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We have worked on the following cases

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS - INVESTMENT IN FRANCE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS - INVESTMENT IN FRANCE

CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams have helped a listed British company, the UK leader in the distribution of subscriptions for Internet access via satellite, which had no activities in France, to acquire four French companies carrying out similar activities, all of which were in difficulty. On this occasion, the law firm provided advice and information to these successful and fast-growing foreign entrepreneurs concerning the different aspects of the regulations applicable to companies in difficulty. The British company acquired these four businesses in 18 months, and now has a solid base in France from which to continue its growth.


ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING AND SUPPORT

ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING AND SUPPORT

CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams provided support for a major association involved in home help and personal assistance, which had a large number of employees, helping it to manage its difficulties through insolvency proceedings, the outcome of which was to be the disposal of its various sites. The difficulties were considerable: a loss of confidence on the part of the staff in their manager, cash flow problems, lack of support from public partner organisations in this area of activity and the need for the association to rapidly dispose of 8 separate sites. All of the sites were disposed of and 90% of the employees’ jobs were saved.


ASSISTING MANAGERS AND OVERCOMING DIFFICULTIES

ASSISTING MANAGERS AND OVERCOMING DIFFICULTIES

For 10 years, CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams supported the manager of a travel agency group whose companies had been forced into insolvency due to international events which had hit its business hard. The support initially concerned the choice and implementation of procedures best suited to the companies’ situations, which ended with sales to a competitor. Next, the law firm assisted the manager concerning the activation of undertakings with respect to sureties by which it was bound and obtained the cancellation of part of these undertakings. The assistance then concerned legal proceedings initiated against the manager, which ended with an acquittal.


REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT AND ASSET VALUATION

REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT AND ASSET VALUATION

For around a decade, CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams have assisted a property developer with the development of a shopping centre: verification of planning authorisations, construction and insurance -related disputes, change of site manager, establishment and negotiation of leases of all kinds, voluntary and court-imposed cancellations, assistance with the signature of contracts with suppliers of goods and services, voluntary and court-imposed settlement of disputes with neighbours (rights of way, isolation, disturbance)


REGULATING AND PROMOTING URBAN PROJECTS

REGULATING AND PROMOTING URBAN PROJECTS

For the last 30 years, CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams have supported property development projects for a major urban area, with the implementation of policies favouring thoughtful construction, the integration of general and commendable objectives when it comes to respecting historical and architectural heritage, taking full account of the environment, the landscape, and the harmonious integration of the local population in the project through social diversity and inclusiveness. In this capacity, they were involved in designing general regulation solutions and defending these, handling several hundred appeals to ensure compliance with public guidelines.


MANAGEMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND CRISIS SUPPORT

MANAGEMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND CRISIS SUPPORT

For 30 years CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams have provided support for civil security organisations with the handling of health and

social issues in their day-to-day work and in the definition of their operational solutions and resources. They also work alongside organisations and stakeholders operating out in the field, to help them define their intervention policies from a legal viewpoint and to defend these, including in the event of disasters affecting their operation and requiring a suitably adapted and attentive response from staff. As a result, CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams have managed hundreds of legal cases which gave both the management teams and the staff the opportunity to express their requirements but also their likes and dislikes with the constant aim of ensuring that everyone’s viewpoint is heard on an individual basis and in a friendly climate


HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

For 30 years, CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams have been managing tense situations and crises which sometimes upset the fine balance between ensuring the continuity of public services and expressing social discontent through the right to strike or the right of employees to withdraw their services, taking care to always seek to understand the challenges and motivations of the different stakeholders involved, proposing solutions which look beyond the basic dispute at hand. The teams have therefore acquired the recognition and admiration of the various parties involved, developing effective strategies to manage the present difficulty while also never losing sight of the need for future cooperation and collaboration. They have demonstrated their ability to understand the challenges and factors underlying conflict situations and always offer consensual crisis resolution solutions while managing the environment surrounding the crisis, and particularly the media coverage.


SUPPORTING LOCAL AND BUSINESS PROJECTS

SUPPORTING LOCAL AND BUSINESS PROJECTS

For more than 25 years, CARNOT AVOCATS’ teams have supported a property developer which has built a number of major apartment complexes along the French Riviera. This assistance has included advice and consultancy services, negotiations, the drafting of contracts and assistance before the courts and the administrative authorities. Their brief has been extended to cover the legal engineering for the launch of a hotel project combined with a thalassotherapy centre.


ENHANCING HERITAGE SITES AND ENCOURAGING THE ADOPTION OF NEW POLICIES

ENHANCING HERITAGE SITES AND ENCOURAGING THE ADOPTION OF NEW POLICIES

CARNOTS AVOCATS’ teams support a group specialising in the restoration of historical monuments and a group specialising in eco-tourism, both operating at a national level, to assist them with their projects and their dealings with public bodies (co-contractors) and private ones (competitors, subcontractors, suppliers, etc.)