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The Firm


  • The search for excellence, the requirement of ethical and collegial involvement of partners are among the main values of the firm.
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Daniel Villey, Pascale Girard and Yann Grolleaud are formers partners of the law firm Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier and have been working together for more than ten years. They were joined in 2015 by Frédéric Grillier, previously a partner with Herbert Smith Freehills in Paris, and in 2017 by Louis-Marie Pillebout, previously counsel in the Paris office of the New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. Julien Sanciet, previously an associate with Bredin Prat, joined them in 2019 as a counsel.

The firm's partners advise public and private organizations, including family owned group, in the context of complex or strategic transactions. The firm has particular expertise in corporate governance and a great knowledge of tax issues.

Villey Girard Grolleaud is recognized as a leading law firm in the following areas of expertise: Mergers and Acquisitions • Takeover bids • Corporate Restructuring • Capital market • Shareholders agreements • Corporate governance • Transaction tax • Patrimonial taxation • Tax litigation • Litigation and Dispute resolution.

When a transaction requires assistance from an outside firm, Villey Girard Grolleaud is able to select among a selection of French and foreign, first-tier counterparts, choosing the firm which will be the best “fit” for each client’s unique needs.