PARIS • LILLE • BRUXELLES • LUXEMBOURG
Pledge is a law firm dedicated to financial services law and mergers and acquisitions and Private Equity transactions. Thanks to its high level of expertise and its specialised teams, Pledge is committed to its clients on complex and sensitive assignments. The expertise of its members in Corporate or Regulatory Finance allows it in particular to support banking and credit establishments, financial institutions, investment funds, portfolio managers and numerous FinTechs. The firm also supports French and foreign companies, whether listed or not, in corporate finance and financing transactions.
The position of the firm between France, Luxembourg and Belgium allows it to be the preferred contact for French and international clients.
Practices and Skills
The firm is involved in all phases of advice and litigation with its French or foreign clients. The members of the firm are therefore frequently in contact with the competent authorities (AMF/CSSF and ACPR in particular) and industry bodies (including AFG, France Invest, Paris Europlace, FPF, ACSEL, etc.).
We advise collective management and private equity players on their regulatory compliance and on creating and marketing investment vehicles.
The firm supports its clients in the context of approval procedures (CIF, PSI, etc.) and assists them during inspections or disputes brought by the competent authorities (AMF or ACPR).
The firm assists financial institutions (banks, finance companies, investment firms, payment service providers, intermediaries) and non-financial companies (crowdfunding platforms, marketplaces, e-commerce, retail) on the compliance of their activities with the applicable regulations, including in their dealings with the authorities (AMF and ACPR) and their disciplinary or contractual disputes.
The firm advises tomorrow’s players on blockchain and cryptoasset services in view of the applicable European regulatory environment (applications for registration or approval of DASPs, future-PSCA, ICO, DeFI, Web3 DAOs, etc.).
The firm assists French and foreign companies, whether listed or not, in corporate law matters. We support businesses and their managers at all stages of the structures’ life.
We also support managers in their development and asset organisation projects.
The firm offers a full range of skills necessary for structuring or reorganising businesses.
We also support our clients in developing incentive schemes (bonus plans, stock subscription or purchase options, bonus shares, issue of stock subscription warrants, share warrants for entrepreneurs, etc.) and their legal and tax structuring.
We intervene in transactions on regulated markets or on multilateral trading systems (listing, public offering, withdrawal), as well as in the context of their regulatory obligations (in terms of the dissemination of periodic information, privileged information) and their relations with the market authorities.
We also assist investors and issuers with bond issues, carried out by means of a public offering or private investment.
We also advise financial institutions and businesses on the regulations applicable to financial contracts (derivatives) and are involved in negotiating framework agreements for financial instrument transactions.
Committed to supporting sustainable finance players, we advise funds and companies in all sectors in all of their strategic thinking aimed at reconciling responsible investment and financial performance (adopting a purpose or mission, submission of resolutions for SRI funds, etc.) and their legal procedures related to the implementation of their CSR policy.
Prizes and awards
The expertise of the firm and its members has been recognised and rewarded in the trade press, as well as by qualified bodies.