Exponens group continues to grow by acquiring a law firm

Published on February 18, 2021

Exponens, an independent auditing, accounting and consulting group among the leading firms in Paris area, has joined forces with Quentin & Avocats to set up Exponens Avocats. This new entity, specializing in business law, complements the usual pre-existing relationships that Exponens maintains with other law firms.

New synergies thanks to a multi-disciplinary practice

After the recent development of Exponens in the insurance industry with Exponens Solutions (risk management consulting) and Aprécialis (actuarial consulting), the creation of Exponens Avocats opens the way to new synergies. Exponens Avocats will provide support to Exponens clients (VSEs, SMEs, mid-sized companies, subsidiaries of groups, startups, charity organizations, entrepreneurs) in the areas of commercial, corporate, social, and tax law, for advisory as well as litigation issues.

Today, Exponens Avocats’ clients already benefit from a range of services covering accounting and audit issues, wealth management, support for the growth of their business and advice when they are facing financial difficulties.

Together, lawyers and chartered accountants of Exponens group join their expertise within the framework of a global offer to companies and economic players.

"We are delighted to now offer to business leaders a wide range of services helping them to optimize their activities throughout the life cycle of their organization, while meeting their legal obligations" says Frédéric Lafay, Chairman of Exponens.

The legal organisation of Exponens Avocats will rapidly evolve towards an inter-bar organisation: now registered with the Versailles’ Bar, the entity will soon be registered with the Paris’ Bar and, eventually, with all the bars where Exponens is present in the Paris area.

A jointly owned legal firm

According to Thierry Quentin, Managing Partner of Quentin & Avocats "Our jointly owned legal firm with Exponens group is logical: we have developed a relationship of trust for many years and shared the same professional and human values".

The setup of entities between mid-size law firms and accounting firms is a confirmed trend. Clients, seeking to optimize their exchanges with their advisers, often favour a single point of contact for all their services: more and more cross-disciplinary matters require working with legal, tax and financial teams, for example for mergers and acquisitions. In the years to come, multi-disciplinary entities will grow up considerably.