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UGGC Avocats
47, RUE DE MONCEAU
75008 PARIS
France

Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 1

The merger of UGGC Avocats and Aturquoise in July 2020 brought the strength in copyright matters of Anne-Marie Pecoraro's and senior counsel Rodolphe Boissau's to the practice. Helmed by Pecoraro in conjunction with Elisabeth Logeais and Corinne Khayat, the team now enjoys considerably enhanced participation in the luxury goods, entertainment, culture, media and non-profit sectors, in addition to its existing IP strength. The experience of former Aturquoise duo Logeais and Khayat in cross-border matters fits well with the firm's international outlook and its offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Additionally, clients benefit from the team's experience in anti-piracy work, including online anti-counterfeiting measures, and the expertise derived of a lengthy track-record which includes work for creators as much as for producers and brands.

Other key lawyers:

Rodolphe Boissau

Key clients

Diego et Alberto Giacometti succession

Cité de la musique Philharmonie de Paris

Springer Elsevier

Gustavo Lins

Kendell

Frédéric Lyphoudt Archikonsol Project

Sophie Djerlal

Chloé Saada

Tornika

Mayssa Issa

Leonor Scherrer

Zahia Dehar

Fondation Elyx

Meriem Bouderbala

Passions Productions

Media and entertainment: Music Tier 1

UGGC Avocats' merger with ATurquoise has strengthened the department's position in the music sector, in particular with the arrival of 'top media and entertainment lawyer' Anne-Marie Pecoraro. The practice represents studios, labels, performers and live show producers in the industry, with particular strength in audiovisual, regulatory, competition and financing law.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The work was completed very quickly and they were always available to us even though we are only a small client.

Anne-Marie Pecoraro was always available and did a fantastic job.

Anne-Marie Pecoraro is a top media and entertainment lawyer that I always enjoy working with. She has in-depth knowledge of copyright law.

Anne-Marie Pecoraro had in-depth knowledge of the field and is highly recommended.

Key clients

Jean Paul Gaultier

Cité de la musique Philharmonie de Paris

Leonor  Scherrer

Cross over Prod, Mayssa Issa

DiscAmbiance Michel Pruvot

Kendell

Le Reservoir de Mary de Vivo

Continental productions

Mako, LeSonDesVilles, NoSonic

Tornika / Cliq Digital (streaming)

Maylin

360 Paris Music Factory

Katch Music

Administrative and public law Tier 2

UGGC Avocats has a large and experienced team that has gained the trust of which many leading public and private sector companies, including major governmental financial institutions such as Bpifrance, Athe gence des Participations de l’Etat and CDC. The practice has particularly high-level expertise in public procurement, economic regulation and public finance and is sought after for France's landmark public projects such as assisting the French State with Notre-Dame’s rehabilitation work. In the transport sector, the group also attracts significant mandates, for example the construction of new metro lines in Paris, the termination of concessions and the setting up of a public railway group. Compliance matters from the public sector (Sapin II anti-corruption) is also taken on. The highly regarded Thierry Dal Farra is in charge. Also involved are Philippe HansenFranck Lepron and Benjamin de Sevin.

Practice head(s):

Thierry Dal Farra

Other key lawyers:

Philippe Hansen; Franck Lepron; Benjamin de Sevin

Testimonials

‘Superior knowledge of procurement law.’

‘Thierry Dal Fara and Benjamin de Sevin have knowledge and practical experience with government procurement law and practice.’

‘Very high availability and responsiveness of the team ; ability to understand operational issues and business models which contribute to the depth and relevance of the legal analyses.’

Key clients

BANQUE DE FRANCE

FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE

SYSTRA

SNCF GROUP

TRANSDEV

SPIE BATIGNOLLES GROUP

CONAIR GROUP INC.

CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE – PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS PUBLIC ENTITY

AGENCE DU NUMERIQUE EN SANTE

PARIS 2024

BPIFRANCE ASSURANCE EXPORT

AGENCE France LOCALE

EDF GROUP

AGENCE DES PARTICIPATIONS DE L’ETAT

REUNION DES MUSEES NATIONAUX – GRAND PALAIS DES CHAMPS ELYSEES

BATIMAP

CAISSE DES DÉPÔTS & CONSIGNATIONS

SOCIETE DU GRAND PARIS

LA FÉDÉRATION NATIONALE DE L’IMMOBILIER DU GRAND PARIS

KINDRED GROUP

SEITA (IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP)

Employment Tier 3

UGGC Avocats’ team is led by three experienced partners who assist a prominent client base spanning various industries, including the luxury goods and hospitality sectors. The practice recently assisted clients with strategic work, such as advising on companies’ transformation and restructuring projects, governance and collective negotiations of new working time arrangements. Sophie Uettwiller, Jennifer Carrel and Karine Audouze are in charge.

Practice head(s):

Sophie Uettwiller; Jennifer Carrel; Karine Audouze

Testimonials

The collaboration with the employment law practice of UGGC is excellent. High availability and responsiveness, perfect understanding of client issues.’

‘Sophie Uettwiller knows perfectly how to manage a team. She listens to her clients and makes sure not only to understand and apprehend employment law subjects, but also her clients’ business.’

Key clients

LCL

LIDL

RITZ Hotel

PIERRE & VACANCES

KERING GROUP

TIFFANY

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS

AMERICAN AIRLINES

SPORTFIVE (FORMERLY LAGARDÈRE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT)

CRÉDIT AGRICOLE

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 3

At UGGC Avocats, the July-2020 merger with Aturquoise brought the arrival of the renowned IP experts Anne-Marie Pecoraro and senior counsel Rodolphe Boissau, significantly strengthening the firm's trade mark capacities. The practice impresses with its combination of IP, IT and entertainment law and with its experience in cross-border matters, including work for clients from the Americas and Africa. Complex litigation mandates are as much part of the group's portfolio as transactional work and strategic portfolio development matters. The experience in anti-counterfeiting work is another asset. Pecoraro joined Elisabeth Logeais and Corinne Khayat as practice head.

Other key lawyers:

Rodolphe Boissau

Testimonials

‘I am used to working with the team of Anne-Marie Pecoraro and Rodolphe Boissau who support me as experts in both copyright and industrial property rights. I have always known them as a highly-qualified niche firm, widely recognised for their performance in trade mark law, and I am glad that they are currently merging with the large business law firm UGGC which is expanding its trade mark capacity. I am sure that this will not change anything in our working conditions, responsiveness etc. I have the luxury service of great experts, at local conditions, while it is indisputable in France that they are in the best, advice, protection, as litigation.’

‘Rodolphe Boissau is very popular, very appreciated. Excellent lawyer, fine analyst, he explains, presents and expounds very well, very clearly – we are proud to be represented by them. Writing skills, negotiation, structuring. I have the right team for all the needs in my market. Anne-Marie Pecoraro is a force of nature, made up entirely of convictions and determination. It all starts with a high quality of listening, she seeks to understand the objectives and feelings to support by putting the best means at the service.’

‘Great team, hands-on, solution-driven, very good lawyers.’

‘Anne-Marie Pecoraro: Great to work with. Very experienced. Deep knowledge of IP law. Internationally connected.’

Key clients

Crédit Agricole Immobilier

Michel Klein – Mimi Liberte

Christophe Gernigon Studio

Sophie Djerlal

Bouderbala

Frédéric Lyphoudt Archikonsol Project

Concert d’Astrée d’Emmanuelle HAIM

Lesondesvilles

Mas de So

Nakuna

Incopro

Quartana

Luc Bellier

Michino

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

UGGC Avocats

Practice head(s):

Sylvie Welsch; David Gordon-Krief

Key clients

OCEANIS

GROUPE ELIENCE

PRESTATIONS DE SERVICES IMMOBILIER

COLAS

DTZ

M.GOUDARD and Mrs. FILLEY

ORIENS (CHINA)

LEICHEM

CHRYLSER FRANCE

SWITCH

Insolvency Tier 4

UGGC Avocats’ team is often acting for debtors, but is also popular with shareholders and various types of creditors. The practice handles a high volume of restructuring and insolvency work pertaining to various industry sectors, including retail and manufacturing. The team also has strong know-how in representing judicial liquidators initiating liability proceedings before courts. The highly recognised Thierry Montéran and Marine Simonnot, who made partner in 2020, direct the practice.

Practice head(s):

Thierry Montéran; Marine Simonnot

Testimonials

‘The team has great listening skills and provided strong involvement. Their response time to a question or an emergency is exceptional.’

‘Contacts and exchanges are very easy.’

‘Great technique and ability to innovate.’

‘We have the feeling of being particularly well supported by a structured and coordinated team. They show great availability, and above all, despite their large size and great reputation, they care about their clients.’

‘Great professionalism and pragmatism which gave the company a last chance.’

Key clients

NIMBUS

STANDARD INVESTMENT

SIDES – ARMORIC HOLDING GROUP

VAROVA

FONDATION INFA

KAPA SANTÉ

EKIP

Baronnie-Langet

FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION

DOCTEGESTION

LSO

SEGUR

GROUPE HIVENTY (MONAL)

COOPERL ARC ATLANTIQUE

DIETAL

ELCO

DIVINE – LT INVEST

ASSOCIATION PROMOTRANS – IXIO

FIDES

VORTEX

JEAN CABY

BOB MARTIN

GENERAL ELECTRIC

AEQUS

INVESCO

Hervé VIGHIER

Jean-Pierre VERON (NOREV)

EU, competition and distribution Tier 5

UGGC Avocats

Practice head(s):

Michel Ponsard; Corinne Khayat; Malka Marcinkowski

Key clients

CAISSE DES DEPÔTS ET CONSIGNATIONS

SWITCH

LEICHEM

CHRYLSER FRANCE

FIAT France

LA POSTE SUISSE

DR. ANSAY AU-SCHEIN GMBH

Created in 1993, UGGC Law Firm is one of the leading independent business law firms in France. Operating alongside private companies, public entities and individuals, it has a rich range of legal and tax services and a very large capacity for international operations, thanks to its offices or first-class desks in Europe (Paris, Marseille and Brussels), Africa (Casablanca), Asia (Shanghai and Hong Kong) and South America (Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte).

The firm has over 150 lawyers and makes the needs of its clients and legal excellence a top priority.

Positioned as a “firm of Clients”, UGGC is a multidisciplinary law firm, providing its clients with a unique range of expertise:

Always attentive to its clients’ needs, UGGC has assisted them in their international ventures by establishing itself in areas strategic for French industry.

UGGC assists its clients, private companies, public entities and individuals, for all their legal and tax matters. Each partner is recognized as one of the best specialists in his field; together, they cover all areas of business law.

As a result of its clients’ trust and the stability of its teams, UGGC enjoyed a significant and steady growth of its turnover and staff for over 25 years, without any cycle effect.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers & Acquisition Jean-Jacques Uettwiller
Mergers & Acquisition Charles-Emmanuel Prieur
Mergers & Acquisition Jean-François Canat
Mergers & Acquisition Michel Turon
Mergers & Acquisition Edouard Héliot
Mergers & Acquisition Jean-Philippe Crot
Mergers & Acquisition Ali Bougrine
Mergers & Acquisition David Gordon-Krief
Mergers & Acquisition Julien Mayeras
Mergers & Acquisition Yves Mondellini
Private Equity/LBO Michel Turon
Private Equity/LBO Julien Mayeras
Private Equity/LBO Ali Bougrine
Private Equity/LBO Yves Mondellini
Banking & Finance Edouard Héliot
Real Estate David Gordon-Krief
Real Estate Sophie Erignac-Godefroy
Real Estate Julien Mayeras
Real Estate Philippe Hansen
Projects Jean-Jacques Uettwiller
Projects Edouard Héliot
Tax law Michel Turon
Tax law Line-Alexa Glotin
Tax law Laetitia Squercioni
Employment law Sophie Uettwiller
Employment law Jennifer Carrel
Employment law Karine Audouze
Antitrust Corinne Khayat
Antitrust Michel Ponsard
Antitrust Malka Marcinkowski
IP-IT Elisabeth Logeais
IP-IT Corinne Khayat
IP-IT Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Media, communication and entertainment law Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Health Sylvie Welsch
Litigation & Arbitration Sylvie Welsch
Litigation & Arbitration David Gordon-Krief
Litigation & Arbitration Jean-François Canat
Litigation & Arbitration Jean-Jacques Uettwiller
Litigation & Arbitration Sophie Erignac-Godefroy
Litigation & Arbitration Julien Mayeras
Private Clients Jean-Jacques Uettwiller
Private Clients Michel Turon
Private Clients Line-Alexa Glotin
Restructuring Thierry Montéran
Restructuring Marine Simonnot
Public law Thierry Dal Farra
Public law Franck Lepron
Public law Philippe Hansen
Public law Edouard Caupert
Public law Benjamin de Sevin
Photo Name Position Profile
Me Karine Audouze photo Me Karine Audouze Karine Audouze joined UGGC from Ogletree in 2019. She has practiced French…
Mr Rodolphe Boissau photo Mr Rodolphe Boissau
Me Ali Bougrine photo Me Ali Bougrine Ali Bougrine, partner at the UGGC Paris office and managing partner of…
Me Jennifer Carrel photo Me Jennifer Carrel Jennifer Carrel joined the employment law team at UGGC Law Firm in…
Me Thierry Dal Farra photo Me Thierry Dal Farra After working as a senior official (at the Legal Affairs Department at…
Me David Gordon-Krief photo Me David Gordon-Krief David Gordon-Krief, partner at UGGC Law Firm since 2017 is highly renowned…
Me Philippe Hansen photo Me Philippe Hansen Partner at UGGC Law Firm since 2011, Philippe Hansen has expanded his…
Me Corinne Khayat photo Me Corinne Khayat Corinne Khayat joined UGGC in 2000 as a partner, after a career…
Me Franck Lepron photo Me Franck Lepron Franck Lepron joined UGGC in 2003 after spending three years in the…
Me Elisabeth Logeais photo Me Elisabeth Logeais Elisabeth Logeais co-founded the IP-IT practice at UGGC since the establishment of…
Me Julien Mayeras photo Me Julien Mayeras Julien Mayeras, partner, joined UGGC Avocats in 2017 with his team. He…
Me Yves Mondellini photo Me Yves Mondellini Yves Mondellini joined the Corporate Law / Mergers & Acquisitions department of…
Mr Thierry Montéran  photo Mr Thierry Montéran Thierry Montéran’s core business is the right of struggling companies in which…
 Anne-Marie Pecoraro photo Anne-Marie Pecoraro With 25 years of experience serving clients of all sizes and types…
Me Michel Ponsard photo Me Michel Ponsard Michel Ponsard is one of the partners in charge of the UGGC…
Me Charles-Emmanuel Prieur photo Me Charles-Emmanuel Prieur Charles-Emmanuel has spent his entire professional career at UGGC. He joined as…
Mrs Marine Simonnot photo Mrs Marine Simonnot Partner, UGGC Law Firm Chairman of the Insolvency Law Commission of the…
Mr Jean-Jacques Uettwiller photo Mr Jean-Jacques Uettwiller Following a career in the private sector and in law firms, Jean-Jacques…
Mrs Sylvie Welsch photo Mrs Sylvie Welsch Partner at UGGC Law Firm, Sylvie Welsch co-heads the litigation departement. She…
Me Benjamin de Sevin photo Me Benjamin de Sevin There are three main aspects to Benjamin De Sevin’s practice. First of…
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