Nicolas Faguer - McDermott Will & Emery


Nicolas Faguer focuses his practice on complex litigation, in particular in company law including conflicts between shareholders in post-acquisition litigation. He also has a wealth of experience in commercial litigation, as well as in pre-litigation matters, and in various form of alternative dispute resolution matters.

Nicolas has represented several renowned insurers, audit firms, investment funds in connection with media litigation. He has defended many companies over the years in diverse industries such as telecom, pharmaceutical, IT services, energy and nursing homes.


  • Advising a social security market leader following alleged unfair competition
  • Advising a renowned investment fund on its defense regarding the validity of a restructuring operation
  • Advising a leader in international anti-vibration systems following the termination of an agency agreement
  • Advising a market leading nursing home provider in international arbitration proceedings arising from breach of representations and warranties of a share purchase agreement
  • Advising a leading high technology consulting and engineering company on a dispute relating to unfair competition
  • Advising an investment fund in its defense regarding the breach of a management package
  • Advising a medical tech company in a dispute against an alternative finance provider
  • Advising a leading agribusiness group regarding commercial litigation and pre-litigation with large-scale distribution companies
  • Advising an industrial cosmetic producer group in an unfair competition and product liability dispute
  • Advising an investment bank accused of misrepresentations in the course of the sale of a company
  • Advising a leading group in the water sector on its defense in a class action relating to alleged pollution
  • Advising a fruits and vegetables company on a dispute regarding industrial construction
  • Advising a med tech company on a dispute against an investment bank
  • Advising an international agricultural cooperative in a corporate litigation dispute concerning breach of representations and warranties of the share purchase agreement
  • Advising a French industrial group on pre-litigation proceedings regarding the performance of a research and development project
  • Advising the managing director of an investment fund in his defense of alleged misrepresentations
  • Advising a broadcasting group in a dispute with a national soccer league*
  • Advising a company specialized in the sale of e-tickets in a litigation proceeding following a judgement by a national competition authority*
  • Advising a potato breeder in an international litigation regarding the termination of a distribution agreement*
  • Advising an industrial cosmetic product manufacturers’ group in relation to a sudden break in their established business relationship with a distributor*
  • Advising a geospatial products manufacturer in a dispute relating to an alleged faulty product*
  • Advising a renewable energy company in several disputes regarding the construction of several photovoltaic plants*

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott


  • The Best Lawyers in France, Litigation, 2024
  • Chambers Europe, France: Litigation, 2023-2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, 2022-2024
  • Magazine Décideurs, Business Litigation, Excellent, 2021

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University Paris Descartes, DESS, 1997