Firm Profile > Aramis > Paris, France

75009 PARIS

Industry focus: IT and internet Tier 2

Aramis' experienced six-lawyer team is entrusted by leading French technology user companies to assist with the negotiation of complex pan-European IT projects. The practice also acts for many leading French banks, notably in relation to the setting up of major new mobile and e-payment solutions. Finally, the team also assists with data issues and handles litigation. Benjamin May and counsel David Roche co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):


‘The team understands very quickly the legal aspects and pros and cons of any specific technical issue. It is able to easily intervene in technical discussions and translate technical aspects into legal words.’

‘The team is responsive, very efficient and highly skilled.’

‘Benjamin May is excellent, available and responsive. He provides relevant and constructive advice.’

Key clients

Alliance Renault Nissan Mitsubishi

Wirecard Group

Carrefour Group

Crédit Agricole SA

Vallourec SA

Groupe Rocher

Natixis Payment Solutions


Sodexo Mobility & Expense

Dentsu Aegis Media

Intellectual property: Patents Tier 2

Aramis has gained a number of new clients in various sectors, including food and beverage (Belmoca), banking (Banque Publique d’Investissement), and software (Enyx). The group handles a strong mix of contentious and advisory matters, and are praised for 'anticipating, adapting and identifying appropriate solutions'. The firm is representing Teoxane in cross-border patent infringement litigation in a matter worth €150m. Practice head Benjamin May is 'subtle in his advice and his approach and assessment of situations'. Also recommended are associate David Roche and senior associate Louis Jestaz.

Practice head(s):


Aramis is a group of people organised to work together. All people combine simplicity and efficiency. They are clearly competitive with big firms but advantageously remain human-sized. Aramis excels in anticipating, adapting and identifying appropriate solutions.

Benjamin May has the appreciable quality of being subtle in his advice and his approach and assessment of situations. He has an excellent understanding of European regulations and French legislation. He knows to respond to requests in a pragmatic way. He is simple, reliable, mentally quick and thus efficient. He’s a person of great value.

Very good reactivity, sense of urgency and pragmatism.

Forcible while remaining attentive to the wishes of customers.

Key clients





Sedis Logistics




Banque Public d’investissement

Administrative and public law Tier 3

Headed by Etienne Amblard, Aramis's three-lawyer practice has strong public sector contract expertise. It is currently advising public sector entities involved in high-profile rail and telecoms projects and handling related litigation. It is notably assisting TELT in the landmark Lyon-Turin railway tunnel litigation. In addition, the firm advises many major private sector companies in dealing with PPP project and litigation issues. Associate Kévyn Gillet is also highly involved.

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Other key lawyers:


‘The team has exceptional expertise in public law.’

‘The team is dedicated. It has strong execution capabilities and in-depth market knowledge.’

‘The team is very flexible and reactive. They have deep and precise knowledge and are able to clearly answer very technical questions.’

 ‘Etienne Amblard is brilliant and has exceptional skills. He also has expertise in the economic and financial fields, which gives his analysis a very high degree of relevance.’

‘Etienne Amblard is reliable, hands-on and solution-driven.’

Key clients



Syndicat mixte Autolib’

Carestream Health

Government of French Polynesia

Office des postes et télécommunications de Polynésie française

SNCF Mobilités

Ville de Paris

Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin






Sphere Sante



Egis Airport

Tahiti Nui Telecom


Tahiti Nui Aménagement & Développement

Groupement du Mur Manteau

Sabena Technics


Eau et Feu

Engie Iris

BIC France

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Aramis has proven expertise handling complex commercial and industrial cases on behalf of leading French industrial and energy corporations. The firm is also very able in dealing with cross-border cases, including international ICC arbitration disputes, as well as compliance and anti-corruption matters. It also manages several post-M&A disputes. The client base includes many prominent companies and financial institutions. Cédric de Pouzilhac is the key name in the practice, while Aurélien Condomines and Benjamin May also contribute. Counsel Marion Carrega is also recommended.

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is excellent’.

‘Cédric de Pouzilhac and Marion Carrega are both very sharp and diligent lawyers who think out of the box’.

‘Cédric de Pouzilhac shows great availability and a client-oriented approach. He delivers solid work products within very short deadlines’.

EU, competition and distribution Tier 4

Aramis' Aurélien Condomines defends several major companies facing domestic antitrust investigations, including a case involving the French Island of La Réunion and the representation of XPO in the messenger cartel case. Condomines also has good merger control expertise and recently advised on matters in the transport and cooperative sectors. Finally, the team also deals with distribution law issues.

Practice head(s):


‘The team is extremely qualified, expert in its field and very well introduced within French institutions.’

‘The team is great, very reactive and knowledgeable in its field of expertise.’

‘Aurélien Condomines is an outstanding and pragmatic attorney who is always available and willing to find appropriate solutions.’

Key clients




Kimberly Clark






HJ Heinz

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 4


Practice head(s):


Responsive, uncomplicated, experienced and hands-on boutique firm that I use for any kind of IP advice in France, especially for IP litigation. 

Benjamin May is my contact at Aramis. He is a seasoned IP lawyer and litigator. He is responsive and finds practical hands-on solutions for any IP related problems.

Key clients


Verweij Fashion


Spie Industry &Tertiaire

Maison des Fleurs

Halal Supply


Gaillard Rondino

Constellation Brands

National Fitness Campaign

Manzanita Capital UK

Vinci Construction

MF Distribution

Unique Héritage Média

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