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Gowling WLG
75002 PARIS

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 2

Gowling WLG knows how to leverage the firm's international footprint to the benefit of its clients. The Paris team of practice heads Céline Bey and Philippe Rousseau is experienced in contentious and non-contentious work across a broad sector spread and demonstrates particular strength in cross-border litigation, in parts thanks to its established trade mark practices in Canada and the UK with whom the Parisian group frequently collaborate. Advisory work includes portfolio management and commercial matters, especially licencing negotiations and agreements. The firm's life sciences group, focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and the dedicated luxury goods group that focuses on brand enforcement issues are both set up across borders and a notable benefit for clients of the French practice.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Clémence Lapôtre

Key clients


CW Children Worldwide Fashion

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

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
Corporate: M&A/Private Equity Patrick Mousset +33 (0)1 42 99 35 33
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
Tax Emilie Renaud +33 (0)1 42 99 36 27
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