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Corporate

Mergers & Acquisitions

HPML has significant and highly specialized experience in Mergers & Acquisitions. The responsiveness and creativity of its team make it possible to offer support for all types of transactions, both on the buyer’s and the seller’s sides, in the context of joint venture agreements, group structuring operations, etc.

Private equity

HPML is one of the undisputed leaders of Private Equity in France. Its team’s expertise and experience give it a recognized legitimacy to carry-out the legal and tax structuring related to all kinds of operations of this sector (such as LBO, MBO, OBO, etc.), entry or exit of partners, management packages, fundraising, etc.

Corporate Law

HPML provides a rigorous tailored legal support and follow-up to its clients (small businesses, SMEs and French or international groups)..

HPML provides its clients an access to a secure and personalised online platform in order to make their usual documents available anytime.

Tax

HPML’s tax team has a recognized expertise in the field of corporate taxation (Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, restructuring etc.) and personal taxation (income tax, transmission of assets, shareholding etc.).

Our tax team advises French and international clients operating in a wide range of sectors, such as real estate, manufacturing, broadcasting, press etc..

HPML’s tax team provides both advisory and litigation services, relying on the combined experience of its partners and associates in dealing with tax authorities. Its knowledge in the field of taxation also leads HPML’s tax team to defend its clients in criminal courts.

Labour law

HPML’s labour law team offers a high legal expertise to its clients in all aspects of labour and social security law, in an advisory and litigation role.

HPML support its clients, i.e. French and international companies, at every stage of their life and development, at the level of their individual employment relationships (drafting of employment contracts and special clauses, negotiation of termination settlements, dismissals, optimisation of status of directors and remuneration systems, etc.) and of their collective employment relations (relations with employee-representative bodies, company-wide agreements, restructuring schemes, etc.).

In close collaboration with the mergers & acquisitions team, the labour law team also monitors and manages all labour-related aspects of business operations: due diligence audits (for vendors or purchasers), management of legal requirements with employee-representative bodies and unions, management of individual aspects (negotiation and formalisation of terms of recruitment or severance of executive directors, labour law aspects of managerial performance incentives).

HPML also represents its clients before the Labour and Social Security Courts, in individual and collective lawsuits.