Description of the Firm

Vespera Avocats specializes in international business law, it couples its legal advice with a substantial litigation and international arbitration practice. Consequently the firm provides counsel on the whole spectrum of business legal issues and represents its clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Practice Areas

M&A / Corporate
  • Acquisitions, corporate restructuring, joint-ventures, shareholders agreements, handling of transactional partnership matters, complemented by market and sector knowledge and commercial advice
  • Strategic advice to new and developing businesses, including shareholder rights, directors’ liabilities and responsibilities, corporate governance and corporate responsibility
  • Guidance through each stage of the company life cycle and jurisdictional regulatory requirements
Commercial contracts
  • Negotiation and drafting of national and international contracts: distribution and supply contracts, licensing, outsourcing and manufacturing agreements
  • Advice on the evolution of clients’ commercial environments, international expansion & EU regulation issues
International Business law
  • Negotiation and drafting of various cross-border business agreements;
  • Disputes, particularly those involving a conflict between common law and civil law
Litigation & arbitration
  • Assessment of legal & commercial risk, optimum procedural tactics and creative settlement approaches
  • Dispute settlement for clients by co-ordinated mediation or determination by an expert
  • Litigation or arbitration cases: competition litigation, insolvency, M&A disputes, claims of negligence, breaches of contract, trademark litigation cases
Intellectual Property
  • Legal advisory support on trademarks, development and enforcement of IP rights &making the most of IP assets: drafting of agency, distribution, franchising, sponsorship and other licensing agreements
  • IT & business services transactions, IT outsourcing
  • Author rights issues in the publishing industry, photographic agencies & media sector
  • Contracts and terminations, incentives issues, recruitment, employee transfers, dismissal, works councils, health and safety, immigration
  • Contentious employment cases, dismissal claims
International Private Law
  • Advice to international families having some connection with France and dealing with their international private affairs, such as investment matters, real estates and wills.