Anne C. McKay
A member of the Paris Bar since 1989, Anne McKay is in charge of the corporate department, and provides legal advice to French and foreign, mainly Anglo-Saxon, companies. Her dual nationality and Franco-British culture allows her to advise foreign clients, being large listed group companies or privately-held smaller entities, for their setting-up and development in France, in all sectors of activity, whether regulated or not, and also for all their mergers and acquisitions, external growth transactions, negotiating of commercial contracts, relations with the Administration and all supervisory bodies.
She also advises French clients being mostly small to medium sized firms, for their domestic and international activities.
Anne McKay was educated at Gordonstoun School (Scotland) then at the University of Paris II Assas and the Paris Bar School.
After an internship with the Inspection Department at the Commission des Opérations de Bourse (French stock exchange supervisory body), she started her professional career in London with Manches & Co, before joining the Investment Department of Altus Finance.
Anne McKay is a member of Institut Français des administrateurs (French Institute of Directors) and holds the Company Directors’ Practicing Certificate issued by IFA-Sciences Po.
Patrick D. McKay
A member of the Paris Bar since 1993, Patrick McKay is in charge of the litigation department.
Patrick McKay started his professional career from his very first year at the University of Paris, as a Court clerk with Mssrs Jean & Jean-Jacques Fanet, a law firm specialized in proceedings before the Paris Court of Appeals. This unique experience enabled him to know in depth and understand the inner workings of the Courts of Justice and the part played by the judicial staff, Chamber secretaries, Court clerks, as well as the importance of the human relationship between lawyers and the judicial staff.
Enthused by the specificity of this “judicial world”, he joined Mssrs Jean & Jean-Jacques Fanet after his military service, as an internal clerk.
After a number of years he left his activities at the Court of Appeals, to join McKay & Co. in 1992 to set up the litigation department.
Thanks to his Court experience and his extensive knowledge of civil and commercial procedure, Patrick McKay developed a recognized know how in litigation technique and conflict management strategy, being stated that he will always attempt to promote a practical and common sense resolution of the dispute, even in cases where the dispute is substantial.
Furthermore, in certain litigation cases, according to their nature and specificity, Patrick McKay will not hesitate to work in close cooperation, and full transparency, with other lawyers or specialist partners, in order to achieve his sole target, which is to provide his clients a high value-added service.
Patrick McKay is bilingual in French and English.
A member of the Paris Bar since 2005, Ségolène Thomazeau joined the litigation department of McKay in September 2003.
Having enriched her experience as a litigator with two other law firms, she returned to McKay in January 2009.
Ségolène Thomazeau is in charge of litigation and provides legal advice in the field of commercial, professional and civil leases, to institutional landlords (pension funds, public housing institutions…) and property management companies.
She advises them in the management of their real estate, more particularly on the occasion of disputes with their tenants, disputes with their co-owners, litigation in the course of block or unit sale transactions. She also advises them during the acquisition and sale process, as a qualified representative in real estate transactions (member of AAMTI).
Ségolène Thomazeau also acts in commercial litigation (unfair competition, customer poaching, breach of established commercial relations, contractual liability and tort…), and in employment law matters (employment contracts, employer/employee relations, severance agreements, redundancy, termination of Company managers…) and litigation.
A member of the Paris Bar since 1980, after practising as a legal advisor, Annie Lorton developed an activity centered on providing advice to medium-sized firms and multinational entities, for their industrial/commercial activity in France and abroad.
In this framework she was able to establish long-term relationships with industrial clients in the United States and in Europe.
Annie Lorton is specialized in corporate law, as well as in international and European law.
She advises companies in the structuring and setting-up of their entities.
She provides legal services to companies for their annual corporate requirements, and for their equity capital operations, share issues, acquisitions, mergers, asset purchases, restructuring.
Her activity extends to negotiating, drafting or analyzing contracts, managing domestic or international litigation in commercial or industrial matters, whilst promoting amicable settlements or solutions in the framework of arbitration, when and when possible.
Annie Lorton provides interface services for the French subsidiaries of foreign Groups, with their foreign parent Company.
She relies on a strong network of corresponding firms in a number of foreign countries, where restructuring or development transactions involve cross-border relations.
Her professional career led her to develop several law firms in Paris, including Lafarge, Flécheux, Campana, Le Blevennec where she was a partner, prior to setting up her own firm in 2005, and joining the McKay team in 2013.