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Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP
75116 PARIS

Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP houses a dedicated global luxury team, led from the Paris office, which counts as clients several of the most notable Italian and French luxury fashion brands. The department also initiated the creation of the firm's Luxury Legal Group, offering tailor-made advice to clients from a range of luxury sectors, including fashion, jewellery, yachting and art. Specialising in IP law, with a strong reputation in trade mark infringement litigation, Gaëtan Cordier is the key name in the practice. Clients also benefit from the team's ability to advise clients in the sector on employment issues; Déborah Attali leads on this and is dual-qualified in the UK and France.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Déborah Attali

Construction Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP unites construction law, public law, procurement law and construction permits and authorisations expertise under one roof. The firm is a good choice for major public sector infrastructure projects, given its experience in advising on several highly significant electricity and energy infrastructure projects. Major hotel, restaurant and other private sector real estate construction and refurbishment projects, and the construction of a prestigious art centre and a flagship store are also visible in the team's portfolio of work. Matters include advisory work and mediation and other dispute resolution matters. Public law experts Bruno Richard and Jacques Bouillon, who joined the firm in 2020from White & Case LLP, are in charge.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Richard; Jacques Bouillon 

Environment Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP assists clients with a broad range of issues, ranging from site acquisition and remediation, to pollution and environmental liabilities and regulatory advice on greenhouse emissions and waste. Since publication, Louis-Narito Harada and Marie Coussi have left the firm.


‘The ability to deliver tailored legal solutions to clients based on current industry knowledge.’

‘ Very good responsiveness and understanding of the issues. Rigorous and clear.’

‘High expertise, responsiveness and availability were important assets in the management of our project.’

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Parker Hannifin


Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP has a strong and very experienced bench that is able to handle a high volume of work, spanning both commercial and investment disputes. A large part of its workload consists of Iran-US claims cases. The practice also handles a lot of matters dealing with oil and gas and construction issues attached to Africa and the Middle-East, representing states or major private French and international companies. It also acts for a multinational in a major tax dispute. David Sellers and Wesley Pydiamah co-direct the practice. Also recommended are Gaëlle Le Quillec and Julien Fouret as well as counsels Nanette Pilkington and Athina Fouchard.

Practice head(s):

David Sellers; Wesley Pydiamah

Other key lawyers:

Gaëlle Le Quillec; Julien Fouret; Nanette Pilkington; Athina Fouchard


‘Hands-on approach, reliability and client-oriented attitude are some of the qualities Eversheds Sutherland can provide you with. The dispute resolution team is truly coherent and capable of providing you with a truly business-oriented support.’

‘It is not only about the skills and know-how each and every person of the team can provide you and your business with, but it is also about the people. Special mention goes to Wesley Pydiamah; he stands by your side throughout the entire process. The same applies to Nanette Pilkington.’

Key clients

Islamic Republic of Iran

National Iranian Oil Company

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 3

At Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP, practice head Gaëtan Cordier and his team have a strong focus on the luxury-goods sector, acting for an impressive list of French and international players in an advisory function, or representing them in contentious proceedings. The group's international positioning is particularly visible due to Cordier's role as the head of the firmwide luxury-goods practice.

Practice head(s):

Administrative and public law Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP ‘s key public law partner Bruno Richard is very experienced in advising public and private sector clients and has strong public law contract expertise. He is handling several challenging public procurement disputes in the urban transport and telecoms areas, including one matter in New Caledonia. Other work includes a major dispute pertaining to a prominent real estate project. Jacques Bouillon and of counsel François Lichère, are also recommended. Louis-Narito Harada left the firm in mid-2021.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Richard

Other key lawyers:

Jacques Bouillon; François Lichère


‘Great ability to work on complex transactions, particularly in the field of public transport and urban planning.’

‘I work with Bruno Richard who is a talented and experienced lawyer who distinguished himself by his good pragmatism, culture and humor.’

‘An attentive team with a perfect knowledge of the challenges and practices in public procurement law. The team is a valuable partner both in setting up complex cases and in litigation.’

‘Bruno Richard combines a perfect knowledge of legal matters and of various sectors, such as public transport in particular. He demonstrates a valuable availability and a perfect mastery of legal issues. His practice of mediation makes him a regular partner in dispute resolution.’zt

Key clients

SNC Lavalin



Holiday Break

Eiffage Energie

American Express




Vent d’Est

Eaton Power Quality

Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

Practice head(s):


I felt the team was very organised and professional. The way they welcomed, listened to our requirements and made suggestions accordingly, was beyond our expectations.

Dedicated and reactive team with a good understand of the sector. Always available and providing pragmatic advice.

The combination of mezzanine and corporate financing expertise is perfect.

Great quality and reactivity in following up matters.

Sophie Perus was able to give very clear recommendations.

Key clients





Crédit Agricole





Employment Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

Practice head(s):

Déborah Attali; Myrtille Lapuelle


‘Strong personal approach of the team as well as availability at all times. Technical knowledge and advice, always precise. Eversheds always produces an exceptional result.’

Key clients



Morocco > Foreign firms Tier 1

The Paris office of Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP advises leading global brands on employment, finance, corporate and contentious matters in Morocco. The firm recently assisted Nokia with a diverse range of matters arising from its day-to-day operations in the country, working closely with teams in the firm's other African offices located in Tunis, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Louis. The firm also advised GE and Roche on HR and corporate matters. Farès Koussay El Heni, who handles corporate and employment matters, and dispute resolution partner Wesley Pydiamah, lead the practice. In addition, they are also deputy co-heads of the firm-wide Africa group.

Practice head(s):

Fares Koussay El Heni; Wesley Pydiamah

Key clients





Iran > Foreign law firms Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP has been active in the Iranian market for more than three decades. The team, which is based in Paris and is led by David S Sellers, also includes international commercial arbitration expert Wesley Pydiamah. The group is widely recognised for its work on behalf of the Iranian government as well as major private entities. In broad terms, the team advises on key issues such as sanctions relief, joint ventures, investment protection instruments and tax structures. In  particular, it has extensive knowledge of the Organisation for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI) and the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (2002) (FIPPA).

Practice head(s):

David S Sellers

Other key lawyers:

Wesley Pydiamah

Key clients

National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)

Islamic Republic of Iran

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition Dan Roskis
Banking Sophie Perus
Company secretarial Eric Knai
Corporate M&A Franck Bourgeois
Corporate M&A Catherine Detalle
Corporate M&A Eric Knai
Corporate M&A Sébastien Pontillo
Employment Déborah Attali
Employment Philippe Desprès
IP/IT and data protection Gaëtan Cordier
Litigation Rémi Kleiman
Litigation Sophie Scemla
Insurance Frédérique de la Chapelle
International arbitration and international public Wesley Pydiamah
International arbitration and international public David Sellers
PPP and public Louis-Narito Harada,
PPP and public Boris Martor
PPP and public Bruno Richard
Private equity Sébastien Pontillo
Project infrastructure finance Boris Martor
Real estate Christophe Sciot-Siegrist
Tax Jacques Mestoudjian
Photo Name Position Profile
 Alice Allard  photo Alice Allard Associate
 Déborah Attali  photo Déborah Attali Partner
 Sarah Ayoub  photo Sarah Ayoub Associate
 Maud Balagna  photo Maud Balagna Associate
 Paul Boussicault  photo Paul Boussicault Associate
 Ana Brandao  photo Ana Brandao Principal Associate
 Rima Bugaighis  photo Rima Bugaighis Associate
 Elsa Charifi  photo Elsa Charifi Paralegal
 Gaetan Cordier  photo Gaetan Cordier Partner
Mr Philippe Desprès  photo Mr Philippe Desprès Partner
 Alexis Eichenbaum-Voline  photo Alexis Eichenbaum-Voline Consultant
 Virginie Estéoule  photo Virginie Estéoule Associate
 Greg Falkof  photo Greg Falkof Partner
 Jawad Fassi-Fehri  photo Jawad Fassi-Fehri Principal Associate
 Monique Figueiredo  photo Monique Figueiredo Senior Associate
 Gillian Forsyth  photo Gillian Forsyth Associate
 Augustin Gaujal  photo Augustin Gaujal Associate
 Marine Gourlet  photo Marine Gourlet Associate
 Baudouin Gueyffier  photo Baudouin Gueyffier Associate
 Jeremy Juanola  photo Jeremy Juanola Senior Associate
 Anne-Laure Khun  photo Anne-Laure Khun Associate
 Rémi Kleiman  photo Rémi Kleiman Senior Office Partner
 Franck-Olivier Klein  photo Franck-Olivier Klein Associate
 Aurélie Klinsboccke  photo Aurélie Klinsboccke Associate
 Aurélie Klinsbocckel  photo Aurélie Klinsbocckel Associate
 Charles Koskas  photo Charles Koskas Senior Associate
 Erwan Le Lay  photo Erwan Le Lay Associate
 Virginie Lejeune  photo Virginie Lejeune Of Counsel
 Francois Lichere  photo Francois Lichere Of Counsel
 Ghjuvana Luigi  photo Ghjuvana Luigi Senior Associate
 Clémence Macé de Gastines  photo Clémence Macé de Gastines Senior Associate
 Christina Mangani  photo Christina Mangani Associate
 Fabrice Martinez Tournalia  photo Fabrice Martinez Tournalia Principal Associate
 Sarah Monnerville Smith  photo Sarah Monnerville Smith Associate
 Diane Pellet  photo Diane Pellet Associate
 Nanette Pilkington  photo Nanette Pilkington Of Counsel
 Mathilde Plenat  photo Mathilde Plenat Principal Associate
 Myriam Saragoussi  photo Myriam Saragoussi Associate
 David S Sellers  photo David S Sellers Partner
 Amine Senouci Bereksi  photo Amine Senouci Bereksi Associate
 Thomas Strange  photo Thomas Strange Associate
 Guillaume Talneau  photo Guillaume Talneau Associate
 Manuel Tomas  photo Manuel Tomas Associate
 Audrey Tomaszewski  photo Audrey Tomaszewski Associate
 Estelle Vernejoul  photo Estelle Vernejoul Associate
 Laura Yvonne Zielinski  photo Laura Yvonne Zielinski Associate
 Frédérique de La Chapelle  photo Frédérique de La Chapelle Partner
Number of lawyers : 2,000+
in this country : 75
Eversheds Sutherland
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Contact : Rémi Kleiman (managing partner)
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Eversheds Sutherland berät Reconomy bei Übernahme der deutschen Noventiz-Grupp

München, 10. Dezember 2020 - Die globale Wirtschaftskanzlei Eversheds Sutherland hat Reconomy, den führende Anbieter von Entsorgungs- und Rücknahmelösungen in Großbritannien, bei der Übernahme des deutschen Entsorgungsfachbetriebs Noventiz beraten. Verkäufer ist das deutsche PE-Haus SEAFORT Advisors.