Practice areas

  • Banking & Finance

    The firm, with over 35 years of experience in banking and finance, continues to expand its practice in this area.The firm also assists its clients with all matters related to Securities law, banking transactions, project financing and investments.   Read more

  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring

    Every business needs creative solutions when facing financial difficulties. The firm advises distressed companies on all insolvency and restructuring-related matters. We assist our clients in both judicial and out-of-court restructurings. The firm routinely represents both French and... Read more

  • Competition follow-on damages actions

    A key department at Cabinet Ornano, competition follow-on damages actions compensate those companies who have been harmed by cartels punished by the French and European institutions.  We help you to discover and quantify your prejudice suffered and assist you throughout the legal process. Read more

  • Competition law

    The firm has in-depth knowledge in EU and French Competition law, with emphasis on anticompetitive agreements, and a special focus on cartels infringements. The firm has advised a leading Australian law firm and a major international litigation funder in a significant follow-on class action in... Read more

  • Corporate and Commercial law

    The firm advises French and international clients on a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial legal matters. The depth of our expertise enables us to assist our clients on complex domestic and international commercial transactions, co-working with other GLOBALAW firms when required.  ... Read more

  • Distributorship industry & franchising

    The firm advises its clients on distributorship, agency, representation and franchising matters.Our services include negotiating, revising, and drafting distribution, agency and franchising agreements as well as advising on the execution and termination of these contracts.   The firm... Read more

  • Family businesses, Real Estate and Inheritance

    The firm advises foreign developers, investors and families on real estate related matters, including acquisition, financing, construction, setting-up of real estate companies and more generally on all aspects of family assets protection.   Read more

  • Litigation and Arbitration

    The firm offers firsthand experience in complex cross-border commercial and corporate-related disputes.We firstly advise our clients on their chances of success and guide them through settlement or mediation. Depending on the case requirements, the firm will conduct litigation proceedings before... Read more

  • Maritime, Aviation and Transport Law

    The firm is highly skilled in assisting clients with cargo claims, arrest of vessel and aircraft, multi-modal transport and forwarding, transport agreement, execution of guarantees, shipbuilding issues as well as bankruptcy of transport companies.   Read more

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    The firm advises its clients on all aspects of buying and selling companies and businesses, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions. We work closely with other GLOBALAW firms when working on M&A deals on a global scale to provide our clients with the best expertise and contacts.... Read more

  • Real Estate

    The firm has extensive experience assisting clients with buying, selling, leasing and operating all types of commercial real estate. We are experienced in handling all aspects of the acquisition and sale of real estate projects in France, including drafting purchase and sale agreements,... Read more


    ORNANO AVOCATS specialises in the Wine, Spirits & Food industry. European & French regulations are very specific and developing your business in France can prove to be difficult without an appropriate legal adviser (labels, brands, advertising, customs and planting rights etc.)... Read more