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Our Expertise

Stock-market law

Menlo Avocats intervenes in the area of stock-market law alongside companies listed on Euronext, Euronext Growth and Euronext Access, their shareholders (investors, family offices, family shareholders) as well as their executives or boards of directors or investment funds and management companies.

Legal secretariat and stock-exchange law secretariat

Our lawyers advise clients for secretariat or legal and stock market monitoring of the issuer such as:

 Governance organization, executive compensation, organization and operation of boards and committees)
 Organization and holding of meetings and management bodies (board of directors…)
 Drafting and updating of reference documents
 Financial communication review, monitoring of insider-transactions policy
 General advice on stock-market law and on relations with the French AMF (financial markets regulator) and Euronext

Stock exchange transactions

Our lawyers also assist issuers in the following transactions:

 IPO or delisting
 Public bids (takeover bid, public exchange offer) and definition of takeover strategies
 Issuance of stock and complex securities
 Disposal of significant interests
 Private placements

Examples of operations *:

• IPOs (Paris) of a dozen companies in Paris, dual listing project in Paris and Nasdaq
 Several public bids (takeover bid, public exchange offer, …) including an OPE (tender offer) initiated by a US company on a French company
 Acquisition by a French company listed in Paris and New York (software publisher of a non-listed US company) (triangular merger)
• Acquisition of a non-listed company by a listed company (on Euronext Growth)
Various advice on listed companies’ law and governance of listed companies
Acquisition by a French company listed in Paris (in vitro diagnostics) of an unlisted US company (triangular merger)

* Operations on which the lawyers of the firm worked