Private and criminal law
The Cabinet Briard argues before the Court of Cassation cases involving private law issues (civil law, business law, insurance law, real estate law, commercial leases, employment law, etc.) and criminal law issues.
In the banking field, the Firm advises clients on security interests, credit guarantees, payment instruments, financing, currencies, securities, placements and investment transactions.
The growing number of domestic and European Union laws has also led the Firm to develop specific expertise in financial law.
Its expertise covers the ordinary law applicable to insurance policies, as well as the law of special insurance contracts, construction insurance, consumer protection, the intervention of insurers in criminal proceedings, recourse by social welfare agencies, the compensation of victims of breaches, brokers and mandatory insurance.
It handles matters such as real estate transactions, operations and foreclosures, mortgages, neighborhood nuisances, urban planning permits, condominiums, insurance, commercial leases, construction and urban planning criminal law, and real estate taxation.
Consumer law requirements now apply in numerous other legal fields, such as banking law, commercial law and insurance law.
The Firm advises clients in cases concerning termination of permanent or fixed-term employment contracts, group layoff plans, workplace protection, working time issues, labor union representative elections within companies, sector-wide or company-specific inter-professional collective bargaining, company relocations, freedom of circulation of persons within the European Union, etc.
In particular, it represents clients in cases that raise issues of criminal law specific to business matters: violations of ordinary laws (fraud, breach of trust, bribery) and violations of laws specific to corporate law (over-valuation of non-cash contributions, misappropriation of corporate assets), consumer law (deceptive advertising) and stock market law (insider trading).