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France

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 5

BCTG Avocats

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

BCTG Avocats

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France: Industry focus

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

BCTG Avocats

BCTG Avocats' team is made up of 'real experts in their field who show diverse capabilities to match any and all requirements clients may have'. With particular strength in the competition and distribution space, the group assists major clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector with the definition of their commercial policies and the negotiation of the full gamut of contracts.¬†'True expert'¬†Hugues Villey-Desmeserets¬†leads the department¬†and¬†recently advised Caudalie on two major cases pertaining to the non-renewal of selective distribution contracts and the definition of its strategy for the sale of products online. Also notable is¬†Ga√ęlle Bloret-Pucci,¬†who heads the IT and intellectual property group.

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Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet
Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet - ranked: tier 3

BCTG Avocats

Clients recommend the 'multi-disciplinary, full-service offering' at¬†BCTG Avocats,¬†which 'has a large enough area of expertise to advise on novel and innovative issues'. With a historic strength in the retail and sports sector, the firm has recently bolstered its activity in the advertising and communication sectors. In recent highlights, counsel¬†Fran√ßois-Xavier Boulin¬†- whose 'skills and experience' give clients 'peace of mind knowing that cases are being treated efficiently and professionally' - advised Nike on the privacy and data protection aspects of its European digital marketing strategy. He also represented Ubisoft and its subsidiary Ketchapp in copyright and unfair competition claims brought by Voodoo seeking the prohibition of a top five mobile game.¬†Ga√ęlle Bloret-Pucci¬†heads the practice and specialises in brand protection, for example through the restriction of illicit online distribution.

Next generation lawyers: Data protection

François-Xavier Boulin - BCTG Avocats

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Industry focus: energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 2

BCTG Avocats

A leader in the renewables and offshore energy sector, BCTG Avocats¬†has ‚Äėsolid public and private law litigation expertise‚Äô. The firm, which is able to provide a full range of expertise, including public law, regulatory and contractual law expertise, acts for several of France‚Äôs leading production and developer companies including long-time client EDF Energies Nouvelles, as well as Total Eren and Quadran, in addition to international clients. The practice is currently involved in the majority of France‚Äôs flagship offshore wind projects and recently handled sensitive administrative authorisation disputes in which it obtained positive outcomes. The team also advised EDF Energies Nouvelles on the acquisition of Futuren, and Voltalia on the financing of a biomass project in French Guyana. It is also sought out to advise on newer issues including auto-consumption and private project contracts and also handles a high number of regulatory litigation cases including matters concerning sponsored tariffs and access to network infrastructure and grid connection issues. The team includes the highly experienced Paul Elfassi, Diane Mouratoglou¬†and Catherine Dupuy-Barin des Roziers. Alain de Roug√©¬†was promoted to the partnership and counsel Nelsie Berg√®s¬†is also noted.

Leading individuals: Regulatory and public law

Paul Elfassi - BCTG Avocats

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France: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs
Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs - ranked: tier 2

BCTG Avocats

BCTG Avocats¬†fields a 'high-level team which is hyper involved and focused on the real concerns of its clients'. This is personified by counsel¬†Fran√ßois-Xavier Boulin,¬†who 'always guarantees matters will be treated efficiently and professionally through his experience and skills'. Practice head¬†Ga√ęlle Bloret-Pucci¬†recently represented Converse in civil and criminal proceedings against a recurring defendant pertaining to the latter's importation and sale of counterfeit shoes, and Nike continues to entrust the day-to-day oversight of its brand protection strategies to the practice, which recently advised on the seizure of counterfeit football jerseys imported into the European market in light of the FIFA World Cup. Associates¬†Jessica Sandowski¬†and¬†Georgina van der Heijden¬†are also key names.

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