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Louis de Gaulle
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Operations Division: The transactional and litigation activities of the Operations Division cover industrial and commercial activities and more generally clients’ operations (sourcing, sales, promotions, concessions and public procurement contracts) and the defence and optimisation of their immaterial assets.
Firm partner, Louis de Gaulle is involved in matters requiring diverse and extensive legal experience both in litigation and transactions. He regularly appears before civil, administrative and arbitration courts. Louis de Gaulle’s legal strategy acumen and innovative capacity in the management of cases is praised by his clients. He specialises in intellectual property, new technologies, commercial law and public law. He is a certified specialist in Intellectual Property and Commercial Law at the Paris Bar and lectures on Intellectual Property at Sceaux University (chaired by Pr Sirinelli). Louis de Gaulle regularly authors articles on intellectual property, new technologies and competition law and is also a member of the Club des Juristes (French legal think tank) within the Digital Commission.
Louis de Gaulle was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1993. International Intellectual and Artistic Property Association (ALAI); International Trademark Association (INTA).
Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Intellectual, Artistic and Industrial Property Law (Paris-II University, 1989); Master's degree in Business and Tax Law (Paris-II University, 1988).
Media and entertainment
Within: Media and entertainment
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés provides an ‘excellent level of service’ and gives ‘quick and thorough answers’ in the audiovisual sector, where it advises leading French and US broadcasters, as well as top television producers. The firm also advises clients such as 20th Century Fox and Paramount on movie production. The practice is headed by Louis de Gaulle, Julien Horn, Serge Lederman, Frank Valentin and Charles-Edouard Renault, who has ‘an excellent understanding of the intricacies of copyright law and is well versed in the issues faced by international companies’. Georgie Courtois was promoted to partner. The firm also advises major sports event organisers and sport federations. It assisted the World Equestrian Games with the organisation of its 2014 world championship. Key figures in the team include the ‘creative and very well connected’ Jean-François Vilotte, who is especially recommended for sensitive matters, and senior counsel Rhadamès Killy, who is ‘competent and has ‘a great knowledge of sport and commercial law’. The practice was reinforced by the recruitment of Paris and Brussels Bar member and former professional football player Thierry Granturco.
France: Industry focus
Healthcare and life sciences
Within: Healthcare and life sciences
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés fields ‘excellent’ lawyers that ‘remain focused on their clients’ objectives’. The team assists manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotech products. The regulatory and patent practice is particularly strong, while product liability is another active area. Transactional work included assisting Takara Bio with the acquisition of Cellectis AB. Key figures in the team include Jean-Marie Job, who is one of the market’s top regulatory experts, Louis de Gaulle and Valérie Lafarge-Sarkozy. The practice hired Blandine Fauran.
France: Intellectual property
Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Within: Trade marks, designs and copyrights
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés assists renowned international retailers and handles cases before the French courts and OHIM. The practice also has a strong practice in acting for leading US audiovisual studios. Key figures in the team include Louis de Gaulle, who is praised for his ‘tenacity and his fine legal analysis’, as well as Julien Horn, Frank Valentin and Charles-Edouard Renault, who has ‘an excellent understanding of the intricacies of copyright law and is well versed in the issues faced by international companies’.