Firm Profile > Aramis > Paris, France
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Aramis > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
Benjamin May; David Roche
‘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.’
Alliance Renault Nissan Mitsubishi
Crédit Agricole SA
Natixis Payment Solutions
Sodexo Mobility & Expense
Dentsu Aegis Media
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.
‘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.‘
Banque Public d’investissement
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.
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.’
Syndicat mixte Autolib’
Government of French Polynesia
Office des postes et télécommunications de Polynésie française
Ville de Paris
Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin
Tahiti Nui Telecom
Tahiti Nui Aménagement & Développement
Groupement du Mur Manteau
Eau et Feu
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.
Cédric de Pouzilhac; Aurélien Condomines; Benjamin May
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’.
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.
‘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.’
‘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.‘
Spie Industry &Tertiaire
Maison des Fleurs
National Fitness Campaign
Manzanita Capital UK
Unique Héritage Média
Aramis > Firm Profile
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.
|Antitrust and economic law||Aurélien Condomines|
|Antitrust and economic law||Mireille Dany|
|Intellectual property||Benjamin May|
|Commercial litigation||Benjamin May|
|Commercial litigation||Aurélien Condomines|
|Arbitration||Cédric de Pouzilhac|
|Public law||Etienne Amblard|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Vincent Pellier|