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Gowling WLG

38 AVENUE DE L'OPÉRA, 75002 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 42 99 35 00
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Fax +33 1 42 99 35 01
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Web:
www.gowlingwlg.com

France

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 3

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG has ‘strong PPP expertise’ and stands out for its ‘practical advice and excellent availability’. The five-lawyer team is recommended for large and complex public sector projects. It advises sponsors, as well as various banks and local government entities. The practice is involved in landmark high-speed internet projects and notably advised Altitude Infrastructure on a €500m high-speed internet network project in the Alsace Region. The team also advised on road and university projects such as assisting the Occitanie and Nouvelle Aquitaine regions with the grand projet ferroviaire du Sud-Ouest rail infrastructure project. Urban planning law and property development projects are also areas of expertise. Société du Grand Paris, CDC, Lyon Metropole and SFR are also clients. The team is led by ‘experts’ Jérôme Pentecoste, whose ‘high-level expertise, ability and pragmatism’ are real assets, and Emmanuel Paillard.

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

Gowling WLG

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Employment
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Gowling WLG

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Project finance
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Gowling WLG

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Real estate
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Gowling WLG

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Tax
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Gowling WLG

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France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Gowling WLG

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France: Intellectual property

Trade marks, designs and copyright
Trade marks, designs and copyright - ranked: tier 2

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG ‘is well equipped to assist with any intellectual property matter regardless of its scale’ and the ‘impeccable’ Philippe Rousseau ‘is very accessible and swift in delivering straightforward and sound advice’; he recently advised Estée Lauder on the sale of its company to prestige fragrance brand Kilian, and represented a European manufacturer in a claim against a French competitor on the grounds of the copying of its product packaging and website. In other work, dispute resolution expert Céline Bey assisted a luxury cosmetics brand with a trade mark dispute. The firm’s client roster also includes household names in the automotive and life sciences sectors.

Next generation lawyers

Céline Bey - Gowling WLG

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