Corporate law

Mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring, company formation, shareholder disputes etc. are at the core of our practice in the field of corporate law. Our lawyers provide both legal advice and conduct litigation before the French courts.

Corporate law, a core business in the firms making up our network

One of the salient features of the network is that its members are able to work with multidisciplinary teams and call on a group of corporate services, such as chartered accountants, tax specialists, asset management consultants and M&A brokers.

We can therefore offer an all-round response to the issues faced by companies, whatever their sector.

Practice areas

Corporate finance activities (increasing capital by issuing shares, capital reduction, share-holder disputes, etc.) M &A

  • Restructuring (mergers, spin-offs, etc.)
  • Formation and company secretariat
  • Negotiation of shareholder agreements (entry, exit, remuneration, tag-along and drag-along clauses, liquidities, vesting, etc.)
  • Private equity and venture capital

The lawyers
in Corporate law

A specificity: managing shareholder disputes

The firm has developed specific practice areas in shareholder disputes:

  • The prevention of difficulties by careful drafting  of articles of association and shareholder agreements that take potential risks into account
  • amicable resolution of difficulties when they arise, especially by supporting the respective parties in negotiations and mediation where appropriate
  • organise and lead litigation effectively when this is inevitable
Managing shareholders disputes, your lawyer

Focus on practice areas within In Extenso Avocats firms: Mediation and Arbitration


Arbitration is a procedural forum between opposing parties at the end of which a legally. Arbitration has two essential features:

  • the disputing parties agree to choose jointly either the a single arbitrator or the court of arbitration
  • the deliberations of the arbitrator and the decision made are totally confidential and are not disclosed to third parties.

The firm includes experienced arbitrators and can therefore provide advice and support throughout the arbitration process.

Mediation : definition and action

Mediation is by definition intended in cases of tension or conflict as a means of trying to avoid having to resort to court proceedings or arbitration.

The conflicting parties refer to a neutral, independent and specially qualified third party to help them, outside of any legal framework, to seek an amicable solution to the difficulty that has been encountered.

The firm include qualified mediators, able to provide support and assistance in this process:

  • Selecting the mediator
  • Leading mediation sessions
  • Drawing up and implementing the agreement

Much more than a network…

In 2023, In Extenso Avocats has 50 employees including 22 associate lawyers and 21 lawyers and lawyers in collaboration who accompany on a daily basis VSEs, SMEs, liberal professions, communities, associations and foundations, executives and individuals in advice and litigation.

Our law firms, multidisciplinary, intervene in social law, tax, business law, real estate, civil law and international law. Some of them have more specific activities in public law, environmental law, insurance law, sports law and hotel-tourism-restaurant law.


Bien plus qu'un réseau de cabinets d'avocats

What makes us different

Multidisciplinary, our network of business law firms is interprofessional. We work in close collaboration with all the expertise present within the In Extenso group which allows our clients to benefit from a single, multi-interlocutor, to support them in their creation projects, development, management or transmission, whatever their sector of activity and the size of their company.

As a human-sized local network, our teams provide advice and litigation to all decision-makers, public authorities and individuals throughout France.

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In Extenso Avocats brings together legal advice experts around common values who help companies (VSE, SME, ETI and large groups), associations, foundations, liberal professions, public authorities and more broadly all decision makers, to secure, manage and optimize their activity. Our lawyers also intervene in litigation to ensure the defense of the interests of their clients before the courts and jurisdictions concerned. Consulting subsidiary of the In Extenso group, French leader in accounting for small businesses and SMEs, In Extenso Avocats is a network of interprofessional business law firms combining legal professionals and professionals of the figure for a 360° support of companies and individuals.

Multidisciplinary, In Extenso Avocats helps its clients, all sectors of activity combined in multiple areas of law such as business law, commercial law, tax law, labour law and social protection, real estate and construction law, urban planning and regional planning law, environmental law, public law, intellectual property law including certified expertise in GDPR, family and heritage law and international law. Our lawyers are also recognized as experts in specific sectors of activity such as hospitality, catering, tourism or sports.

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