Mergers, Acquisitions, Investments
Assisting our clients with strategy management in the financial, legal and tax areas accounts for a substantial part of the activity of our law firm.

Thus, Asmar & Assayag regularly operates in the following fields: major equity transactions, mergers, acquisitions, LBOs, LMBOs, creation of joint ventures, venture capital and development capital investments.

Furthermore, we operate as advisors in the field of banking, finance and securities and exchange.

Asmar & Assayag provides legal secretariat for companies. For this purpose, we are in a position to draw up all corporate documents of companies, such as the articles of association for any type of company, to take charge of the holding of general meetings and board meetings, to draft the minutes of such meetings together with any documents concerning any amendments to the articles of association and the transfer of stocks and shares.

Television and Film - Press
Asmar & Assayag has developed a recognized competence for law aspects related to television and film and the press.

In relation to this, our firm acts both as advisor and as advocate in the fields of copyright and author’s rights, in law concerning the personal right to one’s own image, and more specifically in the film industry (financing, contracts and negotiations).

Intellectual Property and Information Technologies
Asmar & Assayag operates in the area of intellectual property, in particular in the field of trademarks, drawings & patterns and patents, both for questions related to registration, opposition and infringement procedures and the drafting of contracts, in particular licensing contracts or transfers of technology.

We also act for and with clients who operate in the internet and computer industry (software and distribution of rights).

Labor and Employment Law
Asmar & Assayag regularly acts in labor and employment law matters, in relation to the following fields:

- At the advisory level:
the drafting of employment contracts, the drafting of agreements on the reduction of working hours, profit-sharing agreements for company officers and personnel, negotiations with unions and management and, more generally, the follow-up of its clients’ corporate life;

- At the advocacy level:
the implementation and follow-up of disciplinary and dismissal procedures, including redundancy schemes, the drafting and set-up of job protection plans and assistance and the representation of its clients before labor courts.

Asmar & Assayag provides assistance to its clients for all matters concerning taxation that may be raised, whether on the occasion of financial operations or in the context of tax management and the transmission of property.

Similarly, our firm operates in the field of international taxation. We provide assistance to our clients during tax inspections and disputes and for negotiations with the authorities.

Competition Law and Distribution
We provide assistance to our clients for trade agreements and partnerships having antitrust implications.

Asmar & Assayag has, for this purpose, developed an increasing activity in the field of distribution, notably in consideration of the European law perspective.

Criminal Law applicable to Business
Asmar & Assayag acts as advisor and representative of its clients in the field of economic infringements and management liability, for both the investigation and trial stages of proceedings.

Insolvency Proceedings (corporate difficulties)
Asmar & Assayag acts as advisor for businesses and their officers in order to prevent any risk of financial difficulties or to provide assistance for mandatory filings in insolvency, takeover plans or continuation plans.

Real Estate
Asmar & Assayag regularly acts for investors - both French and foreign - in operations for the acquisition of real estate assets.