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Jean-Jacques Uettwiller

Partner
Offices / Paris office / Casablanca office / Brussels office / Africa Desk

Who am I?

Following a career in the private sector and in law firms, I founded UGGC Avocats – with other lawyers – in 1993.

From the onset, my foremost speciality is the law of company transfers (what some posers call M&A), providing advice or assisting with litigation, but also deal with the management of the personal assets of wealthy families and I am involved in arbitration, international in particular.

I am also involved in professional associations and organisations (ACE…) and I am currently President of the UIA.

 

UGGC and I

After many years I still enjoy doing my job as a lawyer with the same pleasure because it is different from other jobs in that you can deal with a case from start to finish.

This is probably a satisfaction which is common to all lawyers but what I am personally proud of, apart from creating this firm, is to meet former interns, 10 or 20 years on, and to hear them say what pleasure they had working with us.

 

My practice

I am particularly involved in the agri-food and public work sectors, but my job encompasses a much broader area than these sectors.  In fact, my practice is both international and multidisciplinary at the same time since it covers international arbitration as well as transactions governed by OHADA law or more traditional transactions of business law.

Rankings

Legal 500 Morocco 2021 – UGGC & Associés ranked in 4 categories!

UGGC & Associés is honored to be ranked among the top law firms in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 – Morocco guide in the 4 categories listed below: Commercial, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions law. Analysis of Legal 500: « UGGC & Associés has a growing workload of M&A, PPP, private equity and competition law […]

Palmarès du Droit 2021 – UGGC wins the Silver Trophy in Mergers & Acquisition!

UGGC Law Firm is honored to have received the Silver Trophy in Mergers & Acquisition: transactions > €50 million at the 9th edition of the Palmarès du Droit organized by Le Monde du Droit in partnership with the French Association of Corporate Lawyers (AFJE).   A true barometer of the profession, the Palmarès du Droit […]

Leaders League 2021 – UGGC Law firm, ranked in 4 categories in Litigation & Arbitration

UGGC is proud to be ranked among the best law firms in the 2021 edition of the guide Leaders League in Litigation & Arbitration. The firm is ranked : Excellent in commercial litigation Excellent in financial litigation & equity investments Highly recommended in corporate criminal law Highly recommended in international arbitration Click on the links […]

Best Lawyers 2020 – UGGC teams awarded Best Lawyers in 16 practices

UGGC teams awarded ” Best Lawyers Honorees ” in France by the magazine Best Lawyers, Global Business Edition 2020 in: Arbitration and Mediation Competition / Antitrust Law Employee Benefits Law European Union Law Health Care Law Immigration Law Information Technology Law Insolvency and Reorganization Law Investment Labor and Employment Law Litigation Media Law Mergers and […]

Leaders League 2021 – UGGC ranked in 4 categories in Africa and Morocco

UGGC is pleased to be ranked and recognized in 4 categories among the best law firms in Africa and Morocco in the 2021 edition of the guide Leaders League. The UGGC Africa Desk is ranked: Strong reputation in corporate, mergers and acquisitions Strong reputation in project finance Renowned practice in international arbitration and litigation   […]

Legal 500 2020 – The UGGC Casablanca office, ranked in dispute resolution

The UGGC Casablanca office is proud to be ranked band 3 among the best law firms in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 guide in dispute resolution.   Quote from Legal 500: « UGGC & Associés enters the ranking due to the experience of key partners Ali Bougrine and Laurent Sablé in litigation and arbitration. The group increasingly handles […]

Legal 500 2020 – The UGGC Casablanca office, ranked in Project and Public Law

The UGGC Casablanca office is proud to be ranked band 3 among the best law firms in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 guide in Project and Public Law.   Quote from Legal 500: « UGGC & Associés is best known for its work on joint venture transactions and PPP projects. The firm is currently assisting a […]

Legal 500 2020 – The UGGC Casablanca office, ranked in Tourism and Real Estate

The UGGC Casablanca office is proud to be ranked band 3 among the best law firms in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 guide in Tourism and Real Estate.   Quote from Legal 500: « At UGGC & Associés, the corporate lawyer Ali Bougrine handles complex real estate matters. He recently advised a major international […]



Career

  • Former President, Foreign Investments Commission, UIA - 2017
  • Member of the Bar Council - 2012-2014
  • Member, Board, Conseil National des Barreaux - 2006-2008
  • President of the Prospective Commission of Conseil National des Barreaux (National Bars Council) - 2003-2005
  • Honorary President, Association des Avocats Conseils d’Entreprise (ACE) - 2004
  • Former President, Foreign Investments Commission, UIA - 1996-2002
  • Partner and cofounder of UGGC Law Firm - 1993
  • Partner, Berlioz & Co - 1987-1993
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar - 1986
  • General counsel, Bongrain Group - 1982-1986
  • General counsel, Groupe Revillon - 1975-1982
  • Senior executive officer, Société Nancéienne et Varin Bernier - 1970-1975
  • Certificates of Specialisation: Corporate Law and Tax Law
  • Expert IFEJI (Institut Français d'Experts Juridiques Internationaux)
  • Postgraduate Degree (DES) in Civil Law
  • Laureate, Paris X-Nanterre Law School
  • ICC Arbitrator