edge avocats

We are a business law firm composed of members of the legal profession with the following shared mission:

Explain the law

(and not just state it).

Provide you with information on risks and guarantees

to enable you to take the best management decision for you and your company (and not launch into long diatribes, shrouded in protection).

As reputed specialists

in our specific areas of expertise for many years, we remain focused on the matters we handle and in constant contact with our clients; 15 years’ legal experience can never be replaced by a host of inexperienced associates; our young lawyers work with their seniors, not in their place.

Act as high-level legal counsel

recognised for our top-notch skills, and not top-range property specialists offering views of the Eiffel Tower: make sure that our clients only pay for legal quality, at a fair price.

Negotiate in the manner best suited to the profiles

of all those seated around the negotiating table (and not performing always the same part).

Finally, in addition to strict professional standards, the responsiveness which is essential for a firm of our kind and our ability to listen to what our client has to say at all times, we will never forget that work also requires respect for our teams and a smile for our clients, who are so loyal to us and to whom we are thankful every day.

Expertise

EDGE AVOCATS handles general business law matters and is particularly known for its experience in the legal aspects of corporate finance.

We provide ongoing assistance to companies, investment funds and banks in their day-to-day operations and their external growth transactions, divestments, restructuring, opening up the capital and structured financing solutions (mezzanine or senior loans).

EDGE AVOCATS’ know-how has been built around its highly ranked private equity practice (development capital, venture capital, LBOs), acting on behalf of leading financial investors but also management teams.

In particular, EDGE AVOCATS has recognised expertise in small-caps and mid-caps.

Team leaders

The best way to get to know us is to meet us face-to-face (we will always be ready to take the time required). With regard to our skills, we think that our credentials (see the “Press” section) speak more for us than a long discourse or a traditional CV.

Claire Baufine-Ducrocq

Partner

Admitted to the Paris Bar in February 1997, Claire graduated from the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne where she obtained a postgraduated degree in Business Law; Claire graduated as well from University Paris IX Dauphine where she obtained a postgraduated degree in accounting (MSG). Prior to creating Edge, she worked as a lawyer in Bignon Lebray et Associés.

Matthieu Lochardet

Partner

Admitted to the Paris Bar in February 1999, Matthieu graduated from the University Paris II Panthéon Assas where he obtained a postgraduated degree in Business and Tax Law. Prior to creating Edge, he worked as a lawyer notably in PDGB or Bignon Lebray et Associés.

Stéphanie Dourdin

Partner

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2007, Stéphanie graduated from the University Paris II Panthéon Assas where she obtained a postgraduated degree in International Private Law and International Business; Stéphanie graduated as well from EM LYON where she obtained a postgraduated degree in Master of Science in Management. Prior to Edge, she worked as a lawyer in Bignon Lebray et Associés.

Edward Poupinel

Partenaire

Admitted to the Paris Bar in March 2006, Edward graduated from the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne where he obtained a postgraduated degree in Private Law. Prior to Edge, he worked as a lawyer in Gide Loyrette Nouel, Hoche Avocats and Laubeuf & Associés.

Julie Bonnemay-Israël

Partenaire

Admitted to the Paris Bar in February 1999, Julie graduated from the University Paris V René Descartes where she obtained a postgraduated degree in Private and Business Law; Julie graduated as well from University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne where she obtained a postgraduated degree in CAAE. Prior to Edge, she worked as a lawyer in Bignon Lebray et Associés and in Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés.

Natacha Loreau

Partenaire

Admitted to the Paris Bar in January 1998, Natacha graduated from the University Paris XI Jean Monnet where she obtained a postgraduated degree in Contract Law. Prior to Edge, she worked as a lawyer in Bruno Boccara et Associés and in Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés.

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