HBE Avocats is a modern and client-oriented business law firm, whose expertise is focused on assisting companies and investors as well as sponsors and institutional investors in the structuring and management of their projects in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.
Located near the Arc de Triomphe (Paris 8), and with a strong international network, HBE AVOCATS is dedicated to dispute resolution through arbitration and other dispute resolution methods, as well as advice and litigation, in the fields of Business Law, Foreign Investment Law, International Trade Law, Maritime and Transport Law and Ohada Law.
Our firm provides advice and supports the drafting of complex arbitration clauses (i.e. multi-party, multi-contractual arbitration, etc). We assist our clients in the pre-litigation phase of dispute settlement. HBE Avocats supports a clientele of private individuals, companies and States in the settlement of their disputes in commercial and civil matters and represent them before the State Courts and arbitration Tribunals.
Our expertise covers all operations relevant to commercial companies. We offer our clients tailored support from the very beginning of their operations: prerequisites to incorporation- incorporation; registration and legal follow-up; development of the company (i.e. organisation of board meetings and ordinary or extraordinary general meetings, approval of accounts, appointment or dismissal of directors, increase or reduction of capital); and the restructuring and privatisation operations.
HBE Avocats has proven expertise in advising clients in the key areas of OHADA law. Our knowledge of the space and environment of the seventeen member states applying this single business law allows us to be well-positioned to assist local or foreign companies currently operating or seeking to set up a business in these countries. Our firm provides structured and insightful support in pursuing a harmonized approach toward the business regulations of the OHADA.
Our firm maintains expertise in the various upstream and downstream institutional actors relevant to transportation companies, ship owners, freight forwards, port operators, railway operators, among others. We intervene in matters related to maritime and multimodal transport law, air law, and land transport law (i.e. road, rail, waterway). Our expertise covers national and international regulations applicable to the various modes of transport, liability of the various participants in the transport chain, forwarding agents, transport insurance, and liability in the event of loss or damage. We also offer dispute prevention mechanisms adapted to international goods transport operations.
The skills and multidisciplinary competences of our team bring together the following approach:
Tailor-made: We strive to identify the needs of our clients and define the problem posed.
Customised: By maintaining the security of your legal and contractual operations at the heart of our work, we develop the appropriate strategy needed to resolve the issues at hand.
Optimised: We determine the most favourable approach in terms of costs, while considering the possibility of an Alternative Dispute Settlement.
Elaborate: We manage each case through a unique step-by-step process in order to reach a satisfactory solution.