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Osborne Clarke
75017 PARIS

France > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Osborne Clarke‘s ‘profound technical skills‘ make it a go-to firm in France for data privacy-related matters, including data breaches and GDPR compliance. Testament to the practice’s competence in cross-border matters, the team is handling the global compliance GDPR program of ManpowerGroup, the third-largest staffing company in the world. Lauded by clients for its business acumen, coupled with in-depth knowledge of the law, the team is a ‘valuable partner‘ to its clients. Claire Bouchenard is a name to note at the firm, advising clients on data privacy regulatory compliance and e-privacy, with a strong focus on the regulation of cookies. Xavier Pican also handles data privacy compliance as well as cyber security work. Béatrice Delmas-Linel left the firm in January 2022 for an in-house position.


‘This practice combines excellent and profound technical skills, high professionalism and a very business-friendly and pragmatic approach. They have integrated so well with our organisation and have such great business acumen which, combined with the in-depth knowledge of the law, makes them valuable partners.’

‘The professionalism and work ethic, the friendly yet professional approach, the consistency and depth legal and technical skills, the amazing understanding of our business.’

‘Great listening skills, ability to adapt and make available the experience acquired with other clients and in the management of other cases to deliver tailor-made legal advice with as much as possible a ‘business’ approach ‘despite the constraints of the regulations’.’

‘Accessibility, listening, proactivity, humanity.’

Key clients



Groupe la Française


Palais des Thés

Groupe Casino



Groupe Asmodée




Groupe Richemont


Work highlights

  • Advised Casino Group and its adtech affiliate RelevanC on all aspects, including data privacy aspects, of the digital retail partnership with competitor retail grocery leader Intermarché.
  • Assisted Manpower’s in-house legal data team with the company’s global compliance programme for France which included cyber training and ISO audits.

France > Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 2

Osborne Clarke‘s Paris IT practice has a great reputation for its ability to decrypt complex technology-related issues and handle complex transactions and disputes. The practice is led by Claire Bouchenard and Xavier Pican whose combined expertise spans digital transformation and cloud issues, adtech and e-commerce, cybersecurity and smart cities. Often instructed for its expertise in e-commerce, the firm has been advising Pokémon on the launch of its EU-wide e-commerce activity and its compliance with e-game regulation. Béatrice Delmas-Linel left the firm for an in-house position in January 2022.

Key clients

Group Casino (Casino Guichard-Perrachon)



Distribution Casino France


Bouygues Construction

The Pokemon International Company


Group Lucien Barriere

HID Global

BPI France


Groupe Asmodee




Work highlights

  • Advised Group Casino and its adtech affiliate RelevanC on negotiating a strategic partnership with Google and Accenture to accelerate the digital transformation of the group.
  • Advised Casino Group on a digital retail partnership to set up a joint company, marketing a retail media offering in France for food brands and their agencies.
  • Assisting Onepoint with various topics related to the creation, development and commercialisation of the CoPass Platform including, IT, data, life sciences regulatory, contract and joint venture set-up.

France > Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 2

Benefiting from the firm’s wider international network, Osborne Clarke’s copyright team frequently handles multi-jurisdictional mandates in a broad range of sectors, including music, publishing, TMT, advertising, arts and e-commerce. With a strong track record in IP litigation, the practice is regularly sought after to advise on copyright infringement and intellectual parasitism claims as well as on the negotiation and drafting of licensing, co-branding and distribution agreements. Claire Bouchenard, Xavier Pican and Béatrice Delmas-Linel direct the group.

Practice head(s):

Claire Bouchenard; Xavier Pican; Béatrice Delmas-Linel


‘The Osborne Clarke team is distinguished by its expertise, accessibility, proactiveness and pragmatism. They are agile and know how to adapt.’

‘The relevance of the practice’s counsel and the practical nature of the solutions proposed make it a true partner for our operations.’ 

Key clients

Etablissements Coquet


Harper Collins

Palais des Thes

Paris Artistes


Mino du Sud


AIR France



Work highlights

  • Assisted Etablissements Coquet with the protection of its handicraft tableware goods against copyright infringements.
  • Advised Harper Collins on its publishing activities and all copyright-related issues.
  • Advised SPRD.NET on the difference between hosting platform and publisher in a litigation against a competitor.

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 2

Osborne Clarke has longstanding experience in IP litigation and IP asset management, particularly in relation to trade marks. The team frequently advises clients in advertising and other industries on internet IP content licensing, as well as IP enforcement, and has related experience in trade secrets. Claire Bouchenard focuses on trade marks and design-related advice and litigation, while Xavier Pican specialises in IP litigation and data protection, especially for clients in the energy, defence and telecoms industries. Béatrice Delmas-Linel covers IP and IT-related matters, such as regulatory and data privacy law, online distribution and cloud services for clients in the financial services and health sectors.

Practice head(s):

Claire Bouchenard; Xavier Pican; Béatrice Delmas-Linel

Key clients



Bolt Mobility



Filatures du Lion

Esprit Europe Services

Palais des Thés


Richard Orlinski



Bren-Tronics, Inc.






WW – Marque

Work highlights

  • Defended This.Sign in a litigation case aimed at limiting the exhaustion of trademark rights on the European market.
  • Advised Palais des Thés on its international development, including trademarks, distribution agreements, franchising concept stores, litigation and pre-litigation.
  • Defended Bolt Mobility in a dispute preventing the arrival on the scooter market of a new economic player.

France > Media and entertainment: Advertising Tier 2

Osborne Clarke is counsel to numerous actors in the advertising sector, namely advertisers, media and advertising agencies, media, adtech companies and influencers. The team provides regulatory and market practice advice is experienced in liaising with the regulatory bodies in the event of claims or complaints. Notable client Innocent France retains the firm for regulatory advice on innovative advertising campaigns. The trio at the helm of the practice consists of IP specialist Claire Bouchenard and IT experts Xavier Pican  and Béatrice Delmas-Linel.


‘They are knowledgeable in their field and easy to work with.’

‘Responsiveness, availability and knowledge.’

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Work highlights

  • Advised Taboola on advertising compliance, consumer law and advertising soft law, and on ongoing contracts, especially in the context of the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Assisting Union des Marques with the planned merger of the two largest French public channels, including on the assessment of its impact on the relevant advertising market and to enable advertisers to position themselves in relation to this project.
  • Advised Integral Ad Science on the negotiation of strategic IT and data agreements with French top website publishers and advertisers, with a specific focus on cookies and GDPR compliance.

France > Employment Tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Practice head(s):

Maxime Pigeon; Jérôme Scapoli


‘The employment law department is extremely responsive and systematically offers us legal solutions adapted to our problems. The advice is very relevant and the lawyers have an excellent knowledge of our company and its issues.’

‘Maxime Pigeon is our main contact. His analyses are extremely relevant, the interpersonal skills are very easy and he demonstrates a lot of professionalism. The fluidity of exchanges is remarkable as is their responsiveness. He is available and has a good understanding of our needs.’

‘High level of service and very flexible. This team is able to tirelessly assist us  n connection with our ever-changing approach. They are a great support.’

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Work highlights

  • Advised Hachette at group level as well as at publishers level on all labour law aspects in both advisory and litigation matters.
  • Advised NORWEGIAN AIR RESOURCES on specific issues raised by the Covid-19 pandemic and the reorganization process due to the liquidation procedure of the company.
  • Advised Novo Nordisk at a group level on strategic projects related to employment issues in France, in Europe and in the Maghreb.

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 4

Built from the top up in 2014 by practice head Alexandre Glatz, the Osborne Clarke Paris EU competition and distribution practice advises a broad spectrum of clients across the luxury goods, e-commerce, biotech, consumer goods, transport and retail sectors. The team’s expertise includes merger controls, dawn raids, vertical restraint, restrictive commercial practices and cartel damage claims. In addition to competition and distribution issues, senior associate Thibaut Marcerou also acts on consumer matters, such as sales promotions, T&CS and unfair business practices.

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‘Good listening skills and understanding of our business. Very high availability.’

‘The Osborne Clarke competition team is unique in terms of professionalism and availability. Alexandre Glatz and his team cover all areas of competition law (antitrust, mergers, state aid and litigation) with great responsiveness and great pragmatism. Alexandre and his associates are quick and quickly understand the difficulties and find fluid and practicable solutions. Alexandre and his team are part of a very comprehensive European network of competition lawyers, particularly in England and Germany.’

France > Insolvency Tier 4

Osborne Clarke hired the experienced Nassim Ghalimi  in January 2021 from Veil Jourde to launch the firm’s practice. The team handles restructuring and insolvency proceedings, and also handles related liability litigation. It is most often seen assisting debtors, but also advises investors on asset takeover offers, and acts for bondholders and judicial liquidators when complex liability litigation arises. The practice handles matters pertaining to SMEs as well as large companies, recently acting in significant matters related to the automotive, aeronautics, industrial, hospitably, retail and press sectors, including in cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):

Nassim Ghalimi


‘Responsiveness, friendliness, good support in difficult times.’

‘Great humanity in the treatment of files, with a high level of technicality; great experience coupled with a lot of finesse.’

‘Unique knowledge of bankruptcy proceedings and of the transfer of assets during judicial liquidations. I do not know of any other law firm that has this level of expertise on that specific point. Availability, seriousness, creativity, dynamism.’

Key clients


Norwegian Airlines

Impact Partners


MJ Synergie



Gottex Real Estate Fund (GRAF)


Groupe Aryès


A+ Finance / Sigma



Léonce Deprez



Mont Blanc France


Work highlights

  • Advising Europcar Supervisory board on the financial restructuring of the group.
  • Advised Fives on the acquisition of Ateliers de Construction du Petit Parc (ACPP).  
  • Advising Inteva Products France, a subsidiary of the American group Inteva, on its receivership proceedings.

France > Administrative and public law Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Le Mière

Other key lawyers:


‘Very dynamic and creative team. Perfect mastery of public law.’

‘Alexandre Le Mière always knows how to find the right balance between theory and practice, between theoretical risk and real risk. His sound advice is key.’

‘Professionalism, sound analyses, good quality of advice, responsiveness.’

‘Very professional and innovative approach.’

‘A friendly and professional lawyer.’

Key clients











Work highlights

  • Assisting Onepoint with all its public contracting projects.
  • Advising UNICANCER, a national public purchaser in the field of health, on all its public procurement contracts.
  • Advising CRAM, a private designer, manufacturer and operator of heating and air-conditioning systems on all its operations with public purchasers.

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 5

Osborne Clarke

Practice head(s):

Catherine Olive; David Haccoun


‘The Osborne Clarke team is always available and proactive. It is distinguished by the in-depth knowledge of our group and its sector of activity as well as the quality of the client relationship.’

‘David Haccoun, Catherine Olive and Anne-Laure Laroussinie are particularly accessible and very constructive in our M&A operations.’

‘Very good quality/price ratio: high-quality service by professionals from more expensive firms who have retained their initial qualities at more controlled prices. Fairly developed network of correspondents outside of France and role of facilitator of the Paris office with this network.’

‘David Haccoun: dynamism, spontaneity in the relationship, direct implications in the files with if necessary support of one or two people maximum, but avoiding duplication or re-invoicing linked to exchanges between partners/associates.’

Key clients


Warburg Pincus



Groupe Casino (RelevanC and others)

Causeway Technologies

Hadean Ventures Sunstone Life Science Ventures

Carglass (Belron Group)


Labeyrie Fine Foods

Work highlights

  • Advised Carglass on the disposal of Carglass Maison (CGM – Ex Maisonning), through a bid process intermediated by , to a joint-venture created by Mutarès (80%) and Homeserve (20%).
  • Advised Capgemini on the acquisition of 70.1% of the capital of the French company Five by Five.
  • Advised RelevanC, an affiliate of the listed retail group Casino headquartered in Paris (Casino, Monoprix , Franprix..) on the acquisition of a majority stake in Inlead, a digital marketing agency specializing on geo-localized advertisement, which activities will complete the digital marketing activities of RelevanC.

France > Tax

France > Compliance

Osborne Clarke shows solid expertise in the field of whistleblowing policies and internal investigations through practice head Lucie Mongin-Archambeaud  , who was promoted to partner in 2021.

Osborne Clarke Paris has been founded in 2013 and is a French multi-services business law firm, member of the Osborne Clarke international network.

With a culture focused on innovation and an international reach, the firm pursues a single goal: to help clients succeed in tomorrow’s world, from their most complex operations to their day-to-day legal assistance.

Osborne Clarke is also an expert in providing legal support for its clients’ transformation strategies, whatever their sector. We use our insight on transformation drivers – digitalisation, decarbonisation and urban dynamics – to help our clients thrive, ensure agility and strengthen the resilience of their businesses when facing those global issues.

In this perspective, Osborne Clarke Paris offers a broad spectrum of legal expertise in business and corporate law.

Internationally, Osborne Clarke has more than 1,300 lawyers in 26 offices in Europe, Asia and North America and relies on a network of first-rate friends law firms.

Our main service lines for advice and litigation in Paris

  • Corporate and M&A law
  • Corporate and International tax law
  • Real estate law
  • Labour law and workforce relations
  • Commercial and Economic law
  • Digital Business law
  • Intellectual and industrial property law
  • Advertising, media and entertainment law
  • Competition law
  • Regulatory law
  • Public and administrative law
  • Life sciences and healthcare law
  • Restructuring and insolvency law
  • Business crime, business ethics and litigation
  • Financial services, Fintech, cryptoassets

Our sectors

  • Technology, media and communication
  • Retail and consumer
  • Life sciences and healthcare
  • Transport and automotive
  • Real estate and infrastructure
  • Energy and utilities
  • Financial services

Our locations around the world

26 Osborne Clarke offices worldwide:

  • Belgium: Brussels
  • France: Paris
  • Germany: Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich
  • Italy: Busto Arsizio, Milan, Rome
  • Poland: Warsaw
  • The Netherlands: Amsterdam
  • Spain: Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza
  • Sweden: Stockholm
  • UK: Bristol, London, Reading
  • New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley
  • China: Shanghai
  • India*: Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi
  • Singapore

A network of best friends:

Through a network of ‘best friends’ and partner firms we extend our reach across the globe, particularly in North America, EMEA & Asia Pacific. We have worked closely with like-minded firms in over 100 countries. We’ll find the right local partner for you and wherever that may be, we will make sure that you receive the Osborne Clarke level of service.

Intellectual Property/Information technology Claire Bouchenard, Partner
Intellectual Property/Information technology Xavier Pican, Partner
Corporate/M&A Catherine Olive, Co-Managing Partner
Corporate/M&A David Haccoun, Partner
Corporate/M&A Stéphanie Delage, Partner
Real Estate Stéphane Catays, Partner
Employment Maxime Pigeon, Co-Managing Partner
Employment Jérôme Scapoli, Partner
Commercial / Competition Alexandre Glatz, Partner
Administrative and Public law Alexandre Le Mière, Partner
Life Sciences and Health Thomas Devred, Partner
Restructuring and Insolvency Nassim Ghalimi, Partner
Litigation, Ethics and Compliance Lucie Mongin-Archambeaud
Tax Dorothée Chambon, Partner
Financial Services, Fintech, Cryptoassets Karima Lachgar, Partner
Finance Anne Vrignaud, Partner
Environment Joanna Peltzman, Partner
Claire Bouchenard photoMs Claire BouchenardPartner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/claire-bouchenard/
Stéphane Catays photoMr Stéphane CataysPartner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/stephane-catays/
Dorothee Chambon photoMme Dorothee ChambonDorothée heads the tax practice of Osborne Clarke in Paris.
Stéphanie Delage photoMs Stéphanie DelagePartner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/Stephanie-Delage/
Thomas Devred photoMr Thomas DevredPartner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/thomas-devred/
Nassim Ghalimi photoMr Nassim GhalimiPartner
Alexandre Glatz photoMr Alexandre GlatzPartner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/alexandre-glatz/
David Haccoun photoMr David HaccounPartner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/david-haccoun/
Karima Lachgar photoMs Karima LachgarPartner
Alexandre Le Mière photoMr Alexandre Le MièrePartner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/alexandre-le-miere/
Lucie Mongin-Archambeaud photoMrs Lucie Mongin-ArchambeaudPartner
Catherine Olive photoMs Catherine OlivePartner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/catherine-olive/
Joanna Peltzman photoMrs Joanna PeltzmanJoanna heads the Environment practice of Osborne Clarke in Paris  
Xavier Pican  photoMr Xavier Pican Xavier is a Partner in Osborne Clarke’s high-performing Technology Innovation Media team,…
Maxime Pigeon photoMr Maxime PigeonPartner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/maxime-pigeon/
Jérôme Scapoli photoMr Jérôme ScapoliPartner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/jerome-scapoli/
Anne Vrignaud photoMrs Anne VrignaudAnne heads the banking and finance practice of Osborne Clarke in Paris.
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OC France : 70 lawyers (17 partners)
OC France : 48% female partners
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