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Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Avocats à la Cour de Paris, 14, avenue Gourgaud
  • Paris
  • Paris
  • France
  • 75 017

Firm profile submitted by BCTG AVOCATS

Number of partners: 9
Number of other lawyers: 40
Languages: English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish

BCTG Avocats has developed a broad range of business law services, both in advisory and litigation matters, and focuses on delivering strategic advice. With extensive knowledge of the business world and current issues affecting the economy, the firm’s lawyers provide clients tailored solutions that are aligned with their specific needs and business sectors.
A sustainable firm with a solid history: BCTG Avocats was founded in 1970; most of the partners have worked at the firm for over 15 years, and have developed strong long-standing client relationships.
An international outlook with a significant foreign client base: BCTG is one of the most enterprising firms in the international market. Partners of the firm are assigned to maintain business relationship in specific geographic regions, including French-speaking Africa, North America and English-speaking countries, Asia and Europe, etc. BCTG is also able to support clients in their projects abroad through a network of referral firms, with which it has developed very close ties.
A unique and cross-disciplinary approach: The partners and teams across all the firm’s practice areas (public law, corporate, financing, employment, etc.) work closely together to best meet clients’ needs.
■ Significant sectoral experience: BCTG Avocats has first-hand knowledge of many key industries (retail, health/pharmaceutical, telecommunications/media/new technologies, industry, logistics, etc.). The firm is particularly well-versed in the energy sector, and has extensive legal and technical expertise in relation to industrial projects, particularly classified facilities subject to specific regulatory requirements, mining and renewable energy.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions:
5 leading partners
While advising in sectors as diverse as media, new technologies and telecommunications, retail, health and pharmaceutical, industry and logistics, BCTG Avocats is also well known for its practice in the energy sector, including renewable energies as well as oil and gas.

Labour Law:
1 leading partner
BCTG Avocats operates in both the industrial and services sectors for international groups and large French companies. The firm advises foreign clients in their operations in France as well as in their international operations, and French clients in their cross-border transactions. The lawyers at BCTG collaborate on a regular basis with foreign firms (Anglo-Saxon, European and Japanese firms in particular).

Intellectual Property, New Technologies:
1 leading partner
BCTG Avocats advises and assists clients on various aspects of intellectual property, particularly in the increasingly competitive environment of new technologies (data protection, fight against cyber-crime and internet piracy). The firm is also strongly identified as litigators and brand protection experts.

Public Business Law, Environment:
1 leading partner
BCTG Avocats has widely recognised expertise in the support of urban planning or industrial projects requiring numerous authorisations or an environmental assessment. The team advises or defends its clients in the various stages of their projects: development, implementation, operation, and dismantling. BCTG Avocats also assists its clients in the transfer and implementation of all government procurement contracts and provides consulting in public competition law and public domain law, to ensure the successful completion of complex operations.

Competition, Distribution, Contracts:
1 leading partner
BCTG Avocats consults and assists its clients in the domains of competition and distribution at both French and European levels. The firm has proven expertise in the domain of restriction of competition, and the firm regularly assists its clients in their merger operations.

Litigation (Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, Mediation):
6 leading partners
BCTG Avocats has acquired considerable experience in the management of international litigation (for large foreign groups in France or abroad), and more generally in complex litigations involving several jurisdictions. BCTG Avocats has also developed specific expertise in arbitration (both ad hoc and institutional, national and international) and in alternative methods of dispute settlement, such as mediation and conciliation.