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Business law

Commercial litigation, drafting of business contracts, unpaid bills, setting up companies, unfair competition, initiation of insolvency proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, creation of a distribution network, development of innovative projects, personnel management, finding commercial premises, international growth, website creation… Cabinet Goldwin’s business lawyers are partners of excellence, renowned for their support of professionals. Take advantage of our services and help your business grow.

Business law

When should you call on the services of a business lawyer?

Professionals must constantly evolve to keep pace with the competition. Digitization and globalization are making life more complex for French companies.

So, if something unexpected happens, you need to be able to deal with it quickly, so as not to hold up your business. A business lawyer‘s day-to-day role is to quickly assess the risk, find appropriate solutions and identify the problem in legal terms.

To meet companies’ legal needs, the assistance of a business lawyer is a time-saving alternative.

Moreover, the advice of a lawyer specialized in business law avoids getting bogged down in time-consuming and costly legal consequences for the company.

A company’s activity is made up of a multitude of subjects, each requiring a specific response. The law covers all subjects, both public and private. A business law firm provides 360° expertise on all subjects.

Business law is complex, and is becoming even more so. It covers a variety of different laws, each with its own rules. These rules are subject to regular legislative changes, requiring knowledge of French, European and international regulations.

Faced with this dense and highly specific arsenal of legislation, the advice of a lawyer specializing in business law appears to be a necessity in order to provide solutions tailored to the company’s needs.


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Goldwin Law Firm: experienced business lawyers

Goldwin Law Firm has in-depth knowledge of the business world. Our experience working alongside our business clients means we can provide you with a meticulous follow-up of your cases and a reactive response to your legal issues.

The firm’s lawyers have expertise in all areas of business law, as well as in related fields such as corporate criminal law and labor law. As a result, the firm offers you a single point of contact to manage all your company’s problematic situations: its relations with employees, customers, competitors and business partners.

Thanks to the diversity of its expertise, the firm is able to monitor all its clients’ business activities. Our lawyers know each client and the challenges they face. This enables them to provide advice tailored to their specific situation.

The firm supports its professional clients throughout the life of their company and in all aspects of their business. Our lawyers can advise and assist you with all your legal issues:

Corporate law

From setting up a company to managing relations between partners, including management. Setting up a company and its legal framework is a crucial stage in the life of a business: drafting articles of association, shareholders’ agreements, general meetings, etc. Managing a business requires regular legal monitoring. The firm’s mission is to get to know its clients, so that it can provide the right answers to their corporate law needs.

Payroll and labor relations management

Companies depend on their employees for their business. Conflicts with employees can have far-reaching consequences. Drafting contractual documents, managing redundancies, negotiating contractual termination, resignations, relations with employee organizations and staff representative bodies such as the CSE (social and economic committee), collective negotiations on pay conditions, etc… We can assist you with all your employment law issues, including cases of harassment, dismissal without real and serious cause, and unlawful dismissal.

Commercial leases

Developing a business requires finding premises that are suited to your needs. We can help you negotiate and conclude a commercial lease, as well as deal with any difficulties that may arise during its execution. We are also on hand to assist with commercial lease renewals, transfers of commercial leases and leasehold rights.

Intellectual property law

We protect your know-how. To defend your interests and ensure the long-term future of your business, you need to protect what makes it famous. Patents, trademark registrations, distinctive signs… To combat malicious practices (website counterfeiting, copyright usurpation or unfair competition), a legal response is the best way to put a stop to any infringement of your rights. The firm is committed to defending your interests by putting its expertise at your disposal. It implements tools to monitor competition in the filing of industrial and intellectual property rights. We react swiftly at the first sign of infringement to defend and protect your know-how.

Market entry and competition management

Launching and developing a business involves acquiring market share. This process is governed by very precise rules. To avoid possible sanctions, it is often necessary to consult a lawyer. We can help you define a legal strategy tailored to your commercial policy, and defend your interests. We challenge your market position against the yardstick of the law to secure your business.

Franchising and distribution law

The firm’s lawyers can help you develop your business, particularly when setting up distribution networks: transferring know-how, drafting commercial contracts, finding goodwill, leaving the franchise network, etc. These are all stages in which the firm can draw on its experience. These are just some of the steps in which the firm can put its experience to good use.

Business criminal law

Fraud, misappropriation of corporate assets, insider trading… The offences concerning company directors or managers are technical. The intervention of a lawyer is essential in the event of litigation before a criminal court. Cabinet Goldwin is made up of lawyers specialized in business criminal law.

Managing your company’s difficulties

Business life is punctuated by obstacles that can jeopardize your company’s operations. We can help you manage your company’s difficulties. Resolving them quickly and with the appropriate legal means is often decisive for the future of your business.

Business development

Our business law firm can help you expand your business internationally. We are also at your side for all company transformations, changes in share capital, mergers and acquisitions, etc.

What does a business lawyer do?

A business lawyer is involved in both advice and litigation. He becomes a privileged partner throughout the life of a company. Depending on the company, business law actually encompasses different specific branches of law:

  • protecting and optimizing company premises through real estate law;
  • securing patents, trademarks and technologies through intellectual property law;
  • labor law to facilitate employee relations;
  • tax law to optimize company results;
  • consumer law to protect consumers;
  • etc.

As a generalist in the world of business and private law, the business lawyer has a global vision of the expectations and problems of every company, from very small businesses to large corporations, including ETIs and startups.

Let’s take a closer look at the missions of a business lawyer in Paris. Here are the activities in which we are most frequently involved:

  • Breach of established commercial relations;
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment contracts, commercial agreements and partnerships, as well as all contractual disputes related to performance;
  • Shareholder relations, including the negotiation of shareholders’ agreements and the resolution of disputes between shareholders,
  • etc.

Our business law firm also knows how to innovate with the times. We were among the first to warn of the risks arising from digital platforms such as Airbnb. We are developing expertise in e-commerce business development, with the specificities of online distribution.

Our firm supports digital companies to accelerate their development in a secure legal environment that respects personal data.

The business world is in upheaval, and the law is sometimes slow to adapt. Our firm looks to the future, proposing creative and innovative legal solutions to secure their activities.


While the lives of companies are marked by common milestones, their activities are varied and call for specific legal reasoning and choices.

The firm adapts to the needs and business sectors of its customers, particularly in the following areas:

  • Development of innovative projects: the development of new technologies requires securing the project by providing appropriate legal solutions and anticipating possible legislative changes.
  • Internet activity: the firm was one of the first to develop a specialty in Internet law. Site creation and protection, drafting general terms and conditions of use, legal notices, etc., are just some of the issues on which the firm can advise you.
  • Carriers: at the crossroads of numerous legal systems, the carrier’s activity calls for specialized legal expertise. As specialists in transport issues, Cabinet Goldwin’s lawyers can provide you with advice tailored to your needs.
  • Self-employed workers: a special legal regime, the complexity of which can discourage self-employed professionals. Our lawyers are recognized experts in assisting the self-employed.
  • Public procurement: your business may involve winning a public contract. In such cases, you’ll need specialized legal support, an area of expertise for which the firm is renowned.

What’s more, company growth sometimes calls for international expansion. Such expansion requires knowledge of foreign law and independent business practices.

While it is legitimate to call on the services of a foreign lawyer, this often proves to be costly and complex, and the language barrier can be an obstacle to progress.

Backed by its expertise in international law and with lawyers admitted to the New York Bar, the firm supports its clients in their international projects.

Why call on the services of a business lawyer?

Business life is not free from conflicts, which can sometimes paralyze a company’s activity, particularly in the case of disputes between partners.

The assistance of a lawyer is an alternative that often proves decisive in the event of a dispute. By virtue of his or her status, the lawyer is legitimate in finding a rapid solution to the cause of the disagreement between associates. If necessary, he can determine the most appropriate litigation strategy to resolve the dispute.

Cabinet Goldwin is a recognized expert in commercial litigation. We help our clients define an efficient and fair commercial strategy.

In the event of failure to resolve disputes amicably, the firm represents its clients before the competent courts. The firm assists and advises companies in their pre-litigation and litigation activities.

Beyond litigation between partners, a business lawyer is skilled in providing an immediate response and a perfect understanding of your needs. He or she is able to educate and take a step back, enabling company directors and managers to make the right decisions, in full awareness of the risks and stakes involved. His knowledge of the business world and his experience in the field make him an invaluable ally at the side of companies every day.

They trusted us

Brilliant team. It’s a pleasure to work with a competent, efficient and reliable law firm. Cases are taken VERY seriously. Jonathan and his associates are extremely efficient. I highly recommend them.

Alexandre Chombeau

Maitre Jonathan Bellaiche, the firm’s founder, is more than a lawyer, he’s a strategist, a chess player with a long-term vision who anticipates everything.

Thanks to him and his team.

Yanis Abbas

Responsiveness, a sense of service, determination and mastery of the subject… proven on several projects.

François T.

A golden law firm! Maître Zahedi, Maître Bellaiche and all the firm’s associates make up a formidable team of efficiency, integrity, professionalism and responsiveness. It’s great to be able to count on professionals who are committed and exemplary, adapting to often tight deadlines. With this law firm you can sleep soundly and peacefully, I fully recommend it and would like to thank Maître Zahedi once again for his efficiency and exemplary handling of our case.

Cécile LEDUC

Very warm welcome. A very straightforward professional. Very attentive and selfless. Very efficient. Many thanks.

Philippe J.

Magnificent firm 100% success on my procedures

Alex A.

The Goldwin firm,
met my expectations in more than just a professional way, we’re talking human here. Not paternalistic, the firm was able to answer questions, without fault, in an honest way, and this without prejudice, by principle of the laws, by principle simply. Thank you for everything.

Aby Turpin
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