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Taylor Wessing > The Legal 500 RankingsTaylor Wessing has defended clients in several trials that made headlines in 2021, notably in the political and sport spheres. The firm is acting for a number of elected officials in addition to defending several lawyer peers who are being prosecuted in relation to corruption allegations. Its caseload also extends to other areas such as high-profile international corruption cases involving executives and a sensitive Covid-19 public healthcare-related case. The practice also has experience in advising clients who had become victims of data theft, securing very positive outcomes. Prominent practice head Paul-Albert Iweins and Benoît Goulesque-Monaux are the main contacts.
Paul-Albert Iweins; Benoît Goulesque-Monaux
Richard FERRAND (President of the French National Assembly)
SANTE PUBLIQUE FRANCE
Banque des Etats d’Afrique Centrale
SAINT GOBAIN GLASS SOLUTION
Me Maurice Lantourne
Christian Valsamidis; Claire Saint-Laurent; Benoit Goulesque-Monaux; Marc Schuler
Reworld Media Magazines
- Assisted Adobe with the management of third parties copyright infringement claims brought against its licensees and in relation to its Adobe Stock services.
- Advised Comcast international France on a business transformation in relation to ads programmatic services.
- Assisting Comcast on a day-to-day basis with its ad-tech activities from a transactional standpoint as well as the underlying processing of personal data.
- Representing IBM in major IT litigation in addition to advising on regulatory matters in relation to GDPR.
- Providing assistance to Amazon on a regular basis in relation to its online activities and the launch of new offers.
France > Insurance Tier 2The insurance group at the Paris office of global law firm Taylor Wessing employs the experience and expertise of its team to advise major insurers and reinsurers and corporates involved in complex, multi-jurisdictional claims across a range of industries, including the tech, energy, transport and construction sectors. The team is headed by Pierre-Olivier Leblanc, who specialises in professional indemnity claims, industrial risks and subrogation claims, and Philippe Glaser, who advises on regulatory and litigation issues in the asset management sector. In Marc Schuler, who assists clients with the drafting of insurance products, the group also has an expert in insurance-related AI and contentious cyber matters.
Other key lawyers:
‘Excellent knowledge of the subject.’
AXA – XL
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
MMA – Covéa Risks
- Assisting Lubrizol with all civil and commercial litigation resulting from the fire that occurred on 26 September 2019.
Other key lawyers:
‘True experts in their field and very helpful.’
‘Very knowledgeable and well-respected.’
The North Face
- Representing Orange in a lawsuit initiated by Intel Corporation on the grounds of the infringement of its trade mark INTEL INSIDE and unfair trade practice regarding the use of the brand HUMAN INSIDE.
- Managing Banijay Group’s trade mark portfolio and assisting in its title clearance program.
- Assisting Tik Tok with anti-counterfeit actions relating to the import and marketing of various infringing products reproducing its trade mark.
- Managing Banijay Group’s trade mark portfolio and assisting with the drafting and negotiation of contracts for strategic production and distribution alliances.
- Assisting Comcast, a new entrant into the connected TV, business with its business transformation in relation to ads programmatic services.
- Representing Dailymotion in disputes in relation to the content shared on the platform.
Other key lawyers:
AMRI – ALBANY MOLECULAR RESEARCH INC CRYSTAL PHARMA
AWS (AMAZON WEB SERVICES) HEALTHCARE
CUTERA INC CUTERA FRANCE
DIANA – SYMRISE
W.L. GORE & ASSOCIATES
- Acting as counsel for Gore & Associates with regard to the implementation of their compliance policy regarding their relations with hospitals and healthcare professionals in light of French transparency rules and anti-gift rules.
- Advising Fresensius Kabi on drafting and revising clinical trial agreements with several French hospitals with regard to the requirements of the regulation imposing the single agreement model in case of clinical trials for commercial purposes.
- Assisting Laboratories Thea with the drafting of an EU representative agreement with their UK supplier following Brexit, in accordance with the relevant regulatory provisions.
Other key lawyers:
BYTEDANCE (TIK TOK)
- Assisting IBM with major IT disputes as well as with regulatory matters in relation to GDPR.
- Acting as counsel to Hiscox on the management of IT claims in relation to its TMT and cyber covers.
- Advising AXA Group on the negotiation of software and IT services purchase agreements.
- Advised Isatis Capital on its acquisition of a minority equity and convertible bond interest in the Texys Group.
- Assisted the funds Future Positive Capital, Demeter and Go Capital in the context of FPC’s investment and Demeter and Go Capital’s reinvestment with the start-up Sweetch Energy.
- Advised Demeter and Founders Future on agritech Jungle’s fundraising to build urban farms.
‘The firm perfectly responded to our expectations and allowed us to win a public law contract. The team is competent, available and efficient.’
Owini / Mitrelli Group
Paul-Albert Iweins; Philippe Glaser; Benoît Goulesque Monaux; Pierre-Olivier Leblanc; Laure Hüe de la Colombe
France > Employment Tier 4Taylor Wessing
Claudia Jonath; Markus Asshoff
France > Insolvency Tier 4Taylor Wessing hired Kristell Cattani from Lantourne & Associés to launch its practice in the fall of 2020. The team has recently been busy assisting a key client with the takeover of several major retail chains in France and advised on a major similar deal in the media sector. The team also offers experience in assisting debtors with various restructuring and insolvency proceedings, notably in sectors particularly affected by the Covid-19 crisis such as the hospitality industry.
- Assisting the manager of Karibea (ten hotels in Guadeloupe and Martinique) with a conciliation and pre-pack partial transfer procedure.
- Assisted Thierry le Guenic with the takeover of Habitat.
- Assisting Acanthe with a conflict with a creditor.
France > Real estate Tier 4Taylor Wessing
‘We chose Taylor Wessing for their unique capabilities to combine real estate and other legal expertise all out of a small and dedicated team in Paris and brought our transaction to success.’
‘Alfred Fink is a perfectly trilingual French/German/English lawyer with great expertise in structuring cross-border real estate acquisitions. His input was highly appreciated as he mastered the case without a flaw and managed to get all parties to agree on relevant issues through his calm, knowledgeable and trustworthy manner.’
‘Thomas Coëffé is a high-energy and 24/7 legal power player. Thomas was relentless in working through all legal and financial details and would not stop until he had cleared every open issue and prepared all required documents with the parties involved. He not only has a very high energy level, but also great attention to detail and is extremely experienced in real estate transactions and capital market debt financing. Great team player and a great asset to have on your side!’
‘Franck Lagorce assisted us with devising an extremely efficient and unique tax strategy in our real estate acquisition. Franck grasped the multifaceted complexities and delivered an extremely elegant tax solution that works on a corporate and shareholder level. Extremely proficient tax lawyer with highly creative ideas delivering super bespoke solutions!’
Continuum Capital Partners GmbH
Coros Advisory International GmbH (formerly “Commodus GmbH”)
Family office of Al Tajir
Family office of Frères RIHS
GEW Ferien GmbH
Global Hotel Group
New Guards Group
RFR Holding GmbH
Warimpex / UBM
‘The team, led by Grégoire Toulouse, is extremely knowledgeble and competent, able to provide tailor-made advice to a high standard. Matter management is very good within the team and work is delivered efficiently and promptly.’
‘In addition to his impressive expertise in franchise law and excellent commercial awareness, Grégoire Toulouse is pragmatic, easy to work with and very supportive of his clients. It is a pleasure to work with him.’
Accor (Euronext company)
AXA Group Operations & GIE AXA (Euronext company)
Datadog (NASDAQ company)
Ricoh International BV
- Assisted AXA Group for several years with the drafting of master service agreements and negotiation with major clients and suppliers of several companies of AXA Group.
- Advising Taiwanese franchise client Gong Cha (1,300+ stores) on the setting up of their master franchise network in Europe (France, UK, Germany and Belgium to date).
- Advising Subway on the launch and rolling out of its new franchise agreement for France (together with the pre-contract disclosure documentation).
Gilles Amsallem; Nicolas de Witt; Laurence Lapeyre; François Mary; Anne-Juliette de Zaluski
‘Gilles Amsallem is incredibly responsive (even given time differences), commercial, and well-informed of the industry and market trends. He is a pleasure to work with.’
La grosse équipe
Taylor Wessing > Firm Profile
The firm: Launched in 2003 our Paris office provides a full-service offering with 80 lawyers handling legal issues facing the sectors, technologies and emerging trends of tomorrow.
Our Paris team regularly work with their colleagues across our international network, coordinating advice and providing a seamless service to clients wherever they are based.
We mobilise our teams and pool our multidisciplinary skills to provide clients with the appropriate solutions, guaranteeing a premium quality service in terms of technical expertise, on-time delivery and team coordination.
We advise French and international enterprises of all sizes from the world’s most dynamic sectors, including digital, corporate, biotech, cleantech and media, and attract many French and foreign investors wishing to expand in France.
We build lasting relationships with our clients, with their loyalty acting as the best testimony to their satisfaction.
Taylor Wessing France is also committed to corporate social responsibility. We play our part by actively participating in many pro bono initiatives and raising awareness firmwide of environmental issues and compliance.
Areas of practice
M&A/private equity: the firm intervenes in the fields of M&A, LBO, MBO, OBO and private equity in general. It has also acquired a solid reputation in venture capital and capital markets and is particularly renowned for inward investment.
Capital markets: the capital markets group advises on transactions involving public companies engaged in European and global securities offerings. The team acts for underwriters, listed companies, their sponsors, and appointed advisers across all types of European securities offerings.
Real estate and construction: the firm’s real estate practice includes commercial real estate and financing, representation of institutional investors in cross-border transactional work, and advice on asset management. The construction practice has key strengths in finance and insolvency, energy, healthcare, hotels, major projects and infrastructure, etc.
Media, entertainment and arts: the team has extensive experience in every major area including: advertising and marketing, broadcasting and film, financing of media companies, gaming, interactive media, music, etc.
IP: the firm advises IP-rich businesses globally across all IP rights, including litigation, copyright, licensing, trade mark portfolio management, strategic or transactional advice. The French IP department’s strong experience is further enriched by the expertise of British and German IP teams, thus offering a highly specialised pan-European service.
IT and telecoms: the team works for diverse clients ranging from blue-chip global brands to smaller enterprises with novel business models and technologies. The team also advises startups through various funding rounds and eventual exit. The team also advises on digital media products.
Litigation and dispute resolution: the firm’s activity encompasses white-collar crime, fraud and asset recovery, IT litigation, disputes between shareholders and companies, and product liability. It also represents its clientele on ADR mechanisms such as mediation and conciliation. We have developed a practice in national and international arbitration, notably under ICC.
Competition, EU and trade: the department has extensive expertise in distribution and commercial agreements, including commercial agency, manufacturing and supply agreements, terms and conditions of sale, etc. The firm works with the European Commission, the French Competition Authority and the antitrust division of the Ministry of Economy.
Public, environment and projects: the firm’s covers all fields of regulatory, administrative and environmental law, as well as contentious administrative proceedings. The team handles a wide variety of projects in government-related areas, with a particular focus on: PPPs, privatisations, liberalisation of regulated sectors, environment and public international law.
Tax: particular strengths of the firm’s tax team include international and cross-border tax planning, direct/indirect tax treatment, on/offshore funds, share incentives, IP planning, patrimonial taxation and tax litigation.
Employment: the firm advises on all fields of individual and collective employment law, including social security regulations and tax. The team is very experienced in advising on restructurings and in permanent employment law advice.
Compliance: Taylor Wessing assists clients to comply with the French Sapin II Law adopted on 8 November 2016, but also with the FCPA, the UKBA and other anti-corruption laws in force in many countries. Its services cover risk assessment, prevention, assistance during investigation procedures by relevant authorities, and preparation for the new ISO 37001 standard certification in compliance.
Restructuring: Taylor Wessing assists companies in the context of preventive operations (conciliation, ad hoc mandate, judicial safeguard in particular) but also in the context of their restructuring, in particular in the context of receivership or judicial liquidation. We assist both companies in the context of solutions aimed at their restructuring and managers who may be subject to actions for individual sanctions. In addition, we assist Taylor Wessing’s clients in the takeover of companies or individual assets in insolvency proceedings.
We have successfully assisted managers in the food, transport, pharmaceutical, textile and hotel industries.
|Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private equity, Compliance||Gilles Amsallem|
|Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private equity||Laurence Lapeyre|
|Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private equity, Capital markets||Nicolas de Witt|
|Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private equity||François Mary|
|Real estate and construction||Alfred Fink|
|Media and Entertainment, IP||Christian Valsamidis|
|Media and Entertainment, IP||Claire Saint-Laurent|
|IT, Litigation and dispute resolution||Philippe Glaser|
|IT, IP||Marc Schuler|
|Litigation and dispute resolution, Compliance||Paul-Albert Iweins|
|Litigation and dispute resolution, Media and Entertainment, IP||Benoit Goulesque-Monaux|
|Competition, EU and trade, Compliance||Evelyne Friedel|
|Competition, EU and trade||Grégoire Toulouse|
|Employment, Compliance||Markus Asshoff|
|Assurance, Résolution des litiges||Pierre-Olivier Leblanc|
|Administrative and public law||Sophie Pignon|
|Administrative and public law||Eric Charvillat|
|Compliance, Corporate, M&A, Private equity||Anne-Juliette de Zaluski|
|Arbitration, Litigation and dispute resolution||Laure Hüe de la Colombe|
|Gilles Amsallem||Gilles Amsallem is the Managing partner and Head of Corporate for Taylor…||View Profile|
|Markus Asshoff||Markus Asshoff, Partner, advises a wide range of national and international companies…||View Profile|
|Kristell Cattani||Kristell Cattani is a Partner in charge of the Restructuring Department of…||View Profile|
|Eric Charvillat||Éric Charvillat is in charge of the banking and finance law department…||View Profile|
|Nicolas De Witt||Nicolas de Witt, Partner, has extensive expertise in fund raising (from venture…||View Profile|
|Anne-Juliette De Zaluski||Anne-Juliette de Zaluski is a partner in the Corporate – M&A department…||View Profile|
|Alfred Fink||Alfred Fink is Partner, Head of Real Estate at Taylor Wessing in…||View Profile|
|Christophe Flaicher||Partner Head of Tax Law for Taylor Wessing in France, Christophe Flaicher…||View Profile|
|Evelyne Friedel||Evelyne Friedel has been a member of the Paris Bar since 1992.…||View Profile|
|Philippe Glaser||Philippe Glaser, Partner, joined Taylor Wessing in April 2007 in the Dispute…||View Profile|
|Benoît Goulesque-Monaux||Benoît Goulesque-Monaux is a Partner within the Dispute resolution department and concentrates…||View Profile|
|Laure Hüe de la Colombe||Laure Hüe de La Colombe concentrates on national and international litigation before…||View Profile|
|Paul-Albert Iweins||Paul-Albert Iweins is head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution within the Paris…||View Profile|
|Claudia Jonath||Claudia Jonath is the head of Employment law practice in Paris. Claudia…||View Profile|
|Laurence Lapeyre||Laurence Lapeyre, Partner, is specialized in Corporate, Merger and Acquisitions and Private…||View Profile|
|Pierre-Olivier Leblanc||Pierre-Olivier Leblanc is Head of Taylor Wessing’s Insurance, Industrial Risks and Transport…||View Profile|
|François Mary||François Mary is a partner in the Paris office, specializing in corporate…||View Profile|
|Sophie Pignon||Sophie Pignon is the partner leading the Public Law – Projects department…||View Profile|
|Claire Saint-Laurent-Mantoux||Claire Saint-Laurent Mantoux, Partner, runs the Media and Entertainment team in Paris,…||View Profile|
|Marc Schuler||Marc Schuler has a recognized practice in the tech sector where his…||View Profile|
|Grégoire Toulouse||Specialised in distribution law, Grégoire Toulouse advises his clients – among which…||View Profile|
|Christian Valsamidis||Christian Valsamidis specializes in intellectual property law and banking law specifically in…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers at this office : 80
LanguagesEnglish French German Spanish
MembershipsThe Interlex Group United Law Offices World Law Group
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United Kingdom: Private Client
Published: January 2022
Authors: Nick Warr Kunal Vyas Becky Bailes Benjamin Lister Gabriela Hristova
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Private Client laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.
Germany: Franchise & Licensing
Published: September 2021
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- Dispute resolution: White-collar crime
- Intellectual property: Copyright
- Media and entertainment: Cinema
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- Data privacy and data protection
- Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs
- Media and entertainment: Television/radio
- Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
- Industry focus: IT and internet
- Private equity: venture/growth capital
- Administrative and public law
- Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
- Real estate