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Gowling WLG
75002 PARIS

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 2

Gowling WLG‘s broad IP experience includes both contentious and non-contentious mandates involving trade marks, patents and design matters. The team is particularly strong in IP litigation and disputes, negotiation of operating contracts and management of IP rights. It frequently acts for French and international clients active in the cosmetics, food and drink, science and technology, and pharmaceutical industries, among others. IP head Céline Bey is experienced in French and pan-European trade mark and patent litigation and disputes, as well as trade mark clearance, oppositions and settlement agreements. Philippe Rousseau is a highly regarded commercial litigator. He also specialises in dispute resolution and international arbitration. IT/IP specialist and principal associate Clémence Lapôtre advises on copyright, trade marks and designs.

Practice head(s):

Céline Bey


‘Céline Bey is excellent in litigation and demonstrates great rigor, agility and availability for the client as well as a great ability to transcribe the necessary pragmatic approach into legal terms.’

‘I have been working for several years with Céline Bey, who is in charge of most of the Group’s major litigation cases in the area of trademark law and unfair competition. She is always available, has an acute understanding of business issues while being excellent in the legal and judicial approach to cases.’

France > Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

Gowling WLG

Practice head(s):

Danhoé Reddy-Girard; Antoine Pampouille


‘Partner focus and engagement is what makes Gowling WLG so unique.’

‘With Gowling, you have direct contact with top-tier partners throughout the process, frequently preventing major issues arising in the first place.’

‘Danhoe Reddy-Girard is a top-tier real estate finance and corporate finance lawyer. In my experience in working with Danhoe, He was, and continues to be, outstanding.’

Key clients

Caisse d’Epargne Grand Est Europe

Banque Populaire Alsace Lorraine Champagne

Clarion Gramercy

Banque Palatine

Caisse d’Epargne Ile de France

BPCE Energeco

Credit du Nord

CIC Sud-Ouest


France > Administrative and public law

Gowling WLG's counsel Julie Vuagnoux  heads the firm’s public law practice which offers solid public projects and procurements expertise.

The firm: Gowling Paris can assist you in all areas of business law. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of your strategic and operational issues and a perfect command of legal, tax and employment issues in order to offer you appropriate solutions to help you successfully carry out your projects.

They combine their expertise and offer you tailor-made and innovative legal solutions.

Gowling’s Paris office’s approach and organisation is specifically tailored to what you expect from your lawyers: involvement, proximity, trust and creativity.

      • We work in synergy with your teams and favour direct contact by formulating clear, tailored and pragmatic advice;
      • We support you at every stage of your projects: from strategy development to execution; in times of growth as well as resilience;
      • Our partners are involved in each of your projects and invest the time and energy required to ensure their success;
      • We have chosen a lean and agile organisation, and share with you an entrepreneurial spirit.

For us, human values are part of the exercise of our profession.

      • We attach great importance to human relations, to empathy and solidarity, both with our teams and in our dealings with our clients.
      • United by our passion for the legal profession, we promote the power of teamwork and consider that success is always the result of collaborative work.

Our firm is committed to CSR with a view to be translated into tangible actions and results.

Areas of practice
Innovative solutions: Innovation means finding solutions where others see only problems. In Paris, the team of renowned and seasoned specialists assists all client projects in order to define the solutions that are best adapted to the situation.

Speaking your language: With a bilingual team at the clients’ service, they can be sure of working with lawyers who speak their language. As well as language skills, the firm’s lawyers pride themselves on getting to know clients’ organisations. As part of a team, they can provide advice that suits every need.

The firm also keeps things simple, making sure lawyers avoid legal jargon. This might be interpreting bilateral tax treaties, restructuring a leveraged buy-out or acting in very tight time frames to obtain measures of conservation in the clients’ favour. Whatever the issue, clients can be sure of receiving clear, practical advice that meets their commercial needs. Gowling WLG is an international law firm created by Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm.

Gowling WLG was built to provide clients with legal services at home and around the world, and to help its clients succeed no matter how challenging the circumstances.

The firm structure is explained in more detail at www.gowlingwlg.com/legal

Co-managing Partner Céline Beyceline.bey@gowlingwlg.com+33 (0)1 42 99 35 44
Co-managing Partner Patrick Moussetpatrick.mousset@gowlingwlg.com +33 (0)1 42 99 35 33
ABA (American Bar Association)
Association des investisseurs pour la croissance (AFIC)
AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
APRAM (Association des Praticiens des Marques et Modèles)
IBA (International Bar Association)
EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association)
INTA - International Trademark Association