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Carbonnier Lamaze Rasle
75008 PARIS

France > Media and entertainment: Television/radio Tier 1

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Carbonnier Lamaze Rasle frequently acts for French and international banks in litigation pertaining to financial products, but is also experienced in corporate litigation and fraud proceedings. The firm is also well established among leading French companies and family-owned companies, primarily acting in commercial, corporate and bankruptcy-related cases. Edouard De Lamaze heads the practice which includes Jean-Hugues CarbonnierDorothée de BernisFanny Desclozeaux,who handles banking litigation, Michel Rasle, who has particular expertise in media/IP litigation, and criminal law expert Eric Morain.

Practice head(s):

Edouard de Lamaze



‘Fanny Desclozeaux provides sound advice and a proactive vision over our criminal cases.’

‘They provide enormous support to our organisation in resolving disputes in France. Their technical knowledge is excellent and they help us navigate legal landscape with confidence (including dealing with the language/ translation issues).’

‘We work regularly with Guillaume Carbonnier, who provides us with an excellent level of service. He is responsive, proactive and provides sound commercial advice and strategy. He is able to support us to enable an efficient management of disputes.’

Key clients




Work highlights

  • Advised publishing company Les Editions Jalou  on the early termination of a licence agreement.
  • Advised production company Bleufontaine (previously Quinta Communications)  on a contractual infringement in the context of a shareholders dispute against Technicolor and its shareholders.
  • Represented SCI Beniguet in relation to the purchase by Casino of the BAUD family shares in Franprix and Leaderprice.

The firm: Founded in 1986, Carbonnier Lamaze Rasle (CARLARA) advises executive managers, companies and financial institutions on strategic business law matters and litigation.

CARLARA’s unique organisation combines both practice area expertise and sectoral experience, in order to provide a practical and concrete approach to legal issues, taking into account the operational aspects of each client’s situation.

The firm’s longstanding client base, its thorough knowledge of the French financial and economic environment, and its key business players, have earned the firm a solid reputation in the French market.

With offices in Paris, Lyon, Lille, Brussels and Algiers, the firm includes over 70 lawyers who regularly form multi-disciplinary teams to best meet client needs.

Areas of practice:  CARLARA advises on all aspects of business law and related litigation, and has a predominant number of clients in the banking and finance, industry and media sectors. It also has significant public law and compliance components, as well as expertise in competition and distribution law, white-collar crime, employment law, real estate law and construction.

In addition to its foreign offices, CARLARA is the co-founder of an international alliance, MARCALLIANCE, which allows the firm to advise and defend clients in their business affairs and litigation around the world. Moreover, several of the firm’s partners have significant international experience and are admitted to practice in jurisdictions abroad (New York, United Kingdom, Belgium), giving it a competitive edge for certain segments of international work typically handled by large global firms.

Litigation and arbitration Edouard de Lamaze
Litigation and arbitration Jean-Hugues Carbonnier
Banking and finance Edouard de Lamaze
Banking and finance Fanny Desclozeaux
Corporate Constance Le Vert
Corporate Geoffroy Didier
Public Jérôme Grand d'Esnon
Insolvency and corporate recovery Fanny Desclozeaux
M&A/private equity Christophe Lachaux
Real estate and construction Jean-Hugues Carbonnier
Technologies, IP, media and sport Michel Rasle
Technologies, IP, media and sport Hedwige Caldairou
Employment Ranéha Touil
Employment Isabelle Quenet Chabrun
Criminal and white-collar crime Marie-Laure Barré
Criminal and white-collar crime Eric Morain
Insurance Guillaume Carbonnier
Tax Josiane Vidonne
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Number of lawyers : 70
at this office : 52
Contacts : Edouard de Lamaze
Contacts : Dorothée de Bernis
Other offices : Algiers
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Lille
Other offices : Lyon