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Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP
75116 PARIS

France > Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP‘s stellar luxury goods team acts for some of the oldest and largest fashion houses and is led out of the Paris office. Providing tailor-made advice to an exclusive group of key stakeholders in the luxury business, the firm has created a specialised entity, the Luxury Legal Group. Practice-head Gaëtan Cordier is a leading force in the firm’s luxury goods practice.

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‘Eversheds is a firm that covers all areas of intellectual property law and new technologies very well.’

‘Gaëtan Cordier is a very good lawyer who combines great professionalism, wise analysis and a good understanding of his clients’ expectations.’

France > Construction Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP‘s construction team is led by Jacques Bouillon. The practice is known for its work on major transport and infrastructure projects, as well as for its experience in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts and major public procurement contracts and project financing. Involved in numerous market-leading matters, the firm has a strong capacity to handle complex matters with expertise covering project development, land planning issues, permitting, contractual drafting, subcontracting, dispute management, and litigation. Bruno Richard left the firm in September 2021.

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France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP ’s highly qualified team is active in commercial and investment disputes. The practice has a strong focus on Africa and the Middle East and particularly stands out for its role in a substantial and long-running caseload on behalf of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the National Iranian Oil Company. In other Middle Eastern countries the practice is also particularly busy in the oil and gas sector. Energy and construction-related issues are other areas of expertise. Lately, the team has also been appointed by a leading energy company to assist with a French-based dispute. Other work includes disputes involving commercial agents, tax and telecoms issues. The practice acts for states and companies. David Sellers and Wesley Pydiamah are at the helm of the practice, which also includes Gaëlle Le Quillec and Julien Fouret and counsels Nanette Pilkington and Athina Fouchard. Rémi Kleiman  is also involved, notably managing exequatur cases, recently securing remarkable decisions.

Practice head(s):

David Sellers; Wesley Pydiamah


‘A multi-disciplinary team, highly responsive, commercially oriented; transparent billing and cost-effective.’

‘I would like to commend Wesley Pydiamah for his commercial knowledge and ability to tailor his legal advise to the situation.’

‘A team of excellent professionals gathering their expertise in the benefit of the client.’

‘With no doubt, Julien Fouret is an excellent lawyer; highly competent and able to explain to his clients the various options and proceed to a joint decision.’

‘I truly enjoyed working with the team (Wesley Pydiamah, Julien Fouret and Nanette Pilkington), both under a business and personal point of view, not only thanks to its level of competence (exceptional), but also to its promptness and willingness to meet client’s demands. The attention to details is admirable as well as their flexibility and kindness. The firm is truly client-oriented and committed to provide the client with the best assistance.’

‘Wesley Pydiamah is always available and eager to help, has outstanding expertise of the energy sector which allows him to tackle every angle of the matter he has been request to assist on. For Julien Fouret, dispute resolution is his bread and butter. His extensive know-how of the subject combined with his calm but confident attitude makes you feel like you do not have to worry about anything. Nanette Pilkington is an essential member of the team with a far-reaching knowledge of the energy sector in all its facets. Extremely professional and flexible.’

‘Wesley Pydiamah  is a great professional to work with and the client is so satisfied with the works he is performing. He is always available with his unique and practical solutions for the project.’

‘They impressed me much with their diversity of experience and up-to-date knowledge of international arbitration skills, their efficient networking with practitioners worldwide, clarity and transparency, sharpness in understanding and analysing the different, and sometimes complicated, legal concepts of the legal systems not belonging to the most known ones, team arrangements with a view to task built based on the members’ capabilities, and time-respecting attitude. As a client, I admire, among other professional virtues, their flexibility in billing and payment follow-up. In sum, I consider them as a reliable support.’

Key clients

Islamic Republic of Iran

National Iranian Oil Company

African Petroleum

France > Environment Tier 3

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Work highlights

    France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 3

    Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP stands out through its clear focus on the luxury goods sector. Paris-based practice head Gaetan Cordier also leads the firm’s global luxury goods practice group, which is highly active in multijurisdictional matters. In addition to handling advisory work, the team excels in a wide range of contentious matters, with anti-counterfeiting cases and infringement proceedings accounting for a significant portion of the caseload.

    Practice head(s):

    Gaëtan Cordier

    France > Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

    Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

    Practice head(s):

    Sindhura Swaminathan


    ‘A competent, integrated and very efficient team.’

    ‘I appreciated the availability of the team, their efficiency and their knowledge of the problems facing banks.’

    Key clients

    Air Austral



    Crédit Agricole

    Bpifrance Investment



    Agence Francaise de Developpement


    Société Générale




    France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

    Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

    Practice head(s):

    Rémi Kleiman


    ‘Clear communication.’

    ‘Very good legal advice.’

    ‘We believe that the team had people with appropriate skills, both legal and communications, to adequately assist us and to keep us informed each step of the way. Rémi Klein was constantly available, assisted in all manners possible, kept the clients and us in the loop at all times, and generally, created a very collaborative and pleasant working environment in our cases.’

    ‘The team has a very pragmatic and goal-orientated approach to litigation. The team is able to flex between smaller matters that require pragmatic and cost-effective litigation strategies and large and complex matters that require a more tactical and overarching strategies. The work between the European offices in multi-national litigation works seamlessly.’

    ‘The team is very experienced and knowledgeable in the medical device space. The team is exceptionally responsive.  We appreciate that they take the time to explain the procedural requirements to us, as well providing concise summaries of the potential outcomes of each of these requirements, and what our responsibilities will be for each potential outcome.  In short, we have always felt well prepared, and able to effectively manage our risk because they do such a good job educating us through the litigation process. Their fluency in English and French has also been very helpful.’

    ‘The French team is very professional, competent, quick to give feedback and support.’

    France > Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 4

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    Key clients






    Tata Consultancy Services

    France Télévisions and France Télévisions Publicité

    France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4

    Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

    Practice head(s):

    Eric Knai

    Other key lawyers:

    Franck Bourgeois; Catherine Detalle

    Key clients


    Cube Infrastructure




    Owens & Minor

    EQT Ventures

    Element Solutions

    Work highlights

    • Advised Owens & Minor on its sale of the Movianto group to EHDH, a company specialised in logistics and transport in the pharmaceutical sector.
    • Advised Teledyne on its attempted acquisition of Photonis, a French high-profile strategic group operating mainly in the military sector, with manufacturing plants in Europe and in the US.
    • Advised Element Solutions on its binding offer to acquire Coventya Holding SAS (Coventya) for circa €420m.

    France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 5

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    ‘Dan Roskis and his team stand out for their high expertise in competition and commercial law. Their mastery of these subjects allows them to advise their clients effectively by providing them with pragmatic and achievable recommendations. Aware of the constraints of their clients, they also intervene within sometimes very tight deadlines without this affecting the quality of the advice provided.’

    ‘Eversheds is a very generalist firm with excellent sectorial skills which allow to directly cover different aspects of complex cases thanks to the intervention of the teams.’

    Key clients

    Parker Hannifin

    France Télévisions & France Télévisions Publicité

    Makor Securities

    Wolverine Worldwide


    Element Solutions

    France > Insolvency

    Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP's s very promising practice launched in November 2020 with the hiring Aurélien Loric (ex White & Case LLP ) at its helm, which acts for bondholders, debtors and investors.
    Antitrust and competition Dan Roskis
    Banking Sindhura Swaminathan
    Company secretarial Eric Knai
    Corporate M&A Franck Bourgeois
    Corporate M&A Catherine Detalle
    Corporate M&A Eric Knai
    Corporate M&A Aurélien Loric
    Employment Déborah Attali
    Employment Manon Lamotte
    IP/IT and data protection Gaëtan Cordier
    Litigation Rémi Kleiman
    International arbitration and international public Wesley Pydiamah
    International arbitration and international public David Sellers
    Project infrastructure finance Jacques Bouillon
    Project infrastructure finance Sindhura Swaminathan
    Real estate Christophe Sciot-Siegrist
    Real estate Patrick Gerry
    Tax Philippe de Guyenro
     Alice Allard  photo Alice AllardAssociate
     Déborah Attali  photo Déborah AttaliPartner
     Sarah Ayoub  photo Sarah AyoubAssociate
     Maud Balagna  photo Maud BalagnaAssociate
     Paul Boussicault  photo Paul BoussicaultAssociate
     Ana Brandao  photo Ana BrandaoPrincipal Associate
     Rima Bugaighis  photo Rima BugaighisAssociate
     Elsa Charifi  photo Elsa CharifiParalegal
     Gaetan Cordier  photo Gaetan CordierPartner
     Philippe Desprès  photo Philippe DesprèsPartner
     Alexis Eichenbaum-Voline  photo Alexis Eichenbaum-VolineConsultant
     Virginie Estéoule  photo Virginie EstéouleAssociate
     Jawad Fassi-Fehri  photo Jawad Fassi-FehriPrincipal Associate
     Monique Figueiredo  photo Monique FigueiredoSenior Associate
     Gillian Forsyth  photo Gillian ForsythAssociate
     Augustin Gaujal  photo Augustin GaujalAssociate
     Marine Gourlet  photo Marine GourletAssociate
     Baudouin Gueyffier  photo Baudouin GueyffierAssociate
     Jeremy Juanola  photo Jeremy JuanolaSenior Associate
     Anne-Laure Khun  photo Anne-Laure KhunAssociate
     Rémi Kleiman  photo Rémi KleimanSenior Office Partner
     Franck-Olivier Klein  photo Franck-Olivier KleinAssociate
     Aurélie Klinsboccke  photo Aurélie KlinsbocckeAssociate
     Aurélie Klinsbocckel  photo Aurélie KlinsbocckelAssociate
     Charles Koskas  photo Charles KoskasSenior Associate
     Erwan Le Lay  photo Erwan Le LayAssociate
     Virginie Lejeune  photo Virginie LejeuneOf Counsel
     Francois Lichere  photo Francois LichereOf Counsel
     Ghjuvana Luigi  photo Ghjuvana LuigiSenior Associate
     Clémence Macé de Gastines  photo Clémence Macé de GastinesSenior Associate
     Christina Mangani  photo Christina ManganiAssociate
     Fabrice Martinez Tournalia  photo Fabrice Martinez TournaliaPrincipal Associate
     Sarah Monnerville Smith  photo Sarah Monnerville SmithAssociate
     Diane Pellet  photo Diane PelletAssociate
     Nanette Pilkington  photo Nanette PilkingtonOf Counsel
     Mathilde Plenat  photo Mathilde PlenatPrincipal Associate
     Myriam Saragoussi  photo Myriam SaragoussiAssociate
     David S Sellers  photo David S SellersPartner
     Amine Senouci Bereksi  photo Amine Senouci BereksiAssociate
     Thomas Strange  photo Thomas StrangeAssociate
     Guillaume Talneau  photo Guillaume TalneauAssociate
     Manuel Tomas  photo Manuel TomasAssociate
     Audrey Tomaszewski  photo Audrey TomaszewskiAssociate
     Estelle Vernejoul  photo Estelle VernejoulAssociate
     Laura Yvonne Zielinski  photo Laura Yvonne ZielinskiAssociate
     Frédérique de La Chapelle  photo Frédérique de La ChapellePartner
    Number of lawyers : 2,000+
    in this country : 75
    Eversheds Sutherland
    the global law firm that sets the standards
    Contact : Rémi Kleiman (managing partner)
    Other offices : Please see www.eversheds-sutherland.com for details of offices around the world

    Eversheds Sutherland: Wenzel Röhsner has been admitted to the Vienna bar

    Wenzel Röhsner, LL.M. (29) has been admitted to the Vienna bar in March 2022 and appointed Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland in Austria. He specializes in intellectual property and litigation law with a focus on tort, civil and corporate law.

    Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce the admission of Michael Röhsner to the Vienna bar

    Michael Röhsner, LL.M. (26) has been admitted to the Vienna bar in December 2021 and has been promoted to Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland in Austria. He focuses on data protection, IT law and cybersecurity.

    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.