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De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés
75008 PARIS
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Work Department

Operations Division: The transactional and litigation activities of the Operations Division cover industrial and commercial activities and more generally clients’ operations (sourcing, sales, promotions, concessions and public procurement contracts) and the defence and optimisation of their immaterial assets.


Firm partner, Charles-Edouard Renault specialises in media, audiovisual and entertainment law, as both advisor and litigator and is thus continually at the forefront of new developments linked to technology in the production sector (website content, film restoration and digitalisation, VOD and SVOD etc.) as well as in communication crises (corporate or professional e-reputation protection, follow-up of online audio and video playback content). As one of the few French arbitrators at the International Film & Television Association (IFTA, Los Angeles) and at WIPO (Geneva) for Film & Media ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Charles-Edouard Renault is very active in entertainment litigation and film production disputes. He has extensive experience in assisting French motion picture companies and has been involved in the legal aspects of various international film productions, several of which were nominated for the International Cannes Film Festival, the Oscars and the Berlin International Film Festival. He is co-author of “From Script to Screen – The importance of Rights Documentation in the Distribution of Films” published in January 2012 by OMPI and also regularly publishes articles on legal topics in the French and international markets. He is an associate professor at Lyon University in media law and gives lectures at the Erich Pommer Institut GmbH für Medienrecht in Berlin, Vienna and Vilnius since 2006.


French, English.


Charles-Edouard Renault was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1996. International Film and Television Alliance (IFTA – Los Angeles) – Arbitrator; WIPO Media and Audiovisual Alternative Dispute Resolution (Geneva) – Arbitrator 2012; AFA (Association Française d’Arbitrage – French Arbitration Association); Association Française pour la Protection Internationale du Droit d’Auteur (French Group of ALAI – International Copyright Association); International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL).


Alumni of the Multimedia Institute, 2002; Master’s degree in Publishing Management (ESCP Europe Business School, 1994); Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (Paris-II University, 1992).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Media and entertainment: Television/radio

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Charles-Edouard RenaultDe Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés is continually at the forefront of new content and technology developments in the production sector, for example digitalisation matters and subscription video-on-demand services. Long-term counsel to key names in the television industry, the team demonstrates equal strength in contentious and non-contentious work, handling trade mark and production matters. Audiovisual and entertainment law expert Charles-Edouard Renault heads the practice.

France > Media and entertainment: Cinema

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Charles-Edouard RenaultDe Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

Paris > Médias, culture, sport et loisirs: Télévision et radio

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Charles-Edouard RenaultDe Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés est mandaté pour intervenir dans des dossiers à la pointe du secteur, portant sur des nouveaux contenus et de nouvelles technologies (tels que les questions de numérisation et de VOD). Le cabinet assiste de grands acteurs dans le secteur de la télévision, en conseil et en contentieux. Il traite notamment des sujets de marques et de production audioviseulle. La pratique est dirigée par l’expert du secteur de l’audiovisuel et du spectacle, Charles-Edouard Renault.

Paris > Médias, culture, sport et loisirs: Cinéma

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Charles-Edouard Renault  – De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés