The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
57 AVENUE D'IENA, CS 11610, 75773 PARIS CEDEX 16, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 53 57 71 71
Fax:
Fax +33 1 53 57 71 70
Email:
Web:
www.de-pardieu.com

Barbara Levy

Tel:
Work +33 (0)1 53 57 71 71
Email:
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

Work Department

Dispute Resolution - IP/IT & Distribution

Position

Barbara Levy has a recognized practice in the fields of industrial litigation, intellectual property law, distribution law and, more generally, business law. She advises and represents French and foreign companies in various sectors (telecommunications, luxury goods, energy).

Career

Prior to joining the firm in 2009 as a partner, she was a partner at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson (2005-2008) and Veil Jourde (1992-2005).

Languages

French, English.

Member

She is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and of the International Bar Association.

Education

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1990, she holds an advanced degree (DEA) in international private law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, with a specialization in international commercial arbitration.


France

EU, competition and distribution

Within: EU, competition and distribution

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei¬†fields three dedicated EU and French competition partners as well as¬†Barbara Levy,¬†who specialises in distribution and IP matters. Especially noted for its contentious antitrust practice, the group also recently handled high-profile merger clearance mandates, state aid issues, and pricing and product regulation matters.¬†Philippe Guibert¬†heads the department and recently teamed up with¬†Emmanuel Durand¬†to notify the FCA of the acquisition of Unilever's baking and dessert business in France by Dr Oetker. On the contentious front,¬†Laure Givry¬†is currently acting on a series of follow-on damage claims arising from a high-profile cartel decision, and is representing a French company in its appeal against an FCA decision. Levy acted for Valeo before the Paris Court of Appeal in a claim against an Iranian company regarding a supply disruption. La√ętitia Gavoty Tolot¬†was recently promoted to counsel and collaborated with Guibert to advise Batipart as shareholder of Eurosic on the latter's sale of 94.8% of its share capital to Gecina and the associated antitrust elements. Other key clients include Booking.com, the Gascogne Group and EDF.

[back to top]

France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

The ‚Äėclient-oriented and committed‚Äô De Pardieu Brocas Maffei¬†draws partners from its various practice areas to deal with a wide variety of cases in addition to having fully dedicated litigators. The firm is instructed by leading banks on sensitive and large-scale banking cases, such as defending Dexia Cr√©dit Local and Cacib in the "toxic loan" cases initiated by local public entities in connection with structured loans and derivative products. It also has experience in insolvency and real estate-related disputes. Finally, the practice is recommended for commercial litigation, international cases and complex shareholders‚Äô disputes and corporate litigation. The firm is representing SCI Iris La D√©fense in a three-party dispute regarding the building of a high-rise tower in La D√©fense, and acted for Porcher Industries in a dispute between shareholders as a result of its takeover by Warwick Capital Partners. Paul Talbourdet, Philippe Dubois¬†and Barbara Levy¬†head the practice. Dominique Lefort¬†is a key name for banking litigation. Patrick Ja√Įs,¬†S√©gol√®ne Coiffet¬†and counsel Simon Le Wita¬†are also recommended. Matthieu Barth√©lemy¬†is now at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associ√©s.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments by:
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

Legal Developments in France

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • CHINA - PERSONAL TAXATION AND SOCIAL SECURITY : CHINESE AND FOREIGN NATIONALS ON AN EQUAL FOOTING

    The People's Republic of China has initiated an overhaul of its social security system, reformed the personal taxation regime and has extended the scope of these laws to foreigners residing in China.
  • MOROCCO TO BECOME THE LEADING FINANCIAL PLACE IN AFRICA

    The Kingdom of Morocco is supporting the ambition of becoming the leading financial place for Africa. In this context, a wave of draft laws is to be passed and implemented within the following months, amongst which, the Law No. 53.08, setting up a new financial authority, and the Law No. 54.08, reforming public offering rules, are of paramount importance to Moroccan and foreign issuers, and financial institutions.
  • ACQUISITIONS IN CHINA : ASSET OR SHARE DEAL?

    The opportunities offered to foreign investors by the Chinese mergers and acquisitions market are increasing every year: in 2010, transactions involving foreign companies came to 60.1 billion euros, an increase of 21.2% compared with 2009. Seen from the West, where markets are declining, all sectors of the Chinese economy seem to be undergoing promising development and the statistics indicate that the Middle Empire will be a lasting springboard for growth.
  • Prime de Partage des Profits

    Le dispositif L’article 1er de la loi de financement rectificative de la Sécurité sociale pour 2011 oblige les sociétés commerciales de 50 salariés et plus, dont les dividendes par part sociale ou par action sont en augmentation par rapport à la moyenne des deux années précédentes, à verser une prime à l’ensemble de leurs salariés
  • BULGARIA MARKET OVERVIEW

    Types of investors The private equity (PE) funds that are active in Bulgaria are not raised or registered in the country. Some Bulgarian PE funds were raised recently, but there are no statistics as to the sources of their funding, their number, the funds that were accumulated, etc.
  • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING COMMITMENTS

    THE PROCEDURE IS CLARIFIED, BUT MAY COMMITMENTS APPLY WITHOUT LIMIT?
  • Landmark decision by French Competition Authority in conditioned LPG case

    cartel case closed after discovery that leniency application was largely based on forgeries and rejection of collective dominant position objection.
  • 2012 supplementary budget

    The second supplementary budget published in the Official Gazette September 19, 2011 provides for two key measures that affect the deferral of tax losses and taxation of capital gains realized on the sale of equity securities .
  • Actualit√© l√©gislative fiscale

    Au del√† des mesures applicables √† l‚Äôensemble des contribuables (telles que la limitation du report des d√©ficits ou la r√©forme du mode de calcul des plus values sur cessions de participations),le plan de r√©duction des d√©ficits annonc√© le 24 ao√Ľt dernier par le gouvernement comprend des mesures qui int√©ressent sp√©cifiquement les acteurs du secteur financier.
  • R√©forme fiscale

    À la une Parmi les mesures annoncées par le Premier Ministre dans le cadre du plan de réduction des déficits, deux d’entre elles sont susceptibles d’affecter de nombreuses entreprises