Vincent Varet and Xavier Près co-lead the book publishing team at VARET PRÈS KILLY, which has ‘remarkable knowledge of the sector’ and draws on the wider firm's strength in intellectual property. It works with clients, predominantly authors and illustrators, on matters involving the expansion of intellectual property across various mediums beyond books; disputes between collaborators; and alleged infringements of copyright. It is also adept in advising at the pre-litigation stage.
Media and entertainment: Book publishers in France
Xavier Près; Vincent Varet
‘The publishing sector has specific needs, both technical and diplomatic. There are very few firms that master these needs, but this firm has shown knowledge, experience and technical ability in this sector that are very rare. On a daily basis, the team was available and responsive, but it is on the mastery of their subject that distinguishes this firm.’
‘Xavier Près showed remarkable knowledge of our sector in our work with him. He was available, responsive, diplomatic, and gave very good advice.’
‘Vincent Varet stands out for his speed, responsiveness, availability, humour, patience, benevolence, clarity in explanations, precision, reliability, recommendations and quality of advice, as well as his transparency and excellent consideration of, and adaptation to, our business needs.’
Centre national du Livre
Vercken & Gaullier
Vercken & Gaullier‘s book publishing team is co-led by Florence Gaullier, who has particular experience of advisory and litigious copyright work, and Edouard Mille and Gilles Vercken. It predominantly assists its longstanding clients with various contractual matters including the drafting and negotiation of copyright agreements. It often deals with book publishings international in scope. Senior associate Garance Dussausaye provides additional support.
Florence Gaullier; Edouard Mille; Gilles Vercken
Other key lawyers:
Syndicat National de l’Edition (SNE)
- Assisting a major player in the legal publishing sector on the drafting of partnership agreements.
- Assisting Groupe Bayard in several copyright matters in the field of book publishing activities.