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Bersay et Associés


Main Office Address

31 avenue Hoche

75008 Paris


Primary Contact Lawyers

Emmanuel Schulte
Jérôme Bersay
Yves Ardaillou

Firm Profile

Bersay et Associés

Bersay & Associés, created in 1995, is a business law firm known for providing the highest quality of legal services to its clients. Its practice covers all of the main areas of business activity, in an advisory capacity as well as in litigation and arbitration, and in both national and cross-border matters.

The Firm has experienced significant growth thanks to the sustained trust of its clients, who have built its reputation for excellence, thereby enabling it to attract new clients.

Driven by a desire to remain constantly innovative, effective and competitive, Bersay & Associés became the first Paris firm to be certified ISO 9001 (in 1998).

Today the Firm is involved in high profile matters and is regularly distinguished among the leading law firms in France for the quality of its legal expertise and its pragmatic approach. Our organization is conceived in such a manner as to regularly improve and adapt the Firm’s operations and its work methods according to the specific needs of each of our clients.

Lawyers working at Bersay & Associés either began their career at the firm or joined the firm having worked previously in prestigious large international or French firms. All of them are at least bilingual (French and English). Some of them are admitted to practice in foreign jurisdictions.

Strengths of Bersay & Associés:

  • Client satisfaction: the principal goal of the firm and the reason for its rapid development
  • Quality: the first Paris law firm to have obtained ISO 9001 certification, in 1998
  • Business approach: constant appreciation of their clients’ needs
  • Values : Team spirit, Pugnacity, Responsiveness, Human qualities, Transmission of know-how
  • Corporate Law and Capital Markets
  • Litigation/Arbitration
  • Competition and EU Law
  • Banking/ Finance
  • Labour and Employment
  • IP/IT
  • Real Estate/ Construction
  • Public and Administrative Law

International Directories

Awards and Recommendations

  • Jérôme Bersay is endorsed in the 2011’s edition of Best Lawyer.
  • The international Who’s who Legal edition 2011 distinguished Martine Georges-Naïm on being nominated by her peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the regulatory communications.
  • Chambers & Partners - Corporate M & A / Highly regarded / Tier 1.: "THE FIRM This compact but highly regarded French boutique excels at M&A in the mid-market, advising domestic and international companies, both listed and private, on all aspects of their transactions. The three-partner team wins enthusiastic praise for its high-quality service and excellent multilingual abilities. Recent mandates include acting for independent French bank Oddo on its successful bid to acquire Banque Robeco from the Robeco Group."
  • Sources say: "Superlative service. They drop everything to get the job done."
  • Best Lawyers: Jérôme Bersay is endorsed in the 2011’s edition of Best Lawyer.
  • The Legal 500: Tier 6: Bersay & Associés ‘highly responsive’ 12-lawyer team advises French and international companies on mid-cap transactions. It acted for Gallimard on its acquisition of Sofedis from Bayard. Yves Ardaillou and Jérôme Bersay double as corporate advisers and litigators and are recommended for difficult transactions. Sandrine de Sousa is also recommended.