Independent Business Law Firm


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Altana is an independent Paris-based business law firm of 80 lawyers with multi-disciplinary teams offering a combination of transactional and litigation expertise.

Step Up from our altana (an Italian word describing a venetian overlooking terrace) and better embrace the complexity of the world that surrounds us. Our aim is to have a 360° view of the business world and offer tailored and valued added advice.

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… to think ahead

Because innovation is at the heart of the business lawyer’s profession, anticipation, imagination and expertise have become of paramount importance in providing optimum solutions in an ever changing legal environment.

Today more than ever, high quality strategic legal advice consists of anticipating possible disputes and providing appropriate means to solve them. It also requires moving swiftly when facing a crisis.


  • Webinar

    The impact of the evolving FDI regimes in the EU on investment strategies for international investors

    Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 2pm CET / 9am EDT

    Virtual Roundtable Discussion

    We cordially invite you to join the law firms ALTANA, BEITEN BURKHARDT and Nctm for a virtual roundtable discussion on the impact of the evolving FDI regimes in the EU on investment strategies for international investors.
    Our speakers will discuss the main governing principles of FDI control in the EU, including the affected sectors and the expected impact on crossborder transactions and investments.

    Speakers : Gilles Gaillard (ALTANA | Paris), Dr Rainer Bierwagen (BEITEN BURKHARDT | Brussels), Dr Christian von Wistinghausen (BEITEN BURKHARDT | Berlin), Francesco Mazzocchi (Nctm | Milan)

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  • Webinar

    Amélie Pinçon, associée, droit immobilier, animera un webinar dédié à :

    Actualité des baux commerciaux

    Mardi 9 février 2021 de 9h00 à 10h30

    Actualités législatives et réglementaires

    • La saga du Covid-19
    • Le bail commercial à l’épreuve du décret tertiaire du 23 juillet 2019 et son arrêté d’application du 10 avril 2020
    • Les nouveautés pour le DPE
    • La loi d’orientation des mobilités du 24 décembre 2019 et les mises en conformité à venir

    Actualités jurisprudentielles

    • Les jurisprudences les plus impactantes de l’année 2020

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  • Webinar

    An international discussion on contractors’ assumption of design liability

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Leading Construction Law practitioners discuss the range of ways that contractors assume or are exposed to design liability, and how that risk differs internationally.

    • What is Meant by “Design”
    • General Legal Principals of Design Risk Allocation Among Jurisdictions
    • History and Evolution of Design Responsibility
    • Common Contractual Practices
    • The Role of “Duty to Warn” and “Notice”
    • Emerging Delivery Methods and Delegated Design
    • The Role of Technology

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  • Webinar

    What involvement does the Board of Directors have in external growth operations?

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

    This webinar will be moderated by Jean-Nicolas Soret, Altana's corporate M&A associate lawyer and an associate member of the IFA, a partner of the ETI club, with the testimony of Olivier Ferrand, Secretary General of the Monnoyeur group.

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