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Bird & Bird
2 rue de la Chaussée d'Antin
75009 Paris
France

France > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Bird & Bird works extensively on global compliance actions and on international data transfers. As competent litigators, the team represented Doctolib before the Conseil d’Etat in a successful dispute which brought important developments to the ongoing Schrems II debate. Handling sensitive and challenging data matters for the banking sector, the firm counts Orange Bank, a bank launched by French telecom company Orange, to its client list. Ariane Mole‘s previous in-house experience at the French Data Protection Authority gives her valuable insight into regulatory matters. Mole co-leads the department with the well-respected Merav Griguer.

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Testimonials

‘Providing practical advice, remaining aware of the business needs. Responsive and efficient.’

‘Very experienced and knowledgeable, keeping track of legislative developments.’

Key clients

Orange SA

Fnac Darty

Doctolib

NextMind

MACSF

IQVIA

Huawei

Biosency

Novocure

LVMH

Webedia

Bacardi

Work highlights

  • Represented Doctolib, the country’s main Covid-19 vaccination scheduling platform, in a dispute before the Conseil d’Etat, regarding compliance requirements for personal data transfers to the US, securing a judgment that brought new developments to the ‘Schrems II’ debate.
  • Assisted NextMind, a winner of ‘Best of Innovation’ award at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, with assessing its data protection obligations under data protection law for its cutting edge technology.
  • Acting as strategic adviser of Orange SA, including Orange Bank, for sensitive matters relating to data, privacy and cybersecurity issues.

France > Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 1

One of the most renowned international IT firms on the French market, Bird & Bird draws on its strong intersectorial abilities to handle complex IT matters from clients in diverse industries. The firm has particular expertise handling hosting liability issues deriving from UGC content, with the team having recently published an EU geo-blocking regulation guide. Co-head of the practice alongside Merav Griguer, Stéphane Leriche is increasingly involved in market-leading matters with clients such as NextMind, an innovative brain-sensing wearable device that allows hands-free control of technology with direct brain commands.

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Key clients

Credit Mutual Arkéa

Nissan Motor Co

Oney Banque

Mastercard

Orange SA

NGO EU Desinfolab

Doctolib

Nextmind

IQVIA

Biosency

Novocure

Huawei

Workday

Blue Yonder

Mphasis Wyde

Sentinel One

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Doctolib, France’s main Covid-19 vaccination scheduling platform, in litigation before the Conseil d’Etat brought by several professional associations to suspend the contract between the French Health Department and Doctolib because of Doctolib’s use of Amazon cloud services for hosting its platform.
  • Assisting Credit Mutuel Arkea and its subsidiary Arkea Banking Services with the structuring and negotiation of a major IT and business process outsourcing with AXA Banque.
  • Acting as counsel for Orange SA including Orange Bank, for sensitive matters relating to data, privacy and cybersecurity issues.

France > Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 1

Under the leadership of Yves Bizollon, Bird & Bird‘s Paris copyright team takes advantage of the firm’s wider international network, which places the group in good stead when acting on complex cross-border mandates. With a sector-focus approach, the practice is particularly active in innovative industries such as life sciences, healthcare, media as well as fashion and tech. Senior counsel Frédérique Bocqueraz is highly regarded for her track record handling questions of international copyright law and damages assessments in the context of infringement proceedings as well as managing employees’ claims related to IP rights.

Practice head(s):

Yves Bizollon

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Expertise and availability.’

‘Yves Bizollon is an expert in the field.’

Key clients

Vitra

Take Two interactive software

Claire’s

Uniqlo Europe Ltd

Work highlights

  • Represented VITRA in copyright infringement claims in France against different infringers.
  • Acted for Take-Two Interactive Software in a video game copyright infringement litigation against mod menu developers.
  • Advised Uniqlo Europe on a copyright infringement, unfair competition and free-riding action brought by Agnes Trouble known as Agnès b and her company CMC in France.

France > Intellectual property: Patents Tier 1

Bird & Bird handles patent litigation and has strong expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters. The team provides advice on domestic and multinational patent litigation and strategic IP matters and focuses on innovative industries such as life sciences and healthcare, tech and comms, media, but also entertainment and sports. Yves Bizollon heads the team and handles IP disputes from a wide range of sectors, including the food, energy, defence and automotive sectors. Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan  is especially well versed in disputes involving pharmaceutical, electronics and telecoms companies.

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Testimonials

‘Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan: effective value for generic pharma.’

Key clients

Microsoft

Broadcom

Edwards Lifesciences

Minakem

Honeywell

Amgen

Nespresso

Alstom Transport

Life Scientific

Allergan, Inc

ABB Power Grids

PETZL

Novares

Lesaffre

SERF

SATT AST, Inserm, Université de Bordeaux, CHU de Bordeaux

Work highlights

  • Represented Nespresso in a worldwide patent attack in relation to its new coffee machine system Vertuo®, launched by the German company K-Fee.
  • Represented Broadcom in a patent litigation involving allegedly essential patents owned by a well-known non-practising entity.
  • Represented Edwards Lifesciences in a major patent infringement case implying the infringement of five European patents covering a transcatheter heart valve, part of a wider dispute involving litigation pending in multiple jurisdictions.

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 1

Bird & Bird‘s client roster includes French and multinational companies in the life sciences and healthcare, manufacturing, technology, media, entertainment and sports industries. Its team excels in advising on trade mark protection and enforcement matters. Patent litigator Yves Bizollon leads the practice, which includes Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan, who has experience of sensitive trade mark and design mandates. Géraldine Arbant focuses on brand management and litigation, as well as transactional IP matters. Key clients include Piasten & Lutti, CrossFit and Groupe Candy Hoover.

Practice head(s):

Yves Bizollon

Other key lawyers:

Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan; Géraldine Arbant; Floriane Chartier

Key clients

Piasten & Lutti

CrossFit, Inc

Palladium

Kidiliz Group

SKF

River Island

Candy Hoover

Work highlights

  • Represented Piasten & Lutti’s distributor in a preliminary injunction procedure, initiated by MARS, on the ground of unfair competition and parasitism to obtain the withdrawal of their new “TREETS THE PEANUT COMPANY” candy.
  • Defended Groupe Candy Hoover in a registration of designs case against Dyson.
  • Acting for CrossFit in matters relating to enforcement of trademarks, including infringement applications.

France > The regions Tier 1

Unusual for an international law firm, Bird & Bird‘s reach goes beyond Paris to Lyon where it has a well-established office which serves as a hub for the firm’s French and multinational corporations operating in the greater Rhone-Alps region. The Lyon office provides a full range of business law services drawing on cross-sector and multi-disciplinary teams, leveraging the firm’s sector expertise, for example in the consumer goods and retail, financial institutions, healthcare and life sciences, leisure, manufacturing and transportation, and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. David Malcoiffe manages the Lyon office. Nathalie Devernay and Caroline Mouriquand are recognised as ‘excellent professionals’.

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Testimonials

‘Bird & Bird’s employment law team is very professional and very dedicated to the client. They provide good advice, are responsive and charge a price with one of the best quality-price ratios on the market. A lot of transparency on fees.’

‘The employment law team of the Lyon office (Nathalie Devernay) regularly coordinates projects with a multi-jurisdictional scope throughout Europe for us thanks to the other Bird & Bird offices and to partner firms which up to now all turned out to be of great quality.’

‘Nathalie Devernay and Caroline Mouriquand are both excellent professionals. They do not provide long theoretical analyses, but targeted and pragmatic answers.’

Key clients

Groupe Limagrain

Archimed

Salesforce

Claire’s Accessories

ABB Power Grids

Aeroport de Lyon

Plastipak

Vitra

ByMyCar

Solaris CNB

Mastergrid

France > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Bird & Bird‘s full-service life sciences practice regularly acts for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Emmanuelle Porte is a key individual at the firm for corporate matters and regularly assists biotech and ehealth clients with respect to venture capitals and IPOs. Alexandre Vuchot and Ariane Mole have developed a strong offering of commercial, regulatory, and data protection expertise in relation to digital health and medical device companies. Highly respected patent litigator Yves Bizollon leads the IP team.

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Testimonials

‘This practice is unique because of the people, dedication, and attention to detail to ensure regulatory compliance. The team is amazing, always available and answers questions in a professional manner.’

‘Pleasant, accessible, and of a high level of professionalism.’

‘A team capable of anticipating the problems of its client due to its vast experience. Able to find solutions for complex problems. Great availability and an equally great capacity to listen and respond appropriately.’

‘It is the closeness to the client that seems to me the essential quality of the people on this team.’

‘Multidisciplinary practice aware of the specificities of the health sector.’

‘Practical advice, very responsive.’

‘Providing practical advice, remaining aware of the business needs. Responsive and efficient.’

Key clients

Edwards Life sciences

BPI (Fonds Patient Autonome)

BPI (Fonds SPI)

ArchiMed

CorWave

Doctolib

GrAI Matter Labs

Minakem

MACSF

Pixium Vision

Sparing Vision

Actavis Group PTC EHF

Amgen SAS

Life Scientific

Edwards Lifesciences

Norgine Venture

Baxter

Virbac

NovAlix

Enterome

Biosency

Novocure

IQVIA

Implanet

Asklepios Pharmaceuticals Inc

Vidal

NextMind

Atricure

Work highlights

  • Assisted Doctolib in proceedings before the Conseil d’Etat, securing a succesful judgment that brought important developments to the ‘Schrems II’ debate following the CJEU’s decision on compliance requirements for transfers of personal data to the US.
  • Advising Fonds SPI on the sale of its stake in Yposkesi, France’s first producer of gene and cellular therapies, to SK Pharmteco.
  • Acting as counsel for SparingVision, a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative therapies for the treatment of inherited retinal diseases that cause blindness and in particular for Retinitis Pigmentosa, on its €44.5m Series A2 fundraising subscribed by its historic investors (BPI, Foundation Fighting Blindness) and new investors (Jeito, Ysios, 4BIO and UPMC Enterprise).

France > Industry focus: Telecoms  Tier 2

The tech and comms team at the Paris office of Bird & Bird offers the strength of its global network and experience in advising operators, public entities, governments and international institutions across the telecoms area. Headed by information technology expert Stéphane Leriche  and network rollout specialist Frédérique Dupuis-Toubol, the group’s full service covers regulatory compliance, commercial agreements, infrastructure deployment and public law issues, competition regulation, emerging markets and contentious litigation in the sector. Counsel Willy Mikalef advises on ePrivacy regulation. Senior associate Mélanie Bercot represents telecom operators in disputes before administrative authorities.

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Testimonials

‘Bird & Bird has an in-depth knowledge of French actors and ecosystems in and around the telecoms sector.’

‘Excellent expertise for cross-border transactions with many complex issues associated.’

Key clients

Aircall

Celeste

Selafa Mja (on behalf of KOSC and KOSC Infrastructures)

Dauphin Telecom

Société du Grand Paris

Saga Africa Holdind Limited (Free Senegal)

Telma

Onoff Telecom

Work highlights

  • Advised French telecom Aircall on regulatory issues in France and in 26 countries in their successful deal with Goldman Sachs to raise $120m.
  • Advising Celeste, a French optical fiber operator, on a regular basis on its acquisition and refinancing operations and on drafting its standard contractual policy.
  • Advised Société du Grand Paris on the exact scope of its telecom specific competence and the conditions under which it may deploy and operate a telecom network and provide services.

France > Insolvency Tier 2

Bird & Bird has noticeably gained in market shares in France, having received a high volume of new matters from banks and banking pools to act in many of the market’s largest restructuring and insolvency cases. The team is notably involved in matters from the naval construction, hospitality, tourism, retail and manufacturing sectors. It regularly acts in sensitive matters in which the French state also intervenes and advised the French state on a high-profile industrial case. Related litigation is also handled.vRomain de Ménonville and Nicolas Morelli co-head the practice, which also includes counsel Céline Nézet.

Practice head(s):

Romain de Ménonville; Nicolas Morelli

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Testimonials

‘The team of partners shows great availability, intellectual agility, great pedagogy and great courtesy. Nicolas Morelli is a very great lawyer, who demonstrates accuracy and finesse in his legal analysis as well as good balance in negotiations.’

‘Great ability to listen and to make accessible and intelligible elements that are not accessible to business leaders. Great ability to understand the context and the challenges for the company; excellent ability to take the bird’s eye view and to step aside always at the right time. Provider of solutions and different scenarios. Professional and experienced team.’

‘Ability to mobilise quickly to bid on a file. Romain de Ménonville’s team is used to working with banks and is now well known and recognised even at local bank level (which makes it easier to choose a consultant when there are multiple banks). A well-established and attentive team.’

‘Excellent team. Very constructive, transaction-oriented and good pedagogy to assist clients with decision making’

Key clients

Bred Banque Populaire

BNP Paribas

Natixis and the BPCE group

Société Générale

Group Crédit Agricole

SCI Les Salins

UPS France

HSBC

Barclays PLC

Arkéa Entreprises et Institutionnels

Caisse d’Epargne

CIC

Phildar

French State

Work highlights

  • Advising Bred Banque Populaire on challenging claims filed during the safeguard proceedings of Rallye.
  • Advising the French State in relation to a strategic debt restructuring of an industrial engineering contractor and equipment manufacturer.
  • Advising a pool of banks on the comprehensive financial restructuring of the Buffalo Grill group.

France > Private equity: venture/growth capital Tier 2

Bird & Bird assists clients with every stage of the business cycle, including early-stage financing, fundraising, licensing, commercial transactions, and exits through M&A or IPOs. The firm has continued to strengthen its position in the venture capital space by handling several fundraisings with international venture capital funds. Gildas Louvel is active in private equity transactions for both public and private companies and co-heads the team with Emmanuelle Porte, who is an expert in the life sciences and healthcare sector. David Malcoiffe has extensive experience in advising investment funds and start-up companies in private equity and venture capital transactions, while Bertrand Levy focuses on transactions in the technology sector.

Key clients

Archimed

Eight Roads Ventures

CorWave

Sparing Vision

DSMC

GrAI Matter Labs

Pixium Vision

Isatis Capital

Prophesee

Motion Equity Partners

PP Yarns & Co (Phildar)

BPI – Fonds Patient Autonome

SCALINX

CLIMB UP

Demeter

ByMyCar

Work highlights

  • Advised ByMyCar on one of the largest management buy-ins in the French market.
  • Advised ArchiMed on three simultaneous acquisitions: Imabiotech in France, Pyxant Labs Inc. and additional assets in the US.
  • Advised SparingVision, a biotechnology company on its €44.5m Series A2 fund raising subscribed by its historic investors (BPI, Foundation Fighting Blindness) and new investors (Jeito, Ysios, 4BIO and UPMC Enterprise).

France > Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

Bird & Bird

Practice head(s):

Sibylle Weiler; Boris Martor

Testimonials

‘The firm is able to mobilise various skills to provide a global response to the clients’ needs.’

‘Boris Martor has strong knowledge of construction, energy and Africa projects and supports his clients with pragmatism and an operational vision.’

Key clients

Volkswind GmbH

Envitec AG

RTE Eirgrid CELTIC interconnector

Eiffage Energy system

State of Guinée

Canadian Solar

West Africa Power Pool

ENGIE

WKN France SAS PNE AG

JDR Cable Systems Ltd

Electricité du Mali

Enagas

Terna

Boreas SARL

Acciona

Alight

Ferme Eolienne de la Belle Etoile

Poste de la Couture

Baywa r.e. France

Ferme Eolienne d’Haucourt

Volkswind GmbH

Envitec AG

RTE Eirgrid CELTIC interconnector

Eiffage Energy system

State of Guinée

Canadian Solar

West Africa Power Pool

ENGIE

WKN France SAS PNE AG

JDR Cable Systems Ltd

Electricité du Mali

Enagas

Terna

Boreas SARL

Acciona

Alight

Ferme Eolienne de la Belle Etoile

Poste de la Couture

Baywa r.e. France

Ferme Eolienne d’Haucourt

Work highlights

  • Advising French and Irish TSOs (RTE and Eir Grid) on the procurement and construction aspects related to the Celtic Interconnector construction project.
  • Negotiating multi-party tender contracts with respect to offshore cabling and offshore construction contracts (EPC Contracts), as well as consortium contracts and collaterals.
  • Advising Envitec AG on EPC financing as well as on corporate and restructuring matters.

France > Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

Bird & Bird

Practice head(s):

Boris Martor

Testimonials

‘Accessible partners.’

‘Particularly effective collaboration between the restructuring and banking and finance teams. Very good knowledge of the public sector, which is an asset in certain cases.’

‘Sharp expertise, reachability and proactiveness.’

Key clients

Banque Palatine

BNP Paribas

Enterome

Norddeutsche Landesbank

Barclays

SVM Group

Gunvor

Airbus

Société Générale

Work highlights

  • Advised Banque Palatine, Caisse d’Epargne Ile de France and Banque Neuflize OBC as senior lenders on the financing of the acquisition of Pure Trade Worldwide by Sparring Capital.
  • Assisted Barclays, Société Générale and Arkéa Banques & Entreprises with the €65m French state guarantee loan aimed at financing the general corporate needs of the Buffalo Grill Group.
  • Advised Société Générale, Arkéa Banque Enterprises et Institutionnels, Crédit Lyonnais, CIC Sud-Quest and Goldman Sachs on the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of Latécoére.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Bird & Bird

Practice head(s):

Nicolas Morelli

Other key lawyers:

Anne-Florence Raducault; Djazia Tiourtite

Testimonials

‘Perfect follow-up.’

‘Good listening skills.’

Key clients

Renault

Aéroport de Lyon

SunPower Energy Solutions France SAS

Dayco Europe

Photosol

Airbus

Plastipak

Bjorg Bonneterre et Cie (Ecotone)

Materne

Work highlights

  • Advising Renault in relation to pre-litigation and litigation with strategic distressed suppliers, such as MBF Aluminium and Sintertech.
  • Representing SunPower Energy Solutions France SAS in several disputes with former subsidiaries of a carved-out overseas division in relation to alleged safety defects of tens of thousands of solar panels.
  • Assisting PHOTOSOL in a dispute with 3SUN, 3. ENEL GREEN POWER S.P.A and SHARP (EUROP) ELECTRONICS LIMITED concerning the supply of defective solar panels to PHOTOSOL.

France > Administrative and public law Tier 5

Bird & Bird

Practice head(s):

Boris Martor

Other key lawyers:

Jean-Claude Vecchiatto

Key clients

RTE Network No

LADOM No

BayWa r.e. France No

Société du Grand Paris No

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Ministry of Post and Digital Economy from Togo

An US Defence company

Electricité du Mali

Expertise France

Work highlights

  • Advising Société du Grand Paris on the implementation of an innovative transport and communication system for the Paris area.
  • Advising Expertise France and the Federal Housing corporation of Ethiopia on a large PPP accommodation project.    

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 5

Bird & Bird

Practice head(s):

Emmanuelle Porte; Gildas Louvel

Other key lawyers:

David Malcoiffe; Anne-Cécile Hansson; Bertrand Lévy; Carole Bodin

Testimonials

‘Very good mastery of files and autonomy in monitoring. Good contact and responsiveness.’

‘Carole Bodin – deal maker; good technique and very good contact; careful follow-up of the file; reasoned and efficient delegation.’

 

Key clients

BPI (Fonds SPI)

Groupe PSA (now Stellantis following merger with FCA)

PIXIUM VISION

Sparing Vision

IMPLANET

Ahlstrom-Munksjö

Celeste

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

SUEZ

SVP Group

Covetrus

NovAlix

Work highlights

  • Assisted Groupe PSA (PSA Automobiles SA and Opel Gmbh) with setting up a joint venture, Automotive Cells Company (ACC), with Total/Saft, dedicated to the production of batteries for electric vehicles.
  • Advising Fonds SPI on the sale of its stake in Yposkesi (together with H-MRB, from the AFM-Téléthon group, seller as well) to SK Pharmteco (South-Korean industrial).
  • Advising Celeste, a French optical fiber operator, on two acquisitions: Groupe Stella, a regional optical fiber operator and Oceanet Technology, a regional optical fiber and data center operator.

Belgium > Fintech

Bird & Bird has a strong record across innovative fintech products, advising clients on payment services, blockchain technology, open banking, and lending platforms, with particular expertise in the fields of e-banking, online payments, and regulatory compliance. Clients include established businesses through to start-ups, both within Belgium and internationally. The practice is led by the ‘hands-onScott McInnes, recognised as an expert in e-payment systems, regulatory finance specialist Paul Hermant, and Cathie-Rosalie Joly, who also spends time in the Paris office and focuses on cross-border financial services regulatory and data protection issues.

Practice head(s):

Scott McInnes; Paul Hermant; Cathie-Rosalie Joly

Testimonials

‘Scott McInnes – very knowledgeable within his field and he comes highly recommended.’

‘We use Bird and Bird to provide legal advice across a number of very different and complex products. While Scott is our singular contact, the deep understanding of our products shown in the advice received from Bird & Bird and its various on the ground partners shows the depth of knowledge and understanding of his team and the quality of review conducted on the on the ground advice. Results are always received in a timely manner.’

‘Scott McInnes is an amicable, professional, hands on, conscientious, highly responsive, and diligent partner. Of the various partners we have across products Scott’s availability, timeliness, and attention to detail both in email exchanges and in work product stands head and shoulders above all others.’

Key clients

Stripe

Booking.com

Mastercard Group

Moneynet

bunq

Paysafe Group

Digital River

Riskified

Gaming1

Work highlights

  • Advising Mastercard on various financial services regulatory and competition law issues.
  • Advising Stripe on financial services regulatory issues.

The firm: Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a long-established reputation for having a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. The firm combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients operating at the forefront of their industries to achieve their commercial goals.

Bird & Bird has over 1,400 lawyers and legal practitioners with broad advisory transactional and contentious capability, with a particular focus on key industry sectors. The firm has an extensive international reach with 31 offices in 21 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, offering a seamless, cross-border service between locations and sector and practice groups

Bird & Bird France has offices in Paris and Lyon. It has a leading position in: communications, information technology, digital transformation, privacy and data protection, media, aviation, intellectual property (trade marks, domain names, copyrights and patents) and life sciences.

Along with its sector-based approach, the firm provides a full range of legal services including: corporate, tax, commercial, dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, employment, competition and EU, public procurement, real estate and regulatory.

The French offices, headed by Emmanuelle Porte and Alexandre Vuchot, comprise over 135 lawyers, including 28 partners.

Areas of practice: Underpinned by deep client and industry knowledge, the firm’s key sectors include:

Automotive: advising on all stages of a life cycle of a motor vehicle, from initial design, to sales and distribution, through to disposals.

Aviation, aerospace, defence and security: advising on asset management and financing, civil aviation matters, including airlines, regulatory and competition issues, and aerospace and defence, including PPP/PFI and product liability.

Electronics: advising clients operating in or serving the electronics industry, from R&D and component manufacturing, to technology licensing agreements.

Energy and utilities: advising large multinationals, investors, project companies and large energy consumers on electricity generation, energy trading, renewable energy, cleantech and climate change, and upstream oil and gas.

Financial services: advising global clients in the financial services sector, such as global retail and investment banks, investors and hedge funds, on transactions, regulatory issues, commercial contracts and dispute resolution.

Food and beverage: advising on a full range of areas, including branding, labelling, health claims, fair trade and patents on novel foods.

Life sciences and healthcare: advising clients in biotechnology, bioinformatics and pharmaceutical companies on licensing and drug development agreements, R&D collaboration, IP acquisitions and joint ventures.

Media and entertainment: advising clients from across the media spectrum on a wide range of issues, including exploitation across all forms of digital media and emerging areas, such as user-generated content exploitation.

Sports: advising clients such as national and international sports governing bodies, event organisers and sponsors on issues including exploitation of commercial rights, brand management, regulatory and disciplinary issues.

Technology and communications: advising on matters ranging from smaller innovative projects to some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes of recent years. Its team includes lawyers with a particular focus on communications, devices and components, digital tech and eCommerce, and software and services as well as a number of more specialist industries including data centres, postal and satellites.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Aviation Jean-Claude Vecchiatto
Commercial Alexandre Vuchot
Competition Thomas Oster
Corporate Gildas Louvel
Corporate David Malcoiffe
Corporate Emmanuelle Porte
Corporate Anne-Cécile Hansson
Corporate Bertrand Lévy
Data protection Ariane Mole
Data protection Merav Griguer
Dispute resolution Anne-Florence Raducault
Employment Benjamine Fiedler
Employment Nathalie Devernay
Intellectual property Yves Bizollon
Intellectual property Géraldine Arbant
Intellectual property Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan
Restructuring Nicolas Morelli
Information technology Stéphane Leriche
Information technology Frédérique Dupuis-Toubol
Fintech Cathie-Rosalie Joly
Corporate Carole Bodin
Financing Jessica Derocque
Dispute Resolution Djazia Tiourtite
Dispute Resolution Jalal El Ahdab
Restructuring Romain de Ménonville
Corporate Xavier Leroux
Tax Benjamin Lichtlé
Banking & Finance Boris Martor
Energy Sibylle Weiler
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Ms Geraldine Arbant  photo Ms Geraldine Arbant Geraldine’s practice encompasses the full spectrum of transactional and advisory IP work,…
Mr Yves Bizollon  photo Mr Yves Bizollon Yves is renowned for his extensive experience in patent litigation. Yves is…
Ms Nathalie Devernay photo Ms Nathalie DevernayNathalie is an experienced employment lawyer with a clear international and client…
Mr Jalal El Ahdab photo Mr Jalal El AhdabJil’s practice covers international business law, notably related to the Arab world…
Ms Benjamine Fiedler  photo Ms Benjamine Fiedler Benjamine is a reputed employment specialist with particular focus on M&A transactions,…
Ms Merav Griguer photo Ms Merav GriguerMerav has developed a well-respected data privacy practice.She has more than ten…
Ms Anne-Cécile Hansson  photo Ms Anne-Cécile Hansson Anne-Cécile has built a unique practice advising French, Swedish and Nordic clients…
Ms Cathie-Rosalie Joly  photo Ms Cathie-Rosalie Joly Cathie-Rosalie provides both legal advice and acts in regulatory litigation. She has…
Ms Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan  photo Ms Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan Anne-Charlotte has significant experience in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, developed…
Mr Xavier Leroux photo Mr Xavier Leroux
Mr Bertrand Levy photo Mr Bertrand LevyBertrand is specialized in M&A transactions and more particularly in LBO transactions.…
Mr Gildas Louvel  photo Mr Gildas Louvel With vast experience in a wide range of transactions, Gildas specialises in…
Mr Boris Martor photo Mr Boris Martor
Mme Ariane Mole  photo Mme Ariane Mole Ariane is renowned for her in-depth knowledge of data protection matters and…
Mr Nicolas  Morelli photo Mr Nicolas MorelliNicolas advises on all stages of financial and industrial restructurings, from consensual…
Mr Thomas Oster Oster photo Mr Thomas Oster OsterThomas  specialises in competition law, having significant experience in helping clients to…
Ms Emmanuelle Porte  photo Ms Emmanuelle Porte Emmanuelle advises companies and venture capital funds on fund-raising processes, M&A transactions,…
Ms Anne-Florence Raducault photo Ms Anne-Florence RaducaultAnne-Florence has a particular interest in the civil and criminal risks in…
Mr Jean-Claude Vechiatto  photo Mr Jean-Claude Vechiatto
Mr Alexandre Vuchot  photo Mr Alexandre Vuchot Alexandre’s breadth of experience enables him to provide his clients with strategic…
Ms Sibylle Weiler photo Ms Sibylle Weiler
Mr Romain de Ménonville  photo Mr Romain de Ménonville
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