Boissard & Deraison avocats

Law firm dedicated to business law, corporate law-M&A and financial services law

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Cabinet Boissard, Paris

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About the Firm

Boissard & Deraison Avocats is an independent French law firm.

The firm was created by Emmanuel Boissard and Thibault Deraison with a view to offering reactive and high quality legal services to meet clients’ needs and expectations. Our advice is based on a pragmatic approach and an understanding of our clients’ strategy.

The firm covers the following areas of business law:

  • Corporate law – M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking and Capital Markets
  • Insurance
  • Asset Management

Founding principles of the firm

The Firm guarantees to its clients:

  • a total involvement in the care of their issues and the defence of their interests
  • the highest standards of quality of services provided

Correspondents of Boissard & Deraison Avocats

In order to deliver the best assistance to clients, Boissard & Deraison Avocats works in cooperation with carefully selected experts in their fields and which share the same founding principles, in particular for the following matters:

  • tax law
  • labour and employment law
  • IPIT law
  • real estate law
  • restructuring and insolvency law
  • public business law
  • accounting expertise
Cabinet Boissard, Paris

Emmanuel Boissard

Emmanuel Boissard

Emmanuel Boissard began his career in 1995 with the law firm Ader Jolibois & Associés. Trained by challenging and attentive senior lawyers, he worked for 5 years on both transactional and litigation matters. He dealt with various areas of business law - corporate, commercial, real estate, stock exchange, security, insolvency, employment and white-collar crime.

In 2000, he joined Arthur Andersen as manager and specialized in corporate law and M&A. He worked on advisory assignments leading a team of junior lawyers.

From 2003 to 2014, Emmanuel worked for the law firm of Ernst & Young. He was promoted to Executive Director in 2010. He led complex assignments in corporate law, M&A and corporate governance, working closely with other experts in law, accounting and advisory fields. In addition, he held internal functions for EY, in particular as quality and risk management leader.

Emmanuel Boissard works in French and English.


  • Member of the Paris Bar (1994)
  • Postgraduate degree in French Business Law, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1988 – 1993)
  • Master’s degree in History, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1988 – 1991)
  • Literature and Philosophy Preparatory Studies, Janson de Sailly, Paris (1986 – 1988)


  • Telecom Paris, Essec: lecturer in business law (Practice of SAS, Drafting shareholders’ agreement, M&A)
  • Legal Expert for ParisTech and Centrale Paris Incubators

Thibault Deraison

Thibault Deraison

Thibault Deraison started his legal career in 2000 at Archibald Andersen, which was to become Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats.

After having originally worked in Corporate Finance, he strengthened his practice with banking, financial and insurance law and regulatory matters. He is regularly involved in the following fields: banking and insurance license applications; financial or insurance intermediaries; rules of business conduct, consumer protection; anti-money laundering; terms and conditions for banking and financial products and services; partnership agreements with respect to regulated activities (joint ventures and/or distribution); financing transactions (loan and/or credit transaction, issue of debt securities); restructuring of regulated groups.

Thibault works in French and English.


  • Member of the Paris Bar (CAPA)
  • ICN Nancy Business School
  • DJCE - DESS (post-graduate degree) in Business Law and Taxation (Nancy II University)
  • Master’s in Business Law (Paris II Assas University)


  • EFE, 26 November 2015, "MiFID 2 – Product Governance"
  • EY breakfast, 12 June 2014, "MiFID2 & IMD2: Impacts of inducements on the distribution model of financial products";
  • Club Banque, 25 March 2013, "Presentation on PRIPs draft regulation - The key information document: what products, what content and what liability?"
  • University of Maine, 23 November 2012, "Presentation on the main characteristics of portfolio transfers in insurance law"
  • EFE, 30 March 2011, "Distribution agreements between insurance companies and insurance intermediaries"

Practice Areas

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Corporate Finance - Corporate Law

  • share capital operations, fund raising, issuing complex securities
  • merger, partial contribution of assets, legal entity rationalization
  • arranging the legal affairs of companies: incorporation, company secretarial work, winding-up

Private Equity - Merger & Acquisition

  • acquisition, disposal and transfer of companies
  • partnership, shareholders’ agreement, joint-venture
  • due diligence, vendor due diligence

Commercial Law

  • business transactions sales and acquisitions
  • commercial contracts
  • commercial leases

Business pre-litigation and litigation

  • shareholder litigation
  • post acquisition litigation
  • commercial litigation

Corporate governance

  • management and supervisory boards
  • compliance
  • risk management

Financing and Capital Markets

  • loan or credit arrangement, syndicated or bilateral, for corporate or acquisition purposes, set up of the related security package
  • vanilla or complex debt securities (including EMTN)
  • intra-group cashpooling scheme

Banking and financial law and regulation

  • rules of business conduct / client protection
  • terms and conditions of services
  • financial product distribution - financial intermediaries
  • anti-money laundering

Payment services

  • rules of business conduct applicable to payment services providers
  • electronic money
  • virtual money

Insurance law and regulation

  • set up of insurance group within the meaning of Solvency II directive (SGAM, UMG, etc.)
  • transfer of risks (reinsurance, guarantee (substitution), transfer of portfolio, etc.)
  • rules of business conduct including consumer protection

Partnerships among regulated providers

  • acquisition of shareholding, set up of joint-venture, etc.
  • shareholder agreement, services or distribution agreement
  • transfer of activity or portfolio


Fees are always agreed in an engagement letter specifying the services to be provided and the amount of fees or the fees determination framework including possible expenses.

Fees can be billed on the following basis:

Addtionnaly, a success fee may be agreed.

Cabinet Boissard, Paris


Boissard & Deraison Avocats

9 rue Alfred de Vigny, 75008 Paris

Emmanuel Boissard Avocat

Tel. + 33 1 53 81 80 31

Thibault Deraison Avocat

Tel. + 33 1 53 81 80 33

Interns: if you are looking for an internship and hold a post-graduate law degree (Master 2, DJCE, IEP, etc.), do not hesitate to send us your CV.

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