Osborne Clarke > Paris, France > Firm Profile

Osborne Clarke
75017 PARIS

France > Media and entertainment: Advertising Tier 1

Osborne Clarke is highly regarded in the French and international markets and is sought after by clients for advice on advertising regulations, consumer law, data privacy and green claims. Claire Bouchenard leverages her multidisciplinary expertise to assist with advertising campaigns, promotions and franchising and Xavier Pican has in-depth knowledge of data protection in the technology, media and communication sector. They are supported by Julia Darcel, a specialist in broadcasting and digital content, and Marie-Laure Pidoux.

Practice head(s):

Claire Bouchenard; Xavier Pican

Other key lawyers:


‘Osborne Clarke has a very strong team that produces prompt and clear advice regarding any kind of marketing law matters, especially on environmental marketing claims.’

‘Claire Bouchenard is very knowledgeable in the field of marketing law field.’

‘They study deeply all cases and give support and advice in different matters. They are very professional and have expertise in a lot of different issues.’

Key clients




Work highlights

  • Negotiated a sponsorship agreement between WIPRO and ALEXIA BARRIER CORP (AB CORP.) in order to secure WIPRO’s brand, rights and interests.
  • Reviewed Asahi Brands monthly communications on social networks for the Amsterdam beer brand, particularly with regard to the Loi Evin.
  • Advising Taboola on a regular basis on contractual difficulties with publishers.

France > Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 2

Osborne Clarke commands a well-connected and expert team with specialisms across the full gamut of IT and internet work. Key strengths include IP litigation and IP portfolio and asset management, as well as increasing involvement in innovative products such as NFTs and the metaverse. The practice is co-led by Claire Bouchenard, a leading figure in the digital economy, and Xavier Pican, a specialist in complex technology matters and digital transformation projects. Grégoire Dumas is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Claire Bouchenard; Xavier Pican

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Immortal Games



Work highlights

  • Advising Immortal Games on a deal with a company providing AI systems in order to use and integrate such systems in the clients’ own solutions.
  • Providing IT and data advice to XPLOR, including drafting standard SaaS agreements as well as assisting with contract negotiation of strategic international partnerships.
  • Assisting Neoen with the drafting and negotiation of an accounting contract with EY for all Neoen subsidiaries worldwide.

France > Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 2

The copyright practice at Osborne Clarke boasts a robust client portfolio in the advertising, retail, TMC, gaming, and financial services sectors. Its expertise extends to various aspects, including content licensing and enforcement, portfolio and asset management, as well as broader IT, data, and regulatory issues. Claire Bouchenard, a leading figure in advertising and marketing law, heads the practice alongside data protection specialist Xavier Pican. Together, they guide the team in advisory services and copyright disputes, offering support to clients in both domestic and cross-border litigation and pre-litigation related to copyright infringements, validity, prosecution disputes, unfair competition claims, and contractual matters. The practice is further reinforced by the presence of Julia Darcel, a broadcasting and digital content specialist, and Christophe Arfan, an expert in trade secrets.

Practice head(s):

Claire Bouchenard; Xavier Pican

Other key lawyers:


‘A responsive team, who quickly understand issues and provide answers. Adaptable and thorough.’

Key clients


Charlotte Tilbury


Work highlights

  • Assisting SPRD.NET with claims from third parties who blame them for marketing content on various grounds such as infringement of IP rights.
  • Assisting the English make-up and beauty products brand Charlotte Tilbury with a partnership contract with ESEPAC, a renowned institution specialising in teaching and training in packaging design, engineering and technology.

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 2

Osborne Clarke’s IP department is a comprehensive centre for trade mark-related matters, offering profound expertise in both litigation and portfolio & asset management. The firm excels in handling opposition proceedings, infringement cases, and addressing issues related to unfair competition. Additionally, they are highly skilled at negotiating coexistence, partnership, and reseller agreements, all with a distinct trade mark focus. Co-headed by Claire Bouchenard, an expert in advertising and marketing with a strong emphasis on trade mark matters, and Xavier Pican, who specialises in complex technology matters relevant to industrial sectors undergoing digital transformations, the team serves a diverse clientele across various industries, including life sciences, energy, tech, media, entertainment, fashion, real estate, and sports.

Practice head(s):

Claire Bouchenard; Xavier Pican

Other key lawyers:


‘The firm’s IP practice distinguishes itself with a blend of deep expertise, technical proficiency, and a global perspective. They provide strategic counsel tailored to our needs.’

‘The individuals at the law firm I work with in their IP practice stand out for their dedication, expertise, and client-focused approach.’

‘The entire team’s commitment to putting clients’ interests first, their responsiveness, and their ability to deliver creative solutions in a timely manner are qualities we truly value.’

Key clients








Etablissements Coquet

Mino Du Sud

Work highlights

  • Assisting This.Sign in a litigation against the French company Roset which markets the famous “Togo” sofa and which considers that the marketing by This.Sign of renovated “Togos” through the second hand goods platform Selency amounts to acts of infringement of its copyright, trade mark and design rights, as well as to acts of unfair competition and parasitism acts.
  • Assisting GANNI in a future trade mark infringement action against The Smiley Company. The Smiley Company reproaches GANNI for the marketing of various clothes with displaying smiley.
  • Assisting NORDSEC which currently in litigation with NORDNET. NORDSEC has registered several EU trade marks, which have been opposed by the French company NORDNET.

France > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Providing assistance in the event of data breaches, advising on the cross-border use of cookies and the data protection aspects of digital joint ventures are all acknowledged proficiencies of the team at Osborne Clarke. Practice co-head Claire Bouchenard, whose practice straddles contentious and advisory work, is an expert in advertising and marketing issues. Data protection questions arising from the use of new technologies such as blockchain is a key focus for fellow co-head Xavier Pican. Grégoire Dumas frequently assists with the drafting of IT contracts, while Laurène Zaggia is well versed in data protection issues in smart cities.

Practice head(s):

Claire Bouchenard; Xavier Pican

Other key lawyers:


‘This firm has good knowledge of different industrial sectors and in-depth expertise in digital issues. Since its creation, the team has built its expertise with both French and foreign clients, and with both digital service providers and client companies of these services, and knows very well how to advance the digital transformation projects of companies.’

‘Grégoire Dumas and Claire Bouchenard display a pragmatic and efficient approach to cases.’

‘Very innovative, competent, available, fast and efficient.’

‘Very good understanding of clients’ issues.’

‘Claire Bouchenard always looks for innovative solutions.’

‘Xavier Pican is a very competent expert, providing additional advice on the subject to enable improvements in the client’s organisation.’

Key clients


Elsan group


The Pokemon Company International


Work highlights

  • Assisting Elsan group, a major player in the heathcare sector in France, in relation to a major data breach involving ransomware.
  • Assisted Unicancer with negotiating the creation of a consortium with Owkin, a biotech specialising in AI applied to medical research, for the official launch of PortrAIt.
  • Assisting RelevanC with negotiations with Intermarché for the creation of a digital joint venture (Infinity Advertising) and for a retail, media and data-sharing services agreement.

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Lucie Mongin-Archambeaud

Key clients

GECI International CEO

Orange HR Deputy Director


Association Notre Dame Saint Louis

Work highlights

  • Assisting the CEO of GECI International in a misuse of corporate assets, fictitious dividend payments, false balance sheets and fraud case.
  • Assisting one of the executives of Orange in the trial of the management team of France Télécom for complicity in moral harassment during the period 2007-2010.
  • Successfully represented Eurostar and two employees during criminal proceedings and a hearing before the Paris Criminal Court.

France > Employment Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Maxime Pigeon; Jérôme Scapoli


‘The Osborne Clarke team always has a solution to offer us, whatever the problem. Indeed, their in-depth understanding of the market constitutes a major asset in their advice. They offer pragmatic solutions, perfectly adapted to the level of development of our company.’

‘Stimulating, efficient team that adapts to the company culture. Responsive team, very strong knowledge of social law. Strong notion of risk taking’

‘Agile and subtle.’

Key clients

France Telecom / Orange

Norwegian Air

Novo Nordisk

Hachette Group




United Airlines

Akiem Group




Work highlights

  • Defending a former senior executive of France Telecom / Orange before the Paris Court of Appeal for “institutional moral harassment” within the Company.
  • Assisting Novo Nordisk on a day-to-day basis with its employment law issues (individual and collective matters).
  • Represented United Airlines before the Employment Court and the Court of Appeal against 66 claimants relating to the registration to specific retirement schemes.

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 4

Osborne Clarke's recent caseload includes assisting clients in the high-profile phase II investigation into the proposed merger of M6 and TF1 and in a number of large-scale investigations conducted by the FCA. The team is also skilled in unfair competition and distribution-related disputes and in advising on competition compliance. Alexandre Glatz, who has a particularly strong client base in the retail and technology sectors, leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Glatz

Other key lawyers:

Thibaut Marcerou


‘Excellent team!’

Key clients

Union des Marques



Symphony EYC



Work highlights

  • Assisted Union des marques in defending the interests of French and international brands before the FCA in the context of the envisaged merger between TF1 and M6.
  • Advising Context Logic (the online marketplace Wish) on negotiations with the DGCCRF and litigation in the first case of the delisting of a marketplace.
  • Acted for BMVirolle, a French logistics group, in the appeal proceedings and negotiation of the payment of a fine in the parcel delivery cartel case.

France > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

Praised for their ‘incredible’ commercial sense, Osborne Clarke’s team regularly assists clients with medical waste management regulations, and ethics related mandates. Practice head Thomas Devred handles a vast range of issues, including regulatory licenses, supply chain issues, and promotional matters. Justine Pellerin is known for her broad commercial expertise, particularly in relation to commercial relationships and internal investigations. Léa Masson-Boukobza joined the team in April 2023, contributing her experience in advising medical device and pharma companies on anti-gift rules and clinical trials.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Devred

Other key lawyers:


‘They have a sense of urgency, very responsive, quality and fast service in interactions. Good service, informs us of trends and developments in the market.’

‘The growing life sciences teams at Osborne Clarke Paris has an incredible commercial sense.’

‘I consider Thomas Devred to be part of my team, he just gets my business and what we need, every time, on time. Exceptional service and advice is the norm.’

Key clients


Act For Health

Work highlights

  • Advsing Grifols on the manufacturing strategy to be implemented for the compliance of drug packaging with the waste and circular economy regulation.
  • Assisting Health (PCM-Trials) with the implementation of contracts with a network of nurses for decentralized clinical trial missions (protocol monitoring outside the hospital, particularly in the homes of trial patients). The firm also advised on the analysis of clinical trial regulations, medical waste management regulations, and ethics rules governing interactions between HCPs and the Life Sciences Industry.

France > Insolvency Tier 4

Osborne Clarke's restructuring and insolvency practice has steadily expanded its presence, engaging in counselling and litigation, representing a diverse client base that includes debtors, shareholders, creditors, buyers, and insolvency practitioners. Under the leadership of Nassim Ghalimi, the team collaborates closely with the firm’s corporate and M&A division. Its advisory role in cross-border cases underscores the team's evolving expertise in the restructuring and insolvency practice.

Practice head(s):

Nassim Ghalimi

Other key lawyers:

Paul Lafuste


‘One of the best teams on the market in terms of technical expertise in collective procedures.’

‘Osborne Clarke’s strengths lie in his extensive knowledge of the sector and specific practices relating to companies in difficulty.’

‘Nassim Ghalimi excels through his skills as a communicator and through his knowledge of the sector.

‘Responsiveness, quality of advice, precise follow-up of files, compliance with deadlines and operational support in business crisis situations.’

‘Availability, responsiveness, creativity and dynamism.’

Key clients


ZF PWK Mecacentre

Entreprise Générale Léon Grosse

Sunrise SA



Selarl El Baze Charpentier

SNCF Retail & Connexions / SNCF Gares & Connexions

DIM France SAS




Helzear Exploitation

Webforce 3

Work highlights

  • Advised Arcole (a French turnaround fund), on the acquisition of Allimand as part of safeguard proceedings with classes of creditors, by means of a cross-class cram-down (one of the first cases in France where this mechanism has been applied).
  • Advised Mecacentre, the French subsidiary of one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers, in its difficulties. Court-ordered receivership opened by the Saint-Etienne Commercial Court on July 7, 2023.
  • Advised Entreprise Générale Léon Grosse in its takeover of the assets and activities of Rinaldi Structal, a company in receivership (takeover approved by the Lyon Commercial Court).

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Catherine Olive; David Haccoun

Other key lawyers:

Stéphanie Delage


‘Competent, easy to contact and responsive.’

‘Catherine Olive provides very operational advice.’

‘Great team. Fast responsiveness and quality advice.’

Key clients


Groupe Barrière




Wireless Logic



Bone Therapeutics


Groupe Ourry




Work highlights

  • Advised Safran on the sale of a cargo business.
  • Advised Groupe Barrière on the acquisition of the shares of Groupe Lucien Barrière (GLB) and of Société Fermière du Casino Municipal de Cannes (SFCMC).
  • Advised Onepoint on an offer to acquire the Eviden Identity & Access Management’s activities of Atos.

France > Administrative and public law Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Le Mière

Other key lawyers:


Excellent and available team.’

Key clients



Work highlights

  • Advising on the awarding of a public service delegation for the operation and management of an aquatic center.

France > Tax Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Dorothée Chambon

Other key lawyers:


‘The Osborne tax team has a very broad range of expertise in financial areas such as asset management or fintech.’

‘Dorothée Chambon has very strong expertise in innovative subjects, particularly when it comes to reasoning on areas where the tax regime is not yet established. Its responsiveness and commitment to resolving customer issues are unmatched in the market.’

‘Sabrina Ben Hassou was very competent on the topic at issue. She was responsive and helpful when queries arose on the matter. ’

‘Dorothée Chambon works in a wide variety of areas such as corporate taxation, wealth taxation, financial taxation, international taxation, etc. She is extremely competent, has an impressive work capacity and is able to respond to very tight deadlines.’

‘The great strength of Osborn & Clark is the cohesion of its team. This allows us to receive different lawyers, each with their own area of ​​expertise, to provide the best answers.’

‘Dorothée Chambon This tax lawyer gives the best of herself.’

‘Dorothée deeply reassured me with her entire way of thinking and the content of her reasoning. In our cryptocurrency sector where there are few guarantees, moving forward with Dorothée Chambon is a guarantee of assurance that reassures us and greatly helps us in our progress.’

Key clients

SAAS Group

Cream Consulting SA/Dream Management SPRL

Illuminate Financial


Work highlights

  • Assistance to SaaS Group (US) in the context of the acquisition of the business of the French company Crosstalent SAS (due diligence and tax structuring).
  • Assisted a new French subsidiary of the Belgian company Dream Management SPRL with tax structuring in the context of the sale of a majority shareholding of Dream Management SPRL.
  • Advising the UK investment fund (Illuminate Financial) in the context of its acquisition of a substantial stake in the share capital of a French target company.

France > Environment

Joanna Peltzman, who joined from DS Avocats in June 2022, leads the practice at Osborne Clarke and advises clients on their transnational operations, involving factors concerning environmental risk management, sustainable development and the circular economy.

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 1,500 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
  • Environmental and sustainable development law

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
  • USA:  Miami, New York, San Francisco
  • 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 and 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Real Estate François-Régis Fabre-Falret, Partner
Environment Joanna Peltzman, Partner
Photo Name Position Profile
Claire Bouchenard photo Ms Claire Bouchenard Partner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/claire-bouchenard/
Stéphane Catays photo Mr Stéphane Catays Partner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/stephane-catays/
Dorothee Chambon photo Mme Dorothee Chambon Dorothée heads the tax practice of Osborne Clarke in Paris.
Julia Darcel photo Mrs Julia Darcel Counsel.
Stéphanie Delage photo Ms Stéphanie Delage Partner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/Stephanie-Delage/
Thomas Devred photo Mr Thomas Devred Partner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/thomas-devred/
Grégoire Dumas photo Mr Grégoire Dumas Grégoire is a counsel with extensive experience in technology and data protection…
François-Régis Fabre-Falret photo Mr François-Régis Fabre-Falret Partner
Nassim Ghalimi photo Mr Nassim Ghalimi Partner
Alexandre Glatz photo Mr Alexandre Glatz Partner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/alexandre-glatz/
David Haccoun photo Mr David Haccoun Partner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/david-haccoun/
Alexandre Le Mière photo Mr Alexandre Le Mière Partner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/alexandre-le-miere/
Lucie Mongin-Archambeaud photo Mrs Lucie Mongin-Archambeaud Partner
Catherine Olive photo Ms Catherine Olive Partner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/catherine-olive/
Joanna Peltzman photo Mrs Joanna Peltzman Joanna heads the Environment practice of Osborne Clarke in Paris  
Xavier Pican  photo Mr Xavier Pican Xavier is a Partner in Osborne Clarke’s high-performing Technology Innovation Media team,…
Maxime Pigeon photo Mr Maxime Pigeon Partner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/maxime-pigeon/
Jérôme Scapoli photo Mr Jérôme Scapoli Partner – https://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/jerome-scapoli/
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