Mr Jacques-Antoine Robert > Simmons & Simmons > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Simmons & Simmons
5 BOULEVARD DE LA MADELEINE
75001 PARIS
France

Work Department

Litigation / Life sciences

Position

Jacques-Antoine is a partner in the Paris office, he is a general commercial lawyer, acting mainly for major industrial groups – notably high tech and pharmaceutical companies – shareholders of such groups or investment funds. He represents his clients in regulatory matters, transactions and disputes involving commercial and/or liability issues. Jacques-Antoine works in contract law including termination of agreements, transfer of agreements, advertising and distribution networks. He has notably participated in recent major operations, concerning regulatory and competition law for a high tech manufacturer. He has been involved in major product liability cases and has recently won a highly publicized case before the French Supreme judicial court on behalf of a multinational industrial firm (September 2003).

Career

Jacques-Antoine joined Simmons & Simmons in 2002 after spending eight years with the Paris office of an international law firm and six years with a traditional French law firm. He has been a member of the Paris Bar since 1989. Jacques-Antoine regularly gives lectures on business law aspects and is the author of several publications and articles.

Languages

French and English

Memberships

He is a member of the French Arbitration Association.

Education

Jacques-Antoine is a former student of the University of Paris I Sorbonne and of the Institute of Judicial Studies.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences

(Hall of Fame)

Jacques-Antoine RobertSimmons & Simmons

France > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Jacques-Antoine RobertSimmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons is second to none in product liability law. The practice has an impressive track record of defending leading industry players facing high-stake drug and medical device liability proceedings, with recent work including the headline Levothyrox and Mediator cases. Co-head of practice Jacques-Antoine Robert is a star in this field. International head Alexandre Regniault, who also co-heads the Paris practice, advises on regulatory matters. Other key members include Ombline Ancelin, who assists leading healthcare companies with strategic antitrust and distribution issues, corporate partner Simonetta Giordano, and Sarah Bailey, who provides IP and data advice. Charlotte Damiano joined Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP in 2019.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

(Leading individuals: Product liability litigation)

Jacques-Antoine RobertSimmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons has state-of-the-art product liability litigation expertise, particularly in the healthcare sector, where the firm is handling some of the market’s largest high-profile disputes defending well-known pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. The practice is notably acting in the headline Levothyrox and Mediator cases. Practice head Jacques-Antoine Robert is a star in this field. In addition, the firm is also growing its shareholder conflicts and private equity disputes practice, through Guillaume-Denis Faure. Finally, the firm also acts for banks and financial institutions through Thierry Gontard, who also handles commercial litigation, while Etinenne Kowalski notably tackles criminal law issues.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Santé et sciences de la vie

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Jacques-Antoine RobertSimmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons dispose d’une expertise de référence en matière de responsabilité des produits. Le cabinet assure la défense de grands acteurs de l’industrie de la santé dans de très nombreuses affaires de place portant sur des médicaments ou des dispositifs médicaux. Il intervient actuellement en première ligne dans les dossiers emblématiques du Lévothyrox et du Mediator. Jacques-Antoine Robert, qui codirige la pratique, est l’une des stars de son domaine. Alexandre Regniault, qui codirige la pratique parisienne et supervise la pratique du cabinet au plan international, traite des problématiques réglementaires. Contribuent également à la pratique : Ombline Ancelin qui conseille de grandes entreprises de santé en droit de la concurrence et de la distribution, ainsi que la spécialiste du droit des sociétés Simonetta Giordano, et l’experte en droit de la propriété intellectuelle et des données personnelles Sarah Bailey. Charlotte Damiano a rejoint Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP en 2019

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

(Les grands avocats du marché: Responsabilité des produits)

Jacques-Antoine RobertSimmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons se range parmi les grandes références du marché pour la gestion du contentieux en responsabilité des produits, particulièrement dans le secteur de la santé où le cabinet se voit confier les affaires les plus emblématiques de la place par les plus grandes entreprises pharmaceutiques et de santé. Le cabinet joue notamment un rôle de premier plan dans la gestion des affaires de santé publique du Lévothyrox et du Mediator. À la tête de la pratique contentieuse, Jacques-Antoine Robert est une grande star dans son domaine. Parallèlement, le cabinet développe son positionnement sur le segment des conflits d’actionnaires et des litiges de private equity à travers Guillaume-Denis Faure. Enfin, Thierry Gontard est mandaté par de grandes banques et institutions financières et gère aussi des contentieux commerciaux, quand Etinenne Kowalski traite des dossiers de droit pénal.