CAP LEGAL

Law firm created from the partnership between
Branche, Masset, Hermann & Associés
— and —
2CapLegal Avocats

10 avenue de l'Opéra, 75001 PARIS

Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 22 10 11

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Counsel and litigation in Business Law, Labour Law, Insolvency Law, and Real Estate Law.

The law firms Branche, Masset, Hermann & Associés and 2CAP LEGAL have merged to form CAP LEGAL, a law firm specialised in business law, labour law, restructuring and insolvency law, and real estate law.

With 30 years of experience in the service of companies, CAP LEGAL, a human-sized law firm offers each of its clients a personalised follow-up.

We provide long-term support to French companies or foreign groups’ subsidiaries or branches established in France, as well as to senior executives.

Reactivity, efficiency and cost control are our three main values. The trusting relationship with our clients is built upon respect for human values and the ethical principles of our profession, including independence and confidentiality.

Our firm is member of the lawyer’s international network LAWorld, active in more than 90 cities around the world, which allows us to assist our clients in their projects on all five continents.

Our team


Our Law Firm is composed of partners and associates and integrates also the expertise from Of Counsels lawyers.

Jean-Michel BRANCHE | Partner

education

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1983, Master in European Law from the Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University, former student of the Politics Studies Institute of Paris (1982), Masters in Law from New York University (1987), arbitrator at the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris, National Defense High Studies Institute – IHEDN (2006), Paris Mediation and Arbitration Center – CMAP (2008).


expertise

  • Commercial Law, Business Law and Competition Law (Paris Bar Specialization) (+)
  • Real Estate Law (+)
  • International and European Union Law (Paris Bar Specialization)

languages

  • French
  • English

Aurélie CHAVINIER | Partner

education

Admise au Barreau de Paris en 2014, Master 2 et Magistère Droit des affaires – DJCE de Paris II Panthéon Assas (2012) et LLM – Mention corporate law de la London School of Economics (2013).


expertise

  • Corporate Law (private equity, M&A, employee equity) (+)
  • Business Law (+)

languages

  • French
  • English

Charles DECAP | Partner

education

Admis au Barreau de Paris en 1992, DEA de droit des Affaires à Paris II Panthéon Assas.


expertise

  • Business Law (+)
  • Restructuring et droit des procédures collectives
  • Corporate Law (private equity, M&A) (+)
  • Cession de fonds de commerce

languages

  • French
  • English

Éléonore HERMANN | Partner

education

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2010, DEA in Criminal Law and Advanced Criminal Procedure (2007), and Master 2 in Criminal Business Law (2008).


expertise

  • Business Law (+)
  • Criminal and Business Criminal Law (+)
  • Family Law
  • Personal injury

languages

  • French

Valérie MASSET | Partner

education

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1990, Masters in Transportation Law and Economics (1985), PhD in Economics from the Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University (1987).


expertise

  • Business Law (+)
  • Labor Law (+)

languages

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

Ariane LAGIER | Office manager

education


expertise


languages

  • French

Marie LACHASSAGNE | Associate

education

Admise au Barreau de Paris en 2021, Master 2 Droit de l’Entreprise et des Affaires - DJCE de l’Université de Poitiers (2018), DU (2022).


expertise

  • Corporate Law (+)
  • Commercial Law (+)
  • Insolvency Law (+)

languages

  • French
  • English

Frédéric DECAP | Lawyer

education


expertise

  • Business Law (+)
  • Real Estate Law (+)

languages

  • French
  • English

Aude LASTES | Lawyer

education


expertise

  • Social Law (+)

languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Eric LAURENS | Lawyer

education


expertise

  • Tax Law (+)

languages

  • French
  • English

Patrice MIHAILOV | Lawyer

education


expertise

  • Contract Law
  • Distribution Law
  • Competition Law
  • GDPR

languages

  • French
  • English

Maagano WA NSANGA ALLEGRET | Lawyer

education

Admission Paris Bar in 2009, Master's degree in Public Transportation Law Toulouse I, PhD Public Service Law in France/USA - University of Toulouse / University of Berkeley (California).


expertise

  • Public Service Law
  • Public Transportation Law

languages

  • French
  • English

Legal activities


Our legal activities :

Corporate Law and Commercial Law

  • Incorporation / Structuring of corporate groups.
  • Private Equity.
  • Shareholders Agreements.
  • Capital restructuring / Exit of shareholders.
  • Employee equity incentive plans / Management packages (BSPCE, stock options, free shares).
  • M&A (legal audit, letter of intent, shares purchase agreements, representations and warranty agreements).
  • Businesses sales and acquisitions.
  • Daily corporate legal services (approval of annual accounts, intra-group agreements, mergers of subsidiaries, transfers of registered offices, changes of corporate officers, etc.).
  • Commercial Contracts.
  • Commercial Litigation (contractual and tort liability, debt recovery).

Insolvency Law

  • Financial due diligence with other advisers (accountants and auditors, etc.).
  • Preventive proceedings (ad-hoc mandate, conciliation, judicial safeguard).
  • Insolvency proceedings (pre-pack sale, receivership with restructuring or sale plan, judicial liquidation).
  • Negotiations with creditors.
  • Assistance in procedures involving the liability of managers.

Labour and Social Security Law

  • Counsel and Litigation in Labour Law for companies and employees.
  • Drafting employment contracts and other labour law documents.
  • Termination of employment contracts (resignation, dismissal, contractual termination).
  • Negotiations and settlements.
  • Assistance and representation before the Labour and Civil (Social Security) Courts, and Courts of Appeal.

Real Estate Law

  • Acquisitions and sales of land and buildings.
  • Commercial leases.
  • Residential leases.
  • Professional leases.
  • Eviction law.

Criminal Law

  • Criminal Law.
  • Business Criminal Law (fraud, misuse of corporate assets).

International


We support you in your projects abroad thanks to our international network.

LAWorld

LAWorld is a non exclusive worldwide network of medium sized-law firms specialized in business law.

LAWorld thus gathers 850 lawyers in the world, through more than 55 law firms in more than 90 cities.

CAP LEGAL is the member of LAWorld for France and thus has an international activity which, in particular, allows it to provide its clients with support for their projects abroad.

For any further ineducation on LAWorld, please contact us and visit its website www.laworld.com.

Legal fees


Legal fees are fixed in advance with the client, in a totally transparent way, allowing a total control of all costs. Legal fees can vary depending on time, difficulty of the file and economic and financial stakes.

flat rate


In a case where a budget can be determined in advance, a flat rate can be put forward. It is often the case in recurrent cases or cases that do not present any technical difficulties in particular.

legal fees
according to time spent


In a specific or sensitive case, a counsel, a legal construction where the amount of time cannot be determined in advance.

contingency fees


Sometimes, it is possible to contemplate a legal fees depending on the results. However, such legal fee can only be complementary to another legal fee.

Contact us


Do not hesitate to contact us for any request.
Cabinet CAP LEGAL
10 avenue de l'Opéra
75001 PARIS

metro ligne 1 ligne 7 Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
metro ligne 7 ligne 14 Pyramides

+33 (0)1 42 22 10 11
+33 (0)1 86 48 07 00
branchelawoffice@gmail.com


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