Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier
69 avenue Victor Hugo
Paris – France
Tel: +33 1 45 02 19 19
Fax: +33 1 45 02 49 59
Jean-Michel Darrois founded the firm in 1987.
Considered one of the most influential attorneys in France, Jean-Michel advises businesses, boards of directors and senior management, as well as high net worth individuals, in major transactions and disputes.
He was a member of the Conseil de l’Ordre.
He chaired and remains a member of the Company Law Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).
At the request of the French president, he presided over the Darrois Commission on the Reform of Professions in 2008, and was a member of the Attali Commission on Growth.
He is a Commander of the Légion d’Honneur.
Litigation Law Practice:
Since its establishment in 1987, litigation and arbitration have always been cornerstones of the firm’s activities. Our litigation and arbitration team is led by Jean-Michel Darrois, Laurent Aynès, Emmanuel Brochier, Marie-Noëlle Dompé, Cyril Bonan, Christophe Ingrain and Matthieu Brochier.
We have developed significant expertise in litigation involving mergers and acquisitions in the context of public offers, representing both acquirers and targets, as well as in connection with post-transaction disputes. We also represent clients in connection with investigations conducted by the French market regulator (l’Autorité des marchés financiers) as well as in the context of administrative procedures, both before the administrative and, as the case may be, the criminal courts.
The firm handles litigation before the French courts in all areas, including commercial, civil and criminal disputes. We have also established a leading practice in alternative dispute resolution, including in particular mediation.
The firm’s international arbitration practice is headed by Professor Laurent Aynès. We regularly act as counsel, and our partners also act as arbitrators. The majority of such cases concern international disputes before arbitration institutions such as the ICC.
Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier:
The firm was founded in 1987. From the beginning, we focused on the growing area of law relating to public companies. On this foundation, we established a highly developed expertise in major corporate transactions and dispute resolution.
We have continued to grow these two practices through the present day, regularly expanding our ranks to admit new partners from a variety of backgrounds, and creating in the process mergers and acquisition and dispute resolution teams that are among the most highly regarded in Paris.
At the end of the 1990s, we began to expand into new areas in order to continue to provide our clients with the service that had become our hallmark: rigor, creativity and a depth of experience, each assured by the significant personal involvement of our partners.
As a result, our offerings grew to include competition law, public law, financing and restructuring, and tax. As these practice areas have matured they have gained in prominence, and each is now widely recognized as a market leader in its own right.
In recent years, we have developed significant expertise in international and cross-border transactions, including some of the largest and most complex deals in France and the world. Finally, we have expanded our practice to include white-collar criminal matters.