- Benoit Lafourcade, managing partner
Magistère (post-graduate diploma) in French business law, University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne|
DEA (advanced post-graduate diploma) in French business law, University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
Member of the Paris Bar (2000)
Solicitor in England and Wales* (2006)
Member of the Law Society (London)
Gide Loyrette Nouel (2000)
White & Case LLP (2000-2004)
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle (2006)
Lawyer at Kimberly-Clark (2005)
Squadra Associés, 2007 – 2010, partner
Languages: French and English|
* not currently practising in the United Kingdom
Benoît Lafourcade has over 12 years' experience in law firms in Paris and London, including one year as an international lawyer for the Kimberly-Clark group in London.
Benoît Lafourcade coordinates legal services in several practice areas, assisted by experts and partners in his firm as necessary.
He regularly advises English individuals and companies who seek advice from a dual-qualified solicitor.
Mr Lafourcade regularly speaks at national and international conferences (Dow Jones conferences, Usine Nouvelle [French business weekly] conferences).
He has been lecturing in 'French business law in English' for a continuing-education provider since 2007 and in 'Corporate law' for the Ordre des Avocats à la Cour d’Appel de Bordeaux (Bar Council of the Bordeaux Court of Appeal) since 2009.
- Nicolas Barbret, labour law specialist attorney
Nicolas Barbret specialises in labor and employment matters. His practice includes both advisory and litigation work.Mr Barbret advises French and international companies on labor law matters. He acts with respect to individuals (e.g., remuneration packages for managing executives) as well as collective employment relationships, including collective negotiations, personnel representations and trade disputes.Mr. Barbret has extensive experience advising on matters involving company restructuring (negotiation and post-merger harmonization) and on the labor-related aspects of M&A, externalization and subcontracting operations.He also has a significant experience in redundancy plans (employment safeguard plans) and employment dispute resolution.
He is the author of numerous works and articles including:
Où s’arrête l’usage raisonnable d’internet au bureau?
Clause de respect de clientèle: le salarié doit être indemnisé
Secondment of Employees
Dealing with Labor Litigation
- Emmanuel Boniteau, tax attorney
Former CPA, Emmanuel Boniteau has extensive experience in giving tax advice and assistance to purchasers or sellers of French private or public companies.He has advised on leveraged buyout transactions, acting for leading private equity houses, as well as venture capital transactions.He has also often served clients in the frame of group reorganizations, at both French and international levels, and in structured financing at the international level.As a former partner at HSD Ernst & Young, Emmanuel Boniteau has gained significant experience in dealing with the French tax aspects of mergers and spin-offs involving international groups.He also advises individuals who seek tax law advices.Amongst more specifically domestic assignments, he has been advising for many years property investors in France and has recently advised English individuals who purchased properties in France with a view to optimize their investment. He is regularly instructed for tax optimization advices.
- Agathe Descamps, PhD, corporate law Of Counsel
|Agathe DESCAMPS works with Lafourcade & Avocats Bordeaux as of Counsel. She is active in the field of corporate, financial markets, Stock exchange law and Capital market law issues, and especially on protection of shareholders of listed companies or unlisted. She lectures at Bordeaux Management School (BEM). She has strong experience in mergers and acquisitions financing acquisition of companies, and advises companies as well as private individuals and investment funds.|
- Philippe Gaborieau, strategy & fund-raising Of Counsel
HEC Paris (n°1 business school in France)
He is a former CEO in the sectors of the industry, services and finance.
His support: financial analysis, financial audits, business plans, strategy.
- Aurélie Agostini, human ressources Of Counsel
|Reducing work-related stress and psychosocial risks is not only a moral, but also legal imperative. Aurelie is a consultant who helps our attorneys reducing absenteeism rates of our clients and ensure O stress work-environment. She is a key player for all restructurings, allowing smooth reorganizations.|