Firm Profile > Gowling WLG > Paris, France

Gowling WLG
75002 PARIS

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 2

Gowling WLG advises clients across an extremely broad range of sectors including cosmetics, textiles, distribution, new technologies, food and beverages, pharmaceutical, and financial services. The team frequently assists clients from the technology and life sciences sectors. Céline Bey, who heads the practice jointly with Philippe Rousseau, is representing Children Worldwide Fashion, the exclusive worldwide licence for luxury children’s clothing brands, in trade mark litigation before the Court of First Instance in Marseille.

Practice head(s):

Key clients


C.W.F Children Worldwide Fashion (C.W.F)

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Gowling WLG


‘The team follows a practical approach to cases’.

‘Frédéric Dereux has very strong expertise. He is responsive and highly practical’.

Key clients







SKF France

MAN Truck & Bus




The firm: Home to some of the leading names in the French legal market, the firm offers a partner-led service tailored to clients’ organisation and its commercial imperatives.

The teams work alongside French and international clients, including companies, banks, investment funds, property companies, mezzanine lenders and private clients.

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

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance Danhoé Reddy-Girard +33 (0)1 42 99 35 45
Banking & Finance Antoine Pampouille +33 (0)1 42 99 35 73
Commercial Frédéric Dereux +33 (0)1 42 99 35 35
Commercial / Intellectual Property Philippe Rousseau +33 (0)1 42 99 35 67
Corporate: M&A/Private Equity Barbara Jouffa +33 (0)1 42 99 35 00
Corporate: M&A/Private Equity Simon Lowe +33 (0)1 42 99 35 75
Employment Gaëlle Le Breton +33 (0)1 42 99 36 01
Intellectual Property Céline Bey +33 (0)1 42 99 35 44
Real Estate Sylvain Canard-Volland +33 (0)1 42 99 35 71
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