Firm Profile > Laude Esquier Champey > Paris, France

Laude Esquier Champey
4 RUE QUENTIN BAUCHART
75 008 PARIS
France

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 1

Business litigation boutique Laude Esquier Champey's team provides a 'strong' service with a particular focus on trade mark infringement litigation. The firm represents clients across a wide variety of sectors, including food and beverage production (Danone), fashion (Christian Dior Couture) and telecoms (Cheetah Mobile). 'Very responsive' practice head Sophie Havard Duclos successfully represented Jack Daniel’s in a criminal action based on trade mark infringement against the operator of a website selling T-shirts reproducing or imitating Jack Daniel’s renowned design trade marks, securing a criminal fine of €10,000, the destruction of all disputed goods, and €5,000 worth of damages. Also noteworthy are associates Pauline Casanova and Sophie Genet.

Testimonials

The firm is strong in IP.

We work with Sophie Havard Duclos. Very responsive and achieved solid results for our client. Communicative as well, and pro-actively thinks of other solutions that may be of assistance. Would absolutely work with her again. Pauline Casanova was also of great help.

Key clients

Christian Dior Couture

Engie

Nike

Danone

Jack Daniel’s

Cheetah Mobile

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 2

Litigation boutique Laude Esquier Champey brings together a large 14-lawyer team able to handle a variety of disputes. The firm is appointed by leading French and international corporations, including high-profile luxury goods brands, as well top insurers and investment funds. It handles sensitive commercial disputes, as well as bankruptcy and insurance-coverage related cases. The practice is also in charge of major shareholders' conflicts and corporate litigation cases. Co-heads of practice  Olivier Laude, Victor Champey, Richard Esquier and Nathalie Karpik are highly recommended.

Testimonials

‘Extremely prepared and competent. The support is efficient and professional, leaving the customer always updated and properly informed at every stage. Always one step ahead.’  

‘Strong experience in commercial litigation and a very good knowledge of business issues and constraints. It follows a combative but not aggressive approach. An ideal law firm for commercial litigation’.

‘Olivier Laude is engaged, combative but not aggressive, available, has 360 degree vision and very good oral and written communication skills’.

Key clients

AJR PARTICIPATIONS – FRANCE ANTILLES

KERING

AIR MADAGASCAR

ALTRAN TECHNOLOGIES

MGA ENTERTAINMENT INC

VALLOUREC

AMI PARIS

VENCOREX

LAFARGEHOLCIM

NEOEN

Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 2

The team at Laude Esquier Champey has a particular focus on representing clients in litigious matters, although the practice also covers the full range of advisory services, including the negotiation and drafting of agreements, and advising on strategies for defending intellectual property rights. The key name to note is practice head Sophie Havard Duclos.

Intellectual property: Patent and trade mark attorneys Tier 2

Laude Esquier Champey frequently represents clients in trade mark and patent disputes, both nationally and before the EUIPO. Longstanding clients, including Nike, Danone, Jack Daniel's, and Cheetah Mobile, are testament to the firm's focus on the fashion, food and beverage, and telecoms sectors. On the advisory side, the team assists with the negotiation and drafting of trade mark licensing agreements. Practice head Sophie Havard Duclos is the key name to note.

Key clients

Christian Dior Couture

Engie

Nike

Danone

Jack Daniel’s

Cheetah Mobile

Insurance Tier 3

Laude Esquier Champey

Key clients

CARDIF LUX VIE

CNP ASSURANCES

LIBERTY SPECIALTY MARKETS

LAFARGE HOLCIM

The firm: The firm was created in 2008 by Olivier Laude, Richard Esquier and Victor Champey. It has always specialised in business litigation.

Areas of practice: Laude Esquier Champey specialises in business litigation. The firm has 20 attorneys whose practices are dedicated to managing and resolving disputes both in France and internationally. The firm primarily acts on behalf of French and international groups, large companies, SMEs and directors and officers operating in a wide variety of economic sectors. Anticipating and managing conflicts, analysing risks, developing strategies, resolving crises, achieving settlements or implementing effective judicial proceedings are at the heart of the firm’s activity and expertise. Led by six seasoned partners with a significant track record in negotiations and litigation, the firm defends its clients’ interests efficiently and with determination, arriving at pragmatic solutions that are adapted to the financial and strategic risks at stake. The firm represents its clients before all types of jurisdictions (judicial, administrative, arbitral).

Department Name Email Telephone
Acquisitions/post-acquisition
Shareholder lawsuits
Banking and finance
Securities laws
Insurance
White-collar crime
Collective procedures
Construction/real estate
Transportation
Estates
Commercial contracts
Distribution arrangements
Consumer law
Product defects
Competition and unfair practices
Distribution networks
Copyright
Trade marks
Design protection
Patents
Personal data
Press and media
Internet
Individual and collective litigation
Restructuring and redundancy plans
Works council notifications and consultations
Union representation
at this office : 20
French
English
Spanish
Italian
International Bar Association (IBA)
Association Française des Praticiens du droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Association Française des Praticiens du droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM)
Other offices : Lyon