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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, Louis de Gaulle is involved in matters requiring diverse and extensive legal experience both in litigation and transactions. He regularly appears before civil, administrative and arbitration courts. Louis de Gaulle’s legal strategy acumen and innovative capacity in the management of cases is praised by his clients. He specialises in intellectual property, new technologies, commercial law and public law. He is a certified specialist in Intellectual Property and Commercial Law at the Paris Bar and lectures on Intellectual Property at Sceaux University (chaired by Pr Sirinelli). Louis de Gaulle regularly authors articles on intellectual property, new technologies and competition law and is also a member of the Club des Juristes (French legal think tank) within the Digital Commission.


French, English.


Louis de Gaulle was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1993. International Intellectual and Artistic Property Association (ALAI); International Trademark Association (INTA).


Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Intellectual, Artistic and Industrial Property Law (Paris-II University, 1989); Master’s degree in Business and Tax Law (Paris-II University, 1988).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs

The trade marks and designs team at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés offers a comprehensive range of services covering soft IP matters. This includes expertise in trade mark clearance, licensing issues, and the integration of intellectual property aspects into M&A deals. The team excels in assisting clients with various litigation scenarios related to trade mark rights, representing them before both French and EU courts, as well as the French IP Office and European IP Office. Additionally, they specialise in managing IP portfolios, leveraging the firm’s proficiency in areas such as tax, competition, and labor to provide clients with a holistic service for both contentious and non-contentious IP issues. Renowned experts, including Louis de Gaulle and Georgie Courtois, who are frequent contenders in civil and criminal courts, Julien Horn, adept at handling transactional IP matters and pleading cases, Francine Le Péchon-Joubert, specialising in contractual IP matters and disputes, and Serge Lederman, recognised for his strategic litigation skills across diverse sectors like fashion, design, media, all co-lead the team.

France > Intellectual property: Copyright

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés provides an extensive range of copyright services, adeptly representing clients in contentious matters before French and EU courts and IP offices. The team seamlessly navigates the entire spectrum of soft IP issues, addressing concerns such as copyright clearance and infringement. Collaborating closely with the firm’s tax, competition, and employment practices, the team ensures clients receive optimal advice for their specific situations. Headed by a diverse team of partners, including Louis de Gaulle, a certified bar specialist in IP law, along with litigation experts Georgie Courtois and Julien Horn, Francine Le Péchon-Joubert specialising in optimising and defending trade mark portfolios on an international scale, and Serge Lederman, who provides counsel and litigation expertise across sectors like fashion, design, media, and the food industry.

France > Intellectual property: Patents

At De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, the patents team has an excellent reputation for its expertise in patent litigation and transactional matters, and often acts in tandem with the tax and M&A groups in order to provide comprehensive support on mandates. Key areas of instruction for the team include patent licensing, joint ventures and research agreements, and the department has a solid track record in advising life sciences companies on patent portfolio protection issues within French and EU jurisdictions. The practice is led by the quartet of Louis de Gaulle, Julien Horn, Francine Le Péchon-Joubert, and Cécile Théard-Jallu.

France > Media and entertainment: Sports

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De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés is distinguished for its full-service sports offering, whilst working closely with experts in the firm’s tax, corporate and IP departments to deliver specialised advice to leading players in the industry. The team, which acts for national and international authorities, federations and high-net-worth individuals, is led by a trio of specialists; Louis de Gaulle’s area of focus encompasses commercial, intellectual and public law, advising major clients in the football sector, such as FIFA and UEFA. Meanwhile, Georgie Courtois plays a notable role in negotiating agreements in the context of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games in Paris and Serge Lederman specialises in industrial property law.

France > Media and entertainment: Television/radio

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés offers a wide range of expertise across the media and entertainment arena. Areas of focus include broadcasting rights and regulations, project financing, sector-specific tax incentives, studio restructurings and litigation. Catering to globally-recognised clients such as HBO and DreamWorks Animation, the firm has a balanced advisory and litigation practice, with notable cross-border capabilities. Louis de Gaulle and IP specialist Julien Horn lead the team alongside Charles-Edouard Renault, who is one of the few French arbiters for the International Film & Television Association and is highly-regarded for his work in entertainment litigation, and Philippe Moncorps, who specialises in audiovisual transformations.

France > Media and entertainment: Cinema

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés‘ multi-disciplinary practice ranges from advice on broadcasting regulations and the financing of international productions to assistance with the negotiation of operating and distribution agreements and the protection of intellectual property rights. Charles-Edouard Renault is well known for his skill in film finance and film production disputes, acting for French film companies as well as financial institutions. He leads the team with Louis de Gaulle, an IP specialist, Julien Horn, who is experienced in IP litigation, and media and film production law expert Philippe Moncorps.

France > Industry focus: IT and internet 

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés provides a full-service IT and internet offering, and regularly advises clients on artificial intelligence, IoT, blockchain, metaverse, and smart city issues. The key senior contacts are Georgie Courtois, who focuses on computer law and data protection issues; litigation experts Louis de Gaulle and Julien Horn; and Cécile Théard-Jallu, who is noted for her in-depth knowledge of innovative technologies and cybersecurity issues.