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  • 1. CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre The Synergy of Expertise
  • 2. Key figures
    • CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre:
    • 722 employees, including 427 lawyers
    • 84 partners
    • 225 associates in Paris, 42 in Lyon 7 in Strasbourg, 72 outside France
    • A large number of Fortune 500 clients
    • 114.8 million in billings
    • The CMS alliance:
    • More than 2,000 employees around the world
    • 47 office locations in 24 jurisdictions
    • Operations in 18 countries in Europe and in 6 others
  • 3. A Reference A Leading Institution in the World of Business Law
  • 4. Setting the standard in the world of business law
    • Created in 1925. One of France’s first independent law firms specialised in business and tax law
    • Over 700 employees, including 450 lawyers
    • 84 partners
    • 80% of the CAC 40-listed companies are our clients
    • The first major law firm certified to ISO 9001 standards, in 1999
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 5. A commitment to serving clients locally around the globe
    • An office in Lyon, formerly Boyer Clément Pégand, now CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre Lyon since 31 March 2003, with 42 lawyers
    • A secondary office in Strasbourg, with 7 lawyers
    • 9 offices outside France in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Dusseldorf, Montevideo, Moscow, New York, São Paulo and, since 2002, Shanghai
    • Since 1 March 2001, a member of the CMS alliance of European law firms
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 6. An example of international operations: Casablanca date of creation: 1999
    • Director : Frédéric Elbar, Partner
    • 4 French, Arab and English-speaking lawyers, 1 «of counsel», 1 partnership with a Moroccan accounting and audit firm
    • Tax law : Tax planning and optimisation, Tax plans, Taxation and customs, Preferred treatment, Foreign exchange regulations, International transfers of capital and foreign investment, Dispute resolution
    • Business law : Creation and restructuring of equity, Joint-ventures, Shareholder agreements, Private and public contracts, Intellectual property, Commercial law, Economic Law, Competition and distribution law
    • Employment law : Employment contracts (nationals and expatriates), Payroll tax optimisation, Redundancies and restructuring
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 7. An example of international operations: Mercosur date of creation : 1996
    • Director : Patrick Patelin, Partner
    • 9 French, English, Spanish and Portuguese-speaking lawyers, several « of counsel »
    • Corporate law and Commercial law : Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate recovery and liquidations, Capital restructuring
    • Banking and Financial law : Financing transactions, Debt restructuring, Foreign exchange control
    • Tax law (national and international)
    • Employment law : Redundancies and restructuring, Employment contracts (nationals and expatriates), Migration law
    • Real estate law : Dew diligence reviews, development of real estate projects
    • Wine and vineyard law
    • Environmental law : Projects within the framework of the Kyoto agreements
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 8. An example of international operations: Moscow date of creation : 1992
    • Director : Jean-Luc Pipon, Partner
    • 28 French, Russian and English-speaking lawyers - including 5 senior lawyers -
    • Business law : Foreign investments in the CEI countries, Creation and restructuring of equity (corporations, representation offices, branches, joint-ventures and 100%-subsidiaries), Share purchase, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate law, Contracts law, Intellectual property law, Competition and distribution law, Arbitration, Due diligence
    • Tax law : Tax advising (national and international), National and international dispute, Lobbying and implementation of double tax treaties, Customs, Foreign exchange regulations and control, Tax audit
    • Employment law : Employment contracts (nationals and expatriates), Payroll tax optimisation, Redundancies and restructuring
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 9. An example of international operations: New York date of creation : 1987 (1/2)
    • Director : Carina Levintoff, Partner
    • 5 French and English-speaking lawyers, 2 « of counsel »
    • American law : Foreign investments in the United States, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint-ventures, Venture capital, Formation of corporations and partnerships, Shareholder agreements, Initial public offerings, A.D.R. issues, Financing, Private placements, License, franchise, engineering, supply, distribution and internet contracts, General terms and conditions of sale and purchase, Technology transfers, Public procurements and bids, Construction contracts and subcontracting, Competition law, Environmental law, Employment law, Real Estate law
    • Manager : Carina Levintoff, Partner
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 10. An example of international operations: New York date of creation : 1987 (2/2)
    • International taxation : American investments in France, French investments in the United States, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint-ventures, Restructuring of international groups, Transfer pricing, Structured financing, Stock options, Human capital services, Salary split, Real estate tax, Individual tax planning, Double tax treaties
    • Manager : Michel Collet, Associate
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 11. An example of international operations: Shanghai date of creation : 2002
    • Managers : in Shanghai / Jonathan Selvadoray in Paris / Emmanuel Meril
    • in association with CMS Cameron McKenna LLP and CMS Hasche Sigle
    • 3 expatriates who speak Chinese - 1 French, 1 British and 1 German – and 19 bilingual or trilingual Chinese lawyers, each with more than five years’ experience
    • Foreign investment in China (creation, capital restructuring, acquisitions of equity interests)
    • Foreign investment taxation
    • International contracts
    • Intellectual property
    • Legal assistance for infrastructure projects
    • Dispute resolution
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 12. An Alliance: CMS Our International Offer
  • 13. What is CMS ? CMS is the alliance of major independent European law firms providing clients with a full range of legal and tax services based on a thorough understanding of their business
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 14. CMS – Facts & Figures
    • Member firms …………………….………... 9
    • Total partners ..…………….…………….… 595
    • Total lawyers ………...……..……...…….… > 2,000
    • Total staff ……...…………….……..….…… 4,200
    • Offices ……………………..…………...…... 57 including 11 CMS BFL: Brussels, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Düsseldorf, Lyon, Montevideo, Moscow, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Shanghai
    • Total annual turn-over………….… 575 millions €
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 15. CMS – Member firms
    • CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni – 45* (Italy)
    • CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo – 80* (Spain)
    • CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre – 450* (France)
    • CMS Cameron McKenna LLP – 800* (United Kingdom)
    • CMS DeBacker – 50* (Belgium)
    • CMS Derks Star Busmann – 250* (The Netherlands)
    • CMS Hasche Sigle – 356* (Germany)
    • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz – 45* (Austria)
    • CMS von Erlach Henrici – 30* (Switzerlnad)
    • * Total lawyers
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 16. CMS – Offices
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 17. CMS – A strong position in 3 regions
    • A strong position in Central and Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia-Montenegro and Slovakia)
    • A longterm presence in Asia (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong)
    • An established influence on the North- and South-American continent , through offices in New York and in the Mercosur
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 18. How is CMS managed ?
    • CMS Council
      • 9 firms
      • Chairman: Ernest Klainguti – CMS vEKSW
    • CMS Executive Committee
      • 9 firms
      • Chairman: Pierre-Sébastien Thill – CMS BFL
      • 2 partners per firm (1 is always the Managing Partner)
    • CMS Legal Services – Brussels
      • Executive Partner: Robert Derry-Evans
      • Director of Finance & Administration: Christine Berwaerts
      • Director of Marketing: Peter Sommer
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 19. CMS – Practice Area Groups
    • Banking & Finance
    • Competition
    • Corporate
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Employment & Pensions
    • Intellectual Property
    • Real Estate
    • Tax
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 20. CMS – Industry Focus Groups
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Products
    • Energy
    • Financial Institutions
    • Hotels & Leisure
    • Lifesciences
    • Projects & Project Finance
    • Technology &Telecoms
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 21. CMS : international scope through expertise in national legislation
    • Meeting and anticipating client needs
    • Optimising solutions thanks to specialised local teams used to work together
    • Providing seamless trans-national legal and tax services
    • Optimising alliance efficiency through a federation of law firms, each a leader in its local market
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 22. CMS : shared values to deliver superior quality
    • A heritage of co-operation
    • An in-depth understanding of their markets
    • An Alliance of high-level contacts in business and government
    • A commitment to building long-term relationships with clients
    • A functional integration strategy (communication, IT systems, and employee exchange)
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 23. A Comprehensive Offer The Synergy of Expertise
  • 24. A comprehensive offer based on the synergy of expertise
    • France’s leading tax consultancy
    • An outstanding business and employment law department
    • The capacity of providing our clients with truly global services thanks to specialised teams (tax / employment / corporate / real estate / competition / dispute resolution)
    • Doctrine and technological survey departments for :
      • anticipating and optimising the legislation developments
      • sharing knowledge
      • studying delicate, sensitive technical issues
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 25. An organisation built around three areas of expertise
    • National & International Tax Law
    • Employment law
    • Business law
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 26. National & International Tax Law
    • Direct Taxes
    • International Taxation
    • Transfer Pricing
    • V.A.T.
    • Local Taxes
    • Registration Fees – Wealth Tax
    • Tax Audits of Computerised Accounting Systems
    • African Taxation
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 27. Employment Law
    • Senior management contracts/negotiated departures
    • Flexible working arrangements, 35-hour week
    • Pay and employee share ownership policy
    • Collective bargaining and employee representation
    • Job rescue plans and redundancies
    • Collective and individual disputes (labour relations, social security audits, etc.)
    • European harmonisation of human resource policies
    • Pension plans and other employee benefits
    • Managing international mobility
    • National and international restructuring
    • Employment audits on acquisition
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 28. Business Law
    • Corporate - Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Insolvency Law
    • Litigation & Arbitration
    • Contracts
    • Banking, Finance & Insurance
    • Real Estate & Public Law
    • Intellectual Property & Information Technology
    • Industry & Commerce Regulations
    • Competition Law
    • European Law
    • Customs & International Trade Law
    • Patrimonial Law
    • Local authorities, semi-public companies & local public sector
    • African Business Law
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 29. A Close By Relationship Projects Managed by Multidisciplinary Teams
  • 30. A supportive relationship that extends beyond consulting
    • Personalised relations
    • High availability
    • Extensive involvement
    • Understanding of the client enhanced over time
    • Leading expertise
    • Solid experience in negotiations
    • Active participation in the strategic decision-making process
    • Close co-operation between lawyers in the business and tax law departments
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 31. Our clients
    • A portfolio of loyal clients, whose growth has been supported by the firm
    • Large French corporations from the CAC 40, as well as fast-growing midsize companies in all industries and services, including pharmaceuticals, food industry, hi-technology, telecommunications, energy, waste, bank, insurance, luxury, press
    • Civil services and government organizations
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 32. A fundamental commitment to diligent case management
    • Cases handled directly by partners
    • Personalised management
    • Possibility to subscribe to an assistance contract
      • Customised advice and other services in all fields
      • High value added (possibility of consulting with the dedicated lawyer at any time, access to studies immediately upon publication, to the client section of our website, to our regular legal and tax publications, etc.)
      • An long-term efficiency gain
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 33. Partner / Lawyer commitments to the client
    • The partner or lawyer responsible for the case:
    • Works with the client to define the extent and nature of services to be provided
    • Creates a team committed to client expectations and satisfaction
    • Co-ordinates the team’s work
    • Prepares and manages the fee budgets
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 34. Training and Internationalization the keystones of our success
    • High-quality recruits trained to our method thanks to an effective mentoring program
    • Closely knit operating teams, committed to transmitting knowledge and skills
    • Geographical mobility in our offices and within the CMS alliance
    • A leading source of conferences and publications
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship
  • 35. Profile
    • Name: CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre Avocats
    • Legal status: French professional services corporation (S.E.L.A.F.A.)
    • Created in 1925
    • Specialised in: Counseling and Litigation in Business and Tax law
    • Management Board:
    • Pierre-Sébastien Thill (Chairman)
    • Christian Lavabre (General Manager)
    • Didier Gingembre
    • Philip Servajean
    • Contact details:
    • 1-3, villa Emile Bergerat
    • 92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
    • Tel. : +33 1 47 38 55 00
    • Fax : +33 1 47 38 55 55
    • Website : www.cms-bfl.com
    • E-Mail : info@cms-bfl.com
        • A Reference
        • An Alliance: CMS
        • A Comprehensive Offer
        • A Close-By Relationship