UGGC Avocats > Paris, France > Firm Profile
UGGC Avocats Offices
47, RUE DE MONCEAU
UGGC Avocats > The Legal 500 RankingsUGGC Avocats‘s premier copyright team maintains an outstanding track record in handling both non-contentious and contentious mandates for clients in sectors spanning fashion and luxury, consumer goods, art, design, sports, music and publishing. While advising on the negotiation and drafting of all types of agreements including assignments, co-ownership and co-branding, the team also assist clients with infringement and unfair competition proceedings before national and European offices and courts as well as ADR procedures. Clients in the fashion and luxury sectors benefit from the team’s high level anti-piracy programmes using Talisman technology from Incopro. The practice is jointly led by Elisabeth Logeais, Corinna Khayat and Anne-Marie Pecoraro.
Elisabeth Logeais; Corinne Khanat; Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Other key lawyers:
‘I particularly recommend Anne-Marie Pecoraro and Rodolphe Boissau. They did a remarkable job.’
‘Very hands-on. Good results. Amazing lawyers.’
‘Standout partner Anne-Marie Pecoraro is very knowledgeable. A pleasure to work with.’
‘Communication is very fluid and questions are handled in the quickest and most complete manner possible. I highly recommend the firm’s team, in particular, Anne-Marie Pécoraro and Rodolphe Boissau.’
‘Very strong firm for copyright matters.’
‘Anne-Marie Pecoraro has the qualities of a great lawyer (agile, intelligence, formidable strategist…) and strong expertise. She knows how to pursue her clients’ objectives with extraordinary diligence and great negotiation skills.’
‘I recommend this team which combines in-depth sectorial and legal expertise.’
‘I am very satisfied with the practice of the firm, which is excellent with a great mastery of issues in the field of cinema.’
Cross Over Prod
Cité de la Musique Philharmonie de Paris
- Assisted Elsevier and Springer with securing injunctions against websites infringing their rights.
- Assisted EFB with works and conferences on the challenges of fighting against privacy in sports content.
Other key lawyers:
‘This practice is based on trust itself based on long experience and highly valued expertise in the field of intellectual property. In addition, there is a capacity for support in determining the right business model to negotiate. Availability, quality of listening and analysis are also important factors. Finally, the ability to provide very solid support in the context of international negotiations is a critical point that is always satisfactory.’
‘Anne-Marie Pecoraro and Rodolphe Boisseau combine intelligence, pragmatism and excellent advice in a factual and nonetheless human way. They are genuinely attentive to then propose the best avenues for reflection or solutions.’
‘The team is always available and provides a comprehensive approach, with a very sharp analysis of the issues raised. Dynamic team, very friendly and efficient!’
‘Anne-Marie Pecoraro and Rodolphe Boissau are very responsive. They perfectly master the field of intellectual property law and music, and manage to innovate to provide tailor-made solutions to each case. The team consistently meets our expectations!’
‘Very strong firm in the area of music.’
‘Anne-Marie Pecoraro has a great reputation and a lot of knowledge of the market. She is great to work with and always quick to respond.’
‘Anne-Marie Pecoraro is a very attentive and competent lawyer’
Rafe Production ‘Rappeuses en liberté’
Cité de la musique Philharmonie de Paris
DiscAmbiance Michel Pruvot
Emmanuelle Haim and Concert d’Astrée
Cross over Prod, Mayssa Issa
Crédit Agricole Immobilier
Zahia Dehar / de Z à A productions
Makever (subsidiary of Mediawan)
Le Reservoir de Mary de Vivo
Mako, LeSonDesVilles, NoSonic
Tornika / Cliq Digital
360 Paris Music Factory
ELYX – Fondation ELYX
- Advising Rafe Production SASU on a structuring project for diversity.
- Assisting BLASTA PROD with drafting contracts to structure musical productions.
- Acting as counsel to Jean-Paul Gaultier regarding all aspects of the creation and the music of his show ‘Folies Bergères’ as well as on the export of this show and its music all over the world.
Thierry Dal Farra
‘The public business law team has all the qualities required to deliver very high-level services. The firm is incredibly responsive (great rigour in meeting deadlines), very demanding and technically sharp and perfectly meets the expectations of its clients.’
‘Franck Lepron and Benjamin de Sevin are very attentive to clients and show great strength in proposing to meet client needs within a framework and sometimes very tight deadlines.’
‘Availability; professionalism; competence; listening; adaptability; experience.’
‘The lawyers are always available, with high-level expertise, always working on time (in particular, Me Thierry Dal Farra, Me Philippe Hansen). The quality of their services is a valuable gain in my daily work.’
‘A team that is always efficient, does extensive research and provides very constructed reasoning.’
‘Exchanges with Franck Lepron are very pleasant and very rich; this is due to the fact that he fully understands the context and constraints linked to the project, but also to the company; advice is always relevant and well-argued.’
BANQUE DE FRANCE
AGENCE DES PARTICIPATIONS DE L’ETAT
BPIFRANCE ASSURANCE EXPORT
SPIE BATIGNOLLES GROUP
CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES PUBLIC ENTITY
CONAIR GROUP INC.
AGENCE DU NUMERIQUE EN SANTE (ANS)
REUNION DES MUSEES NATIONAUX – GRAND PALAIS DES CHAMPS ELYSEES
FÉDÉRATION NATIONALE DE L’IMMOBILIER (FNAIM) DU GRAND PARIS
AGENCE FRANCE LOCALE
MEDIATION BETWEEN EIFFAGE AND LILLE EUROPEAN METROPOLIS
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE (CHU) GUADELOUPE
- Assisting the French Central Bank with the construction of the Museum of Economy in Paris.
- Assisting SNCF with a control conducted by the French Anticorruption Agency (AFA) regarding the implementation of the anticorruption and compliance policies.
- Advising Paris 2024 on all matters related to administrative law.
Elisabeth Logeais; Corinne Khayat; Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Other key lawyers:
‘Anne Marie Pecoraro has the qualities of a great lawyer (agile intelligence and formidable strategist) and is an individual of action, strong in her expertise and convictions. She knows how to pursue her client’s objective with extraordinary diligence and combine an iron fist with great negotiating and diplomatic skills. Rodolphe Boissau is excellent. They are remarkable lawyers.’
‘A trusted team, who are always on top and available 24/7.’
‘Anne-Marie Pecoraro is Europe’s best IP lawyer, by far.’
‘An outstanding trade mark practice.’
Crédit Agricole Immobilier
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme
Licensing international (ex LIMA) https://licensinginternational.org/)
Michel klein / marques SEMK- DINGO
MAS de So
- Advised Divine Paris on the management of its trade mark portfolio.
- Advised Gustavo Lins on the protection of his brand and creations across the globe.
Other key lawyers:
‘Anne Marie Pecoraro has the qualities of a great lawyer (agile intelligence, formidable strategy…) and is a woman of action, strong in her expertise and convictions. She knows how to pursue her client’s goal with extraordinary assiduity and to combine an iron hand with great negotiating and diplomatic skills. She is able to take on giants. Rodolphe Boissau is excellent and works at the highest level: personal qualities, technical qualities. They are outstanding lawyers.’
‘I recommend this exceptional team which combines expertise in the client sectors/trade (long knowledge of the environment and practices), legal expertise, and methodological qualities (listening and understanding of the issues, reactivity, tenacity, strategy, excellent coordination of their international network, etc.)’.
‘Their practice is unique because they offer a global strategic vision anchored in high-level IP (copyright and industrial property) as well as in the most innovative issues. Their technical skills are of a very high standard compared to their competitors, for example, they will be asked by the major luxury brands on their advertising for the most complex issues. They are at the same time reactive, fast, determined and with a great team spirit in their firm.’
‘Since their merger with UGGC, they have been working in a collaborative and highly interactive manner with all the UGGC teams, which allows them to deal with files across the board, in all areas, with very good coordination.’
‘Availability, kindness, patience and the ability to integrate the client’s emotions when they are complicated or even contradictory.’
‘The team composed of Anne-Marie Pecoraro and Rodolphe Boissau is very complementary. Available, experienced with both a duo and solo approach, they are particularly agile.’
‘Good quality of listening, good quality in explaining the context and highlight the client’s interest (direct or indirect).’
Care Invest – Ophtalmo Express
Rafe Production SASU
ELYX – Fondation ELYX
- Assisting Care Invest – Ophtalmo Express with the authorisation of their communication on television.
- Providing Rafe Production SASU with legal assistance in structuring a diversity project.
- Acting as counsel to Pronoclub regarding the compliance of advertisements for sport prediction and betting with regard to French law.
ADVENT FRANCE BIOTECHNOLOGY
MUTUELLE D’ASSURANCE DES PROFESSIONNELS DE LA SANTE
AMUNDI PRIVATE EQUITY FUND
CAISSE DES DEPOTS ET CONSIGNATIONS
EDF PULSE CROISSANCE
- Advised Bpifrance on its project with Symbiose for the creation of a factory of the electronics subcontractor.
- Advised ISATIS Capital on acquiring of a minority stake, alongside BPI France Investissement, in the capital of FATEC Group.
- Advised PayLead on its operation of fundraising in order to support its fast development.
France > Employment Tier 3UGGC Avocats has been particularly busy assisting with complex working conditions issues since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, including advice on workplace safety questions. Additionally, the practice acted on a significant number of restructuring projects in various sectors, including in the particularly affected luxury hospitality sector, and acted in a high number of disputes in relation to the implementation of restructuring plans. The team advises prominent corporations, including leading names in the luxury, hospitality, banking and industrial sectors. The very experienced Sophie Uettwiller, Jennifer Carrel and Karine Audouze are the heads of the practice.
Sophie Uettwiller; Jennifer Carrel; Karine Audouze
‘An available and responsive firm that supports our company’s strategy over the longterm. They provided excellent support during the Covid crisis.’
‘Sophie Uettwiller is an excellent lawyer who accompanies our company with finesse, taking into account our reality. We appreciate her listening and analytical skills.’
‘The team, under the leadership of Sophie Uettwiller, is excellent. Availability and responsiveness are always there, but also the ability to propose several strategies and always listen to priorities and/or strategic issues of their clients.’
‘I appreciate Sophie Uettwiller’s technical qualities, but also her listening skills, availability and above all our discussions which help to develop the best strategies. In addition, I enjoy working with her team.’
LE CRÉDIT LYONNAIS (LCL)
SPORTFIVE (FORMERLY LAGARDÈRE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT)
INTRADO (FORMERLY WEST)
Other key lawyers:
M.GOUDARD AND MRS. FILLEY
M.GOUDARD AND MRS. FILLEY
France > Insolvency Tier 4UGGC Avocats has longstanding experience in the field. Since the Covid-19 crisis started, the team has been highly sought after by companies for claiming state-sponsored financial support. Lately, the team has been particularly busy handling restructuring matters and advising clients on asset takeover offers, working closely with colleagues from the firm’s various other departments, including the corporate team. It notably successfully assisted a retail company with restructuring proceedings. The team also has strong expertise in liability disputes. The practice is co-headed by Thierry Montéran and Marine Simonnot.
Thierry Montéran; Marine Simonnot
‘The individuals combined the following skills: detailed knowledge of their area of expertise, strong performance in challenging situations in defending their clients interests; attention to detail and ability to deal with a high volume of complex information: and strong interpersonal skills in assisting their clients throughout stressful and distressing situations, taking into account language and cultural barriers.’
‘Excellent legal expertise.’
‘The firm has specialised resources in different areas which make it very efficient in dealing with distressed companies’ situations. Great corporate law support during the insolvency and takeover process and follow-up regarding financing and litigation issues with service providers and former employees. The firm does not just answer legal questions, but suggests possible solutions to its clients.’
‘Our contacts are very dynamic and accessible. We feel like they really take our concerns to heart. We really feel free to discuss any subject with confidence.’
‘Really knowledgeable and super responsive. They have the legal know-how, but also the understanding of our business concept.’
‘Thierry Montéran and Marine Simmonot are both excellent’.
Fédération Nationale du Bois
Promotrans – IXIO
Baronnie-Langet in his capacity of representative of AOM Air Liberté
Cooperl Arc Atlantique
- Advised Paralloy on its acquisition of Manoir Pitres and Manoir Industries during a conciliation process.
- Advised Elco Ltd and Elco Holding BV which was sued by a French liquidator in the context of the sale of a French business that fell bankrupt afterwards.
- Advised Promotrans on its reorganisation.
‘Long-term team – good client knowledge.’
‘Corine Khayat and Maïja Brossard are perfectionists and very protective of their client’s interests. They are very rigorous and are very reliable in the field of competition law.’
- Acted for Mercedes-Benz in over 70 disputes in 2020 relating to vehicles sold to private individuals.
- Acted for Sodexo France in proceedings before the Paris Court of Appeal in competition law regarding the meal coupons market.
- Assisted Solinest/Nature Innovation with the protection of the company’s intellectual property rights and with its distribution and manufacturing or packaging agreements for its products in France and abroad.
At UGGC Africa, 'the partners’ dedication and experience enable it to deliver highly appreciated good advice and useful connections'. The firm has 20 year’s experience in Morocco, but its Casablanca office also handles transactions in Algeria, Tunisia, sub-Saharan Africa, and West and Central Africa. Ali Bougrine, who 'always manages to find a creative solution', and Laurent Sablé, who is praised for his 'outstanding performance', are the key partners. They are supported by Jean-Jacques Uettwiller who works between Paris and Casablanca.
‘Ali Bougrine and his team delegated to our projects are always available and quick to answer to my questions. The team is growing up and has several offices in Africa which is helpful for a good knowledge of the local regulations.’
‘My main contact is Ali Bougrine. Depending on our projects, Ali always manages to find a creative solution to our needs in a particular market. He succeeds perfectly in anticipating the problems we might encounter and proposes alternative solutions.’
‘Most relevant point from my point of view is the reactivity and the connections of UGGC throughout Africa.’
‘Partners dedication and experience enable UGGC to deliver highly appreciated good advice and useful connections. l would like to point out the outstanding performance from Laurent Sablé.’
ESSILOR AND ITS MOROCCAN AND AFRICAN SUBSIDIARIES
ORANGE GROUP AND ORANGE OMEAM (MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA MANAGEMENT)
GBH (GROUPE BERNARD HAYOT) AND ITS MOROCCAN SUBSIDIARIES
MATIS AEROSPACE (A JOINT COMPANY OF BOEING AND SAFRAN)
- Advising Matis Aerospace, a joint venture owned 50% by Safran Electrical and 50% by Boeing on legal issues relating to corporate law.
- Advised MABIOTECH on the sale of Mabiotech and Chemotech.
UGGC Avocats > Firm Profile
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:
- Mergers & Acquisition
- Public law
- Employment law
- Tax law
- Private Equity
- Commercial contracts
- Private Clients
- Real Estate
- Banking & Finance
- Art Market
- Customs & logistics
- International investments
- Public criminal and disciplinary law
- Litigation & Arbitration
- Personal data
- Media, communication and entertainment law
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.
|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|
|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|
|Media, communication and entertainment law||Anne-Marie Pecoraro|
|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|
|Public law||Thierry Dal Farra|
|Public law||Franck Lepron|
|Public law||Philippe Hansen|
|Public law||Edouard Caupert|
|Public law||Benjamin de Sevin|
|Mrs Karine Audouze||Karine Audouze joined UGGC from Ogletree in 2019. She has practiced French…||View Profile|
|Mr Rodolphe Boissau||View Profile|
|Mrs Jennifer Carrel||Jennifer Carrel joined the employment law team at UGGC Law Firm in…||View Profile|
|Mr Thierry Dal Farra||After working as a senior official (at the Legal Affairs Department at…||View Profile|
|Mr David Gordon-Krief||David Gordon-Krief, partner at UGGC Law Firm since 2017 is highly renowned…||View Profile|
|Mr Philippe Hansen||Partner at UGGC Law Firm since 2011, Philippe Hansen has expanded his…||View Profile|
|Mrs Corinne Khayat||Corinne Khayat joined UGGC in 2000 as a partner, after a career…||View Profile|
|Mr Franck Lepron||Franck Lepron joined UGGC in 2003 after spending three years in the…||View Profile|
|Mrs Elisabeth Logeais||Elisabeth Logeais co-founded the IP-IT practice at UGGC since the establishment of…||View Profile|
|Mr Julien Mayeras||Julien Mayeras, partner, joined UGGC Avocats in 2017 with his team. He…||View Profile|
|Mr Yves Mondellini||Yves Mondellini joined the Corporate Law / Mergers & Acquisitions department of…||View Profile|
|Mr Thierry Montéran||Thierry Montéran’s core business is the right of struggling companies in which…||View Profile|
|Mrs Anne-Marie Pecoraro||With 25 years of experience serving clients of all sizes and types…||View Profile|
|Mr Michel Ponsard||Michel Ponsard is one of the partners in charge of the UGGC…||View Profile|
|Mr Charles-Emmanuel Prieur||Charles-Emmanuel has spent his entire professional career at UGGC. He joined as…||View Profile|
|Mrs Marine Simonnot||Partner, UGGC Law Firm Chairman of the Insolvency Law Commission of the…||View Profile|
|Mr Jean-Jacques Uettwiller||Following a career in the private sector and in law firms, Jean-Jacques…||View Profile|
|Mrs Sylvie Welsch||Partner at UGGC Law Firm, Sylvie Welsch co-heads the litigation departement. She…||View Profile|
|Mr Benjamin de Sevin||There are three main aspects to Benjamin De Sevin’s practice. First of…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresLawyers : 146 Partners : 32
LanguagesFrench English (fluent) Arabic Chinese Italian Spanish Russian
- Administrative and public law
- Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs
- Media and entertainment: Advertising
- Private equity: venture/growth capital