Our action is based upon a senior to senior relationship with our clients in order to deliver tailor-made service for reasonable fees.


As a specialist of all the corporate finance issues, STANCE is a niche law firm which provides tailor-made solutions to its clients through a boutiques approach. We work closely with our clients to define and prioritize their needs so as to determine the best legal ways to meet them – before implementing them.

Leaving the technical points in the hands of technicians, and relying on our understanding of the financial issues, our approach combines the legal and financial sides of our business cases. In addition, we develop with our clients a senior to senior relationship.

STANCE also advises its clients for their international corporate finance issues. We are able to identify the appropriate local experts in order to help our clients in their operations in Europe, in the United States, in Japan, etc.


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Gatienne Brault


Gatienne BRAULT is a seasoned practitioner whose entrepreneurial desire led her to establish her own law firm in early 2000. Drawing on extensive M&A experience acquired over more than 17 years, Gatienne advises her clients using her established negotiating skill, her strategic vision as well as her ability to overcome obstacles and find innovative while secure solutions. Her litigation experience enables her in most cases, to identify winning solutions for all parties. So as to enable the lawfirm to cover a wider range of transactions, from small to mid cap and because they share the same spirit, she creates STANCE with Jérôme MAJBRUCH and Romain FRANZETTI in 2018.

Gatienne Brault & Associés
Ginestié Paley-Vincent & Associés
Jeantet Associés
DEA droit des Affaires Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne
Diplômes de traduction de l’ISIT
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Romain Franzetti


After several years with firms renowned for their expertise in the field of private equity (Kahn & Associés and Chammas & Marcheteau), and mergers and acquisitions (Aramis), Romain FRANZETTI co-founded in 2014 the firm MF2A, with Jérôme MAJBRUCH. He assists investment funds, family offices and growth companies for their corporate finance transactions, both in seed and venture capital and development capital, as well as in the context of transfer and restructuring phases, with a focus on rigorousness and creativity on a legal perspective and proximity and availability on a human perspective. The meeting with Gatienne Brault and the sharing of a common vision of their profession as counsels led them to create STANCE in 2018. Romain is also an active member of the Corporate, Acquisition and Joint Venture Committee of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).

MF2A Société d’Avocats
Aramis Société d’Avocats
Chammas & Marcheteau
Kahn & Associés
Bar Exam (CAPA)
Masters Degree in Corporate and Tax Law - University Paris 2 Panthéon Assas (DESS Droit des Affaires et Fiscalité Paris-2 Panthéon Assas)
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Jérôme Majbruch


Jérôme MAJBRUCH, founding partner, has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2002. Jérôme began his career in international law firms (Herbert Smith Freehills in Paris and London, then Kahn & Associés) where he advised, for more than 8 years, French and international companies in their acquisitions and fund raising operations. In early 2010, Jérôme MAJBRUCH participated in the creation of the Novescia project, where he was Head of the Legal Department and member of the Executive Committee for 4 years. During this time, Jérôme was responsible for several dozen acquisitions of medical biology laboratories. He has thus actively participated in the structuring of one of the French leaders in medical biology, which in a few years has gone from the project stage to becoming a company with more than 150 million euros in turnover. In 2014 he founded the law firm MF2A with Romain FRANZETTI. The meeting with Gatienne Brault and the sharing of a common vision led them to create STANCE in 2018. Jérôme regularly assists entrepreneurs, companies and investment funds in their equity transactions (acquisition, fund raising, LBO, management package, etc.). Jérôme has developed a particular expertise in the field of health care and regulatory businesses.

MF2A Société d’Avocats
Novescia (Head of the Legal Department and member of the Executive Committee)
Kahn & Associés
Herbert Smith
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Since their inception, Gatienne Brault & Associés and MF2A have been advising purchasers, sellers and managers in hundreds of transactions.


The Legal 500

Recommended law firm in private equity - 2015

With about ten lawyers, Gatienne Brault & Associés’ team is renowned for its expertise in small and mid-cap deals. The law firm regularly advises entrepreneurs as well as investment funds and is experimented in governance and management packages issues. The team recently advised Alsyon Technologies’ founders and Seventure Partners who were both sellers. Its activity is developed by: Gatienne Brault, who is recognized for her availability and her knowledge of the private equity sector, Caroline Simic, François Giné and Raphaël Piotraut, whose qualities are quickness, efficiency and availability.

Recommended law firm in mergers and acquisitions - 2015

Gatienne Brault & Associés is a skilled, efficient and very reactive law firm. The ten lawyer team has a very good technical expertise for deals involving corporates or investment funds and always tries to find solutions, even in case of blockade situations. The law firm provides advice to small and medium firms, some large companies, investment funds and management teams. They recently assisted Clinique de Turin’s founders for the sale of their interest. Its activity is developed by Gatienne Brault, Caroline Simic, François Giné and Raphaël Piotraut.

Option Droit & Affaires

Special issue - Private Equity - 2014

  • Law firm ranked 4 stars within the law firms advising growth capital and LBO deals with a main focus on enterprises values lower than 50 million euros
  • Recommanded as a law firm advising managers for their LBOs
  • Recommanded as a law firm specialized in capital-innovation


Mergers and acquisitions

  • Law firm listed in the category Firm favorite for deals up to 75 million euros

Private equity

  • Law firm mentioned as an Excellent firm for lower mid and small cap deals / Investment fund advisor
  • Law firm listed in the category Strong reputation for advising LBO managers
Gatienne Brault & Associés has been sponsor to the Private Equity Magazine awards since their beginning in 2005. We actively participate each year in this ceremony which recognizes the best private equity professionals in France.


  • Mergers & acquisitions
    • Purchase or sale
    • Share deals and asset deals
    • Joint ventures
  • Private equity
    • Financial sponsors’ investments (LBOs, venture capital…)
    • Investment vehicles
    • Family office support
  • Legal engineering
    • Internal reorganisations
    • Executive managers’ investments
    • Shareholders’ agreements and governance rules
  • Pre-litigation, litigation and arbitration
    • Disputes in the context of a purchase or a sale
    • Price determination disputes and representation and warranty disputes
    • Shareholders’ disputes
    • Entrepreneurs’ defense


  • A results-oriented approach

    The success of your projects is the primary concern of Gatienne Brault & Associés’ lawyers. Using our technical and legal expertise, we create clear and balanced legal structures designed to meet your objectives efficiently.

  • The art of negotiation

    The quality of Gatienne Brault & Associés’ negotiating capabilities is the hallmark of the firm. The firm’s negotiating strength is combined with its results-oriented culture, giving clients the confidence that the right legal solution will be found.

  • Contract drafting skills

    Gatienne Brault & Associés provides uncompromising legal solutions based on its lawyers’ extensive experience in handling complex matters. In addition, our litigation expertise allows us to anticipate and avoid sensitive or ambiguous clauses.

  • Easily accessible partners

    Each case is directly handled by a partner with a sound knowledge of the client’s history, industry sector and background. The partners always work in teams to make clients benefit from multiple perspectives and experiences. With a perfect understanding of our client’s activities, we are committed to developing active and ongoing relationships with them.

  • Specialized correspondents

    The firm has developed a network of competent correspondents in France and abroad, in fields complementary to its primary area of focus, namely: taxation, employment law, competition and antitrust, intellectual property, environment law, etc. We can rely on our correspondents’ participation to address the specific needs of a given case. In addition, each client can propose any law firm with whom he works regularly in the specific matter at hand.

  • Reasonable and customized rates

    Flexibility, transparency, listening to our clients: Gatienne Brault & Associés is dedicated to providing a first class service at a cost customized to the transaction and the client’s expectations.

Gatienne Brault & Associés 37-39 avenue de Friedland 75008 Paris

37/39 avenue de Friedland
75008 Paris

+33 (0) 155 651 651

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