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Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP
75116 PARIS

Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP's Gaëtan Cordier assists several of the most renowned French and Italian luxury fashion brands in dealing with their strategic IP issues. He notably handles trade mark infringement litigation pertaining to his clients' key products.

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‘The team is fully dedicated to its clients and has a very good knowledge of IP issues and of the luxury sector.’

Gaëtan Cordier is very responsive and provides excellent IP advice.’

Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP's practice stands out for its strong experience in dealing with Iranian-related disputes. The team is notably representing the Islamic Republic of Iran in three separate Iran-US claims before the special Iran-US tribunal. It is also acting for the National Iranian Oil Company in a high-profile ad hoc arbitration relating to the sale of Middle Eastern natural gas. The firm, which is historically known for its involvement in investment arbitration representing state entities, has recently expanded its commercial arbitration caseload and diversified its corporate client portfolio. The recent hiring of Gaëlle Le Quillec and Julien Fouret from Betto Perben Pradel Filhol is another strong move in that direction. The practice is also handling matters in relation to Africa, Iran, Libya and the Middle East, dealing with various issues spanning oil and gas, construction, telecoms and commercial partnership-related topics. The practice is jointly headed by David Sellers and Wesley Pydiamah. Counsels Nanette Pilkington and Athina Fouchard are also involved.

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‘The firm works very diligently and follows up matters strictly.’

‘The team is easy to reach and finds fast, thoughtful and effective solutions that answer complicated issues.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable and experienced in relation to Iran-related disputes.’

‘Wesley Pydiamah is a strong advocate and strategist, who shows excellent grasp of the details of a case.’

‘Counsel Athina Fouchard is very kind and responsive.’

Key clients

Islamic Republic of Iran

National Iranian Oil Company


Environment Tier 3

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‘The team is timely, responsive and provides required feedback on high level assessment.’

‘Louis-Narito Harada provides clear and specific advice. He is easy to work with and has great knowledge.’

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Nefful International Holdings





Administrative and public law Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP 's Bruno Richard assists private operators on public contract law issues. He recently dealt with several major disputes in relation to the transport sector. Louis-Narito Harada provides complementary expertise in environmental law. Of counsel François Lichère is also recommended. Boris Martor, who previously headed the practice, is now at Bird & Bird.

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‘An efficient, available and pragmatic team.’

‘Bruno Richard takes into account his clients’ internal constraints and concerns, giving legal but also business-oriented advice.’ 

Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

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Excellent team in banking transactions, with experts acting as business partners.

Sophie Perus is an expert in banking transactions, with a high expertise in asset financing. She is proactive and able to understand clients business and needs.

Small and reactive team. Very knowledgeable and respected. 

Sophie Perus is fully involved in all files and handles them directly with her associates. She very strongly defends the interests of her clients and has other arguments than “It is market practice” which a lot of lawyers use in financial contract negotiations. She is pragmatic and respected by bankers.

Employment Tier 4

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‘The team is involved, responsive and curious’

‘Myrtille Lapuelle is an excellent technician and strategist’.

Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 4

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‘The firm has a very strong expertise on high-level IT matters, such as block-chain and Artificial Intelligence issues. Lawyers work very closely with in-house legal counsels and fully understand the legal implication. They assess the corresponding risks in an efficient way’.        

‘Vincent Denoyelle has great IT expertise and is very dynamic and dedicated’.

Tax Tier 5

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‘Jacques Mestoudjian is available and provides good quality of analysis’

Key clients

Eurazeo PME







Morocco > Foreign firms Tier 1

At Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP, Africa group head Boris Martor, who is based in Paris, is the key name for corporate matters and projects in Morocco. The firm acts for major corporate entities based outside Morocco as well as leading Moroccan businesses on large transactional matters, including key projects in the automotive and agricultural sectors. Of counsel Ghjuvana Luigi also plays a key role in the group.

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Promopharm (HIKMA)


Iran > Foreign law firms Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP has expert knowledge of public tenders and structuring of foreign investments. Operating out of the firm's Paris office, David S Sellers shares leadership of the practice with Dubai-based Atousa Mahmoudpour. Sellers is noted for his extensive experience handling investment treaty matters, public international law, and international commercial arbitrations, and also acts for clients in energy-related disputes. Mahmoudpour is highly regarded for her established capabilities in sanctions-related compliance work.

Key clients

Iranian Offshore Engineering Company

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
 Philippe Desprès  photo 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
 Louis-Narito Harada  photo Louis-Narito Harada Of Counsel
 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
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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.