Our firm brings together lawyers specializing in four areas of expertise.
Valoren advises a wide range of clients, including mainly SMEs and Mid-caps, managers, but also investment funds and institutional investors.
The firm advises and assists its clients in the structuring and execution of their M&A, external growth, equity stake acquisition, LBO, and restructuring operations, as well as in the definition and implementation of governance principles and management packages.
The firm has also developed a solid expertise in the acquisition of distressed companies in conjunction with the restructuring team, and also works on the corporate aspects of restructuring operations.
The team strives to identify the financial and strategic stakes of the transactions in order to propose the legal structuring best suited to the objectives pursued by its clients.
The lawyers of the restructuring and insolvency department assist and advise companies on crisis management and restructuring, as well as on their turnaround. They are recognized among the best specialists in the fields of financial and operational restructurings.
They assist and advise companies, regardless of their field of activity, on every aspect of their restructuring, in the context of both pre-insolvency and insolvency proceedings.
Valoren has an entire department dedicated to the employment and labor law issues that arise in this context.
The firm’s practice includes a global analysis of the situation, the assistance to companies in their procedures with the supervisory and judicial authorities, the set-up of corporate restructuring operations, the assistance to companies’ managers or shareholders in their negotiations with creditors and potential investors, the set-up of new secured financings, in particular through the creation of fiducies, the draw up of conciliation agreements or safeguard or rehabilitation plans.
The firm advises acquirers of distressed companies, especially in the framework of disposal plans, as well as creditors or shareholders in the context of major restructuring proceedings on the French and European markets.
The firm also advises French and international investors on the acquisition of distressed companies, both during the negotiation phase and the phase of presentation of the definitive offer.
The firm defends the interests of its clients, both as plaintiffs or defendants, in business and commercial law disputes before all courts of France. Our litigation team favors a conciliation, a mediation, or a negotiated settlement, when the case qualifies for such action.
The firm handles a wide range of litigation cases, from classic cases to the most complex ones.
The firm is particularly involved in issues relating to the interpretation and execution of agreements between companies or shareholders, liability litigation, implementation of asset and liability guarantees, and shareholders disputes.