris

Established more than 20 years ago, AyacheSalama is an independent French legal firm specialised in commercial and business law.

Organized throughout several practice groups, the firm’s 40 attorneys (including 10 partners) are acting in constant interactivity. Teams of different specialists are brought together as required to act on particular matters, under the supervision of a partner, so maximizing the responsiveness to clients’ needs and enabling them always to have access to a lawyer in charge of the file.

Being a member of LawExchange International have favored the AyacheSalama’s assistance to its clients in their international transactions, the firm acting not only for corporations and large groups (French and foreign, privately held or listed) involved in a wide range of sectors, but also for private equity funds and financial institutions.

A large proportion of the firm’s activity relates to all types of corporate and finance matters, including Mergers & Acquisitions (acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, carve outs, spin offs, etc), Private Equity (LBO, turnarounds, growth capital, venture capital transactions) and financing transactions: credit agreement, acquisition finance, asset and project finance, international trade finance, real estate financing and derivatives and debt restructuring in the context of turnarounds.

AyacheSalama provides tailored advices in IT, IP and contracts matters such as, regarding IT contracts, industrial and logistics contracts, as well as on intellectual property rights assignment and licensing (copyright, trademark, domain name, software and patent). The IT, IP and Industry team’s assistance is particularly appreciated in cases that show great technological, industrial or commercial complexity.

The litigation team has developed for over 30 years a considerable expertise relating to commercial and post-acquisition disputes, banking and financial disputes, securities litigation, as well as white-collar crime, and alternative dispute resolutions.

Concerning Tax Law, the firm is equally specialized in domestic and international taxation and advises, in particular, regarding tax aspects of M&A transactions, LBOs, group financing and restructuring. The Tax team also provides advices to corporations in respect to their tax management, whether in terms of risk management, tax optimization, tax litigation, or concerning their relations with the tax administration.

AyacheSalama is known to assist companies managers in respect to their strategic and legal choices relating to the company life cycle and, in particular, regarding Insolvency transactions in a various range of areas, to name just a few, the restructuring of insolvent companies and the acquisition of bankrupt companies. The Insolvency team offers its clients first-ranking expertise and knowledge of the network of court appointed agents.

The Real Estate team advises and negotiates for both domestic and international clients involved in business real estate investments as well as in the management of real estate assets and rental portfolios. They also provide them assistance in real property litigation as well as in disputes arising from commercial evictions.

AyacheSalama has also organized a partnership with a leading labor law specialist in France to offer its clients a unique and bespoke solution when it comes to implement their Employee shareholding and saving schemes plans on a national or worldwide basis.