BDGS Associés’s Dispute Resolution practice regularly handles disputes in their pre-litigation stages, in complex litigation before the French courts (civil, commercial, administrative, and criminal), as well as before the European courts and in arbitration proceedings. Our practice also assists clients with investigations and administrative proceedings.
Our practice is especially renowned for our lawyers’ experience with corporate disputes: disputes related to acquisitions (enforcement of guarantees, pre-contractual information, etc.), shareholder disputes (abuses by majority or minority shareholders, enforcement of shareholder agreements, activism), director liabilities, and similar. We have taken part in major securities conflicts and in high-stakes shareholder conflicts.
We also have significant experience with complex commercial litigation (termination of commercial relations, enforcement of contracts, unfair competition, etc.).
We regularly assist our clients with investigatory measures falling under the scope of Article 145 of the French Code of Civil Procedure as well as with overturning rulings issued under a complaint procedure.
More generally, our Dispute Resolution practice spans all types of litigation, including banking disputes, collective proceedings, arbitration proceedings (arbitration ad hoc and ICC), and criminal proceedings.
We believe that dispute resolution must fit within a pragmatic business strategy that takes into account the true stakes of the dispute (strategic, financial, commercial, etc.). Our team is thus composed of combative lawyers with significant litigation experience who know how to find and rapidly negotiate the best solutions for our clients.