Firm Profile > Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats > Paris, France
Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats Offices
164 RUE DU FAUBOURG
Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats > The Legal 500 Rankings
Industry focus: Telecoms Tier 1
Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats' public law partner Térence Cabot has strong telecoms regulatory expertise. Instructions frequently involve advising local public sector entities on the negotiations of large-scale public procurement contracts with telecoms infrastructure operators regarding the development of new high speed broadband networks across the country. Cabot also advises on the establishment and operation of 4G mobile networks. Leading French telecoms operator Free is a longstanding client who turns to the firm for assistance in relation to its strategic regulatory issues, infrastructure projects and disputes with competitors. The practice also handles some Africa-related work, notably for the State of Gabon.
Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats is currently advising on several of France’s major municipalities' ambitious urban renewal projects, working alongside cities and private operators alike. The firm is also regularly handling headline matters in the transport infrastructure sector, spanning the port, rail and airport areas. It is also highly recognised for its deep expertise in the telecoms sector where it is regularly retained to advise on large-scale telecoms infrastructure projects across the country. Litigation is also dealt with. The large 20-lawyer practice is co-headed by Jean Latournerie, Laurent de la Brosse, Terence Cabot and Marion Delaigue.
Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats assists with a wide range of matters including IT, internet, e-commerce and data issues. The practice has built a strong client base which includes many leading French corporations and public sector entities alongside international companies, several start-ups and technology providers. The team recently advised on the negotiations of new IT, digital and artificial intelligence solution contracts, as well as on the launch of new online platforms. It was also retained by Daimler Trucks to advise on the implementation of various apps. Marie-Hélène Tonnellier, who has extensive experience, is the key name within the practice. Also recommended are Térence Cabot, a public law expert whose main focus is on telecoms infrastructure work, and counsel Charlotte Barraco-David, who has particular data privacy expertise.
Other key lawyers:
‘The firm is really one of the top TMT practices in Paris with core strengths in all relevant aspects. They provide very high quality advice with partner attention throughout. They are highly responsive and are used to working with the demands of UK clients.’
‘Marie-Hélène Tonnellier is an outstanding lawyer with extensive experience. Her judgement is always excellent and response times are very good. She is always helpful and charming even in the most demanding situations.’
The State of Burkina Faso
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC)
CNOP (Conseil national de l’Ordre des Pharmaciens)
DRONE RACING LEAGUE
Eure Normandie Numérique
Expleo (ex Assystem)
European Space Agency
Galeries Lafayette Group
Kerudys (ex SVP Group)
Paris la Défense
Relais & Chateaux
Ville de Saint-Etienne
Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats handles a busy venture and growth capital workload that is focused mainly on domestic transactions, but also includes complex cross-border matters. The practice regularly assists investment funds, managers and companies with fundraising series and M&A matters, spanning a wide range of sectors, including the energy and natural resources sector, the technology sector and biotech sector. Practice heads Christian Wolfrom, Caroline Basdevant-Soulié and Pierre Lafarge are the main practitioners.
Employment Tier 4
SOCIETE EDITRICE DU MONDE
Mergers and acquisitions Tier 5
Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats > Firm Profile
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.
|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|
|Private equity||Caroline Basdevant-Soulié|
|Private equity||Christian Wolfrom|
|IT, telecommunications and personal data||Marie-Hélène Tonnellier|
|IT, telecommunications and personal data||Terence Cabot|
|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||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|
|Caroline Basdevant-Soulié||Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2001, Caroline Basdevant-Soulié has developed particular…||View Profile|
|Terence Cabot||Admitted to the Paris Bar since 1999, Terence Cabot is dealing in…||View Profile|
|Hervé Castelnau||Admitted to the Paris Bar, Hervé Castelnau advises French and international clients…||View Profile|
|Chantal Cordier-Vasseur||Lawyer at the Paris Bar, Chantal Cordier-Vasseur assists the firm’s clients with…||View Profile|
|Marion Delaigue||Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2000, Marion Delaigue focuses on Public…||View Profile|
|Thibaut Kazémi||Admitted to the Paris and New York Bars, Thibaut Kazémi advises French…||View Profile|
|Pierre Lafarge||Admitted to the Paris Bar, Pierre Lafarge is specialized in Corporate Law. Pierre…||View Profile|
|Jean Latournerie||Admitted to the Paris Bar since 1990, Jean Latournerie focuses on Public…||View Profile|
|Jean-Luc Marchand||Lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1994 with a first experience in…||View Profile|
|Sarah-Jane Mirou||Lawyer at the Paris Bar, Sarah-Jane is in charge of all labour…||View Profile|
|Mrs Marie-Hélène Tonnellier||A partner since 1999, Marie-Hélène Tonnellier set up and currently heads the…||View Profile|
|Christian Wolfrom||Admitted to the Paris Bar since 1990, Christian Wolfrom is specialized in…||View Profile|
|Pauline de Lanzac||Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1999 and to the Czech Bar…||View Profile|
|Laurent de la Brosse||Admitted to the Paris Bar since 1999, Laurent de la Brosse is…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 40 at this office : 38
LanguagesFrench English Spanish Italian Portuguese Catalan German
MembershipsAmerican Bar Association (ABA) AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers IABA (International Association of Boalt Alumni) IFCLA (International Federation of Computer Law Associations)
OtherOther offices : Lyon Other offices : Bordeaux
Témoignages de clients
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.”