"PwC Société d'Avocats has considerable resources - it is able to draw on more than 340 tax lawyers - and provides a wide range of expertise to a client base made up of corporates, banks and investment funds. The firm advises on the due diligence and structuring of top M&A, private equity and real estate transactions. It notably assisted Permira with the acquisition of Exclusive Group, and Antin Infrastructure with the purchase of Idex. The firm also handles tax audit and litigation and is currently involved in a sensitive dispute. Anne-Valérie Attias-Assouline is the firm's managing partner. Other key names among the 46-partner team include: Hélène Rives, Virginie Louvel, Jean-Philippe Brillet, Emmanuelle Veras and Olivier Dussarat. Jérôme Leroux, Marc-Olivier Roux and Bruno Lunghi also recently advised on the tax aspects of headline transactions, while Catherine Cassan and Loic Le Claire handle litigation."
"Pwc Société d'Avocats combines advice on the structuring and operation of credit institutions, investment firms, asset managers and insurance companies, with a busy litigation caseload. The structuring of investment management companies and their funds, particularly hedge funds, private equity funds and real estate funds, is an area of particular strength. Practice head Nicolas Mordaunt-Crook recently advised UBS on the regulatory aspects of its acquisition of Banque Leonardo and its subsidiary Ocea Gestion, including obtaining the required authorisations from the French Financial Markets Authority and the French Prudential and Resolution Authority. Directors Manon Carissimo and Pierre Birotheau are also noted. Other clients include Novaxia Asset Management."
"The IT team at Pwc Société d'Avocats consists of Christophe Guénard and director Sandrine Cullafroz-Jover. In recent highlights, the group assisted a major energy player with the implementation of an Internet of Things platform and the negotiation of associated IT agreements, and a fashion retailer appointed Guénard to oversee the migration of customer data in relation to the implementation of a new client relationship management tool through SaaS. Clients also instructed the practice to advise on e-commerce, data privacy and internal crises arising from data breaches."
"PricewaterhouseCoopers International's member Pwc Société d'Avocats has a team of around 550 lawyers and professionals spread across nine offices: Paris, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Strasbourg and Toulouse. The firm has expertise in tax, employment law and business law. The regional offices also have niche expertise, with Marseille a key name for maritime law, Bordeaux strong in the wine sector and the Strasbourg office noted for renewable energies law. Tax Partner Emmanuelle Veras is the key contact for the regional offices. "