We advise our clients in France and abroad with specialized partners whom we select for their pertinence to the matter at hand.
When working with medium-sized firms and listed groups, STANCE always seeks to build a constructive dialogue within multidisciplinary teams dealing with the legal as well as financial aspects of the case, so as to define the most appropriate legal solutions to fit the clients’global needs.
After creating its group during the 2000s and developing it with a high growth level – so high that it rapidly became number 3 worldwide –, one of our clients decided to sell his business to a very big international Japanese group in order to ensure its sustained growth. For this client, we negotiated the acquisition of a majority stake by the Japanese group, as well as liquidity clauses for the management who retained a minority interest.
For many years, we have been assisting one of our clients with a comfortable cash position and which regularly increases his range of activities, in its acquisitions in France and abroad. We help him in progressively taking control of his international distribution network through joint ventures set up with its currently independent distributors.
One of our long term listed retailer clients, regularly asks us to set up joint ventures with its main franchisees, in order to enable them to create and develop groups of franchised shops and, later, to find a liquidity for their stakes in the joint ventures. Our client thus benefits from its franchisees’dynamism, while controlling its network development.
A client who acquired successive stakes in a business, the price of which was determined by a financial formula, needed legal assistance during an ad hoc national litigation procedure consecutive to this formula. We worked closely with a very reputed audit firm because the litigation was based on the interpretation of complex accounting rules (depreciation in particular).