Armand Aviges > ADVANT Altana > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

ADVANT Altana
45 RUE DE TOCQUEVILLE
75 017 PARIS
France

Work Department

Business Litigation
Product Liability
Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Career

Armand Aviges advises, assists and represents both French and international industrial players, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector, in product liability matters before various jurisdictions (civil, administrative and criminal). He notably handles complex serial claims and has developed a strong expertise in healthcare class actions and notably represents a leading pharmaceutical group in the first two pharmaceutical class actions in France. His practice has a decidedly international bent, as he manages and coordinates mass disputes on an international level.

Armand Aviges is also regularly consulted in the context of reflexions and proposals concerning draft bills or the modification of the French legal system.

He assists pharmaceutical industries in all matters relating to intellectual property law (with particular focus on fields such as patents, trademarks, know-how and employee’s invention) and has developed a significant practice in the field of customs legislation related to falsified / counterfeit medicinal products.

Languages

French, Italian, English

Education

Paris Bar admission: 2005

Graduate of University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, University of Paris II – Pantheon-Assas and the University of “La Sapienza” (Rome)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Armand AvigesADVANT Altana

Independent French firm ADVANT Altana is the ‘best in many fields’ and is a particular heavyweight in product liability class actions. Co-head Armand Aviges notably handled the first two pharmaceutical class actions in France. The firm also has a strong regulatory capacity, advising LEEM and CSRP in relation to their regulatory concerns. On the corporate side, Jean-Nicolas Soret focuses on the biotech and medtech industry, advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Formerly at Squire Patton Boggs, the firm welcomed Philippe de Saint-Bauzel and Stéphanie Nègre to the team in 2021.

France > Intellectual property: Patents

ADVANT Altana’s IP team assists French and foreign clients with all aspects of protecting and using their intangible assets. The group’s litigation practice includes search and seizures, infringement litigation and interim injunctions. The transactional practice includes stand-alone licensing matters, including co-ownership agreements, and the management of employee inventions. Armand Aviges, Pierre Lubet and Jean-Guy de Ruffray head the practice.

Paris > Propriété intellectuelle > Brevets

ADVANT Altana accompagne une clientèle française et étrangère sur tous les aspects liés à de la protection ses actifs immatériels. L’équipe intervient notamment en matière de visites et saisies, dans la gestion des litiges en contrefaçon et dans des procédures de référés. Elle traite aussi des dossiers transactionnels, couvrant des accords de licences autonomes et des inventions de salariés. La pratique est codirigée par Armand Aviges, Pierre Lubet et Jean-Guy de Ruffray .

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Santé et sciences de la vie

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Armand AvigesADVANT Altana

ADVANT Altana est le « meilleur cabinet du marché dans de nombreux domaines » du secteur de la santé ;  et au premier rang pour le traitement des recours collectifs en responsabilité des produits.  Armand Aviges  , qui codirige la pratique, s’est vu confier la gestion des deux premières class actions initiées en France dans le secteur pharmaceutique. L’équipe dispose aussi d’une expertise réglementaire de haut niveau ; à laquelle font notamment confiance le LEEM et la CSRP. Le champ d’expertises couvre enfin les opérations transactionnelles, à travers  Jean-Nicolas Soret  qui conseille des biotech et des medtech dans leurs fusions-acquisitions transfrontalières. A noter, les arrivées en 2021 de Philippe de Saint-Bauzel et Stéphanie Nègre (ex Squire Patton Boggs).