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Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP
75116 PARIS

Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

The main name to note at Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP is global luxury practice head Gaëtan Cordier; he works closely with Déborah Attali, who acts for a stellar client base on employment law matters. The pair continue to advise household names on intellectual property, distribution and unfair competition claims.

Compliance Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP’s Sophie Scemla has particular expertise advising on anti-corruption, fraud and money-laundering compliance programmes. Leading French companies, including major infrastructure, mining and defence companies, are clients, in addition to international groups. The three-lawyer team is also assisting clients with conducting internal investigations in the context of fraud and corruption accusations connected to their African activities.

Industry focus: energy Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP's team has ‘a sophisticated and in-depth knowledge of the energy industry’. The ‘proactive and hands-on’ team is, according to one client, ‘really patient and knows how to handle working with a West African government and proactively proposed solutions’. It is involved in several of Africa’s largest hydro and solar projects acting for state entities or sponsors. The practice also advises on solar and nuclear projects in France. ING Bank, Trinasolar and Greenwish Partners are clients. The firm also has strong contentious and non-contentious oil and gas and natural resources expertise and is a top choice for energy companies undertaking projects in Iran. Practice head David Sellers has ‘deep knowledge, the ability to think through the commercial aspects of legal matters, and a strong command of details, and also maintains good professional relationships’. Also involved are environment expert Louis-Narito Harada and banking and finance partner Sophie PerusBoris Martor joined Bird & Bird in 2019.

Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet Tier 3

Intellectual property specialist Gaëtan Cordier and competition and media law specialist Dan Roskis are two of the main names to note in Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP's IT and telecoms offering in Paris. Along with data privacy projects and contractual negotiations in the online distribution and retail space, the firm was also active in the fintech area, where it advised on the implementation of software and a number of licensing agreements.

Administrative and public law Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP combines public law contracts and regulatory expertise. The ten-lawyer team, which assists French and international companies, recently handled strategic regulatory and litigation matters in the transport and education sectors, and was also involved in matters in the audiovisual and environment fields. The practice is also involved in projects in Africa. SNC-Lavalin and Guy Dauphin Environnement are clients. The experienced Bruno Richard, environment sector specialist Louis-Narito Harada and of counsel François Lichère are key names. Boris Martor is now with Bird & Bird.

Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP ‘manages very complex, long-running cases with good co-ordination and keeps on top of a wide range of often-changing information’. The 16-lawyer Paris practice is managing a high-profile Iranian investment arbitration caseload and is also regularly instructed to advise on international Iranian sanctions. The team is also acting in diverse commercial arbitrations relating to Africa and the Middle East, including a large amount of work in the energy and oil and gas sectors. The practice is co-headed by David Sellers, who ‘demonstrates deep knowledge of the energy sector, the ability to think through the commercial aspects of legal matters, and strong command of details’, and Wesley Pydiamah, who is ‘always helpful and business savvy’. Also recommended are counsels Nanette Pilkington and Athina Fouchard, who is ‘very responsive and provides high-quality work’.

EU, competition and distribution Tier 4

Dan Roskis heads the antitrust and competition outfit in Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP's Paris office and continues to advise clients such as Wolverine Worldwide on international distribution and competition law issues. Other key clients include water utility provider Groupe SAUR, which instructed the team to advise on the sale of its subsidiary, Coved, to Paprec, and a leading TV broadcaster, which appointed Roskis to handle the competition aspects of its setting up of a common platform for online advertising with other broadcasters.

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
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in this country : 75
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