Mr Yann Colin > Franklin > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Franklin
26 AVENUE KLÉBER
75116 PARIS
France
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Work Department

Litigation - Arbitration

Position

Partner

Career

Yann leads our Litigation & Arbitration team. He brings clients more than 30 years of experience in all areas of disputes and has particular strengths in TMT/IP. He has an impressive cross-border track record in disputes and works with French and global private and public entities.

Education

University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas: B.A. (Maîtrise) in Private Law Paris Bar, 1979

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus > Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

The IT team at Franklin recently acted for major corporates on the negotiation of IT procurement contracts with leading technology companies and service providers, while maintaining its strong presence in the telecoms space. A cross-disciplinary team including Jérôme MichelJulie Catala MartyChristian SauerKai Völpel  and Magali Masson advised a longstanding client in the telecoms space on a number of matters, including a major restructuring of its media content division, merger filings and a number of asset disposals. On the contentious side, Yann Colin is currently representing one of the main French telecoms players in a range of commercial litigation proceedings, including a high-profile contractual dispute with a well-known competitor. In other highlights, the firm’s enviable client base appointed the team to advise on licensing deals, corporate transactions, antitrust compliance and data privacy issues.

France > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Franklin is highly active in the telecoms sector, where the firm is handling high-stakes financial cases opposing telecoms operators. The five-lawyer team also deals with commercial litigation and shareholders’ conflicts, and is representing a French company in mass disputes with consumers. French and international companies are clients. Yann Colin heads the team, which also includes of counsel Vincent Pecastaing.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Technologies de l’information, informatique, internet et télécoms

Franklin conseille de grandes entreprises dans la négociation de contrats avec leurs prestataires informatiques et technologiques. L’expertise du cabinet reste également une référence dans le secteur des télécoms. Ainsi, l’avocat-publiciste Jérôme Michel, l’experte en droit de la concurrence Julie Catala Marty, ainsi que Christian Sauer, Kai Völpel et Magali Masson ont ensemble conseillé un grand opérateur de téléphonie dans la gestion de multiples dossiers, dont la restructuration de sa division média, la notification d’opérations de concentration ainsi que plusieurs cessions d’actifs. Yann Colin représente un opérateur télécoms français de premier plan dans la gestion de ses litiges commerciaux, et notamment d’un contentieux à forts enjeux face à un concurrent. Le cabinet a enfin aidé ses clients dans la négociation de licences d’utilisation, dans le traitement d’opérations en droit des sociétés et dans la gestion de leurs problématiques de conformité en matière de droit de la concurrence et des données personnelles.