Firm Profile > CBR & Associés > Paris, France

CBR & Associés
75001 PARIS

Media and entertainment: Music Tier 1

CBR & Associés is home to Alain Barsikian and Michael Majster, both of whom are highly regarded in the field. The practice, which represents artists, producers, publishers and distributors, is active on the full range of IP work, including litigation. IT law is a further area of expertise.

Media and entertainment: Television/radio Tier 2

At CBR & Associés, the team is specialised in commercial disputes, with a firm-wide focus on strategic and complex litigation. For the media practice, this has led to a significant number of mandates regarding distribution, including representing NextRadioTV in a dispute with Free, relating to the channel's conditions of distribution. Similarly, the team were retained by Molotov in litigation against M6 challenging the the legality of general terms and conditions of distribution. Pierre-Olivier Chartier leads the team. Alain Barsikian and Michaël Majster are also key contacts.


Pierre-Olivier Chartier has an excellent understanding of the sector, provides strategic advice on a range of matters and is a great litigator.

Very strong expertise in audiouvisual media. Results driven practice with strong negotiation skills.

Proactive team with a capacity to lead on complex matters involving external experts and lawyers.

Key clients

NEXTRADIO TV (Altice Group, as SFR)





Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

CBR & Associés excels at handling challenging commercial disputes, often opposing key sector players and involving entire business models or major commercial issues. The practice is very experienced in landmark commercial cases, often mixing commercial, litigation, regulatory and competition issues. The loyal client base includes leading names in the telecoms, media, energy and tobacco industries. Pierre-Olivier Chartier, who co-heads the practice with tobacco sector expert Judith Vuillez, is particularly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Judith Vuillez; Pierre-Olivier Chartier


‘The team has exceptional expertise in commercial litigation and more generally in designing a litigation strategy. Working with this team also ensures that nothing will be left to chance in the context of commercial litigation.’

‘Pierre-Olivier Chartier has high-level technique, but is also able to provide a great strategic vision in commercial litigation. These qualities are further complemented by a flawless availability for clients.’

‘Their opinions, legal documents and feedback are always given on time and with a very high standard of quality, precision and clarity. The team is sensitive to emergencies and responds in a very responsive manner. Also, their costs are reasonable in view of the French market.’

‘Judith Vuillez has worked for our company for many years. She is always available, has a lot of experience in a wide variety of fields and finds pragmatic and practical solutions to the problems at hand.’

‘Brilliant and extremely efficient team. They are very thorough and precise before courts.  They do not leave anything to chance when preparing a case and show real empathy towards their clients.’

‘A creative and responsive team who cares about serving its clients in the best fashion, offering tailor made solutions.’

‘Pierre-Olivier Chartier is among the best pleading lawyers within the Paris Bar. He is precise and accurate. He has great synthetical skills. He is highly committed and completely masters the procedural aspects of cases.’

‘Judith Vuillez is highly professional, very efficient and has a great track record. She has great personal skills and is always there to support her clients in the difficult times.’

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Established in 1994, CBR & Associés is an independent corporate law firm made up of lawyers who enjoy excellent reputations in their various fields based on their technical expertise, the added value they bring, their ability to provide tailor-made services, their deep involvement in strategic and complex matters and their outstanding responsiveness.

The firm’s lawyers have chosen an independent structure that has, since its establishment, been built and developed in the spirit of an intellectual and professional community.

Our entrepreneurial structure facilitates flexibility and responsiveness for the service of our clients.

The firm’s lawyers have created and continue to expand networks of correspondent lawyers, especially at an international level, and maintain close working relationships with independent firms in many countries.

CBR & Associés acts in the main areas of business law, in strategic or complexes cases with a sound transactional practice, notably:

Litigation, Corporate – M&A / Private Equity / Capital Market, Media / IP / New Technologies / Telecom / Sports Law / Restructuring, Tax Law, Employment Law.

We benefit from robust sectorial experience, notably in the industries of tobacco, media, tourism, telecom, energy, music and can take advantage of high value-added practices in our transactional activities including for family offices, listed companies, turning around businesses and their partners and creditors. Our teamwork fertilizes them.


The partners of the firm: Alain Barsikian, Jean-François Carreras, Pierre-Olivier Chartier, Olivier Debeine, François Le Roquais, Michaël Majster and Judith Vuillez.


Contact: Olivier Debeine (Co-Managing Partner)


❙     Number of Partners: 7  ❙     Number of Lawyers: 17