Having worked on most of the major and high-profile litigation cases since the firm was created, Bredin Prat has acquired deep expertise in civil and commercial litigation. The lawyers forming the litigation team have several qualities that set them apart.
The first distinguishing feature derives from the particularly wide range of litigation matters on which the firm advises. Such matters include, for example, disputes arising out of M&A or private equity transactions, disputes between shareholders or disputes involving a director’s potential personal liability, disputes relating to commercial or business law rules or concepts (issues relating to unfair competition, advertising campaigns, distribution networks, “sudden termination of business relations” or “significant imbalance in the rights and obligations of the parties”, etc.), disputes relating to product liability and industrial accidents and even disputes resulting from the adoption by the authorities of rules aimed at regulating emerging business sectors.
Another of the team’s unique characteristics relates to their creativity. The firm’s lawyers devise innovative solutions, which often involve pleading before courts and institutions where the team’s lawyers are some of the few to have gained such expertise, for example, the French Constitutional Council or the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Yet another distinctive quality of the litigation team is that they have developed specific expertise in implementing strategies aimed at gaining access to evidence, both in France and abroad.
In addition, the lawyers dedicated to litigation have an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms leading to a court decision. They have built up special relationships with legal commentators from the world of academia and are regarded highly by court-appointed experts, as well as by judges.
With acute business awareness, the firm assists all types of companies, whether French or foreign, from a wide range of sectors.