Firm Profile > De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés > Paris, France

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés
75008 PARIS

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

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-JalluJean-Sébastien Mariez and Georgie Courtois are the main contacts.

Key clients


Diet Sensor

Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 1

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.

Practice head(s):


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.

Key clients


247 Films

Bibliothèque Nationale de France




CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée)

Dassault Systems

Dreamworks Animation/NBC Universal

Editions Xavier Barral

Epic Games




No Money Productions


Ubi Bene

Yale University Press

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 1

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 GaulleFrancine Le Péchon-Joubert and Sandra Strittmatter.

Practice head(s):


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.

Key clients


Château de Versailles



DreamWorks Animation/NBC Universal

Epic Games


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

Media and entertainment: Cinema Tier 1

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.’

Key clients

247 Films

DreamWorks Animation

No Money Production

Ran Entertainment

Vamonos Films

Koch Films

NBC Universal

Warner Bros. (US)

Media and entertainment: Sports Tier 1

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.’

Key clients

Amaury Sport Organisation

French Tennis Federation

Meïssa N’Diaye

Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics bid committee

Syndicat National des Moniteurs du Ski Français



Media and entertainment: Television/radio Tier 1

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.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

ASO-Amaury Sport organization



Twentieth Century Fox

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

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.’

Key clients





Industry focus: IT and internet Tier 2

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 .

Practice head(s):


‘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.’

Key clients


ASO Amaury Sport Organization

AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie)




Dassault Systèmes



Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer

SAS Institute



Administrative and public law Tier 3

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.’

Key clients



Caisse des dépôts et consignations

Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane

Conseil Régional de la Réunion

Fédération Française du Transport de Personnes sur Route (FFTPR)

Global Ecopower

Gouvernement de la Nouvelle Calédonie

Ministry of Justice


Ubi Bene



Hospices civils de Lyon



Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

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’.

Key clients




Daniel Féau Conseil Immobilier


Groupe Bel

Koch Media


Maaf Assurances


Monte Carlo Societe Des Bains De Mer


Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

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‘Very good complementary expertise.

‘Sylvie Perrin has well recognised technical knowledge and a great network.’

Key clients


Action Logement


Banque Palatine

Banques Populaires


BHC Energy


BNP Paribas


BPI Groupe

Caisses D’Epargne

Cam Energie


Credit Agricole

Credit Cooperatif

Credit Mutuel – CIC

Danske Commodities

Demeter Partners

Engie Envision

Intellectual property: Patents Tier 3

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 FauranJulien Horn and Cécile Théard-Jallu.

Key clients





Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés


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.

Key clients



Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels


Astris Finance

Auchan Holding

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

Banque Palatine

Banques Populaires

BNP Paribas


Caisses d’Epargne


Crédit Agricole d’Ile de France

Crédit Agricole Immobilier

Crédit Coopératif

Crédit Mutuel-CIC

CSI Leasing

Demeter Partners

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank


Fonds Européen d’Investissement


Forsa Energy




IDCM Partners



Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

KFW Epex

La Banque Postale

LCM Partners





Nord LB

Omnes Capital



Société Générale


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’

Key clients

European Homes



Société Française de Gériatrie et Gérontologie

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative and public law
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Commercial and distribution
EU competition
Energy and environment
Estate planning
Healthcare and life sciences
Intellectual property
Insolvency and restructuring
Labour and employment
Litigation and arbitration
Media and entertainment
Project finance
Private equity
Public infrastructure
Real estate
White-collar crime
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Mr Jean-Christophe Amy  photo Mr Jean-Christophe Amy Firm partner, Jean-Christophe Amy is an experienced business lawyer. His practice primarily…
 Matthieu Barthélemy photo Matthieu Barthélemy Firm Partner, Matthieu Barthélemy assists French and international credit institutions, investment funds,…
Mr Matthieu Bichon  photo Mr Matthieu Bichon Partner, Matthieu Bichon, member of the Paris Bar since 2006, practices essentially…
Mr Philippe Blaquier Cirelli  photo Mr Philippe Blaquier Cirelli As a Partner, Philippe Blaquier Cirelli contributes to the development of our…
Ms Catherine Castro  photo Ms Catherine Castro Firm partner, Catherine Castro has strong expertise in the real estate sector:…
Mr François Couhadon  photo Mr François Couhadon Firm Partner, François Couhadon is specialised in mergers and acquisitions, stock exchange…
Mr Georgie Courtois  photo Mr Georgie Courtois Firm Partner, Georgie Courtois intervenes as counsel as well as in litigation…
Ms Myriam Delawari-de Gaudusson  photo Ms Myriam Delawari-de Gaudusson Firm Partner, Myriam Delawari-de Gaudusson intervient in Labour Law. She provides her…
 Frédéric Destal photo Frédéric Destal Firm partner, Frédéric Destal specialises in public law and is involved in…
Ms Pascale Farey Da Rin  photo Ms Pascale Farey Da Rin Partner, Pascale Farey Da Rin handles corporate taxation, SME/ETI, large groups and…
Ms Blandine Fauran  photo Ms Blandine Fauran As a Partner and drawing on her experience in issues impacting pharmaceutical…
Mr Henri-Nicolas Fleurance  photo Mr Henri-Nicolas Fleurance Firm partner, Henri-Nicolas Fleurance has built solid reputation within the legal services…
Mr Louis de Gaulle  photo Mr Louis de Gaulle Firm partner, Louis de Gaulle is involved in matters requiring diverse and…
Mr Thierry Gillot  photo Mr Thierry Gillot Firm partner, Thierry Gillot is an employment lawyer. His expertise in labor…
Ms Muriel Guillin-Modaine  photo Ms Muriel Guillin-Modaine Partner, Muriel Guillin-Modaine specialises in property law and in particular in transfers…
Mr Julien Horn  photo Mr Julien Horn Firm partner, Julien Horn focuses on information technology and intellectual property litigation.…
Ms May Jarjour  photo Ms May Jarjour Firm partner, May Jarjour specialises in Banking and Finance law. She has…
Mr Jean-Marie Job  photo Mr Jean-Marie Job Firm partner, Jean-Marie Job has developed highly specialised expertise in various areas…
 Rhadamès Killy photo Rhadamès Killy Partner, Rhadamès Killy specializes in IP/IT law and commercial law, with a…
Mr Gilbert Ladreyt  photo Mr Gilbert Ladreyt Firm partner, Gilbert Ladreyt specialises in French and international tax law. His…
Mr Pierrick Le Goff  photo Mr Pierrick Le Goff Firm Partner, Pierrick Le Goff focuses his practice mainly on international arbitration,…
Ms Anne-Hélène Le Trocquer  photo Ms Anne-Hélène Le Trocquer As a firm Partner, Anne-Hélène Le Trocquer contributes to the development of…
Mr Serge Lederman  photo Mr Serge Lederman Serge Lederman intervenes as counsel as well as in litigation in industrial…
 Agnès Macaire photo Agnès Macaire Partner, Agnès Macaire concentrates on public business law, as both counsel and…
 Jean-Sébastien Mariez photo Jean-Sébastien Mariez Partner, Jean-Sébastien Mariez has been helping players for more than 10 years…
Mr Philippe Moncorps  photo Mr Philippe Moncorps Firm Partner, Philippe Moncorps supports our practice in the media and new…
Ms Mireille Mull-Jochem  photo Ms Mireille Mull-Jochem Firm Partner, Mireille Mull-Jochem is involved in corporate and private equity, and…
Ms Samantha Nataf  photo Ms Samantha Nataf Firm partner,
Mr Jean-François Paque  photo Mr Jean-François Paque Jean-François Paque is principally involved in litigation and arbitration including corporate law…
Ms Sylvie Perrin  photo Ms Sylvie Perrin Firm partner, Sylvie Perrin is an international business lawyer specializing in Banking…
 Francine Le Péchon-Joubert photo Francine Le Péchon-Joubert Firm partner, Francine Le Péchon-Joubert has developed in-depth expertise on all complex…
Mr Charles-Edouard Renault  photo Mr Charles-Edouard Renault Firm partner, Charles-Edouard Renault specialises in media, audiovisual and entertainment law, as…
Mr Jean-Baptiste Santelli  photo Mr Jean-Baptiste Santelli Jean-Baptiste Santelli intervenes mainly in banking and finance law. He advises banks,…
Mr Vincent Schmitt  photo Mr Vincent Schmitt Firm partner, Vincent Schmitt’s area of practice covers tax advice and tax…
Ms Danielle Smolders  photo Ms Danielle Smolders Danielle Smolders intervenes in real estate law and more particularly in construction…
Mr Anker Sorensen  photo Mr Anker Sorensen Anker Sorensen practices essentially in the area of corporate and restructuring with…
Mr Jonathan Souffir  photo Mr Jonathan Souffir Firm Partner, Jonathan Souffir is specialised in banking and financial law, more…
Ms Sandra Strittmatter  photo Ms Sandra Strittmatter Partner, Sandra Strittmatter’s practice encompasses legal advice and litigation in intellectual property…
 Cécile Théard-Jallu photo Cécile Théard-Jallu Firm partner, Cécile Théard-Jallu has developed in-depth expertise as an attorney in…
Mr Thierry Titone  photo Mr Thierry Titone Thierry Titone advises corporate clients on the organization of their activities, from…
Ms Gaïa Witz  photo Ms Gaïa Witz Partner, Gaïa Witz focuses her practice on public business law. She provides…
Mr François Zocchetto  photo Mr François Zocchetto Firm Partner, François Zocchetto mainly works in corporate and tax law, assisting…
Mr Julien de Michele  photo Mr Julien de Michele Firm Partner, Julien de Michele’s practice consists in advising, assisting and representing…
Number of lawyers : 120
International Bar Association (IBA)
Club des Juristes
Agora des Directeurs Juridiques
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB)
Islamic Finance (IsFin)
Association des investisseurs pour la croissance (AFIC)
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Syndicat des énergies renouvelables SER
Institut Orange Healthcare
Contacts : Aude Poujade (communications director)
Contacts : Manuel Ortiz (development director)
Other office : Brussels