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Social and Solidarity Economy

The Social and Solidarity Economy addresses important issues at stake in our society. It places human beings at the heart of the debates and is based on the principles of solidarity and responsibility that are important to us.

We have seen the development of this economy over several decades, which gives us a detailed understanding of the particularities of each of the organizations that compose it: associations, large federations of associations, Livre II or Livre III mutual insurance companies, foundations, endowment funds, trade unions, cooperatives, collective interest cooperative societies (SCIC), etc.

We advise you in your restructuring operations: mergers, demergers, creation of subsidiaries, pooling of resources, and formation of groups.

We assist you with all your legal issues, in particular statutory reforms, and recognition of public utility or conflicts between managers.

We have also developed corporate expertise for complementary health insurance organizations, Livre II mutual insurance companies, mutual insurance companies and provident institutions.

We have particular expertise in the health, social and medico-social, youth and popular education sectors.

SECTORS OF ACTIVITY

  • Drafting and amendment of articles of associations
  • Applications for public utility recognition
  • Organizational governance and executive compensation
  • Restructuring by way of merger, demerger or partial contribution of assets
  • Setting up subsidiaries
  • Pooling of resources
  • Business model thinking
  • Reflection on the different modes of resources
    – Volunteering,
    – Patronage,
    – Public resources,
    – Employment aids,
    – Resources for gainful activities, etc.
  • Support in applications for miscellaneous approvals and operating permits
  • Guidance in all procedures with the ACPR (Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution).
    – Application for approval, portfolio transfer,
    – Declaration of directors,
    – Reporting,
    – Pre-litigation and litigation
  • Litigation in all these areas

Practical case

Assistance to an important group in the field of integration:

  • Reorganization of the flows linking the different entities making up the group (a national network of associations and internal financing institutions).
  • Drafting of contracts adapted to each entity.
  • Management of legal and social issues, tax constraints, prudential data as well as banking and public law aspects

Dawid Hymczak

Of counsel

Charles Dubreuil

Associate

Thierry Guillois

Partner