Firm Profile > Herald Avocats > Paris , France
Herald Avocats Offices
91 RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT HONORÉ
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Herald Avocats has an established presence in the media and entertainment sectors, where it advises on data privacy and technology law. Anne Cousin heads the offering and provides regular and ongoing advice on GDPR compliance. In other highlights, she handled the IT aspects of corporate transactions and is currently acting in two litigation proceedings arising from software infringement and counterfeiting. Associate Cloé Lescourret recently joined from Bersay & Associés.
Herald Avocats' client roster includes TV broadcasters, literature and music publishers, production companies, research institutes and industrial groups. Jean Castelain and Richard Milchior jointly head the offering with the support of counsel Juliette Félix. Recent highlights include a number of copyright infringement disputes in the music space, as well as a dispute over the copyright aspects of the use of medical software following the dissolution of the inventor partnership.
Herald Avocats' five-lawyer team has strong public sector and urban-planning expertise. The firm notably advises towns on the defence of building permits and major property developers on obtaining urban-planning authorisations. The practice is also assisting clients with urban law matters relating to the construction of an office tower and a luxury hotel. The practice also has good knowledge of public law contracts and projects. It is representing Philips France in an administrative dispute with the Agen hospital over the supply of medical devices. La Poste, the Department of Yvelines and the City of Issy-les-Moulineaux are clients. Marc Bellanger heads the practice, and Donatien De Bailliencourt is also recommended.
The IP/IT department at Herald Avocats consists of Jean Castelain and counsel Juliette Félix, who recently represented France Télévisions in several defamation proceedings, one of which was filed by a foreign government after two of the client's journalists referred to it as a 'dictatorship' in a documentary programme. Recent work in the music and art spaces includes contractual disputes, litigation pertaining to copyright issues and anti-fraud cases. Associate Rebecca Nahon recently joined the firm from VIGO Cabinet d'Avocats.
Herald Avocats > Firm Profile
A firm founded on January 1, 1957 by Bernard de Bigault du Granrut
President of the Paris Bar from 1982 to 1984, Bernard du Granrut was known both for his dedication and his forward-looking vision of the profession as well as for his civic commitments, his high standards and his moral values. He was a celebrated litigator, acting in several high-profile cases.
The firm has built its reputation in the field of business litigation for both private companies and public institutions. It has continued its evolution by developing its consulting activity, mirroring the transformation of the business world, both in its legal and entrepreneurial dimensions.
To serve our clients better, we have expanded and strengthened some departments (M&A, private equity, restructuring, new technology law, healthcare). We have joined top ten multi-disciplinary alliance Geneva Group International to ensure that when needed, we can connect our clients with trusted advisers around the world.
Herald, a new challenge
In November 2018, the firm became Herald, thus taking a strong stance: to enhance the value of the collective, while maintaining its historical positioning.
Herald is a symbol of the heritage that has shaped the firm and of its ability to constantly evolve in order to offer a range of high-end, tailor-made and transversal services in all areas of business law.
Expertise, excellence, commitment, attentiveness, creativity: these are the values shared by all the partners and their teams with one goal in mind: outstanding client service.
We strive to provide a high-end, bespoke and integrated service to address the most complex issues facing our clients, from SMEs to large groups. We work both in France and internationally, thanks to our different networks.
Herald, member of the Geneva Group International network
In 2018, our firm joined Geneva Group International, a global alliance of more than 700 independent law firms, consultants, audit and accounting firms, which is consistently ranked among the top ten global multi-disciplinary associations.
Through this network, we enable our clients to benefit from the support of professionals from over 120 countries, experts in local legal, accounting and tax differences, who provide a gateway to global markets. This relationship enhances our abilities to serve our French and international clients, both private and public sector, whether looking for new opportunities or strengthening an existing presence.
Our quality management system has been ISO 9001 certified since 2008.
Areas of practice: Herald is a full-service law firm, composed of seven departments and a German Desk: Banking-Insurance, Labour Law, Corporate-M&A-Tax, Property, Media – IP/IT, Economic, Administrative law. The lawyers work in a cross-disciplinary way, in order to best answer its clients’ needs.
|Commercial litigation||Olivier Binder|
|Commercial litigation||Christophe Bourdel|
|Commercial litigation||Emmanuelle Cardon|
|Commercial litigation||Bertrand Pébrier|
|Commercial litigation||Bruno Quint|
|Commercial litigation||Etienne Rocher|
|Competition and distribution||Olivier Binder|
|Competition and distribution||Richard Milchior|
|Corporate - M&A - Capital Markets||Bertrand Pébrier|
|Corporate - M&A - Capital Markets||Etienne Rocher|
|Corporate - M&A - Capital Markets||Vincent Siguier|
|Health - Biotechnologies||Anne Cousin|
|Health - Biotechnologies||Stéphane Micheli|
|Health - Biotechnologies||Richard Milchior|
|Health - Biotechnologies||Olivier Binder|
|Health - Biotechnologies||Vincent Siguier|
|Industrial risks - defective products||Christophe Bourdel|
|Industrial risks - defective products||Pierre-Yves Rossignol|
|Insolvency and restructuring||Etienne Rocher|
|Intellectual Property||Jean Castelain|
|Intellectual Property||Richard Milchior|
|Intellectual Property||Juliette Félix|
|IT and telecommunications||Anne Cousin|
|Labour and employment||Caroline Luche-Rocchia|
|Media and entertainment||Jean Castelain|
|Media and entertainment||Juliette Félix|
|Patrimonial issues and home office||Stéphane Micheli|
|White Collar Crime||Jean Castelain|
|White Collar Crime||Stéphane Micheli|
|labour and employment||Guillaume Roland|