Firm Profile > Coblence Avocats > Paris, France

Coblence Avocats
75017 PARIS

Employment Tier 3

Coblence Avocats has great staff resources and expertise thanks to an experienced 12-lawyer team which advises major French and international companies, including high-profile media and telecoms corporations. The firm handles collective and individual work. Recently, it notably assisted clients with the establishment of a new social and economic work council (CSE) and advised on mass redundancy and reorganisation projects. The individual employment law expertise is also very strong, notably through Chantal Giraud-van Gaver, whose expertise in strategic matters is highly sought after by high-profile CEOs, executives and managers. The firm also represents companies in sensitive disputes initiated by managers and journalists, and also handles harassment litigation. Elisabeth Laherre, Catherine Davico-Hoarau, Laurent Guardelli and Martine Riou are all excellent lawyers.


‘Laurent Guardelli has a long track record of dealing with sensitive matters and has excellent academic knowledge.’

‘Elisabeth Laherre has great technique and is practical. She is always available and committed to assist clients in difficult situations and to fight for them.’

Key clients


George V

Alcatel Submarine Networks


Althea Healthcare Group



Allianz Vie

Mercedes Benz


Clear Channel

France Télévisions


France Médias Monde

Radio France

Mergers and acquisitions Tier 5

Coblence Avocats 

Practice head(s):


‘Highly pragmatic, very efficient and excellent quality. They are much better value for price than many other firms.’

Multi-skilled and close relationship between the teams. Ideal operation for a ‘deal-team.’

Key clients












The firm: Coblence avocats is a law firm dedicated to business law created in 1984.

The firm’s founding concept, which has become its leitmotiv, is to assist its clientele of companies, entrepreneurs and D&O to tackle the legal challenges of their markets over the long term.

With about 45 lawyers today, Coblence avocats decided to pursue sustained and managed growth to perpetuate its customised partnership approach with its clients by offering a complete and consistent range of know-how and experience.

Built and managed on entrepreneurial principles, the firm offers a pragmatic, tailored and innovative approach and strives to provide added value in all matters.

In order to deliver the best legal solution, lawyers works on a daily basis with other departments and with a network of professional partners.

All these factors have led many clients to engage the firm in complex, sensitive and high-stakes cases.

Areas of practice: 

Employment: Coblence avocats provides both advisory and litigation services to French and international companies on all aspects of individual and collective employment and labour law issues. The firm has also developed special know-how in assisting executives, employees and officers, particularly with the implementation of management packages working alongside the corporate department.

Corporate: Coblence avocats advises a varied clientele: – companies, shareholders, entrepreneurs, investment funds and family offices – on a wide range of transactions (mergers, reorganisations, joint ventures and sales) including cross-border transactions. Its expertise is also highly recommended in corporate governance issues and distressed M&A.

Tax: Coblence avocats provides legal solutions on various issues related to wealth management, profit-sharing and management packages to companies, managers and individuals as well as investment funds, family offices, etc. Its expertise includes an advanced expertise in tax litigation matters.

IP-IT and communication: Coblence avocats has developed significant, recognised advisory and litigation experience in the areas of intellectual property and information technology and provides advice to a varied clientele: SSII, ad agency, retailers from diversified sectors (health, event, fooding, medtech).

Real estate and construction: Coblence avocats has an extensive knowledge of real estate law (leases, construction, urban planning, and sales) for both advisory and litigation services. Its assists all real estate professionals (institutional, social landlords, private and public project owners, developers, construction companies, etc) including in the context of legal and administrative litigation.

Restructuring: Coblence avocats possesses a strong and diverse practice in the field of prevention and handling of company difficulties, be it in the matter of advice in restructuring or litigation during insolvency proceedings. The restructuring/insolvency team enjoys multidisciplinary skills.

Business litigation: Coblence avocats relies on a leading recognized practice in the field of business litigation and assists clients at all stages of legal disputes, from pre-trial advice to defence before the French and European courts, up to the implementation of court decisions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment Chantal Giraud-van Gaver
Employment Elisabeth Laherre
Employment Laurent Guardelli
Employment Catherine Davico-Hoarau
Employment Martine Riou
Corporate Alexandre Brugière
Corporate Ludovic Dorès
Corporate Pierre-Antoine Dubecq
Restructuring Benjamin Magnet
Restructuring Ludovic Dorès
IP-IT and communication Mélanie Erber
Real estate and construction Anne-Dominique Bousquet
Real estate and construction Frederic Coppinger
Business litigation Benjamin Magnet
Business litigation Ludovic Dorès
Corporate Marion Fabre
Tax Alexandre Polak
Photo Name Position Profile
 Anne-Dominique Bousquet  photo Anne-Dominique Bousquet Anne-Dominique Bousquet has extensive experience in real-estate law. She has developed special…
 Alexandre Brugière  photo Alexandre Brugière Alexandre Brugière is specialized in equity transactions and advises companies in all…
 Frédéric Coppinger  photo Frédéric Coppinger Frédéric Coppinger advises and defends a clientele consisting of real estate professionals,…
 Catherine Davico-Hoarau  photo Catherine Davico-Hoarau Catherine Davico-Hoarau assists companies with the legal aspects of human resources management.…
 Ludovic Dorès  photo Ludovic Dorès Ludovic Dorès advises companies and executives on all aspects of their transactions…
 Pierre-Antoine Dubecq  photo Pierre-Antoine Dubecq Pierre-Antoine Dubecq’s practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions and related transactions…
Mrs Mélanie Erber  photo Mrs Mélanie Erber Mélanie Erber advises the firm’s clients on intellectual property rights issues (trademarks,…
 Marion Fabre  photo Marion Fabre Marion Fabre focuses her practice in private equity transactions. She assists her…
 Chantal Giraud-van Gaver  photo Chantal Giraud-van Gaver Chantal Giraud-van Gaver has acquired unique expertise in employment and labor law…
 Laurent Guardelli  photo Laurent Guardelli Laurent Guardelli advises companies and top executives on relations with employees, personnel…
 Elisabeth Laherre  photo Elisabeth Laherre Elisabeth Laherre works with a clientele of French and international companies on…
 Benjamin Magnet  photo Benjamin Magnet Benjamin Magnet specializes in debt restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, both advising clients…
 Alexandre Polak  photo Alexandre Polak Alexandre Polak regularly advises both French and international companies on their tax…
 Martine Riou  photo Martine Riou 1990: Admitted to the Paris Bar
Number of lawyers : 45
Other offices : Paris