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CBR & Associés
75001 PARIS

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

CBR & Associés acts for many leading French companies, notably in the TMT, retail and energy sectors. The firm is considered a reference in the market for commercial, consumer, distribution and advertising law disputes. It has recently been retained to act in cases concerning new environmental and vaping-related issues and is handling several headline cases linked to the telecoms and energy fields where leading industry competitors are embroiled in litigation. Its litigation skills are coupled with compliance and strong negotiation know-how. Pierre-Olivier Chartier and Judith Vuillez are key names.

Practice head(s):

Pierre-Olivier Chartier; Judith Vuillez

Other key lawyers:

Guillaume Soubiran


‘The team intervenes in high-level technical commercial and corporate law disputes. The service provided is constantly in line with clients’ expectations (or even beyond), this being the result of strong collaboration and excellent knowledge of their clients and their challenges.’

‘A very agile litigation team with excellent expertise in commercial litigation.’

‘Judith Vuillez is extremely available and responsive. She has solid and broad experience in various fields and an excellent understanding of the issues and challenges of her clients and their industry (regulatory, economic and competition context). These qualities allow her to provide excellent, pragmatic and adapted solutions. She provides legal support with extensive know-how in litigation management and a good sense of strategy, notably anticipating the possible actions of her opponents.’

‘Guillaume Soubiran is responsive and displays remarkable efficiency.’

‘Very high-quality work, very strong involvement in files and a keen sense of strategy.’

‘Pierre-Olivier Chartier is a remarkable professional, who has extensive knowledge of procedure and a keen sense of strategy. He always gives very good advice.’

‘Pierre-Olivier Chartier is a true litigation strategist, astute and always loyal.’

‘Pierre-Olivier Chartier is an extraordinary lawyer, undoubtedly one of the best of his generation: deeply involved in each case, immensely rigorous, an outstanding worker who measures neither his time nor his effort, attentive to the smallest detail, he is also reactive, combative and creative. He gives everything to his clients. All with deep respect for the opponent and professional rules. A model for many of his colleagues.’

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Work highlights

  • Representing PMU in a  damages claim initiated by sports betting operator BETCLIC further to a decision of the French Competition Authority.
  • Representing SFR in a major dispute with another mobile service provider relating to unfair competition.
  • Representing TotalEnergies in a dispute against EDF regarding the suspension of TotalEnergies’s nuclear power supply contract for force majeure due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the consequences of government measures taken in this consideration.

France > Media and entertainment: Television/radio Tier 3

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.

Partners: Alain Barsikian, Jean-François Carreras, Pierre-Olivier Chartier, Olivier Debeine, François Le Roquais and Judith Vuillez.

Contact: Olivier Debeine (co-managing partner)

Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 17

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