Private Equity & Venture Capital in France
91 Boulevard de Courcelles, Paris, 75008
A pledge of flexibility and quality
Founded in 2009 by lawyers from major Paris law firms, RIVEDROIT is a business law firm with high international presence that stands out thanks to its flexibility, responsiveness and proximity.
Maintaining a tradition of excellence, RIVEDROIT:
- provides its clients (companies, CEOs and directors, individuals) with services of international quality standard;
- ensures practical and efficient solutions;
- assists its clients (from France and abroad) in the entire world.
Lawyers at RIVEDROIT put together a solution, which is global, innovative and tailored to each client’s situation. Their analysis, straight to the point, goes beyond mere legal considerations to include financial and economic impacts as well as matters relating to reputation. Above all, they always keep in mind corporate culture and business goals
Internationally connected law firm
Lawyers at RIVEDROIT are trained internationally and have a multicultural professional background. They are operational at short notice in all parts of the world to satisfy their clients’ needs, with the support of a strong professional network of local lawyers.
RIVEDROIT is a key partner of its clients, whether from France or abroad, and assists them in all investment-related matters: private equity, setting up of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint venture partnerships, company takeovers, judicial takeovers…
Moreover, RIVEDROIT assists its clients all over the world in settling complex disputes, setting up appropriate defense strategies with the help of local correspondents. The lawyers of RIVEDROIT plead in foreign countries, before both State courts and arbitral tribunals and handle perfectly multi-jurisdictional
disputes. The firm has been accredited by the World Bank.
Complementary skills - advising and defending business player
Advising: RIVEDROIT assists its clients in all stages of their company’s development (establishment, development, transformation, dissolution).
The firm has all necessary resources and skills to become its clients’ privileged interlocutor for the follow-up and the handling of their projects and activities. RIVEDROIT has developed a high level of expertise in the field of foreign direct investments.
Defending: RIVEDROIT has an extensive practice of litigation, in all its aspects: pre-contentious phase, legal proceedings, hearings, enforcement of judgments and awards, as well as risk management, media plan, settlement negotiations, mediation and other ADR schemes...
RIVEDROIT lawyers are very active in business litigation (contractual liability, Shareholders’ disputes, security law, insolvency proceedings…), banking disputes, intellectual property, real-estate & construction litigation, industrial risks, defective products and hidden defects.
They are also highly involved in dealing with criminal matters, especially in complex and/or international white collar crime cases. They have developed specific criminal law skills in the labor and insurance sectors.
The firm’s commitments
RIVEDROIT ensures its clients with:
Competitive fees: RIVEDROIT charges fees based on hourly rates of between 150 and 400 euros excluding taxes depending on the seniority of the lawyer involved and the complexity of the case
A pricing policy, both flexible and trustworthy: RIVEDROIT ensures its clients full control of their legal budget (clear fee arrangements, detailed monthly billing, prior cost estimates, lump sum fees, subscriptions, warning systems, sliding scales and/or success fees).
Lawyers both available and responsive: Lawyers at RIVEDROIT are committed to answering phone calls, and emails within four hours. They have a global approach of each matter and continuously reinforce their knowledge of their clients’ business (trough, inter alia, on-site visits, training of field and technical teams, informal meeting, etc.) and establish with their clients close personal ties based on trust and mutual understanding.
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“Over and above my command of all technical aspects surrounding business transfer and fund-raising transactions, my priority is supporting my clients on a human scale throughout these processes, which is one aspect that tends to be overlooked and yet is crucial to ensuring a project is successful.”
As a result of the experience she garnered working within major groups and family offices, Cécilia Della Berta shines through her in-depth knowledge of the corporate world. This experience allows her to take a hands-on, pragmatic approach to projects, getting to the bottom of parties' needs, from audit to implementation, with a view to handling and incorporating all parties' interests to the best of her ability.
Cécilia Della Berta has also honed specific skills in cross-border transactions, an expertise she developed through her studies abroad and through the projects she has handled over the past 14 years, spanning Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, North Africa, Brazil and the United States, for French and foreign clients alike. Cécilia masters all specificities related to these complex transactions, from an understanding of different legal systems and managing cultural differences in negotiations and beyond, to cooperating with colleagues abroad. Through the work she has carried out surrounding these transactions, Cécilia has amassed a network of exclusive correspondents around the world.
Areas of expertise
- Mergers and acquisitions in France and abroad
- Capital investment
- Corporate and business law
- Chinese law
- January 2017 - present: Rivedroit Avocats – M&A Partner
- 2015-2017: Adven Avocats: M&A Partner
- 2013-2014: Alstom Holdings - Senior M&A Legal Officer
- 2011-2013: Mobilis (Family Office) - Senior M&A Legal Officer
- 2003-2011: Gide Loyrette Nouel – Lawyer – M&A/Corporate Law - Paris and Shanghai offices
- CAPA - bar examination (2002)
- LLM in International Business Law, University of Melbourne – Australia (2001)
- DESS post-graduate law degree in International Business Law, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (2000)
- Mandarin (notions)
- Coach at the Ecole Centrale d’Electronique (ECE), ECE Cube, and Schoolab incubators.
- Co-author of “Corporate Business Forms in Europe”, published by Sellier Editions European Law, 2005.