The firm

Who
are we?

Our firm is dedicated to corporate litigation while being attached to solve as soon as possible any situations of conflict. We assist our clients in their corporate governance issues, upstream or downstream of minority or majority changes of control, where their liability are at stake or their rights are being affected. Our firm is renowned for defining and leading to its completion a comprehensive judicial strategy before judicial jurisdiction and arbitration bodies, from taking of interim measures to the enforcement of decisions obtained.

Our clearly defined positioning is a guarantee of independence in sensitive cases / conflicts of interest and ensures our freedom of action. Our deep-seated expertise of judicial proceedings allows us to provide our clients with an accurate analysis of the risks and a continued support until the end of the case, with determination and creativity. The risk management requires to know at any time how to solve conflicts. We know how to identify the balanced bases of a negotiation propose appropriate solutions.

Expertises

Our
expertise

  • Disputes between shareholders: implementation of shareholders’ agreement, enforcement of put/call options, exclusion clause, abuse of majority/minority.
  • Corporate litigation: post-acquisition litigations (earn-out, price adjustment, liability guarantee), wrongful termination of negotiations, transactions not completed between signing and closing.
  • Executives: civil and criminal liability, negotiation of exit package.
  • Contractual litigation: abrupt termination, enforcement actions, contractual liability.
  • Unfair competition: parasitism, massive poaching, antitrust related litigation.

The team

Noémie de Galembert

Noémie
de Galembert

Partner Litigation

Noémie de Galembert is graduate of McGill University (2002) and of University Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master’s degree in Business and Tax Law, 2003). She began her career in the litigation department at the Paris office of Latham & Watkins where she holds offices in various committee meetings (Associate Committee, Recruiting Committee). In 2013, she joined Scotto & Associés to create the litigation activity, which has developed quickly around shareholders’ litigations, of acquisition and liability of executives. She has also a strong track records in negotiating and implementing exit packages for executives, in particular in LBO context. This is the same activity that she decided to continue with her team within its own structure, supported by the increasing trust of her clients.
Noémie de Galembert is also a member of AFFIC and Think Tank Cabinets de Croissance. She supports also Ashoka, promoting social entrepreneurship.
Her activity is recognized by all the professional rankings.

  • Chambers – Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Leading Practitioner
  • Legal 500 EMEA & Legal 500 Paris – Dispute Resolution
  • Décideurs – Contentieux Financier et Haut de Bilan

 

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Florence Portal

Florence
Portal

Associate Litigation

Florence Portal is graduate of the University Versailles Saint-Quentin (Master’s degree in Arbitration and International Commercial Law, 2009) and holds a Specialized Master’s degree in International Business Law and Management (ESSEC Business School, 2010).
She began her career in the Dispute Resolution department at the Ashurst Paris office in 2011, before joining in 2014 Scotto & Associés. Actively involved in shareholders’ dispute, M&A litigation and executives liability, she has also a strong expertise in negotiation of executives exit package.

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Sarah Estrach

Sarah
Estrach

Associate Litigation

Sarah Estrach is a graduate of the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne (Master’s degree in Dispute Resolution, 2010) and the University of Paris XI (Master’s degree in private law, 2009).
She began her career in the Restructuring department of SEH Legal firm in 2012 and then joined Scotto & Associés in 2016. Sarah Estrach devotes today her professional activity to dispute resolution focused on shareholders issues,M&A related litigation and liability of CEO. She works more particularly on insolvency proceedings (amicable or legally settlement of difficulties) and white-collar crime.
Sarah Estrach is a member of the « Association des jeunes professionnels du restructuring » (AJR) .

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Victoire Segard

Victoire
Segard

Associate Litigation

Victoire Segard is a member of both the Paris Bar and the New York Bar (2015). She holds an LLM degree from Cornell University (United States) and graduated from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (Master’s degree in International Commercial Law) and Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Master’s degree in French/American Business Law). She began her career at the Gibson Dunn Paris office, where she developed an expertise in M&A and business litigation, before joining Galembert Avocats in 2018. Her practice currently focuses on corporate litigation, including governance issues, shareholders and M&A litigation and liability of executives (civil or white collar). She represents clients of the firm in judicial and arbitral proceedings.

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