MANAGEMENT OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN BUSINESS LAW

A BUSINESS LAW FIRM

With a know-how acquired in leading French and international law firms.

Baro Alto associates legal expertise with a close knowledge of the business world.

SPECIALISED IN LITIGATION

To promote a thorough approach to dispute resolution, from prevention to resolution, before any jurisdiction.

We offer our highly skilled experience of prevention and management of disputes before French or international jurisdictions.

A HUMAN-SIZED FIRM

To provide a unique full service offer to our clients in times of extreme tension.

We are highly reactive in managing the various phases of a dispute; our practical approach ensures that your goals are fulfilled and we defend your best interests.

WITH A NETWORK OF CORRESPONDENTS

To respond to our clients’ issues, whether international or going beyond the legal scope.

Our network enables us to monitor our clients’ litigation before any jurisdiction and to ensure a constant level of quality in our services.

OUR TEAM

We assure you a great reactivity to anticipate risks by a global approach.

  • GERALDINE BRASIER PORTERIE

    Partner co-founder

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  • CAROLINE JOLY

    Partner co-founder

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  • PIERRICK JUPILE-BOISVERD

    Partner

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  • FABIEN STADE

    Associate

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  • GAËL BOUVET

    Associate

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  • JULIE ALARIC

    Associate

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  • BERTRAND CLERMONT

    Associate

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  • AURELIE MARLE

    General Secretary

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  • ANAÏS ALLARD

    Legal Assistant

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  • AMANDINE VIEIL

    Legal Assistant

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AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

“Baro Alto provides ‘services of remarkable quality’. The team, which is ‘effective, reactive, available and receptive’, shows ‘a high level of commitment’ and ‘fully understands the business world’. The firm’s litigation skills cover numerous fields: commercial and industrial litigation, financial litigation and business criminal law. It represents companies, banks and individuals. Géraldine Brasier-Porterie is recommended for the ‘preciseness and accuracy of her analysis’: her objectivity and sound judgement are highly valuable when managing a dispute’. Caroline Joly, who is specialized in criminal law, is ‘very sharp-minded, provides exceptional analysis and has thorough knowledge of the legal procedure’ along with remarkable deductive and prioritization skills.”

Legal 500, 2017

 

Litigation and arbitration rating – Litigation before the AMF and the ACPR and listed company transactions “EXCELLENT”

DECIDEURS | Contentieux & Arbitrage | 2018

Litigation and arbitration rating – Criminal business law transactions “EXCELLENT”

DECIDEURS | Contentieux & Arbitrage | 2018

Litigation and arbitration rating – Business litigation “STRONG REPUTATION”

DECIDEURS | Contentieux & Arbitrage | 2018

Litigation and arbitration rating – Financial and banking litigation and equity transactions “STRONG REPUTATION”

DECIDEURS | Contentieux & Arbitrage | 2018

Promotion & Construction – Construction litigation (including insurance) – Ranking 2018 – Law firm – France -“STRONG REPUTATION”

DECIDEURS | 2018

Industrial Risks, Insurance & Liability Litigation – Product Liability – Classification 2018 – Law Firm – France -“STRONG REPUTATION”

DECIDEURS | 2018

Industrial risks, insurance litigation and liability litigation rating – Claims and litigation insurance: “STRONG REPUTATION”

DECIDEURS | Risk management & Assurance | 2017

Health, Pharma and Biotech rating – Liability products “STRONG REPUTATION”

DECIDEURS | 2018

BARO ALTO: AVAILABILITY AND EFFECTIVENESS

Track record: Baro Alto represents French Intermediate-sized Enterprises and SMEs. The team provides advice on compliance with the requirements of the Sapin 2 Law, such as the new duty of care principle. It also assists in setting up and/or reviewing risk maps and delegations of authority. In addition, the team gives in-house training.

Distinction: A key asset supporting the quality of the two partners’ advisory services is their experience of more than twenty years in litigation in the business, civil, criminal or regulatory fields before both French and European courts. Moreover, the firm is a member of the IR Global International Network.

Compliance, Fraud and Investigations ranking – Internal investigation, Compliance Programmes: “STRONG REPUTATION”

− Décideurs | Compliance, Fraud, Investigations | 2017

PRACTICES

  • FINANCIAL LAW

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    FINANCIAL LAW

    Advice and defense before any jurisdiction

    • – Civil Courts
    • – Commercial Courts
    • – Criminal Courts
    • – European and international Courts / ECJ / (European Court of Justice)
    • – ACPR
    • – AMF

    Areas of expertise

    • – Insurance (life and non-life insurance and regulatory)
    • – Regulated activities
    • – Banking, Investment banks
    • – Intermediation (brokers, general agents, Management companies, mutual funds, CIF, …)
  • CORPORATE LAW, ASSOCIATION LAW

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    CORPORATE LAW, ASSOCIATION LAW

    Advice and defense before any jurisdiction

    • – Civil Courts
    • – Criminal Courts
    • – Commercial Courts
    • – Summary expertise proceedings
    • – Summary proceedings for investigation, suspension…

    Areas of expertise

    • – Management of ad hoc mandates or temporary administration
    • – Conflicts between partners and/or managers
    • – Directors’ and officers’ liability insurance
    • – Litigation concerning the validity of corporate decisions

     

  • COMMERCIAL LAW

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    COMMERCIAL LAW

    Advice and defense before any jurisdiction

    • – Civil Courts
    • – Commercial Courts
    • – Criminal Courts
    • – Conservatory measures / Execution Proceedings
    • – Preventive summary proceedings / Summary proceedings under Section 145 of the Civil Procedure Code / Probationary summary proceedings

    Areas of expertise

    • – Contract and distribution law
    • – Marketing law
    • – Consumer protection
    • – Advertising law
    • – Unfair competition
    • – Breach of contract
    • – Communications law
  • CRIMINAL BUSINESS LAW

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    CRIMINAL BUSINESS LAW

    Advice and defense before any criminal jurisdiction

    • – Inquiry proceedings
    • – Investigation proceedings
    • – Judgement proceedings
    • – Penal seizure proceedings

    Areas of expertise

    • – Management offences
    • – Financial offences
    • – Labor law offences
    • – Offences relating to misrepresentation of products and/or services,  real estate or environmental management.
    • – Delegation of authority/powers and insurance
  • REAL ESTATE LAW

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    REAL ESTATE LAW

    Advice and defense before any jurisdiction

    • – Civil Courts
    • – Commercial Courts
    • – Evictions
    • – Amicable and judicial surveys
    • – Summary proceedings
    • – Attachment and seizure measures

    Areas of expertise

    • – Commercial leases
    • – Private leases
    • – Co-ownerships
  • PREVENTION OF RISKS – GOVERNANCE AND INSURANCE

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    PREVENTION OF RISKS – GOVERNANCE AND INSURANCE

    Advice on available management tools

    • – Review and/or setting up of delegations  of authority/powers
    • – Insurance cover audits and assistance for setting up suitable insurance cover
    • – Assistance in drafting liability and insurance clauses
    • – In-house training
    • – Pre-litigation dispute management
    • – Risk management
    • – Risk mapping

    Areas of expertise

    • – Civil and criminal liability of directors and officers
    • – Civil and criminal liability of delegatees
    • – Civil and criminal liability of organizations
    • – Insurance law
  • FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL PROCEEDINGS

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    FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL PROCEEDINGS

    Advice and defense before any jurisdiction

    • – Civil Courts
    • – Criminal Courts
    • – ECJ (European Court of Justice)

    Areas of expertise

    • – Privacy protection
    • – Defamation
    • – Fundamental rights
  • ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

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    ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Advice and defense in the scope of alternative dispute resolution

    • – Mediation
    • – Arbitration
    • – Negotiation of settlements

    Areas of expertise

    • – Inter-firm litigation
    • – Litigation between partners
    • – Litigation in business law
  • CIVIL LIABILITY AND INSURANCE

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    CIVIL LIABILITY AND INSURANCE

    Advice and defense before any jurisdiction

    • – Civil Courts
    • – Commercial Courts
    • – Amicable and legal surveys
    • – Preventive summary proceedings, prevention of damages

    Areas of expertise

    • – Life and non-life insurance
    • – Distribution of insurance
    • – Affinity insurance
    • – Product liability / Defective goods
    • – Directors’ and officers’ liability
    • – Critical business insurance events
    • – Assistance in drafting liability and insurance clauses
    • – Corporate liability including personal injury claims, corporate manslaughter charges and health and safety investigations

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

BARO ALTO can monitor its clients’ disputes in several jurisdictions by ensuring consitent quality.

News

AMRAE

Géraldine Brasier Porterie and Pierrick Jupile-Boisverd are members of the AMRAE (Association pour le Management des Risques et des Assurances de l’Entreprise).

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Newsletter September 2018 : DSP2 ratification Law

To know more please download our PDF document :

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Newsletter September 2018 Chambre de Commerce Franco-Norvégienne/Fransk-Norsk Handelskammer

How to support Norwegian businesses with respect to new requirements under French Law.

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Quiz DDA

DDA, are you ready? Do the test with Baro Alto! In l’argus et le Monde du Droit To do the quiz, click here :

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IR Global Lunch in Paris

Baro Alto was happy to host an informal lunch on Wednesday 18th of July 2018 gathering IR Global members in Paris !

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Web-conference of June 21st, 2018

Caroline Joly animated a Web-conference on Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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Breakfast/conference on June 7th, 2018

On June 7th, 2018 Baro Alto hosted a breakfast /conference

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Décideurs – Trophies of Law – 2018

Baro Alto received his “2018 Trophie of Law”

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Le Monde du Droit

« 9 pièges à éviter dans la loi “Sapin 2” : un nouveau guide du cabinet Baro Alto »

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Le Monde du Droit

Video Interview  of Caroline Joly, about the penal reputation of the leaders

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Le Monde du Droit

2017 Guide to statutes of limitation under criminal law: Six new practical recommendations for immediate action

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Le monde du Droit

Réforme de la prescription pénale 2017 : pouvez-vous dormir tranquille

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Le Monde du Droit

The role of the legal profession is to effectively restrict responses to the AMF’s requests

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Studies

A face-to-face-survey: Companies & Law Firms 

Mediation means to reconcile. For over 20 years, we have been assisting companies in solving their disputes so that they can peacefully continue their business relationships. We take every step to provide our clients with the guidance and environment that they need to reach an agreement.

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Selected studies and interviews 2015-2016

This white paper presents a selection of directed studies and interviews carried out with the participation of students from the 2016 Master 2 DFISP course (now entitled Master 2 Corporate & Tax Law) at La Sorbonne University.

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Evitez les pratiques condamnées des prestataires de service d’investissement

En tout, près de 4 000 000 EUR de sanctions et pénalités ont été prononcés par l’AMF en 2015 à l’égard des PSI et des sociétés de gestion.

Les dirigeants et gérants de ces établissements ne sont pas épargnés : ils ont été personnellement exposés à hauteur de 215 000 EUR sur cette même période.

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Prescriptions pénales 2017

Ne vous laissez pas abuser par la complexité apparente de la réforme de la prescription pénale : nous l’avons synthétisée en 6 points (risque doublé, maximum européen, le délai butoir, l'effet immédiat, davantage de pénal, des nouveaux réflexes à adopter) à retenir pour agir en dirigeant avisé.

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Sélections juridiques et médiatiques 2015-2016

Le Master 2 Droit et fiscalité de l’entreprise de l’Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1 a pour vocation de former des étudiants spécialisés en droit de l’entreprise par des enseignements de techniques fondamentales et de techniques appliquées dispensés par des universitaires et par professionnels (avocats d’affaires, juristes d'entreprise, juriste de banque, fiscalistes…).

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Comité d'étude Caroline Joly, avocate associée, Alain Mourot, Secrétaire général, Didier Seigneur, Directeur du Département Risques Financiers

L’Observatoire de la responsabilité pénale des dirigeants et de leur(s) entreprise(s) 2014 a été conçu pour apporter les indicateurs de l’année sur les enjeux du risque pénal ressenti par les entreprises implantées en France.

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Sophie Henry, Executive Director, CMAP Caroline Joly, Associate Attorney, Baro AltoTo reconcile is to be reconciled. For more than 20 years, we have helped thousands of businesses overcome their differences and continue their business relationships with confidence. We are vigilant in providing our clients with a framework and environment conducive to consensus building.

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Sophie Henry, Executive Director, CMAP Caroline Joly, Associate Attorney, Baro AltoTo reconcile is to be reconciled. For more than 20 years, we have helped thousands of businesses overcome their differences and continue their business relationships with confidence. We are vigilant in providing our clients with a framework and environment conducive to consensus building.

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Notre cabinet est engagé dans la défense de la réputation pénale des dirigeants et des entreprises : l’occasion de partager avec vous les premiers retours et bonnes pratiques sur les nouvelles obligations des entreprises issues de loi dite « Sapin 2 » et de la loi relative au devoir de vigilance des sociétés mères et des entreprises donneuses d’ordre autour de 7 points synthétiques.

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La consultation « Sapin 2 » de Baro Alto menée par questionnaire auprès de 157 professionnels du droit (juristes, avocats…) entre septembre et décembre 2017 révèle une connaissance parfois incomplète des textes par les entreprises.

En effet, la loi dite « Sapin 2 » et la loi relative au devoir de vigilance des sociétés mères et des entreprises donneuses d’ordre imposent de nouvelles règles de conformité dont la mise en oeuvre s’avère parfois problématique.

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Baro Alto is an active member of IR Global network.

Géraldine Brasier Porterie and Caroline Joly are happy to share the following publication called «Minimising Corporate Liability: Advice from Outside Counsel»

They both offer their unique jurisdictional perspective on Director Duties and Liabilities & Reporting to the Board (Page 22 to 23).

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us: 01 44 69 89 40.

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PARTNERSHIPS

Baro Alto has a regular activity of university training or professionals. The firm has entereds into various partnerships.

“Caroline Joly teaches in Master II DFE (Corporate and TaxLaw) in the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne”

“Baro Alto has concluded a partnership with the association of Master II business law and litigations of the University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense.”

“Caroline Joly teaches at the Caen DJCE (Diploma of company lawyers)”

“Caroline Joly is a partner of “La Revue Fiduciaire”.”

“Caroline Joly is a lecturer at Lexis Nexis conferences”

CONTACT

4 place de l’Opéra, 75002 Paris | +33 (0)1 44 69 89 40