Corporate and commercial litigation

Corporate and commercial litigation is the area of law that focuses on the settlement of disputes between a company and those directly involved in this company, or between two companies. It includes disputes with and between shareholders, directors, supervisory directors, managers and former owners, and those who contract with this company, such as sub-contractors, providers, commercial partners and clients.

Some of our bureau Brandeis Paris lawyers represent and assist multinationals, SMEs, and start-ups as well as their executives before the French civil, commercial and criminal courts, throughout all stages of the dispute including:

  • Pre-litigation phase
  • Building a legal strategy
  • Interim measures
  • Conducting a court case
  • Pleadings
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Arbitration

As corporate and commercial litigation is often an international practice, we cooperate with bureau Brandeis Amsterdam lawyers experienced in this field. We have also built an international network of lawyers and law firms with whom we work.

Cases we handle include inter alia:

  • Disputes between shareholders and the company
  • Disputes between shareholders
  • Execution and dispute regarding asset and liability guarantees
  • False and incomplete information transmitted within the process of a sale
  • Liability of directors, supervisory directors and shareholders
  • Power and decision making within a company
  • Appointment and dismissal of directors and supervisory directors
  • Unlawful termination of contracts
  • Unfair trading actions
  • Forced execution of contract
  • Debts recovery

We combine knowledge of corporate and commercial laws, which also require a good understanding of property law, contract law, enforcement law and insolvency law, with extensive experience in the litigation process.

We also believe that litigation must be thought as a strategic and pragmatic tool for companies taking into account all commercial, financial, and reputational stakes.


- Louis Brandeis, Justice of the US Supreme Court