Partners

Partners
Thibault GUILLEMIN

Thibault Guillemin is a preferred contact of companies and their managers facing complex issues and reputational risks. He advises as well as litigates on situations entailing simultaneous regulatory, corporate, criminal and social aspects.

He leads our Ethics & Compliance practise. As such, he assists legal, compliance and HR departments in setting up, evaluating and strengthening their compliance programs (codes of conduct, internal audit, risk analysis, KYC, professional alerts, training), both with regard to French legislation (Sapin II, devoir de vigilance) and foreign ones (FCPA, UKBA).

Thibault also defends companies and their managers facing internal investigations and/or enforcements. He represents for many years several companies and individuals in high-profile cases.

As a former associate in a French law firm of supreme court attorneys (avocats au Conseil d’Etat et à la Cour de cassation), he is particularly involved in public matters. He has recently advised and defended several institutions in matters of corruption, conflict of interests and favoritism.

A well-identified player in the nonprofit sector, institutional clients and family offices are also often requiring his assistance regarding legal issues related to not-for-profit organizations.

Education

  • Paris-Dauphine University, University degree, Ethics & Compliance, Anti-corruption Law, 2017
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2002
  • Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Master's degree in Public Affairs, Public Law, Regulatory and Competition Law, 2001
  • Versailles St Quentin University, Master's degree in Public Law, Faculty of Law, 1999

Associations / Outside commitments

  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Le Cercle de la Compliance (ethics & compliance practitioners' association)
  • IFA (French Institute of Board Members)
 
Stéphane FLICHY

Stéphane Flichy assists French and foreign clients in employment, criminal and commercial law, wether in an advisory or litigating capacity.

He is highly recommended for his crisis management abilities and his risk-assessment skills of litigation-sensitive issues related to corporate transactions and operations.

Stéphane Flichy is also valued for his regular capacity to reach amicable settlements.

He regularly represents legal persons and their corporate officers before national courts and arbitration panels.

Education

  • LLM University College of London, 2003
  • Audencia Nantes, Management School, 2002
  • Faculty of Law, Versailles St Quentin University, 2000

Associations / outside commitments

  • Franco-British Lawyer’s Society
  • Avosial (employment law attorneys' association)
  • Association des Avocats Pénalistes (defense attorneys' association)
  • AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce in France)
 
Alexis GUILLEMIN

As a specialist in both intellectual property law and new information technologies, Alexis Guillemin is an astute expert of all issues of the company’s intangible heritage. Thus, he assists our clients in managing and valuing their immaterial assets both in France and abroad.

Beyond his strong background in copyright as well as in patents, trademarks and designs litigations, Alexis Guillemin assists our clients with the implementation of the big data processes (GDPR), data mining and protection of personal data (French Data Protection Authority -CNIL-, French Data Protection Officer -CIL-, Privacy Shield, cybersecurity).

He also handles the implementation of complex legal schemes related to new information technologies and media law and devotes a substantial part of its activity to the drafting and negotiation of IT contracts.

Education

  • Faculty of Law, Versailles St Quentin University
  • Certificate of specialization issued by the Paris Bar council in intellectual property law
  • Certificate of specialization issued by the Paris Bar council in information technologies and communication law

Associations / Outside commitments

  • Permanent trainer at the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)
  • INTA (International Trademark Association)
  • APRAM (Association of practitioners of trademark and design law)
  • Member of the Bureau of “Droit et Procédure” (association of appeal court attorneys)
 
Matthieu BRINGER

Matthieu Bringer assists clients principally in respect of their corporate transactions. He also advises them vis-à-vis banks when circumstances lead them to finance assets or acquisitions of companies.  Finally, as a useful adjunct expertise, he is in a position to supervise the drafting and submission of a take-over bid aimed at a bankrupt company or its assets before a commercial court.

His clients are mainly small to medium-sized corporates, often with an international shareholding.  For these clients, his French-US legal background is a real asset. Indeed, it allows him to efficiently report to, and communicate with the client, in order to bring a deal to a happy conclusion, notwithstanding cultural gaps.

He also advises high net worth families from beginning to end for their investments in companies.

Matthieu strives to offer legal advice that has also business sense or, as a minimum, common sense.  He strongly believes in short and practically-minded written advice, rather than in lengthy lessons of law that a client will never read.

His clients’ business specialties are varied and go from the building and construction industry to connectors’ manufacturing, publishing, robotics, industrial engineering and the agri-food sector.

Education

  • Admitted to the New York Bar, 1995
  • New York University School of Law, LLM in Corporations’ Law, 1993
  • Master 2 (Master's degree year 2), International Private Law, International Commercial Law, 1990
  • Paris II Panthéon-Assas and Paris I Sorbonne, Faculty of Law, 1989

Associations / Outside commitments

  • AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce in France)
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Stéphanie ZURAWSKI

Stéphanie Zurawski advises our French and foreign customers on all aspects of labor law. Among others, she has developed extensive expertise in the field of high value collective disputes, company transfers, restructuring and staff representatives matters.

She also advises embassies, as well as international organizations employing international civil servants.

Education

  • University of Nancy, Master 1 (Master’s degree Year 1), Public Law, 2004
  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master 2 (Master’s degree Year 2), International Administration, 2005
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2008

Associations / Outside commitments

  • Avosial (Labor law attorneys' association)
 
Mathilde DELAUNAY

Mathilde Delaunay is an expert on non-profit organizations. She advises all types of organizations in this sector (associations, foundations, endowment funds, etc.) on all aspects of their legal and fiscal operations (creation, functioning, restructuring, project management, seminars and training).

She also assists companies, family offices, and institutions with the legal and financial structuring of their general interest projects.

Education

  • University of Toulouse, Master 2 (Master’s degree Year 2), Public law, Territorial Government law
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2009
Associates
Laurent THOMAS

Laurent Thomas is a corporate law expert, in particular on listed and non-listed joint-stock companies. He assists our clients on all classic corporate operations, from the incorporation of structures to their termination and through all operations during the company’s life, including corporate finance activities and transactions (capital increases or decreases, mergers, spin-offs, etc.)

Laurent Thomas has a proven expertise in drafting and negotiating shareholders’ agreements and for day-to-day corporate.

Education

  • Toulouse I University, Master 2 (Master's degree year 2), Business Law, 1997
  • Admitted to the Paris bar, 2000

Associations / Outside commitments

  • Member of the Association Nationale des Sociétés par Actions (national association of joint-stock companies)
 
Julie SOUDAZ

Julie Soudaz works in all areas in relation to Corporate law and is turned toward supporting businesses in an international context.

She advises our clients on all day-to-day corporate needs (company incorporation, secretarial services, capital increases or decreases, etc.), restructuring (absorption, spin-offs, etc.) as well as M&A operations (shareholders’ agreements, mergers, acquisitions, private-equity matters, etc.)

Julie also developed a good knowledge of the EMEA region after working for 2 years on international projects as in-house counsel for an international group (CAC 40), and works indifferently in French or English.

Formation

  • Paris X Nanterre University, Double degree in European and American corporate law in collaboration with Golden Gate University, San Francisco, USA (2007)
  • Paris X Nanterre University, Master’s in Business Law with a specialization in European Business Law (2008)
  • Queen Mary University of London, LLM in Business Law (2016)
  • Admitted to the Bar (2010)
Associates
Mathilde CHEVAUCHEZ

Mathilde Chevauchez handles issues in connection with all areas of intellectual property law (trademarks, designs, patents, copyright and related rights) and new information technologies (software, data basis, personal data, Research & Development partnerships), for clients comprising start-up companies, listed companies and major French and international groups. She also specializes in distribution law (Terms and Conditions, franchise, commercial licenses).

Her dual expertise in both international private law and as a lawyer-linguist makes her a privileged interlocutor for our foreign clients.

Education

  • Faculty Jean Monnet, University Paris 11, Master 1 (Master’s degree Year 1), International private law, 2010
  • Faculty Paul Cézanne, University Aix Marseille 3, Master 2 (Master’s degree Year 2), Research Option, International private law, 2011
  • Faculty Paris Assas, University Paris 2, Master 2 (Master’s degree Year 2), Research Option, Literary Artistic and Industrial Property Law, 2012
  • Lawyer-Linguist Diploma of the Higher Education Institute for Translation and Interpreting, 2010
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2014

Associations / Outside commitments

  • APRAM (Association of Practitioners of Trademark and Design Law)
 
Fanny ROCHOUX

Fanny Rochoux handles issues in connection with all areas of intellectual property law (trademarks, designs, patents, copyright and related rights) and new information technologies (personal data, computer law and e-commerce), for clients comprising start-up companies, listed companies and major French and international groups.

Education

  • Faculty of Law, Political Science and Management, University of Strasbourg, Master 1 (Master’s degree Year 1), Business Law, 2013
  • Faculty Paris Assas, University Paris 2, Master 2 (Master’s degree Year 2), Research Option, Literary Artistic and Industrial Property Law, 2014
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2017
 
Thomas CHANZY

Thomas Chanzy’s practice covers both litigation (commercial, financial, securities) and white collar crime, at each stage of the proceedings.

Before joining Guillemin Flichy, Thomas worked in the Compliance/Internal Investigations department of a top-ranked US law firm. He has developed a particular expertise in business ethics and compliance.

He assists companies and top managers in the implementation of compliance programs, during internal investigations, as well as he defends them in court.

Education

  • Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), M.A., Global Business Law and Governance (cum laude), 2015
  • University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, Master 2 (Master’s degree year 2), Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (major), 2016
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2017
 
Théo LOUCEL

Théo Loucel specializes in labor and social security law and offers counsel as well as assistance in litigation. He advises and defends French and foreign clients in all matters related to individual and collective employment issues (employment contract, dismissal, restructurings, professional elections, employee savings, etc.).

Education

  • Paris II Pantheon-Assas University, Master 1, Social law, 2013
  • Paris II Pantheon-Assas University, Master 2, Social law, Research option, 2014
  • Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, CIFFOP, Professional Master 2, Human Resources and Labor Relations Management, 2015
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2018
Associates
Coralie COQUERY

Coralie Coquery is a specialist in business litigation (banking and finance law, directors’ responsibility, pre- and post-acquisition litigation, termination of established commercial relationships, etc.). She also offers our clients an expertise in alternative dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration, deals) and judicial procedure.

Education

  • Paris V Descartes University, Master 1 (Master’s degree Year 1), Business Law, 2014
  • Paris V/ University of Warwick (UK), LL.M, Anglo-American Business Law, 2015
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2018
Support Staff
Patricia HUVELIN

After a 10-years experience in the advertising industry where she developed key accounts customers, Patricia Huvelin provides the administrative and financial management of the firm (HR, general services, accounting and management control), as well as its communication (press, social networks, events, trainings), responsibilities for which she can rely on a dedicated team.

Her versatility and great listening, combined with real adaptation skills make her a privileged interlocutor to our suppliers and partners.

Education

  • EFAP – Ecole des nouveaux métiers de la communication (Communication’s new jobs School)
  • HEAD (Hautes Etudes Appliquées du Droit), Master Office Manager / Secrétaire Général, 2019

Associations / Outside commitments

  • COM’SG – Cercle des Office managers et Secrétaires Généraux de Cabinets d’Avocats (association of law firms’ office managers and secretaries general)
 
Morgane LUMET

Morgane Lumet assists our office manager within the firm’s support functions (community management, public relations, reception and general services).

She is more particularly in charge of setting our events, seminars and conferences, giving them a fresh impulse.

Education

  • Paris-Est University, BA in New Communication and Information Technologies, 2012
  • Technical degree in Sales & Production, 2011
 
Wendy VEERASAMY

Wendy Veerasamy is in charge of the physical and telephone reception of the firm.

She takes part in the administrative management of the general services.

Education

  • Professional Qualification certificate

Support staff

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