Firm Profile > Aramis > Paris , France

75009 PARIS

Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet Tier 2

Aramis provides the full range of both litigation and advisory services under the leadership of Benjamin May; in recent highlights, the firm handled the negotiation of agreements with major banks, IT projects and data privacy compliance. Assisted by associate David Roche, May recently acted for Wirecard on the negotiation of a master agreement and several application contracts with Crédit Agricole for the procurement of multi-jurisdictional payment platforms. He also assisted Carrefour with the migration of its internal messaging services to a cloud-based system, which involved questions of data privacy and cybersecurity. On the contentious side, competition specialist Aurélien Condomines was part of the team which advised a major global financial institution on pre-litigation matters in a dispute with a major French IT infrastructure provider arising from the potential reduction of the latter's role in the client's new globalised structure.

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 3

Aramis is instructed by many leading French companies, including several blue-chip corporations in the energy sector. The firm handles corporate and commercial disputes including sensitive litigation and international arbitration cases. The practice also advises on some industrial cases. Cédric de Pouzilhac  is highly recommended. Aurélien Condomines and Benjamin May are also key contacts.

EU, competition and distribution Tier 3

Aramis handles a high volume of merger control mandates and FCA investigations into anticompetitive practices. Mireille Dany is an expert in the field of distribution law and recently acted for a leading retailer on the setting up of a new internal buying organisation at the European and local level; she also advised on the competition and consumer law aspects of the development of a travel agency in Belgium and Italy. On the competition law side, Aurélien Condomines is currently representing XPO in the 'messenger cartel' case before the FCA, and acts for clients such as Hippocampe and Sakare. Associates Pierre Galmiche and Hortense Gautier are also key names to note.

Intellectual property: Patents Tier 3

AramisBenjamin May recently handled multi-jurisdictional patent litigation proceedings in the food, cosmetics, technology, pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors, as well as the management of patent portfolios. Teoxane appointed the group to handle a multi-jurisdictional dispute in Switzerland, Belgium, France and Monaco arising from the infringement of a patent and the misappropriation of know-how; this matter also involved a series of notifications before national regulatory health bodies. Associates David Roche and Louis Jestaz are also key names to note within the practice.

Administrative and public law Tier 4

Headed by the ‘very knowledgeableEtienne Amblard, Aramis' two-lawyer team has strong public law contract expertise. Representing public and private sector clients, the practice is advising on major projects in the transport and telecoms sectors. It is notably assisting Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin with the eponymous railway tunnel projects, as well as French Polynesia's Post and Telecoms Office (OPT) with the awarding of the Manatua project, consisting in the setting up of an international high-capacity submarine cable system in the Pacific. Litigation is also a strong feature of the practice, which is handling several disputes. SNCF Mobilités, the City of Paris and Egis Airport Operation are clients.

Tax Tier 5


The firm: Aramis was created in 2006 by Aurélien Condomines, Benjamin May and Raphaël Mellerio, three senior lawyers in major international law firms having practiced in France and abroad. Since its creation, the firm has grown from three partners to 10 today and 30 lawyers altogether. The key features of the firm is managed growth and human size, a large spectrum of practice areas for businesses, involvement, pragmatism and simplicity.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Raphaël Mellerio
Corporate/M&A Alexis Chahid-Nouraï
Antitrust and economic law Aurélien Condomines
Antitrust and economic law Mireille Dany
Intellectual property Benjamin May
Franchising Raphaël Mellerio
Franchising Aurélien Condomines
IT Benjamin May
Tax Benoît Gréteau
Employment Frédéric Milcamps
Commercial litigation Benjamin May
Commercial litigation Aurélien Condomines
Arbitration Cédric de Pouzilhac
Public law Etienne Amblard
Restructuring and insolvency Vincent Pellier