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UGGC Avocats
75008 PARIS

Work Department

IP-IT | Data protection | Antitrust | Distribution | Art market


Corinne Khayat has been a partner of UGGC Avocats since 2000, where she co-heads the IP-IT and the competition law departments.

Corinne Khayat regularly represents her clients before the courts and advises in all areas of French and EU Intellectual Property and Information Technologies law. She has particular experience in complex trademark and copyright litigation.

Corinne Khayat assists French and foreign clients, mostly large and medium size companies and public bodies, active in various sectors such as food, retail, services, luxury (cosmetics, perfumes), arts and building materials industries. She also handles cases as a correspondent for many foreign law firms.

She also regularly advises in distribution law and assists clients in setting-up distribution networks.

Corinne Khayat is now an UNIFAB expert.


French, English


Corinne Khayat has been a professor of European Union competition law at the Institut Catholique and a lecturer in competition law at the University Paris I, Pantheon Sorbonne.

She is a member of:

  • APDC (association of the practitioners of competition law).
  • Institut Art & Droit
  • UIA (International Union of Lawyers).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Compliance

Praised for its ‘perseverance and excellent knowledge’, UGGC Avocats advises on compliance issues associated with public procurement contracts, in addition to matters concerning anti-corruption and ethical obligations. Thierry Dal Farra, who spearheads the firm’s public business law department, jointly leads the team alongside ‘elder statesmanMichel Ponsard and Corinne Khayat, who has ‘perfect knowledge’ of data protection issues.

France > EU, competition and distribution

UGGC Avocats‘ practice runs the gamut of EU and competition law, with a particularly strong presence in cartel and abuse of dominance cases – including recently defending clients in litigation stemming from the meal voucher and charcuterie cartels – and in distribution law matters, from negotiating distribution contracts to unfair competition claims. The team also assists with compliance and EU regulatory issues. Corinne Khayat, Michel Ponsard and Malka Marcinkowski jointly head the practice.

France > Media and entertainment: Advertising

(Leading individuals)

Corinne Khayat – UGGC Avocats

UGGC Avocats fields a specialist team that is well-equipped to handle a range of matters. The team’s expertise spans advertising, marketing and communications and it is highly sought after to assist with sponsorships and partnership issues for renowned personalities as well as personality rights in commercial campaigns. It also handles litigation relating online advertising, counterfeiting revenues and financing. The group is jointly headed by Anne-Marie Pecoraro, who advises on competition, labelling, branding, consumer issues and compliance, and Corinne Khayat, who represents clients before the courts in all aspects of advertising law. Jean-François Canat and Rodolphe Boissau are other key members of the team.

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs

The IP department at UGGC Avocats, specialises in both registered and unregistered trade marks and distinctive signs, covering non-contentious and contentious areas. The practice excels in tasks ranging from trade mark registration and protection in France and the EU, conducting searches and analysis, due diligence in corporate transactions involving IP aspects, to anti-counterfeiting measures, managing infringement, cybersquatting cases, and addressing unfair competition matters. The team is co-led by litigators Anne-Marie Pecoraro and Corinne Khayat, in conjunction with licensing expert Elisabeth Logeais. Additionally, Rodolphe Boissau is a notable figure in the practice, renowned for his expertise in contentious matters.

France > Intellectual property: Copyright

(Leading individuals)

Corinne Khayat – UGGC Avocats

UGGC Avocats covers a wide spectrum of copyright-related issues, assisting major industry players in Europe, Africa, and Asia and focusing on areas like innovation, digital law, fashion, luxury, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, sports, music, IoT, and digital publishing. Co-headed by experts Anne-Marie Pecoraro in AI and digital law, Elisabeth Logeais in licensing, and Corinne Khayat in copyright litigation, the firm regularly helps companies plan, implement, and manage strategies for copyright registration, protection, and management. They also provide guidance on IP exploitation, draft licensing and assignment agreements, and assist in anti-counterfeiting, anti-cybersquatting cases, unfair competition proceedings, and out-of-court mediation at domestic, European, and international levels. Additionally, Rodolphe Boissau is a key contact with extensive experience in aiding rights holders and handling litigation, including cases involving substantial copyright infringements.

France > Media and entertainment: Art

Bolstered by a strong international network, UGGC Avocats‘ art law practice is firmly established on the French market, with a sizeable specialist team which assists many prominent public bodies and cultural organisations with acquisitions, loans, insurance issues and the management of cultural property. The firm’s stellar client base includes the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Académie des Beaux-Arts and the Rijksmuseum. Leading the practice is Jean-François Canat, a pioneering figure in the field of art law. Anne-Marie Pecoraro regularly advises leading companies and foundations on issues such as protection and donations, whilst Corinne Khayat is a notable expert in IP (particularly copyright) law, with an in-depth knowledge of the art market. Line-Alexa GlotinPhilippe Hansen and Laure Assumpçao are other key members of the team.