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DS Avocats

6 RUE DURET, 75116 PARIS, FRANCE
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France

Administrative and public law
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

DS Avocats

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EU, competition and distribution
EU, competition and distribution - ranked: tier 4

DS Avocats

The competition and distribution offering at DS Avocats is headed by a team of four partners including Michel Dubroux ‘who can customise his services to suit the needs of the client’ and newly promoted partner Romain Bourgade. Advising a client roster that spreads across a vast range of industry sectors and includes industry heavyweights such as SNCF, EDF and Eiffage, the team is particularly active in deregulated industries and complements its competition and distribution expertise with strong knowledge in public law. Additionally to various distribution mandates, the team was recently involved in some of the French market’s most significant cartel proceedings and state aid matters. Sandra Dorizon, Xavier Lacaze and of counsel Jean-Louis Lesquins are other names to note.

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Employment
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

DS Avocats

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

DS Avocats

DS Avocats often advises in the context of M&A and site acquisitions. The 20-lawyer team has strong litigation expertise and is led by Frédéric Lévy, Patricia Martin, Yvon Martinet, Laura Ceccarelli-Le Guen, as well as recently promoted partners Gwladys Beauchet and Grégory Gutierrez . Arnaud Constant handles environmental criminal law issues.

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 4

DS Avocats

DS Avocats handles prevention and insolvency cases. The firm regularly assists Chinese investors and notably advised Yonsheng on its acquisition of Desseilles. Martine Zervudacki-Farnier, Thomas Obajtek, Jean-Charles Gancia and Hu Xinyu are the key contacts.

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France: Banking and finance

Bank regulatory
Banking and finance: Bank regulatory - ranked: tier 2

DS Avocats

DS Avocats handles contentious and non-contentious matters across a large array of regulatory sectors, with Fintech, digital banking and crypto-finance key areas of focus. Frédéric Bellanca has ‘a strong knowledge of market infrastructures’ and is noted for his ‘technical strength in both securities and cash systems’, his ‘analytical ability’ and his ‘very good connections with French regulators’. Recent work includes acting for a CAC 40 company on a public consultation launched by the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) regarding an exception to the licensing requirement for payment institutions as set out in two European directives.

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France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

DS Avocats

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France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the Internet
Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the Internet - ranked: tier 3

DS Avocats

DS Avocats’ expertise extends to contractual negotiations and IT projects in heavily regulated industry sectors such as healthcare, fintech and insurance. The names to note are Arnaud Tessalonikos and counsel Gacia Kazandijan, who is responsible for the firm’s Canadian desk. On the contentious front, the team provided pre-litigation advice to clients involved in disputes pertaining to questions of regulatory compliance and infringement rights; counsel work revolves mainly around the negotiation and amendment of agreements, the drafting of data privacy policies and the development of e-commerce structures.

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France: Intellectual property

Trade marks, designs and copyright
Trade marks, designs and copyright - ranked: tier 3

DS Avocats

The intellectual property practice at DS Avocats handles both portfolio management and litigation work for clients such as SNCF, Nature & Découverte and Pages Jaunes. Recent work highlights include advising new client Musée du Louvre on the management of its trade mark portfolio, particularly in the build-up to the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and assisting EDF with its partnership agreement with television channel M6 and the French Football Federation. On the contentious side, the team handled both trade mark and copyright infringement litigation. Catherine Verneret and Bertrand Potot were recently joined by sports and media law specialist Thierry Granturco from De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés.

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