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Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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. Boris Martor heads the team, which also includes the experienced Bruno Richard, environment sector specialist Louis-Narito Harada and of counsel François Lichère.

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Compliance - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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.

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Dispute resolution: International arbitration
Dispute resolution: International arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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’.

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Dispute resolution: White-collar crime
Dispute resolution: White-collar crime - ranked: tier 4

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EU, competition and distribution
EU, competition and distribution - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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.

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

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Environment - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

Next generation lawyers

Louis-Narito Harada - Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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Project finance
Project finance - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

Next generation lawyers

Boris Martor - Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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Tax - ranked: tier 5

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France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 4

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France: Industry focus

Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet
Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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.

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Industry focus: Luxury goods
Industry focus: Luxury goods - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Gaëtan Cordier - Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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Industry focus: energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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 ‘excellent, bright and committed’ practice co-head Boris Martor has ‘in-depth knowledge across sectors in Africa and a very strong track record and experience that creates added value and makes transactions happen’. 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 co-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 Perus.

Next generation lawyers: Energy project

Boris Martor  - Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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France: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs
Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs - ranked: tier 4

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