Ackfords

law firm specialised in business law

The Firm

Ackfords is a French law firm, based in Paris, dedicated to the practice of business law, having developed specific expertise in corporate law – particularly in the context of mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions – and commercial law.

Its skills and experience enable it to respond effectively to all the legal needs of its French and international clients, who are faced with a wide range of issues in an increasingly complex and changing legislative and regulatory environment.

The firm provides its clients with advice to ensure the viability and legal security of their projects and operations, as well as pre-litigation and litigation services to protect and defend their interests as effectively as possible.

Expertises

Having spent many years working in the Paris offices of French and international law firms, the professionals at Ackfords have acquired extensive experience and developed specific and recognized expertise in business law, particularly in corporate law and commercial law.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise our clients in their purchases and sales of companies as well as in their restructuring operations.

Private Equity

We help our clients in completing fundraising, taking interests in companies and completing leveraged buyouts.

Corporate difficulties

We advise our clients facing financial difficulties with their curative and preventive proceedings.

Corporate

We help our clients with their day-to-day corporate requirements and operations.

Our Clients

The firm’s French and international clients include corporate groups, financial investors – in particular investment funds / asset management companies and business angels financial institutions, start-ups, managers and entrepreneurs.

Its clients operate in a variety of economic sectors including industry, banking and finance, retail and distribution, hotels and restaurants, real estate and construction, communications, life sciences and the environment. Ackfords has acquired in-depth knowledge of the specific features of each of these sectors.

They trust us

We've been helping them with their legal needs for many years.

Investment funds

The firm frequently assists investment funds with their equity investments.

Starts-ups

Ackfords regularly assists start-ups with their fund-raising. 

Industrial companies

The firm advises several companies on their external growth operations.

Our Assets

Ackfords is an independent French law firm with a strong international DNA and the skills and experience required to provide its clients with the most appropriate solutions to their various legal issues.

The firm advises and litigates in all areas of business law. In particular, it has recognized expertise in corporate law – particularly in providing legal support for mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions – and commercial law.

Ackfords works actively with a network of French and international legal professionals, enabling it to put together the teams and mobilize the resources needed to assist its clients with all their projects and operations.

Our Assets

We have many strengths that enable us to respond perfectly to our clients' legal needs.
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Independence

Ackfords is an independent business law firm.

Network

The firm has a large network of competent legal professionals in France and abroad.

Multi-skilled

Ackfords is able to mobilize multiple and specific skills in all areas of business law.

Our Values

Since its creation, Ackfords’ primary ambition has always been to provide its clients with an irreproachable quality of service by satisfying their requests and expectations to the best of its ability. With a professional and pragmatic approach, the firm offers tailor-made legal solutions and strategies, adapted to their specific objectives and constraints.

Ackfords strives to be constantly available to its clients and to listen to what they have to say. The firm also adopts a proactive and reactive approach to its clients’ projects, ensuring that they are completed quickly and efficiently. It also knows how to be creative, when circumstances require, by proposing innovative legal solutions.

The firm is also concerned about social and environmental issues, and has adopted an active CSR approach by adapting its professional practices and developing its relationships with its clients and providers in order to make a positive contribution to the many and varied challenges of sustainable development.

Our Values

We defend values that are fundamental to our regulated profession.
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International

Ackfords has a strong international DNA resulting from a long professional practice of legal advice and litigation for international clients within the Paris offices of international law firms. The firm is therefore able to meet all the needs of its international clients investing in France or its French clients wishing to invest abroad.

In order to be able to perfectly manage its clients’ international projects and issues, the firm has developed a network of trusted foreign correspondents with experience and expertise in all areas of law and tax, with whom it works on a regular basis.

Fees

Policy

In compliance with article 11.2 of the National Internal Rules of lawyers (Règlement Intérieur National de la profession d’avocat), the firm’s fees are set according to custom, client’s situation, difficulty of the case, expenses incurred by the lawyer, its reputation and its diligence.

 

Setting

Our fees are billed on a time-spent basis. Fixed-price billing is possible, but requires perfect visibility of the foreseeable work involved in the case. When it is possible, its content is determined on the basis of the work to be carried out and the procedures to be foreseen. Added to the lawyer’s fees are (i) value-added tax (fees are fixed and invoiced exclusive of tax and increased by VAT at the current rate of 20%) and (ii) where applicable, the remuneration of other service providers as the case may be (bailiff, postulant, expert, etc.).

Invoicing

Invoices are issued on a retainer basis, and are always accompanied by a detailed statement of all work performed on the case. This statement is also provided on simple request for information on the services invoiced and those still to be invoiced when this is foreseeable.

Fee agreement

A fee agreement is sent to the client when the file is opened. In particular, it sets out the lawyer’s obligations and the fee structure.