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Taylor Wessing
75008 PARIS
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Claire Saint-Laurent Mantoux, Partner, runs the Media and Entertainment team in Paris, and specializes in Copyright law. She has a particular expertise in the fields of cinema, audiovisual works, advertising, music, publishing, design and arts, more generaly all kind of contents.

Claire advises production companies, entrepreneurs, banks or financiers, for all contractual matters linked to their businesses, and especially international financing of projects or complicated closings of blockbusters and international distribution.


After having taken the French “Administration and legal issues from Audiovisual Communication” with the Paris I – Pantheon Sorbonne University, she worked for several major audiovisual firms including Europe 1, TF1 and Gaumont.

She joined Taylor Wessing as a Lawyer since its creation in November 2003.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Media and entertainment: Cinema

(Leading individuals)

Claire Saint-Laurent-MantouxTaylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing‘s cross-disciplinary media practice enjoys a very good reputation for advising French and international feature and television films on the production and financing of audiovisual content. Handling contract negotiations for production companies, the firm also negotiates loan-out agreements and escrow agreements for high-profile actors. The firm also advises start-ups, for example the first online SVoD cinema platform whom it assisted with the legal aspects of its launch. Claire Saint-Laurent-Mantoux has particular expertise in copyright law. On the contentious side, Benoît Goulesque-Monaux handles disputes for clients in the audiovisual space. With extensive experience in international film financing, Christian Valsamidis is considered a specialist in international co-production and distribution.

Paris > Médias, culture, sport et loisirs: Cinéma

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Claire Saint-Laurent-Mantoux – Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing est une référence incontournable pour les questions de production et de financement d’œuvres longs métrages et de séries télévisuelles françaises et internationales. Le cabinet assiste les sociétés de production dans la négociation de leurs contrats de production et de financement. Le cabinet conseille aussi des start-up. Il a participé au lancement de la première plateforme de cinéma SVoD. Claire Saint-Laurent-Mantoux dispose d’une expertise particulière en droits d’auteur. Benoît Goulesque-Monaux traite le contentieux. Enfin, Christian Valsamidis est un grand nom du marché pour les questions de financement, de coproduction et de distribution d’œuvres cinématographiques.