Commercial contracts

Our lawyers handle the drafting and negotiation of various commercial contracts on French and international matters, on behalf of clients operating in multiple sectors: commerce & e-commerce, energy, engineering, high tech, services, finance, etc.

Franchise networks

We assist our clients, franchisors, and franchisees, in structuring, setting up and operating distribution networks, negotiating and drafting distribution agreements (exclusive and selective distribution, franchising, agency, etc.)

We highlight the imperatives and constraints involved, and draft contractual documentation tailored to the needs of the client and adapted to the regulations in force.

Sale and distribution

We assist our clients in the drafting and negotiation of sales and distribution agreements, including:

  • Sale agreement
  • Supply and purchase agreement
  • Distribution agreement
  • Agent agreement
  • Mandate agreement
  • Brokerage and commissioning agreement
  • Pre-contractual documents: letters of intent, MOUs, term sheets, etc.

The firm also frequently represents clients with respect to various commercial agreements relating to sale and purchase of business or industrial assets, sale of real estate or commercial leases.

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Terms & conditions of sale and use

Our lawyers regularly draft the following documents, ensuring their compliance with the regulations in force and their suitability to the requirements of their clients’ activity:

  • Terms of sales
  • Terms of purchase
  • Terms of use
  • Personal data management policy

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Provision of services

Our lawyers draft and negotiate services agreements for their clients, including:

  • Partnership agreement
  • Rental agreement
  • Advertising services agreement
  • IT agreement
  • SSII agreement

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Sale of business – Commercial lease

Our lawyers support and protect the interests of their clients during all stages of the sale or the acquisition of their business:

  • Information of potential employees, declaration to the city hall and legal formalities
  • Management of relations with the lessor regarding the premises
  • Drafting and negotiation of the put/call option and the deed of sale of the business
  • Drafting and negotiation of the escrow agreement, acting as escrow agent

Our lawyers also negotiate and draft commercial leases.

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Intellectual property

We ensure the protection of the intellectual property of our clients (advice and assistance with respect to the relevant filings in partnership with our IP experts).

The firm also ensures the drafting of various licensing agreements and other agreements with respect to the transfer of patents, brands, models or other intellectual property rights.

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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.

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.

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