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Astura, French Counsel to CapVest in the acquisition of IBA Molecular
 

CapVest acquired from SK Capital Partners and IBA IBA Molecular, a pan-European radio-pharma business.

 
Major Reform to French Civil Code: Back to Civil Law!

October 1st, 2016 is a landmark in history of French contract law. Indeed, until this day, Napoléon’s 1804 Civil Code had remained virtually unchanged, as far as contract law principles were concerned. For instance, specific rules regarding offer and acceptance had never been addressed by the Civil Code, whether at the Code’s creation or at any time thereafter. As a result, case-law gained increasing importance over the years, to the extent that it could be questioned whether French contract law had not in fact become based on common law.

 
Astura advised a sustainable growth investment fund active in emerging countries for its first equity investment in France
 

Astura acted as counsel to the Climate Insurance Fund, managed by BlueOrchard Finance Ltd, a leading impact investment manager, in the context of its equity investment in PlaNet Guarantee, the microinsurance subsidiary of Positive Planet (formerly PlaNet Finance), founded by Jacques Attali

 
Astura advised AMS’ management in the LBO transaction led by HLD

Astura acted as a counsel to the AMS group’s management including the CEO Francis Lemoine, in the acquisition of the AMS group by HLD, UI Gestion and SRS

 
Astura wishes you a happy new year!
 

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Astura acted as counsel to Octelio Conseil’s founders in the context of a majority buyout

Astura advised Octelio Conseil’s founders in the context of the majority buyout of Octelio Conseil’s share capital to the benefit of Technology & Strategy, which occurred on October 15th 2015.

 
Astura recommended for the third time in a row in Mergers and Acquisitions, Information Technology and Intellectual Property by Legal 500 Paris edition 2015/2016

Astura recommended for the third time in a row in Mergers and Acquisitions, Information Technology and Intellectual Property by Legal 500 Paris edition 2015/2016.

 
Post-settlement disputes: what options and what implications?

An article in JCPG, June 2015, by Raphaël Dalmas, Mathilde Daumas-Condomines and Clotilde Chabre

 
Astura advised Stats, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, on its acquisition of Prozone Sports
 

Astura acted on the French law aspects of the transaction, alongside Kirkland and Ellis LLP (Raphaël Dalmas, Quentin Lagier and Claire Pecquet on the corporate matters, Matthieu Mélin and Mathilde Daumas-Condomines on the intellectual property matters).

 
Astura acted as counsel in the launch of Pleek
 

Astura acted as counsel in the launch of Pleek, a mobile app to share photos and videos, in order to set up endorsement partnerships with American celebrities including P. Diddy and Niki Minaj, as well as Karim Benzema, and its fundraising with Partech.

Astura's team was led by Raphaël Dalmas (M&A partner) and Matthieu Mélin (IP/IT partner), with the assistance of Quentin Lagier and Claire Pecquet (M&A associates) and Mathilde Daumas-Condomines (IP/IT associate).

 
The Astura team wishes you a happy new year!
 

May 2015 bring you peace, joy and projects!

 
Among 100 public figures consulted in the collection “A quoi sert la concurrence” edited by the Revue Concurrence, Matthieu Mélin contributed on intellectual property aspects

Matthieu Mélin, partner specialized in IP/IT issues, contributed to the collection “A quoi sert la concurrence ?” which gathers contributions from one hundred public figures  including François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, minister Michel Sapin and Arnaud Montebourg, several French and foreign university teachers as well as companies and their officers.

 
Astura acted as counsel to start up companies in the context of various fundraisings

During the first semester of 2014, Astura acted as counsel to three start up companies in the context of fundraising ranging from 500 000 to 1 million euros

 
Astura recommended for the second year in a row in Mergers-Acquisitions, Information Technology and Intellectual Property by Legal 500 Paris edition 2014/2015

Astura recommended for the second year in a row in Mergers-Acquisitions, Information Technology and Intellectual Property by Legal 500 Paris edition 2014/2015

 
Astura acted as lead counsel to Lur Berri in the context of LBO France’s exit of, and PAI Partners acquisition in, Labeyrie’s share capital

Lur Berri, a French cooperative and core shareholder of Labeyrie since 2009 (holding a majority stake since 2012), has entered into various agreements regarding a reorganization of Labeyrie’s capital. Indeed, Lur Berri has entered into an agreement regarding the exit of LBO France, which owned 35% of the Labeyrie shares since 2012 and, in the meantime, and agreement with PAI regarding PAI’s acquisition of a stake in Labeyrie.

 
Acquisition of SyntaxTree by Microsoft: Astura acted as counsel to the sellers

Astura acted as counsel to the sellers of SyntaxTree, a French company based in Lyon, editor of the UnityVS plugin for Visual Studio, in the sale of SyntaxTree to Microsoft

 
Foreign investments in France: Five new business sectors subject to preliminary ministerial approval

Foreign investments in the energy, water, transport, electronic communications and public health sectors are now subject to preliminary ministerial approval.

 
The Astura team wishes you a happy new year!
 

Thanks to you, Astura has grown last year and will be continuing in 2014. The Astura team wishes you a happy new year!

 
Astura organized a cocktail reception benefitting the MacDella Foundation, with the attendance of his excellency the Ambassador of Liberia

Astura organized a cocktail reception benefitting the MacDella Foundation, with the attendance of his excellency the Ambassador of Liberia. The MacDella Cooper Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to providing youth in Liberia, especially orphans and abandonned children, with an education and the basic necessities of food, clothing, and shelter.

 
Astura recommended in Mergers & Acquisitions, Information Technology and Intellectual Property by Legal 500 Paris edition 2013/2014

Astura is recommended in Mergers & Acquisitions, Information Technology and Intellectual Property by Legal 500 Paris edition 2013/2014.

 
Online Sale of Medicinal Products

A Selection of articles about the online sale of medicinal products:

By Raphaël Dalmas, in JCPG, February 25, 2013
In the newspapers La Tribune (January 31, 2013) and L'Usine Nouvelle (28 January 2013) interviewing Raphaël Dalmas.

 
Astura cited in the French review Décideurs, Stratégie Finance et Droit 2013

Astura cited as one of the latest additions to the market (page2)

 
Astura is moving & 2013 greetings
 

Astura now welcomes you in their new offices located on 26, avenue George V and wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 
Status of online auction platforms : Ebay is not a hosting provider

On May 3rd, 2012, the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) decided that Ebay could not benefit from the specific liability regime applicable to hosting providers. Ebay can thus be held responsible for the contents of the ads published on its online auction platform.By Matthieu Mélin, Culture Droit , May 2012, p.77.

 
Astura in the news

A selection a various articles published in specialized newspapers on the launching of Astura.

 
Astura: new boutique law firm specialized in Corporate and IP/IT

Raphaël Dalmas and Matthieu Mélin, who long worked for some of the most prestigious American and English law firms, join together to create their own boutique law firm specialized in Corporate and IP/IT.