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Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats
75008 PARIS

Industry focus: Telecoms  Tier 1

Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats is well versed in regulatory telecoms matters, regularly advising local public sector entities on public procurement contracts and on the development of high speed broadband infrastructure. The department is also experienced in matters relating to regional digital development plans. Public law specialist Térence Cabot is the key contact.

Administrative and public law Tier 2

Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats advises a prominent client that includes many of France’s leading public and private sector companies. The versatile team has high-level regulatory expertise and regularly works on high-profile matters in the telecoms and transport sectors, for example regarding the allocation of 5G frequencies. The public law procurement expertise is equally excellent and has attracted several major building and telecoms infrastructure projects. Finally, the team also offers solid urban planning law know-how, sought after for  several major public real estate and development projects in Paris and Marseille. Jean Latournerie, Laurent de la Brosse, Térence Cabot and Marion Delaigue co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Jean Latournerie; Laurent de la Brosse; Térence Cabot; Marion Delaigue


‘Excellent legal and analysis skills in public law.’

‘ Responsive and highly available.’

‘Laurent de la Brosse is able to provide a public and private law approach to projects. He is very practical.’

‘Marion Delaigue provides a comprehensive approach and always suggests the best possible solution.’

‘Térence Cabot’s team is one of the best in France in the telecoms regulatory sector. They have great knowledge of authorisation issues.’

Key clients

Free/Free Mobile

Paris la Défense


Groupe SNCF

Ministery of Ecological Transition and Territories

Région Grand Est

Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes

Région Normandy



Grand Paris Aménagement

Pôle Leonard de Vinci

Martinique Transports

Canal France International

Voies Navigables de France

Société du Grand Paris

Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 2

'Reactive and understanding perfectly the constraints on businesses', Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats is retained by a mix of public and private clients ranging from international corporations to tech providers and start-ups. Active in e-commerce, data protection, telecoms and IT mandates, the team is increasingly called on to advise on innovative technologies, including AI. In a recent highlight, the team assisted the French government with the drafting and negotiation of various IT agreements including SaaS licences. Marie-Hélène Tonnellier heads the group alongside public law expert Térence Cabot. Data privacy specialist Charlotte Barraco-David is a further key contact.

Other key lawyers:

Charlotte Barraco-David


It’s a very experienced team with great strength in depth. For the English client, their approach is just what you would expect of a major London law firm – highly responsive, practical and with excellent communication skills.

Marie-Helene Tonnelier heads the team and is a real star. I would say she is one of the best technology lawyers in Europe and certainly in France.

The team is particularly skilled negotiating IT contracts, appearing in litigation and advising on GDPR issues. Pragmatic and high-value for counsel.

The team is available, pragmatic and knowledgeable.

Reactive and understanding perfectly the constraints on businesses the department mobilises all the resources necessary to bring a project to fruition.

I’m impressed with Marie-Hélène Tonnellier’s team. Their IP and data protection expertise is always concrete and workable.

Full mastery of the technical legal elements, in particular related to telecommunications.

Key clients




Bein Sports


Bolloré Group


The State of Burkina Faso


Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC)

Clear Channel



CNOP (Conseil national de l’Ordre des Pharmaciens)

Daimler Trucks




Energie Demain

Eure Normandie Numérique

Expleo (ex Assystem)

European Space Agency


Fnac Darty

France TV

Free, Free Mobile

Galeries Lafayette Group


The State of Gabon

Groupe Roullier



Kerudys (ex SVP Group)

Kosc Telecom

Les Furets

Maroc Telecom






Paris la Défense

Pôle Emploi



Radio France


Région Auvergne Rhone Alpes

Région Grand Est

Région Bretagne

Région Normandie

Relais & Chateaux



Sopra Steria





Thomas Cook

Vivendi Group

Ville de Saint-Etienne

Wolters Kluwer

Private equity: venture/growth capital Tier 2

Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats fields an 11-strong practice group with three partners, namely Christian Wolfrom, Caroline Basdevant-Soulié and Pierre Lafarge. The trio's track record of assisting with complex venture capital transactions (including in the healthcare and life sciences sectors), and its loyal client base attest to the group's strong expertise in fundraisings. Clients also benefit from the team's cross-border skills and additional complementary practices -notably the tax and employment teams- from the firm's broad service offering.

Practice head(s):

Christian Wolfrom; Caroline Basdevant-Soulié; Pierre Lafarge


‘Proximity to clients, understanding of business issues and proposals for solutions adapted to these issues.’

Key clients



Bpifrance Investissement

Etraph Finance

Somerston Group

Fintech Venture


Lt Capital


Eiris Foundation




Etraph Finance

BNP Paribas Développement





MML Capital

Arpilabe Holding

Ring Capital


Galiena Capital

Paris Fonds Vert

Estève et Compagnie


The firm: Founded in 1995, LWA is a business law firm whose aim is to accompany clients in all strategic issues, to assist teams in complex partnerships, and to assist and support in the most serious of disputes.

With rigour, innovation, agility, and involvement, LWA builds futures with clients, by drawing up legal solutions that are always operational. Tenacious and bold, LWA lawyers bring together multiple backgrounds and professional experiences for the purposes of engaging together in France, and also internationally, thanks to its network of correspondent firms.

Areas of practice: Initially founded with three specific teams, public lwa, corporate and M&A and information and technology, LWA is an independent law firm which has provided a comprehensive range of specialist legal services for more than 20 years notably in the areas of competition, labour, tax, commercial, private equity, finance, real estate, intellectual property, litigation, etc through its network of three offices in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux. LWA also developed a specific expertise relating to energy and infrastructure matters in Africa.

Most of the teams have a very strong reputation and are considered among the best in France. With a very high reactivity, co-operative, and extremely involved in all matters, its lawyers share important values such as commitment, integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. They can assist their clients for counselling, negotiation and litigation. The clientele portfolio is highly diversified and includes multinational clients, mid-cap companies, governmental agencies, banks, commercial institutions, industrial companies, start-up etc.

Most of its lawyers have also studied or worked in an international environment notably in the USA, England, Germany, Australia, and can provide very efficient support to foreign clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Africa Hervé Castelnau
Africa Thibaut Kazémi
Banking and finance Christian Wolfrom
Banking and finance Pierre Lafarge
Commercial litigation/arbitration and mediation Chantal Cordier-Vasseur
Competition, regulation and distribution Pauline de Lanzac
Corporate Caroline Basdevant-Soulié
Corporate Pierre Lafarge
M&A Hervé Castelnau
M&A Thibaut Kazémi
Private equity Caroline Basdevant-Soulié
Private equity Christian Wolfrom
Energy Marion Delaigue
Energy Hervé Castelnau
IT, telecommunications and personal data Marie-Hélène Tonnellier
IT, telecommunications and personal data Terence Cabot
IP Marie-Hélène Tonnellier
Labour and employment Sarah-Jane Mirou
Media, advertising and e-commerce Marie-Hélène Tonnellier
Public law and regulatory Laurent de la Brosse
Public law and regulatory Terence Cabot
Environment Jean Latournerie
Environment Laurent de la Brosse
Real estate and urban planning Marion Delaigue
Real estate and urban planning Jean Latournerie
Restructuring and insolvency Chantal Cordier-Vasseur
Restructuring and insolvency Pierre Lafarge
Tax Jean-Luc Marchand
Photo Name Position Profile
 Caroline Basdevant-Soulié  photo Caroline Basdevant-Soulié Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2001, Caroline Basdevant-Soulié has developed particular…
 Terence Cabot  photo Terence Cabot Admitted to the Paris Bar since 1999, Terence Cabot is dealing in…
 Hervé Castelnau  photo Hervé Castelnau Admitted to the Paris Bar, Hervé Castelnau advises French and international clients…
 Chantal Cordier-Vasseur  photo Chantal Cordier-Vasseur Lawyer at the Paris Bar, Chantal Cordier-Vasseur assists the firm’s clients with…
 Marion Delaigue  photo Marion Delaigue Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2000, Marion Delaigue focuses on Public…
 Thibaut Kazémi  photo Thibaut Kazémi Admitted to the Paris and New York Bars, Thibaut Kazémi advises French…
 Pierre Lafarge  photo Pierre Lafarge Admitted to the Paris Bar, Pierre Lafarge is specialized in Corporate Law. Pierre…
 Jean Latournerie  photo Jean Latournerie Admitted to the Paris Bar since 1990, Jean Latournerie focuses on Public…
 Jean-Luc Marchand  photo Jean-Luc Marchand Lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1994 with a first experience in…
 Sarah-Jane Mirou  photo Sarah-Jane Mirou Lawyer at the Paris Bar, Sarah-Jane is in charge of all labour…
 Marie-Hélène Tonnellier  photo Marie-Hélène Tonnellier A partner since 1999, Marie-Hélène Tonnellier set up and currently heads the…
 Christian Wolfrom  photo Christian Wolfrom Admitted to the Paris Bar since 1990, Christian Wolfrom is specialized in…
 Pauline de Lanzac  photo Pauline de Lanzac Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1999 and to the Czech Bar…
 Laurent de la Brosse  photo Laurent de la Brosse Admitted to the Paris Bar since 1999, Laurent de la Brosse is…
Number of lawyers : 40
at this office : 38
American Bar Association (ABA)
AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
IABA (International Association of Boalt Alumni)
IFCLA (International Federation of Computer Law Associations)
Other offices : Lyon
Other offices : Bordeaux

CLIENT: Laure Cartigny, responsable cartographie des risques et DPO
TESTIMONIAL: « Latournerie and wolfrom’s lawyers are very efficient. We recommand them for their very precised advices, their availability and their skills They help us on data protection subjects and they treat all the questions we have whatever the context and the area ( economic, labour….) »

CLIENT: Gisela Süss, head of the Institutional Law Division legal services department
TESTIMONIAL: “LWA is an efficient, knowledgeable and trusted law firm, composed of motivated lawyers who demonstrate the passion for their profession in an energetic and dynamic way. LWA team show an excellent understanding of legal matters and the financial and business context, a high commitment and an impressive ability to guide clients through complex issues with a result-oriented perspective. Their direct and pragmatic approach, ability to propose creative solutions and their remarkable responsiveness make them a valued business partner with whom I had the pleasure to collaborate in different areas over the years.”