Firm Profile > Herald Avocats > Paris, France

Herald Avocats
91 RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT HONORÉ
75008 PARIS
France

Media and entertainment: Music Tier 1

Herald Avocats' Jean Castelain, who is supported by counsel Juliette Félix, is adviser to leading music publishers. The practice regularly handles litigation work, dealing with copyright, IP and artist contract infringement matters, often involving major artists or well known songs. In recent work, the practice represented a music publisher in a dispute with co-authors.

Media and entertainment: Television/radio Tier 1

Herald Avocats' Jean Castelain, who is supported by counsel Juliette Félix, is key adviser to public TV broadcaster and media group France Télévisions, a key name on the firm's client roster. The practice regularly defends the media company in defamation lawsuits in connection with the broadcasting of various TV programmes. Additionally, the team provides strategic advice on broadcasting issues, including the negotiation of broadcasting rights with major TV presenters.

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Other key lawyers:

Key clients

France Télévisions

Environment Tier 3

Herald Avocats

Key clients

Cabinet Letourneur conseil

BURGEAP

OXAND

Seen environnement

Figeres services

Moncassin

LAMO

Lenoir elec

Setec environnement

ADIM Ile de France

Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 3

The team at Herald Avocats has expanded its practice by taking on new clients from various industries, including media (Business Insider), aviation (Eurowings), fashion, and technology (OVH), which it assists with advisory and litigious matters. Recent highlights include advising fledgling companies, among them Bone 3D, manufacturer of custom-made implants, prostheses, splints and casts for human and veterinary medicine, on the implementation of international brand strategies. The practice is jointly headed by Richard Milchior and Anne Cousin. Key names at counsel level include Juliette Félix and new arrival Jérémy Cardenas, who joined the firm from Taylor Wessing in May 2019.

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Key clients

OVH

Business insider

Casa Pashma

Emoi

Eurowings

ICO

KCC

Mister Chrono

Promensil

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 4

Herald Avocats

Key clients

OVH

Business insider

Casa Pashma

Emoi

Eurowings

ICO

KCC

Mister Chrono

Promensil

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration - Media - White Collar Crime Jean Castelain j.castelain@herald-avocats.com
Insurance - Commercial Litigation - Arbitration Bruno Quint b.quint@herald-avocats.com
Competition and distribution - Real estate Olivier Binder o.binder@herald-avocats.com
Insurance Emmanuelle Cardon e.cardon@herald-avocats.com
Corporate - M&A - Commercial litigation Bertrand Pébrier b.pebrier@herald-avocats.com
Corporate - M&A -Commercial litigation Etienne Rocher e.rocher@herald-avocats.com
Competition and distribution - Intellectual Property Richard Milchior r.milchior@herald-avocats.com
Corporate - M&A - Capital Markets Vincent Siguier v.siguier@herald-avocats.com
Insurance - Real Estate - Environment Christophe Bourdel c.bourdel@herald-avocats.com
IT - Telecommunications - Data Anne Cousin a.cousin@herald-avocats.com
Insurance - Real Estate Pierre-Yves Rossignol p.rossignol@herald-avocats.com
Intellectual Property Jérémy Cardenas j.cardenas@herald-avocats.com
Media - Intellectual Property Juliette Félix j.felix@herald-avocats.com
Patrimonial issues and home office - White Collar Crime Stéphane Micheli s.micheli@herald-avocats.com
Tax Réginald Legenre r.legenre@herald-avocats.com
labour and employment Guillaume Roland g.roland@herald-avocats.com
Public law - Real estate William Azan w.azan@herald-avocats.com
Corporate - M&A - Capital Markets Antoine Denis-Bertin a.denis-bertin@herald-avocats.com
Distressed companies – restructuring Fabrice Dalat f.dalat@herald-avocats.com
Partners : 17
Counsels : 2
Of Counsel : 3
Associates : 24
Paralegals : 3
French
English
German
Spanish

Aware of the impact of any organization on society, the Herald firm has for several years decided to invest in CSR by creating a dedicated commission. These commitments cover actions impacting both the internal functioning of the firm and the consideration of environmental issues.

At the end of 2016, in order to provide a more comprehensive response to the issues of corporate social responsibility, our firm decided to commit pro bono to two themes: the fight against exclusion and the promotion of equal opportunities. The firm is therefore committed to the Samu Social de Paris and the Institut Télémaque.

The Samu Social has a professional approach to the fight against extreme exclusion. It aims to provide assistance to homeless people at all times, day and night, and to seek the most appropriate responses.

The firm is committed to its work by offering free legal advice to families supported by the organisation. It also provides support in all areas of law for problems encountered by the Samu Social.

The Institut Télémaque intends to fight against academic and social determinism by supporting deserving and motivated young people from modest backgrounds from the 5th grade until they obtain their Baccalauréat, thanks to a tutoring principle: a company tutor and a pedagogical tutor.

Our teams work alongside the Télémaque Institute by sponsoring young people and providing them with regular extra-curricular follow-up.

In October 2019, the firm was awarded the Pro Bono Trophy “Team Prize” by the Paris Bar Association for all our actions.


CLIENT: Jane Sullivan (General counsel) & Caroline Kanso (Head of operations for France) COMPANY/FIRM: HOME INSTEAD https://www.homeinstead.com/
TESTIMONIAL:
“Herald have supported us throughout the acquisition of our first venture into the French market. We have been very pleased with their responsiveness, professionalism and expertise which have been of a tremendous help in facilitating the transaction. They have provided great advice in line with our strategy and have well-represented our business interest. We would recommend any businesses looking to carry similar projects to work with their team”.


CLIENT: Aurélia Giorda-Léoni (CEO)
COMPANY/FIRM: AGL (for their corporate operations)
TESTIMONIAL: “your rigorous attitude, your recommendations, your seriousness and your professionalism have really given me back “confidence” in jour profession”. I was very satisfied with your practice from the always very cordial, friendly and smiling telephone reception, to your availability and feedback, whether by email or by phone; I sincerely thank you for your prompt response, in view of our imperatives of the time, and for your natural attention to our requests for information and advice”.


CLIENT: Christophe RUFFAT (CEO)
COMPANY/FIRM: M9 Partners (family office for the acquisition of La Potion des Lutins https://lapotiondeslutins.com/ )
TESTIMONIAL: “Tremendous support from the Herald teams, an ability to adapt and entrepreneurial agility that allowed us to secure our operation and be serene during the process”.

HERALD continues its growth and welcomes Fabrice DALAT as a partner

HERALD structures its Companies in difficulty department by welcoming Fabrice Dalat, as a partner, and his team, composed of one associate and one lawyer. This arrival brings the firm's staff to 45 lawyers, including 17 partners. The firm's positioning is to provide a top-of-the-range, tailor-made and cross-disciplinary service to its clients in order to respond to the most complex issues, both in advisory and litigation matters.