Velvet Avocats is an independent law firm dedicated to M&A transactions, tax law and strategic corporate litigation.
Our lawyers provide personalized solutions tailored to the needs of each client and advise French and international high-profile groups, investment funds and financial institutions, start-up and SMEs, executives, shareholders and founders in their strategic M&A and litigation matters.
Antoine Fouter and Frédéric Gérard met in 2013 when they participated in the creation of an interprofessional think tank dedicated to issues faced by SMEs, their managers and their partners. Finding out that they share the same values and vision of their activity, they decided to found Velvet Avocats together in 2016.
Shortly after the creation of the firm, Guillaume Rémy, a lawyer recognized for his expertise in fundraising and M&A, joined Velvet Avocats and brought his expertise to the firm, which thus clearly lays out the ambition to become one of the key players in private equity small cap transactions.
Velvet Avocats continued its development with the arrival of Dessislava Zadgorska, who joined the firm to create the Litigation and Arbitration practice. Dessislava Zadgorska has recognized expertise in acquisition, shareholders and governance disputes as well as in financial litigation. His arrival is in line with the firm’s ambition to enrich its founding practices and to offer its clients a wider range of services to address their strategic issues.
Velvet Avocats’ DNA summarized in 3 points:
1. A partner law firm: the structure of the firm allows Velvet Avocats to offer constant responsiveness and real proximity, which encourages the development of a long-term relationship with its clients, based on trust and transparency;
2. Tailor-made services: the excellent academic background and experience in the major law firms and companies enable our lawyers to have a rigorous, operational and strategic approach to each matter, enabling them to offer a high-level of technical expertise as well as concrete, optimized and secure solutions to their clients;
3. An independent law firm: Velvet Avocats is an independent law firm maintaining privileged ties with informal network of specialists in France and abroad, sharing the same values as Velvet Avocats, and whose skills are put together according to the need.