Name: Serge Gravel
Firm Name: FLV & Associés
Country: France
Expertise: Arbitration

Telephone: +33 (0)1 58 36 20 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 58 36 20 10

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Professional Biography:

Serge Gravel is our exclusively recommended Arbitration expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Serge directly using the contact details listed above.

Serge, a dual citizen of France and Canada and a member of the Paris Bar and the Province of Québec Bar, is a partner at FLV & Associés, a Paris law firm.

Since 1975, Serge has practiced business law in Paris (France), Montréal (Canada) and Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

His principal fields of expertise include International Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Real Estate Transactions. In connection with International Arbitration, Serge has acted alternately as counsel, legal expert, arbitrator and mediator, both for commercial and financial disputes and for investments disputes involving sovereign States.

He served as a member of the prestigious ICC International Court of Arbitration from 1991 through 1999.

Serge was educated in North America [Harvard Law School, 1974; University of Montréal Law School, 1972], and in Europe [University of Paris II Law School, 1976/77; Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies, 1976].

Firm Overview:

Founded in 1997 FLV & Associés is a firm consisting of lawyers who had previously practiced within law firms with national and international exposure.

FLV & Associés intervenes in most areas of concern of legal entities, be it as advisors or as litigators, both in France and within an international context, in the following areas:

  • company law,
  • general business law,
  • securities law,
  • labour and social security law,
  • intellectual property, new technology and IT law,
  • distribution and competition law,
  • real estate and infrastructures,
  • banking and finance law,
  • transport, aviation and maritime law,
  • criminal business law,
  • criminal labour law,
  • tax law, corporate and personal taxation, international taxation.

FLV & Associés advises small and medium-size businesses as well as large public companies or investors, floated and non-floated, and private companies either French or foreign. The firm acts as counsel, defender or attorney of company clients or as the case may be, of their executive officers or shareholders.

The partners of the firm aim to develop long-term relationships with our clients and we make it a point to provide them with personalised services, with a team of qualified, attentive and responsive lawyers.

Our approach is foremost as general commercial lawyers, each of whom relies on a particular area of expertise and experience.

Our firm advises clients in connection with the conception of the structure, the negotiation and the setting up of complex projects or transactions, such as external growth operations or raising up equity and furthermore ensure a regular representation of the clients before all French courts and arbitral panels. We also advise clients regarding management issues that may arise in the ordinary course of business.

Each brief is handled by a partner who, depending on the needs of the client and the case, assembles a team of partners and lawyers with complementary expertise In order to ensure a prompt response and to provide adequate solutions.

All of the Firm’s lawyers are competent as legal advisors and litigators as these two aspects of practice are complementary both in terms legal skills and culture. The regular practice of a judicial activity allows a better anticipation of conflicts in contract negotiations and facilitates drafting of contract which thus benefits from the experience of litigations. A rigorous approach and the quest to be exhaustive, are at the core of the activity of legal advising, and an asset in ligation.