Since its establishment in 1974 WEIL & ASSOCIES is a law firm dedicated to the service of international companies.
Our firm is devoted to assist companies, international or small and medium-sized, in their commercial or industrial activities in France or abroad through
proactive legal advice as well as by the defence of our clients before courts and arbitral tribunals.
Business relationships of German and English speaking countries have always been a major part of our activity. Therefore, our firm has lawyers admitted
at bars in France, Germany and the USA at the same time. Our involvement in the advice to and representation of international clients implies that all lawyers
write and speak fluently German, French and English. In the course of time, our activity conducted us to broaden our horizon and to represent companies
from countries such as Japan, Korea and China.
Even though all lawyers are specialised, we believe in an enrichment of the juristic creativity by a large field of experience in legal advice and defence.
Our work is based on mutual trust with each and every client, international companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. Each client's activity,
products and professional environment are carefully taken into consideration as our goal is to provide our client with tailor made solutions which take
due account of the client's specific business interests.
Thanks to the small size of our firm, we compose a team of dynamic lawyers who are acquainted to respond rapidly and with flexibility to the client's needs.
We shall never forget that the essence of our work, be it legal advice or advocacy, is to achieve an economically valuable result for our client.
Eric’s areas of practice are litigation, international arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, white collar crimes and labor and employment law.
Eric is highly recognized for his extensive experience in sophisticated litigation of national and international importance. Having handled high-profiled, complex litigation matters on behalf of large global corporations, Eric offers quality and reactivity across a wide array of disputes: high-stakes breach of contract, unfair competition, product liability, fraud, corporate post-acquisition litigation. Eric's comprehensive service, track record, tailor-made approach makes him a go to choice for companies faced with complex litigation. Eric also has extensive experience in white collar crime involving a wide variety of cases such as deceptive labeling of pharmaceutical products, misappropriation of trade secrets, forgery, misuse of corporate assets, hindrance to the rights of employees' representatives or discrimination.
In addition to high-stakes litigation, Eric also regularly advices and counsels his clients on sensitive internal fraud investigations.
Eric's top trial skills are also key for international arbitration: enhanced knowledge of international arbitration law and procedure, expertise across a broad range of industries and substantive areas of law and the ability to work fluently in English, French and German. The combination of skills, expertise, and experience, together with a multi-cultural approach, has enabled his team to obtain outstanding results for our clients.
Always bearing in mind his clients' business objectives and economic goals, Eric is praised as a collaborative partner who offers high-level guidance in mergers and acquisitions, be it at a national level or cross-border. His background as both litigator and employment law specialist makes him a key player not only at the due diligence stage to spot potential risks, but more importantly at the negotiation level, when negotiating the specifics of the purchase agreement.
When faced with the sensitive issues frequently surrounding employment matters, companies look to Eric for his experience in providing sophisticated and practical advice, including designing a negotiation strategy with worker’s representatives and Unions. Eric's multidisciplinary approach enables him to offer creative advice taking into account all aspects of a given situation. Eric has dealt with the full spectrum of employment issues, such as large scale reductions in force, executive compensation, severance and employment agreements, restrictive covenants and trade secret litigation as well as issues arising from mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and bankruptcies.
Over the past two decades, Eric has advised public and private companies in various sectors, including chemicals, automotive industry, luxury goods, pharmaceutical products, construction, banking sector, aviation and military weapons, tobacco industry, internet and new technologies, or logistics.
Eric is qualified to practice in France, Germany and the U.S.A. (state of New York) and has the ability not only to work fluently in all three languages but also to embrace, understand and weight all specific cultural aspects that make each case unique, and is therefore highly valued as lead counsel on complex cross-border issues.
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