"Magistrat" - Ecole française, XVIIième siècle

Practice areas

Xavier Pernot, Philippe GinestiéJil AhdabMatthieu Le Bec

Commercial litigation – Arbitration – Alternative dispute resolution

Our team focuses its practice on both domestic and international corporate litigation. We have an extensive knowledge of risk assessment, determination of most suitable strategies and judicial implementation of the latter before both domestic and international jurisdiction or in other alternative dispute resolution process (conciliation, mediation and participatory procedures)

Our practice covers all corporate law matters

We are also strongly involved in judicial expertise and enforcement proceedings

Domestic and international arbitration

A team of lawyers who practice domestic and international arbitration, who are immersed in both the common law and civil law traditions, and who are perfectly bilingual in French and English

They handle cases governed by the rules of international arbitration organizations as well as ad hoc procedures, as party’s counsels or as arbitrators

Members of the team have acted as arbitrators upon appointment by multinational corporations, States and international arbitration organizations


Ranking 2015 litigation and arbitration Leaders League (Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit) 

litigation : recommended, group 2 : Xavier Pernot

Ranking 2015 litigation and arbitration Leaders League (Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit) 

financial litigation : recommended group 1 : Philippe Ginestié, Xavier Pernot

Ranking litigation (may 2014-may 2015) Option Droit et Affaires n°263 (27/05/2015)

Financial and capital market (AMF): recommended ** : Philippe Ginestié, Xavier Pernot

Industrial risk litigation ** : Philippe Ginestié, Xavier Pernot

Contentieux d’acquisition : recommended *** : Philippe Ginestié, Xavier Pernot

Best Lawyer 2016

Litigation : recommended : Catherine Paley-Vincent

Legal 500 EMEA 2016  : Dispute resolution : commercial litigation, Group 3

Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent advises major French and international groups, investment funds and some banks. The practice is highly recommended for handling complex commercial, financial, industrial and corporate matters. It represented Hermès in a highly sensitive dispute with LVMH. Galeries Lafayette, Apax Partners, Bridgepoint and BforBank are other clients. Key figures in the practice include the highly recommended Philippe Ginestié, as well as Xavier Pernot and Catherine Paley-Vincent, who has strong expertise in the healthcare sector.



Guide Annuaire 2013/2014 Risk Management, Assurance & Contentieux, Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit 

Litigation : reputed practice, band 2 : Xavier Pernot

 Best Lawyer 2015 : Litigation: recommended : Catherine Paley-Vincent

 Legal 500 EMEA 2014 : Dispute resolution: International arbitration: band 4

Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent’s partners are mainly involved as arbitrators in ICC and investment cases. Jalal El Ahdab is recommended.


Best Lawyer 2016 Arbitration and mediation : recommended : Philippe Ginestié

Ranking 2015, Cabinets d’avocats (France) –  International arbitration and litigationLeaders League (Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit)

quality practice: Jalal El Ahdab

 Classements Contentieux (mai 2014-mai 2015), Option Droit et Affaires n°263 (27/05/2015)

International arbitration : recommended* : Jalal El Ahdab

Legal 500 Paris 2013/2014 highly recommends the firm in international arbitration, group 4

Jil Ahdab manages primarily cases as a legal counsel and deals with many commercial arbitrations related to the Arab world and Africa.