PRE-LITIGATION

Through a unique combination of experience working both in leading international law firms and legal departments of preeminent companies, the lawyers at Fierville Ziadé have extensive know-how in pre-litigation.

They assist their clients to reach an amicable outcome to their disputes through principled negotiations, implementing all necessary steps to prepare for litigation and dealing with dawn raids and investigations from the police and administrative authorities.

Principled Negotiation

Transactions

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Search for Evidence

Interim Measures

Internal Investigations

Dawn raids

(French Financial Prosecutor (PNF); French Financial Markets Authority (AMF); French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA))

In practice

Industry

Advised majority shareholders in connection with unreasonable demands from minority shareholders prior to a merger transaction;

Industry

Advised a major French industrial group in negotiating a global multi-party settlement agreement to end a dispute opposing the group to several subcontractors in a chain of contracts;

New technologies

Advised a Director in dealing with an attempt by the shareholders to dismiss and exclude him from the company using a “bad leaver” clause;

Industry

Advised a major French industrial group in negotiating a settlement agreement to end a 9 years old dispute against one of its mots strategic clients following shortcomings and performance delays in a large scale construction project;

Industry

Advised a major French industrial group as well as its Directors and employees in connection with a major police search conducted by the French National Financial Prosecutor (PNF) while several Managers and Directors were held in custody;

Distribution

Advised a major French industrial group in a negotiation which enabled to prevent a dispute over construction lump sum flat contracts with one of its a strategic supplier;

Industry

Advised a French commercial company in requesting urgent interim measures, which allowed the company to collect key evidence of acts of unfair competition;

Industry

Advised a major French industrial group in connection with several counterfeit seizures in the hands of a third party suspected of committing acts of parasitism and patent counterfeiting.