Our practice is built on an integrated team of specialised and motivated lawyers, devoting our resources to consulting and to working on legal briefs.
We specialise primarily in intellectual property rights in the literary and artistic field (cinema, television, publishing, music, media, journalism, digital content and emerging high technologies, design, commercial and industrial art…).
We have also developed our expertise in the structures underlying intellectual and artistic property; trademarks, competition law, EU law, company law, employment law…
In order to provide the very best service to our clients, we are happy to call on other specialised law Firms with which we have built relationships of mutual trust to provide their expertise in areas outside our core competences; we take full responsibility for work done under these arrangements.
When you engage us, we take responsibility for all aspects of your legal problem and, working closely together with you, will determine the most appropriate strategy for producing specific contracts, negotiating on your behalf or representing you in court.
After teaching (HEC and University lecturing), he worked in consulting law firms (banking law, transport law) and major international law firms (business and corporate law, public works, media and communication).
For the past 30 years, he successfully specialised in the field of literary and artistic property.
Spoken languages : French, English
Holder of a Business Law Higher Specialized Studies Diploma (DESS) involving mergers/acquisitions & corporate restructuring, she completed her professional education through successful internships with intellectual and artistic property firms.
She joined our law firm in 2004 and mainly works on litigation cases.
Spoken languages : French, English
We are recognised for our expertise here, be it in the production process of audio-visual work (financing, co-production agreements, contracts with rights owners / stakeholders…) or downstream in the sales and marketing domain (distribution, video production, merchandising…) we will represent you in court where necessary.
In this very technical domain in which personality often plays a major part, our deep understanding of the professional approach and decision-making processes remains a major asset which we place at the disposal of our clients.
We understand the individual and sometimes delicate relationship the creator has with his business customer or publisher and are well placed to provide contracts especially suitable for industrial or commercial art or for short production runs.
We act both for commercial companies and for corporate foundations involved in sponsoring and philanthropy.
Our Firm is of course deeply involved in legal engineering to cope with issues arising from new technologies and new forms of artistic expression.
When building complex websites (front and back office, multimedia/digital rights clearing) domain name protection against trolls and others…) new platforms, media and programmes in general; multimedia content (video games, content designed for specific platforms, interactive content…) data control, our Firm has long been at the forefront of this sector and provides strength and resources to help our clients.
We remain focused on the problems arising around content and data protection, the legality of streaming Peer-to-Peer websites and their infrastructures; loss caused by private copying.
The creation and/or commercialising of music (recording contracts, licencing and distribution agreements, editorial agreements, management contracts, advertising usage, licencing for website inclusion etc…) are all areas where the Firm has proven success.
The Firm is there to provide consulting, negotiation and representation in court, be it for matters of copyright or similar, either for individual or collective management of rights.
Legal monitoring and judicial watch form part of our continued attention to developments in this area.
Press court cases are correctly perceived as being vulnerable to various procedural traps. The Firm regularly leads proceedings both for plaintiffs and accused parties and again keeps a judicial watching brief.
Naturally the Firm follows developments in the various fields of law concerning the press (ownership and control of images, personal privacy, right of reply, presumption of innocence, the legal status of journalists…)
Beyond this essentially judicial activity, the Firm focuses on problem prevention by providing analysis to review the legal implications of embarking on projects which clients propose to undertake and to forestall the major difficulties facing authors, publishers, agents in their business (legal advice)
The new entertainment media have by no means destroyed the public’s taste for live entertainment.
The Firm can bring the necessary expertise to bear on the various stages of creating a show whether theatre, musical or other formats, (acquiring rights, mounting the production, providing tactical and strategic solutions, monetising rights…)