AI Magazine Issue 2 2018- Boyas Drafting & Design, LLC

34 Acquisition International - Issue 2 2018 Selarl Fourgoux Djavadi & Associes is a boutique law firm that specialises in economic and business law with a focus on international and European competition law, including unfair competition, abuse of dominant position, as well as advertising law, mergers, IP and distribution law. Leyla Djavadi, winner of Most Influential Woman in Competition Law 2017 – France in our prestigious 2017 Global Excellence Awards talks us through the practice and the services it provides. stablished in 1947 and gaining the title of Selarl in 2011, Selarl Fourgoux Djavadi & Associes focuses on litigation before the French competition Authority and Commercial Courts and also competition audit and distributorship agreement counselling. The firm has an office in Brussels and is involved in European Cases before the European Commission and the European Court of Justice. Its clients are French and international companies in various fields from across the corporate landscape, including oil ang gas, beverages, radios and communication, beauty products, household and pharmaceutical products, car rental network and e-commerce. Leyla explains more about the firm’s service offering and how it works to ensure excellence for every client it supports. “Here at Selarl Fourgoux Djavadi & Associes, we assist our clients in important litigations especially before the French competition authority and also the realization of network creation projects such as franchises, or international contracts. Litigations before the French Competition Authority are very tough and involve important financial issues. This means that there is often several years of litigation and creative global strategy ahead for the client. We also try to create taylor-made solutions for big cases and also innovate in promote the alternative ways in big cases before the commercial courts to settle disputes with mediation, which is encouraged by the French courts.” To ensure that every client receives the service they need which is of the highest possible quality exceptional staff are vital. As such, the practice is committed to creating a supportive internal culture which is truly focused on client service, as Leyla highlights. Company: Selarl Fourgoux Djavadi & Associes Contact: Leyla Djavadi Address: 76, avenue de Wagram, Paris, 75017, France Phone: 0033 1 47 54 91 90 Website: Excellence in Economic Law E 1802AI12 “At Selarl Fourgoux Djavadi & Associes our internal culture is the tailor-made service to our clients and the knowledge of their needs and also a strong team work. Our associates receive a lot of training to perform legally, but also to understand and anticipate our clients’ needs and to be proactive. We have an important writing activity inside our firm with legal news letter written by our team so that they can keep our clients up to date with the latest news and information on our work.” Drawing on her own vast experience in the market, Leyla has a strong understanding of the French ecommerce and corporate legal spaces, which she is eager to share with us. “Since the middle of last year, the French economy has been more active, and this has led to changes across every sector. In particular the field of economic law has been more active, especially with mergers and acquisition projects leading to merger controls cases for our firm. The competition sector is experiencing new developments with upcoming bills and I also expect that Brexit will bring new clients and new opportunities.” Operating in such a fast paced market, the practice has many exciting opportunities for further growth ahead, and moving forward this will be its ongoing focus, as Leyla concludes. “Looking ahead, the legal sector is challenged in France by legaltech start-ups and low prices offered for legal advice. We need to adapt by offering very specialized services in our field of competition and distribution law and also by using new legal technologies as well, like smart contracts. Big data is also a new sector to explore. “As such, Selarl Fourgoux Djavadi & Associes is keen to adapt, and therefore we are looking to expand with new partners and expand our expertise into new technologies. We plan to create an innovative service, in collaboration with other firms for legal services on the internet. Central to this plan is achieving organic growth, ensuring that we do not grow too quickly and remain able to provide our clients with the same exceptional level of service that they have come to expect.” “Operating in such a fast paced market, the practice has many exciting opportunities for further growth ahead...”