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August Debouzy

6-8, AVENUE DE MESSINE, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 45 61 51 80
Fax:
Fax +33 1 45 61 51 99
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Web:
www.august-debouzy.com
Brussels , Casablanca , Paris

France

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

August Debouzy

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EU competition and distribution
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

August Debouzy

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

August Debouzy

August Debouzy gives ‘precise, efficient and actionable answers’. The 30-lawyer team is especially recommended for handling collective bargaining, restructuring and other complex matters, and recently advised large French and multinational companies on site closures, strategic M&A and redundancy projects. It assisted Office Depot with restructuring and site closures. The seven-partner team is made up of Emmanuelle Barbara, who gives ‘high-end advice on challenging matters’; Virginie Devos, who is ‘personally committed to her clients’; Fabienne Haas; Marie-Hélène Bensadoun; Philippe Durand; Eric Manca; and Catherine Le Manchec.

Leading individuals

Emmanuelle Barbara - August Debouzy

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Insolvency
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

August Debouzy

August Debouzy’s practice provides ‘an efficient and complementary platform’, which advises leading insurers and industrial groups on regulatory and industrial litigation issues. Allianz and COVEA are clients. The firm is involved in highly strategic matters in the defence and energy sectors. It is notably representing AGCS as the insurer of EDF and ERDF. Alexandra Cohen-Jonathan is recommended.

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Media and entertainment
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August Debouzy

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Mergers and acquisitions
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France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

August Debouzy

August Debouzy is retained by large French and international groups to handle commercial and contractual disputes. The firm is notably defending Orange in a high-end dispute with Numericable. The team is led by strong partners including Carine Dupeyron, Benjamin van Gaver and the ‘responsive and business-orientedMarie Danis, as well as the ‘very smartKami Haeri, who has ‘excellent litigation skills’.

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International arbitration
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August Debouzy

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White-collar crime
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August Debouzy

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France: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences
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IT, telecoms and the internet
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France: Intellectual property

Patents
Intellectual property: patents - ranked: tier 2

August Debouzy

August Debouzy’s ‘very proactive’ nine-lawyer team is ‘there 24/7 and always finds a solution’. The practice is particularly strong in the healthcare area, where it is handling pan-European litigation for clients such as Teva. The firm also acts for leading telecoms clients, including Orange. The team successfully represented Ericsson in a dispute with High Point. Other active sectors include energy, defence and research and development. The team is headed by Grégoire Desrousseaux and ‘brilliant European patent lawyerFrançois Pochart.

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Trade marks, designs and copyrights
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