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Aramis

9 RUE SCRIBE, 75009 PARIS, FRANCE
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Brussels, Paris

France

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 4

Aramis

Headed by the ‚Äėvery knowledgeable‚Äô Etienne Amblard, Aramis' two-lawyer team has strong public law contract expertise. Representing public and private sector clients, the practice is advising on major projects in the transport and telecoms sectors. It is notably assisting Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin with the eponymous railway tunnel projects, as well as French Polynesia's Post and Telecoms Office (OPT) with the awarding of the Manatua project, consisting in the setting up of an international high-capacity submarine cable system in the Pacific. Litigation is also a strong feature of the practice, which is handling several disputes. SNCF Mobilit√©s, the City of Paris and Egis Airport Operation are clients.

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EU, competition and distribution
EU, competition and distribution - ranked: tier 3

Aramis

Aramis handles a high volume of merger control mandates and FCA investigations into anticompetitive practices. Mireille Dany is an expert in the field of distribution law and recently acted for a leading retailer on the setting up of a new internal buying organisation at the European and local level; she also advised on the competition and consumer law aspects of the development of a travel agency in Belgium and Italy. On the competition law side, Aurélien Condomines is currently representing XPO in the 'messenger cartel' case before the FCA, and acts for clients such as Hippocampe and Sakare. Associates Pierre Galmiche and Hortense Gautier are also key names to note.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Aramis

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France: Dispute resolution

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

Aramis

Aramis is instructed by many leading French companies, including several blue-chip corporations in the energy sector. The firm handles corporate and commercial disputes including sensitive litigation and international arbitration cases. The practice also advises on some industrial cases. Cédric de Pouzilhac  is highly recommended. Aurélien Condomines and Benjamin May are also key contacts.

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France: Industry focus

Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet
Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet - ranked: tier 2

Aramis

Aramis provides the full range of both litigation and advisory services under the leadership of Benjamin May; in recent highlights, the firm handled the negotiation of agreements with major banks, IT projects and data privacy compliance. Assisted by associate David Roche, May recently acted for Wirecard on the negotiation of a master agreement and several application contracts with Crédit Agricole for the procurement of multi-jurisdictional payment platforms. He also assisted Carrefour with the migration of its internal messaging services to a cloud-based system, which involved questions of data privacy and cybersecurity. On the contentious side, competition specialist Aurélien Condomines was part of the team which advised a major global financial institution on pre-litigation matters in a dispute with a major French IT infrastructure provider arising from the potential reduction of the latter's role in the client's new globalised structure.

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France: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: Patents
Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 3

Aramis

Aramis' Benjamin May recently handled multi-jurisdictional patent litigation proceedings in the food, cosmetics, technology, pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors, as well as the management of patent portfolios. Teoxane appointed the group to handle a multi-jurisdictional dispute in Switzerland, Belgium, France and Monaco arising from the infringement of a patent and the misappropriation of know-how; this matter also involved a series of notifications before national regulatory health bodies. Associates David Roche and Louis Jestaz are also key names to note within the practice.

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Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs
Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs - ranked: tier 4

Aramis

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