Billand & Messié – Business Law Firm

Billand & Messié is a French boutique law firm located in Paris offering a full range of services in business law

Practices

Corporate law

We assist companies, managers, and shareholders in the management of their projects and activities and provide legal services on a complete range of operations, including incorporation, financing, company law, corporate governance, group structuring, etc.

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Merger & acquisition – Private Equity

We advise our clients with respect to equity transactions and provide an assistance during all phases of the operations (including legal and tax structuring of the transaction and due diligence) on all legal related matters pertaining to the transaction as well as its financing aspects.

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Commercial contracts

Our team handles the drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial contracts for both French and international clients, including acquisition and sale of business assets, partnership, commercial lease, services agreement, distribution network set up and organization, etc.

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Commercial litigation

We represent and assist our clients at all stages of litigation before civil and commercial jurisdictions with respect to company law and business law disputes.

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Recent cases

Billand & Messié Advised a French start-up operating in the blockchain industry

in the context of a 5 million euros fundraising through the issuance of warrants giving right to shares and utility tokens.

Billand & Messié advised a European leader in the production of renewable energy

with the implementation of a joint venture for the development and operation of a wind farm.

Billand & Messié assisted a German group in the context of a litigation

before the Commercial Court of Paris with respect to the non-execution of supply and maintenance agreements.

Billand & Messié has been nominated Best Emerging Corporate Law Firm – France” by the US magazine Acquisition International.

business law award for the french lawyers billand & messie

Our commitments

Free & non-binding first meeting

Free & non-binding first meeting

Free first meeting in our offices or on the phone as to apprise the case and determine the scope of our intervention.

Custom-tailored flat rates

Custom-tailored flat rates

Capped fee packages or hourly rate depending on the complexity of the case and the issues involved. In any event, we ensure that the cost/benefit ratio is systematically favorable to our clients.

Maximum availability & responsiveness

Maximum availability & responsiveness

Maximum availability and responsiveness from our lawyers during all stages of the processing of the case, as to offer our clients a proactive and privileged follow-up.

What they say about us

'The firm has a perfect understanding of equity and financing operations. These lawyers are vital for the development of our group, listed on Euronext Paris'- Christian Person, CEO of Umalis Group
'The firm is responsive and flexible. Good understanding of what we needed. Essential for our negotiations and litigation.'- Clément Murzeau, CEO of Accoo
'Receptive and pragmatic lawyers, aware of our imperatives and whose contribution in making strategic decisions has been of a precious help.'- Tristan Monod, CEO of Pixter
'Responsive lawyers who understand and anticipate our needs.'- Louis-Marie Guinard, Cofounder of Barclap

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    Specialized business lawyers

    Billand & Messié is an independent French business law firm which offers a full range of business law services, including:

    • corporate and financial law
    • commercial contract law
    • mergers & acquisitions and private equity
    • business litigation.

    With a solid experience forged over the numerous operations achieved, the lawyers have a real know-how, resulting from an asserted strategy aiming to specialize their skills in the specific area of business law. Their expertise is reinforced by the continuous and collaborative management of the matters, exchanges and sharing of experience on each operation.

    Billand & Messié law firm thus brings to a wide-ranging clientele made up of investors, SMEs, technological start-ups and industrial groups, a high added value services based on three principles: excellence, pragmatism, and responsiveness.

    Services tailored to businesses

    Our clients’ business is at the heart of our concerns: the particularity of our French law firm consists in precisely studying the activity of our clients, in identifying the risks and opportunities attached for each operation and thus to deliver tailor-made advice and documentation.

    Billand & Messié Lawyers are thus distinguished by increased availability at all stages of the operation and demonstrate flexibility with regard to the time taken to deal with the matters.

    An independent business law firm

    Our lawyers defend the interests of their clients without compromise, both in terms of advice (acquisitions, fundraising, commercial contracts, etc.) and in commercial litigation. The independence of the firm also allows our lawyers to have the necessary freedom of action and to decide on the most relevant strategies.

    English speaking lawyers

    Our lawyers have gained their experience from reputable international law firms and had professional experiences in common-law jurisdictions; all our lawyers are fluent in French and English.

    A direct and transparent client-lawyer relationship

    Our law firm guarantees its clients direct and regular contact with a partner in charge of the matter. We strongly believe that this is the guarantee of qualitative services. The partners guide their clients during all stages of the operations and remain personally available throughout the processing of the case as to ensure a smooth and proactive follow-up.

    Our fees are based on a capped fee package or on an hourly rate, at the client’s choice and depending on the specificities of the case. The firm also practices success fees to fully align its interests with those of its clients.

    Fees or estimates are in any event determined before the engagement of the mission, thus favoring a predictability of the total and final cost of our interventions. A first meeting dedicated to acquainting with the file, allowing precise quantification of our fees and a description of the work to be carried out, is systematically offered by the firm.

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