LEXINGTON Avocats gets involved in the daily lives of companies as well as in the context of the exceptional events they may encounter (e.g. external growth operations, demerger, financing, negotiation of management packages, economic difficulties).
The practice of the firm’s lawyers on these subjects is the result of extensive experience, allowing them to complement their recognised technical expertise with an intimate knowledge of the issues faced by these trades.
With a solid practice of contract law and general commercial law, LEXINGTON Avocats positions itself as a long-term partner for companies.
The firm offers creative and innovative solutions to meet its clients’ daily needs.
It also intervenes with its clients in all strategic stages of a company’s life.
LEXINGTON Avocats intervenes in all fields of labour law, both as a counsel and litigator. It provides guidance to French and foreign companies in the context of the daily management of their human resources and during large-scale projects (mass redundancies, restructuring, relocations, transfers and acquisitions, etc.).
The firm also advises directors and executives during negotiations upon their hiring or departure.
The practice of the firm is marked by realism and the asserted will to limits its clients’ exposure to legal risks.
LEXINGTON Avocats has a team of experts dedicated to all issues having to do with the protection, defence and development of intellectual property rights. The firm takes action, both as a counsel and litigator, on behalf of a French and foreign clientele notably comprised of numerous players in the luxury goods, video game, sports, media and technological industries. LEXINGTON Avocats’ expertise is particularly recognised as regards to the fight against counterfeiting and its international network enables the firm to initiate actions both in France and abroad. In addition, the firm has created a specific department dedicated to the protection and defence of trademarks and domain names.
Being aware of the growing issues related to the protection of intangible creative work, the intellectual property department offers a comprehensive service always in line with the economic approach of the right holder.
LEXINGTON Avocats guides its clients through the definition and implementation of their trade policy as well as for the distribution of their products and services. Specifically, its expertise is recognised as regards to the creation and development of franchise, dealer and distribution networks, in the definition of selective or exclusive distribution policies, as well as in the drafting of general terms.
LEXINGTON Avocats assists its clients in all types of disputes relating to distribution and competition issues, notably in situations of discriminatory practices, unfair competition and product delisting, as well as in the case of trade relations' termination.
LEXINGTON Avocats has a team of experienced professionals in the field of commercial, civil and penal litigation, proceedings for enforcement and arbitration.
The firm takes part in actions before civil, commercial, criminal, labour and administrative courts, during all stages of proceedings : elaboration of the strategy, drafting of relevant documents, oral arguments, enforcement of decisions. The firm has also developed a refined expertise in terms of proceedings for enforcement, making it possible to safeguard its clients’ interests in the best possible way, whether it be before a trial, though protective measures or via the enforcement of the decisions rendered.
Moreover, LEXINGTON Avocats assists and represents its clients before arbitral courts, within the framework of institutional or ad hoc proceedings. As regards to the settlement of disputes, the firm also specialises in all alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and conciliation.
LEXINGTON Avocats intervenes in the real estate sector to assist its clients for all types of building, promotion, sales, acquisition and management operations. The firm guides its clients through the development of their real estate projects (sales, acquisitions, legal and financial structuring and drafting of relevant contracts). The firm also advises its clients with a view to optimising the organisation of their real estate holdings.
LEXINGTON Avocats has developed a specific and recognised expertise in litigation which, in partnership with specialised professionals – bailiffs, architects, engineers, real estate appraisal experts, etc. – enables the firm to assist and represent its clients throughout the various stages of proceedings.
LEXINGTON Avocats intervenes in issues specifically related to sports law, and more particularly in the field of merchandising, merchandise management, licensing and for the drafting and negotiation of sponsorship and endorsement contracts.
Within this framework, LEXINGTON Avocats supports, both as a counsel and litigator, a French and foreign clientele notably comprised of professional sports teams (football and rugby), professional sports leagues and athletes.
LEXINGTON Avocats also intervenes in the media sector and, generally speaking, in the entertainment business, notably by representing the interests of broadcasters, radio stations, music and audiovisual production companies and video game publishers.
LEXINGTON Avocats assists its clients for the implementation, development and running of their technological projects, notably as regards to software, the Internet and telecommunications.
The firm also has an established practice in the field of regulations and personal data protection.
LEXINGTON Avocats specialises in fiscal matters, enabling the firm to assist its clients in the context of the daily issues they face (VAT, transfer pricing, fiscal integration, etc.) and of the exceptional operations they might take part in (structuring of acquisitions, management packages, etc.).
Being aware that fiscal optimisation and security have become decisive issues in the business world, the firm brings its clients creative and rational solutions.
Compliance is about building a new legal culture for our clients, which requires us to look beyond strict legal obligations. Lexington Avocats views the promotion of compliance as a key to create value, which can only be achieved with and through a complete understanding of its clients’ activities and culture. This is the first step in implementing efficient processes and tools tailored to the business.
Implementing the GDPR requires different legal skills depending on the activities of the company in question and the data being processed. With this in mind, Lexington Avocats creates versatile, multi-disciplinary teams (i.e., associates and partners from different departments and with different expertise) to better respond to our clients’ need. This synergy enables our clients to benefit from a consistent approach, combined with the relevant expertise for all their issues. In addition, we regularly work in coordination with consulting firms (IT) or any other useful technical experts. We are able to offer either tailored full-service support in order to deliver entire projects, or discrete ad hoc assistance and advice on specific issues that arise.
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André Directeur Administratif et financier
Marie Avocat Collaborateur
Marion Avocat Collaborateur
Paul-Adrien Avocat Collaborateur
A member of the Bar of Paris since 1999, Olivier is one of the founding partners of LEXINGTON Avocats. He is in charge of the Sports & Media department.
Olivier spent nine years practising at the firm d’Alverny Demont & Associés, where he developed his practice as a corporate counsel and litigator. In January 2010, he then became a partner at the firm Gramond & Associés, in which he created and developed the entertainment department (media – sports – sound and broadcast), and notably perfected his practice as both a counsel and litigator for professional sports teams, athletes and sports equipment manufacturers.
Olivier intervenes as both a counsel and litigator in all issues mainly related to business law and sports law.
Karine is a member of the Bar of Paris since 1998. She is one of the founding partners of LEXINGTON Avocats. She is in charge of the Labour Relations department.
After obtaining her diploma of advanced studies (DEA) in business law at the University of Rennes, she spent two years practising at a firm specialising in labour law. In 2000, she then joined the firm d’Alverny Demont & Associés, where she created and managed the labour law department during nearly 12 years.
Karine supports companies with their daily issues related to labour law (collective labour relations, negotiations, wages plans, etc.) and their large-scale projects impacting labour (restructuring, relocation, etc.).
She regularly advises directors during negotiations upon their hiring or departure.
Mathieu is a member of the Bar of Paris since 1995. In January 2013, he joined LEXINGTON Avocats as a partner. Mathieu is in charge of the Real Estate department.
After obtaining a diploma of advanced studies (DEA) in private law, civil and commercial obligations (Paris V University) and being admitted to the bar in 1994, he started his career at the law firms Dircks-Dilly Favier and then Pechenard & Associés, before joining Deprez Dian Guignot in 2001 as an associate in charge of business litigation, as well as developing the real estate department. In March 2008, he then became a partner at the Gramond & Associés firm, in which he created and developed the real estate department, while being responsible for business litigation.
He notably intervenes, as both a litigator and counsel, in the fields of real estate promotion and sales, construction law, leases and joint ownership.
He also represents the interests of the firm’ s clients within the framework of commercial disputes.
Laurent is a member of the Bar of Paris since 2000. He is one of the founding partners of LEXINGTON Avocats. Laurent is in charge of the Intellectual Property and Competition & Distribution departments.
After obtaining his diploma of advanced studies (DEA) in economics at Paris Dauphine University, he started his career at the Landwell firm before joining the Deprez Dian Guignot firm in 2004, where he further consolidated his practice of business litigation, distribution law and intellectual property.
In January 2007, he became a partner at the firm Gramond & Associés, where he created and developed the department of distribution and intellectual property law during over 5 years.
Laurent intervenes as both a counsel and litigator in all issues related to distribution law, intellectual property and trademark law.
He developed a solid expertise in the defence and protection of distribution networks and in the fight against counterfeiting.
Laurent is a member of the APRAM (French Association of Trademark and Design Law Practitioners), the INTA and of the panel of experts of the UNIFAB (Union of Manufacturers).
A member of the Bar of Paris since 1996, Arnaud is one of the founding partners of LEXINGTON Avocats. He is in charge of the Corporate Law / Acquisitions / Private Investments department.
In addition, he very often takes action regarding technological issues.
Arnaud intervenes on behalf of French or foreign players, whether in the context of their daily issues (protection of company rights, contracts, regulatory matters, protection of nominative data, etc.) or within the framework of one-off operations (financing, assignment, technological upgrade, transfer of skills, business-to-business cooperation, etc.).
On this account, apart from the interventions performed on behalf of financial investors, Arnaud notably advises players in the fields of industry, software, computer equipment, electronic money, training, media, communications and e-commerce.
Magali joined Lexigton Avocats in 2014. She operates in the Corporate - Mergers & Acquisitions - Private Equity Department. Magali was sworn in, in December 1997. She is qualified with a DESS (French post-gratuate degree) and a DJCE (French corporate legal counsel degree) in Business Law, with a specialization certificates in corporate lax and commercial law, after attending common courses at the University of Toulouse and Business school. Magali has practiced during 14 years in law firms specialized in Corporate law and M&A. She also has a professional experience in companies.
Marie joined Lexington Avocats in 2017. She practices in the Intellectual Property and Competition & Distribution departments of the firm. Graduated from a Master 1 in Business law at the University of Rennes, Marie has completed a Master 2 in Intellectual property law at the University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. Before joining Lexington Avocats, Marie has done several internships in departments of law firms and companies specialized in Intellectual property. Language: French, English.
Kossara joined the administrative department of EBL LEXINGTON AVOCATS in 2018 as Assistant. She is Bulgarian and she is studying Business Law at Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Kossara is trilingual (Bulgarian, English, French).
André joined Lexington Avocats in 2018 to support and structure the firm's development. He is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris (Economics and Finance) and holds a Master in social law from Paris 2 (Assas) University. After ten years spent in the controlling departments of PHILIPS and LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, André chose to focus his career in the world of SMEs where he held several management positions for twenty years. Languages: French, English.
Marie joined LEXINGTON Avocats in 2017. She operates in « Litigation, Business law and Real Estate Law Department ». Marie took her oath in March 2015. She holds a Master Degree in Litigation and a 2nd Master’s Degree in Contract Law from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Marie previously practiced during 2 years in French law firms specialized in Business Law and Litigation. Languages : English, Spanish.
amille joined Lexington Avocats in 2016. She practices in the Intellectual Property and Competition & Distribution departments. She took his oath in 2016. Camille is graduated from the Magistère and the Master’s degree DJCE of the University of Montpellier (specialties: Competition law and Intellectual property law). She also holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Property Law from the University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. Before joining Lexington, Camille has done several internships in departments of law firms specialized in both litigation and legal counseling on Intellectual property law. Languages: French and English.
Daphné joined LEXINGTON Avocats in January 2013. She intervenes as part of the Labour Relations department. A graduate of Paris X University, Daphné did her specialisation training in business law. She holds a master’s degree in international business law (Paris-Sud XI University) as well as a master’s degree in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods (Paris II Panthéon Assas University). Daphné did several internships in business law firms, and notably at the Norton Rose LLP and Aklea firms.
Xavier joined LEXINGTON Avocats in 2016. He operates in the Corporate – Mergers & Acquisitions – Private Equity Department. Xavier took his oath in January 2012. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the University of Nantes (Business Ethics), after spending a year in the University of Southampton (UK). Xavier previously practiced during 4 years in French law firms specialized in Corporate law, M&A and Private Equity. Languages : French, English.
Michaël joined LEXINGTON Avocats in July 2012. He practises in the Intellectual Property and Competition & Distribution departments of the firm. Michaël took his oath in January 2012. A graduate of the Aix-en-Provence University and the KEDGE BUSINESS SCHOOL (ex-EUROMED), Michaël did his specialisation training in both business law and intellectual property. He holds a master’s degree in business law, a master’s degree in media law and a master’s degree in media management. He takes part in the advisory sessions offered by the Bar of Paris. Michaël previously practised at the Gramond & Associés firm.
Paul-Adrien has joined LEXINGTON Avocats in 2017, after taking an oath on the same year. Paul-Adrien has a multidisciplinary background in business law and operates in the « Labour relations » and « Sports and Media » Departments. Graduated with a Master of Law Degree « Juriste d’Entreprise » specialisation Employment Law (MAJE) from the University of Tours, Paul-Adrien hold a position of jurist in employment law for one year in a SNCF’s Labour relations Department. Before joining LEXINGTON Avocats, Paul-Adrien completed several internships in law firms, including a six-month internship in a law firm of lawyers operating before French Supreme Courts (Conseil d’Etat and Cour de cassation). Language: French, English.
Marion joined Lexington Avocats in 2018 after 6 years of practice in the litigation, white collar crime and compliance departments of US and British law firms. She has an active role within the “Litigation and Arbitration” team, as well as in the “Sport and Media” field. Her expertise also focuses on compliance issues as she regularly advises French and foreign international companies on the implementation of their compliance programs (e.g. GDPR, Sapin II) and other related issues. Language: French, English.
Julia joined LEXINGTON Avocats in 2015. She practices in the Intellectual Property and Competition & Distribution departments of the firm. Graduated from the University Panthéon-Assas Paris 2, Julia has completed a Master 2 in communication and intellectual property law. She also holds a Master’s degree in Common Law obtained after studying one year at University College London in England. Julia has done several internships in departments of law firms specialized in both litigation and legal counselling on copyright and trademark law. She is trilingual (French, English and Finnish).
Lucas joined EBL LEXINGTON AVOCATS in 2018. He operates in the Corporate – Mergers & Acquisitions – Private Equity Department. Lucas took his oath in 2013. He holds a master’s degree in tax and business law (Rouen) and a University Degree in Sports Law (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne). He previously practiced at the law department of BNP-Paribas in London, then in Homère and Edge firms in Paris in Corporate law, M&A and Private Equity. Languages: French, English.
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