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Bruno Pichard

Partner Pichard & Associés

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  • France

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122, avenue Charles de Gaulle
Paris France

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Areas of expertise:
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Corporate Law
- Company Law
- Family Companies
- Industrial Agreements

Bruno Pichard advises on corporate law, commercial law and mergers & acquisitions. He is a former student of the Ecole Polytechnique and of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He holds a Masters degree in law (DESS) and is admitted to the Hauts-de-Seine bar. He has gained precious experience from his very rich and varied education.

In addition to his experience at the bar, he has been a lecturer at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and at Ecole Polytechnique. He has also been a member of the Bar Council.

Before joining the firm Pichard et Associés, he was a Commissioner within the insurance department of the Ministry of Finance.

He has published many articles in the legal and economic press.He wrote « Cessions et acquisitions d’entreprises commerciales » (« Business acquisitions and dispositions »), Cujas publications 2000 and « La transmission de l’entreprise familiale » (« The transfer of the family business ») LexisNexis publications 2012 second edition 2014.

He is a member of the AFA (French Arbitration Asssociation)

Firm Description

Since the firm was established in 1946, Pichard & Associés has specialised in Family owned holding companies, companies with complex ownership structures and foreign companies established in France, wether listed companies or small and medium businesses.

The firm has been advising clients in the main fields of business law by offering high technicity and personal relationship.

Pichard & Associés offers innovative solutions specially studied. We have thus conceived a specific mode of transferring family interests we have named Family buy-out ® (registered as a trademark by our firm) and which is now widely recognised.

The firm’s lawyers are graduates of prestigious schools and universities (Havard, Ecole Polytechnique, HEC, Sciences-Po, etc.), are admitted to foreign bars and are experienced in devising complex strategies in legal, tax and labour-related matters.

Areas of Expertise

- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Corporate
- Labour law
- Tax
- Contracts
- Family companies
- Litigation and Arbitration


Many foreign groups entrust us with the implementation and development of their subsidiaries, acquisitions of French companies and the overall management of their legal affairs in France. We also assist French companies in the expansion of their activities abroad.

We have developed a global international approach and particularly close links with specific economic zones: Nordic countries, Switzerland, Italy and Japan. We are members and/or directors of the following Chambers of Commerce: French-Finnish, French-Norwegian, Swedish and Japanese in France.

To respond effectively to the international needs of our clients, we rely on the support of a network of associated firms who share our views on the importance of technical skills, reliability, availability and long term relationships. We also work in tandem with our client’s local counsel or any other firm of their choice.