Firm Profile > De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés > Paris, France
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9 RUE BOISSY D'ANGLAS
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De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés stands out for its team organisation, which operates in non-departmental structures; it assembles specialist teams from a cross-practice and sectorial perspective. With its wide-ranging sector expertise, including healthcare, energy and environment, financial services, real estate and e-commerce, and further strength in advisory, transactional and contentious matters, the group handles a varied workload. The development and implementation of data protection strategies, compliance audits and international data protection surveys are particularly busy lines of work. The team has offices in Paris and Brussels and joins forces with a network of international law firms for matters requiring expertise in foreign law. Cécile Théard-Jallu, Jean-Sébastien Mariez and Georgie Courtois are the main contacts.
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés's 'very responsive' intellectual property team is jointly headed by Julien Horn and Louis de Gaulle. The latter represented TF1 (the leading French TV group) in a series of disputes against the main internet service providers (namely Altice-SFR, Orange and Free) and the French TV channel package distributor Groupe Canal+. Other key clients include many of the major players in the French and international markets in the media and entertainment and software industries and the cultural sector, including DreamWorks, Microsoft and the French National Library. Charles-Edouard Renault 'understands the need for creative freedom and attempts to find practical solutions'. Sandra Strittmatter is also recommended.
‘Very responsive to our work and expert at identifying and helping to solve French legal issues.‘
‘Charles Renault is always available to assist us in navigating the complexities of French law for our clients. His analyses are comprehensive, thoughtful, and practical.‘
‘Our firm has worked extensively with Charles-Edouard Renault and Hermien van der Vynckt. They are both excellent attorneys. Charles in particular has provided indispensable advice to our US clients who are producing film and television for worldwide distribution. He understands the need for creative freedom and attempts to find practical solutions so that the creators can make the content they want to make without unnecessary legal risk. In this global economy for content, we could not do our job without Charles and his team.‘
‘Very commercial and pragmatic approach. A real desire to understand our brands and to optimise advice.‘
‘Sandra Strittmatter is truly integrated into our team, which shows our confidence in her.‘
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée)
Dreamworks Animation/NBC Universal
Editions Xavier Barral
No Money Productions
Yale University Press
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés's team inspires 'a high degree of confidence in the firm's trade mark expertise'. Both contentious and non-contentious matters, including trade mark portfolio management and advice on the launch of new products or new advertisement campaigns, are handled 'very collaboratively'. The team acts for noteworthy clients in a range of sectors, including DreamWorks Animation/NBC Universal and UEFA. Serge Lederman, who jointly heads the practice with Julien Horn, successfully defended Mango against a design infringement and unfair competition action filed by the French fashion house Celine. Other key names to note are Louis de Gaulle, Francine Le Péchon-Joubert and Sandra Strittmatter.
‘There is a lot of depth in the team and I have found that the team members work very collaboratively. This results in effective communication and responsiveness. I have a high degree of confidence in the firm’s trade mark expertise, and appreciate their business sense. The attorneys consider the business needs of the client and provide practical advice, while providing the highest level of legal advice.‘
‘I work primarily with Francine le Péchon-Joubert, Céline Forthomme, and Estelle Poizat. I have worked occasionally with several other lawyers in the firm. I consider them all highly knowledgeable, strategic in their thinking, and practical in their advice. Their analysis of the issues handled is well-reasoned and presented clearly. I have had the opportunity to work on several high-level matters with Ms. le Péchon-Joubert that required strategic international decisions relating to potential trade mark disputes and am particularly impressed by her insight and ability to evaluate and explain different legal options and risks.‘
Château de Versailles
DreamWorks Animation/NBC Universal
GIP Paris 2024
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Les Amis de Delâge
Monte Carlo – Société des Bains de Mer
National Football League
Palais des Thés
Yann Couvreur Pâtisserie
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés advises several US film studios, whom it notably assists with clearing film distribution rights in France, but also acts for many French and international independent production companies. The firm is able to provide all-round expertise, spanning the negotiation of motion pictures and series' production, IP rights, financing and distribution issues. The practice also handles litigation and arbitration proceedings before the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)'s dispute resolution committee. Charles-Edouard Renault and Julien Horn are in charge.
‘Seasoned media and entertainment professionals with a wealth of knowledge in the French media space and beyond. They offer excellent judgement, strategic advice and remain level-headed during demanding situations.’
‘Charles-Edouard Renault has tremendous experience in media production in France and globally. He adeptly manages difficult and sensitive negotiations. He is focused and pragmatic in his approach and preserves a calm and composed approach in situations of high stress.’
No Money Production
Warner Bros. (US)
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés has a prominent client base composed of several professional sports federations, sports leagues and major sport event organisers such as the French Tennis Federation, Paris Olympics 2024 and football championship league UEFA. The firm provides all-round expertise, including public-law, IP, commercial law and TV rights issues. The practice was notably involved in several high-profile disputes pertaining to illegal sport event ticket sales. In addition, the practice assisted several professional players with various issues, including negotiating club transfer contracts. Rhadamès Killy is highly recommended. Louis de Gaulle and Agnès Macaire are also key contacts. The group welcomed Jean-Louis Valentin in 2019, who joined as of counsel and who brings valuable experience from his previous positions as deputy general manager at the French Football Federation and as general secretary of the International Motor Federation. Jean-François Vilotte, who was named general secretary of the French Tennis Federation, left the firm in 2019.
‘A large spectrum of expertise particularly adapted to advising on major sport event projects. The firm has strong legal expertise.’
‘The team is available and responsive.’
‘Rhadamès Killy demonstrates perfect understanding of matters at stake, is highly responsive and has remarkable contract and IP law technique.’
Amaury Sport Organisation
French Tennis Federation
Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics bid committee
Syndicat National des Moniteurs du Ski Français
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés has a strong involvement in the media sector. The firm assists several major French and US television broadcasters and producers as well as leading video-on-demand ('VOD') platforms acting as producers. The team notably advises on production contracts and rights clearance of TV and VOD series and also advises a major sport event organiser on the sale of TV rights. Other work includes strategic litigation, notably in relation to TV channel broadcasting and IP issues. Charles-Edouard Renault and Louis de Gaulle are in charge. IP expert Julien Horn is also a key contributor.
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés stands out for its strong e-healthcare expertise that brings together digital, data and healthcare regulatory know-how. The practice also provides assistance on contract licensing matters and public law healthcare procurement tenders. Medtech companies, software and platform providers, start-ups, as well as pharmaceutical laboratories and professional bodies are clients. Jean-Marie Job and Cécile Théard-Jallu both combine regulatory and IT expertise, while Blandine Fauran has particular knowledge of regulatory, competition, ethics and compliance issues.
‘The team is very knowledgeable and has a broad overview of both legal and business aspects.’
‘Cécile Théard-Jallu has outstanding knowledge and a strong business sense. She is extremely well qualified, in particular with regard to data protection matters.’
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés assists a prominent client base composed of leading French technology user companies and several high-profile technology providers, including longstanding client Microsoft. The practice advises clients on the negotiation of major IT and digital platform contracts, and also handles related contentious work. The group's deep know-how of the e-health sector is another asset. Data protection and internet issues area also dealt with. Recent highlights include assisting French bank BPCE with the setting up of major e-payment project. Louis de Gaulle and Julien Horn co-head the practice. Other key members include Georgie Courtois, Jean-Sébastien Mariez and Cécile Théard-Jallu .
‘A very experienced and knowledgeable team.’
‘Cécile Théard-Jallu showed strong knowledge of GDPR issues and knows how to combine legal analysis with business requirements.’
ASO Amaury Sport Organization
AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie)
Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés three-partner team assists private operators, as well as governmental and local public entities. The team has a good breadth of expertise spanning public sector contracts and projects, and regulatory and urban law issues. It is particularly involved in matters relating to the transport, renewables energy, building, telecoms, data, sports, mining and healthcare sectors. It recently advised on several major infrastructure projects in France and in its overseas territories. It is notably handling a high amount of work in relation to various modernisation projects in French Guyana. Litigation expertise is also strong and the firm is managing several sensitive files dealing with major public contract performance issues. Several sport federations and Paris 2024 Olympics are also clients. Frédéric Destal, Agnès Macaire and Gaïa Witz are in charge. Louis de Gaulle is also noted.
‘The team provides good quality work.’
‘Agnès Macaire is available and well organised.’
Caisse des dépôts et consignations
Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane
Conseil Régional de la Réunion
Fédération Française du Transport de Personnes sur Route (FFTPR)
Gouvernement de la Nouvelle Calédonie
Ministry of Justice
Hospices civils de Lyon
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés handles a diverse range of disputes. The firm is representing leading French companies and international groups in commercial, M&A and industrial disputes. The firm is also handling a growing amount of new cases dealing with renewables energy M&A transactions and is also a good fit to manage cases involving public sector entities. In addition, the firm has strong reputation for its particular expertise in the media, IT and sport sectors where it is regularly handling key matters. It recently won a major victory regarding illegal sport ticket reselling and is managing several high-stake cases for TF1 TV channel, including several issues involving internet providers and broadcasters. Louis de Gaulle and Jean-François Paque co-head the practice. Several other partners also contribute including Julien Horn and Philippe Moncorps.
‘The team is highly responsive, committed, and creative’.
‘Jean-François Paque is highly committed, never renounces, and stands clear and professional in every conflicted situation’.
‘Louis de Gaulle is an exquisite and highly polished individual’.
Daniel Féau Conseil Immobilier
Monte Carlo Societe Des Bains De Mer
Industry focus: Energy Tier 3
‘Very good complementary expertise.’
‘Sylvie Perrin has well recognised technical knowledge and a great network.’
Credit Mutuel – CIC
The team at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés is particularly active in the transactional field, with a strong emphasis on advising clients on transfer of technologies, joint ventures and the intellectual property implications associated with start-ups. Louis de Gaulle, who jointly heads the practice with Francine Le Péchon-Joubert, leads a team which is drafting various co-ownership and licensing agreements for Alstom relating to its a joint venture with Ademe. The group has recently expanded its client base in the manufacturing and biotechnology sectors, where new clients include Cahers and GenOway. Also notable are Blandine Fauran, Julien Horn and Cécile Théard-Jallu.
‘Reliable and prompt‘
‘Sylvie Perrin is always contactable.‘
‘Stand out amongst French law firms – understand the deal immediately, commercial awareness, technically excellent but always producing the practical answer, and really responsive – a pleasure to work with.‘
Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels
Banque Internationale à Luxembourg
Crédit Agricole d’Ile de France
Crédit Agricole Immobilier
Fonds Européen d’Investissement
Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
La Banque Postale
Stern & Co
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Tax Tier 4
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés' sizeable team is able to tackle a wide range of issues. The practice is noted for its corporate, restructuring and transactional tax advice to leading corporations, and recently advised on the structuring of a landmark proposed M&A transaction. The team also assists clients with VAT, transfer pricing and litigation issues. Clients include foundations and several companies in the sport and public sectors. Henri-Nicolas Fleurance and Vincent Schmitt co-head the practice. Pascale Farey Da Rin, Frédéric Paquet and Gilbert Ladreyt are other key team members.
‘Henri-Nicolas Fleurance is highly responsive, experienced, pragmatic and straightforward’
‘Vincent Schmitt is available and shows a high level of technique’
Société Française de Gériatrie et Gérontologie
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés > Firm Profile
The firm: As one of the leaders on the Paris market, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés is an entrepreneurial, independent law firm benefitting from recognised experience in all fields of business law.
The firm boasts an original organisation around two divisions addressing all needs of businesses (capital structures and business operations) and relies on pooled skills as well as on rapidly deployable, project-based team work.
More than 120 mobile lawyers support clients in France, in Europe and beyond, also coordinating with foreign correspondents in more than 40 countries when relevant.
41 partners: Amy, Jean-Christophe; Barthélemy, Matthieu; Bichon, Matthieu; Blaquier Cirelli, Philippe; Castro, Catherine; Couhadon, François; Courtois, Georgie; de Gaulle, Louis; de Michele, Julien; Delawari-de Gaudusson, Myriam; Destal, Frédéric; Farey Da Rin, Pascale; Fauran, Blandine; Fleurance, Henri-Nicolas; Gillot, Thierry; Guillin-Modaine, Muriel; Horn, Julien; Jarjour, May; Job, Jean-Marie; Killy, Rhadamès; Ladreyt, Gilbert; Le Péchon-Joubert, Francine; Le Trocquer, Anne-Hélène; Lederman, Serge; Moncorps, Philippe; Mull-Jochem, Mireille; Nataf, Samantha, Paque, Jean-François; Perrin, Sylvie; Renault, Charles-Edouard; Santelli, Jean-Baptiste; Schmitt, Vincent; Smolders, Danielle; Sorensen, Anker; Souffir, Jonathan; Strittmatter, Sandra; Théard-Jallu, Cécile; Titone, Thierry; Witz, Gaïa.
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|Energy and environment|
|Healthcare and life sciences|
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|Media and entertainment|
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|Ms Myriam Delawari-de Gaudusson||View Profile|
|Mr Frédéric Destal||View Profile|
|Ms Pascale Farey Da Rin||View Profile|
|Ms Blandine Fauran||View Profile|
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|Mr Louis de Gaulle||View Profile|
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|Ms Muriel Guillin-Modaine||View Profile|
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|Mr Jean-Marie Job||View Profile|
|Mr Rhadamès Killy||View Profile|
|Mr Gilbert Ladreyt||View Profile|
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|Ms Francine Le Péchon-Joubert||View Profile|
|Ms Anne-Hélène Le Trocquer||View Profile|
|Mr Serge Lederman||View Profile|
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|Mr Jean-Sébastien Mariez||View Profile|
|Mr Philippe Moncorps||View Profile|
|Ms Mireille Mull-Jochem||View Profile|
|Ms Samantha Nataf||View Profile|
|Mr Jean-François Paque||View Profile|
|Ms Sylvie Perrin||View Profile|
|Mr Charles-Edouard Renault||View Profile|
|Mr Jean-Baptiste Santelli||View Profile|
|Mr Vincent Schmitt||View Profile|
|Ms Danielle Smolders||View Profile|
|Mr Anker Sorensen||View Profile|
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|Ms Cécile Théard-Jallu||View Profile|
|Mr Thierry Titone||View Profile|
|Ms Gaïa Witz||View Profile|
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|Mr Julien de Michele||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 120
LanguagesArabic English French German Italian Spanish Hebrew
MembershipsInternational Bar Association (IBA) Club des Juristes Agora des Directeurs Juridiques International Trademark Association (INTA) MARQUES Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB) Islamic Finance (IsFin) Association des investisseurs pour la croissance (AFIC) Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners ACSEL FEVAD Geste Sporsora Syndicat des énergies renouvelables SER Enerplan Institut Orange Healthcare
OtherContacts : Aude Poujade (communications director) Contacts : Manuel Ortiz (development director) Other office : Brussels
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Data privacy and data protection
- Intellectual property: Copyright
- Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs
- Media and entertainment: Cinema
- Media and entertainment: Sports
- Media and entertainment: Television/radio