Liliana Bakayoko

Leaders in Law, the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Liliana Bakayoko as our exclusively recommended & endorsed International Business Law Expert in France.

Liliana Bakayoko is an Attorney at Law at the Paris and Sofia Bars, a Doctor of Law and a former Professor of Law.

She has 20 years of experience as a lawyer and ten years of experience teaching law.

Liliana Bakayoko has been honored with several international awards. She received the prestigious title of Top International Business Lawyer of the Year for 2024 from the International Association of Top Professionals, based in New York. She has won the International Elite 100 Global Award for Business Lawyer of the Year – Global. She was also named International Business Lawyer of the Year in France – 2024 at the Global Law Experts Annual Awards. She was designated Leading International Business Lawyer of the Year – Paris at the 2023 Leading Adviser Awards by Acquisition International. She has been selected by Leaders in Law and Advisory Excellence as the exclusively recommended expert in international business law for France on a global level. World’s Leaders Magazine featured her in its annual listing of ‘World’s Most Influential Women Leaders in Law, 2024′, highlighting “exceptional women law experts possessing unique traits and ideologies that helped them to attain a successful stature in their legal sector”.

Her international business law firm provides comprehensive legal services tailored to the needs of its clients operating in a global business environment.

Liliana Bakayoko’s law firm specializes in international trade law, IT law, corporate law, and intellectual property law, and its services in this area encompass:

  • Legal Advisory Services: It provides expert legal advice on a wide range of matters pertinent to international business law, including contract drafting and negotiation, regulatory compliance, risk management, corporate governance, and strategic business planning.
  • Transaction Support: The law firm assists clients in structuring and executing various transactions, such as strategic alliances, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations. It ensures that these transactions are conducted efficiently and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • International Expansion and Compliance: For clients looking to expand their operations into new markets, the law firm offers guidance on international expansion strategies and compliance with international trade regulations.
  • Intellectual Property Protection: The law firm helps clients safeguard their valuable intellectual assets through trademark registration, patent and copyright protection, trade secret management, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation: The law firm offers efficient dispute resolution services, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

Leveraging her profound expertise and unwavering dedication to quality, Liliana Bakayoko collaborates closely with businesses to navigate complex legal landscapes, minimize risks, and realize their strategic goals in the ever-evolving global marketplace.


  1. Top International Business Lawyer of the Year – awarded by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
  2. Business Lawyer of the Year – Global – awarded by International Elite 100.
  3. International Business Lawyer of the Year in France — 2024 – the Global Law Experts Annual Awards.
  4. Leading International Business Lawyer of the Year — Paris – Acquisition International’s Leading Adviser Awards 2023.

“Liliana Bakayoko: A visionary of international business law and digitalization

Highly qualified in international business law, Liliana Bakayoko has built solid experience as a lawyer, teacher and consultant. Her exemplary career and ability to adapt to the digitalization of the legal sector make her a key figure in this field.” – FORBES.

Nathalie Dreyfus

Leaders in Law endorses Nathalie Dreyfus as our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in France. If you wish to get in touch with Nathalie, please use the contact information provided above.

Founder and managing Partner of Dreyfus Law firm, an Intellectual Property Law Firm, Nathalie is a French and European Trademark Attorney.

In a career spanning over three decades, Nathalie has emerged as a leader in Intellectual Property with an experience encompassing all Intellectual Property areas, including trademarks, domain names, designs and models, copyrights, patents, software contracts, litigation, E-commerce, unfair competition, new technologies, Web 3.0 and NFTs as well as their protection, valorization and defense.

Nathalie is a renowned expert consultant to the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) and the Paris Court of Appeal. She serves as a Panellist at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and the NAF (National Arbitration Forum). Her expertise lies in Trademarks, domain names and the broader Intellectual Property fields. Nathalie has built an unparalleled reputation for advising and assisting clients in safeguarding and strengthening their Intellectual Property rights in both the physical and digital realms. Her areas of specialisation include dispute resolution, anti-counterfeiting measures, technology transfer, and UDRP proceedings. Under her guidance, the firm has achieved great success in protecting and enhancing intellectual property rights.

Enlightened Leadership

Nathalie works as an adjunct professor at the French National School of the Judiciary because she loves to share knowledge. She authored four books and frequently contributes to legal publications catering to professionals in the field. As a skilled and compelling speaker, Nathalie is often invited to address both national and international forums. Her profound insights and ideas on Trademarks, domain names, patents, copyrights, Internet and new technology law have garnered recognition, leading to invitations to speak to various stakeholders at prominent international gatherings.

With a team of skilled, experienced and passionate experts who work hand in hand with an international network of equipped specialists, Nathalie ensures that clients ranging from luxury brands to start-ups are provided with the best solutions.

Nathalie enjoys the trust of domestic and International clients who rely on her in-depth comprehension of the industry’s crucial factors and the underlying scientific principles. Business-minded, cost-conscious and a thought leader, Nathalie is always ready to take challenges head-on and a shift paradigm.

Areas of Expertise

  • Trademarks,
  • Domain names,
  • Designs and models,
  • Copyrights,
  • Patents,
  • Appellation of origin,
  • Software,
  • New technologies,
  • E-commerce,
  • NFT Law.


  • Post-graduate degree, Center for International Intellectual Property Studies,
  • LLM, Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II),
  • University of Leicester.


  • WIPO,
  • NAF,

Awards and recognition

  • Awarded the “Intellectual Property Law Expert of the Year – France” trophy at the prestigious Corporate INTL Global Awards 2024.
  • Ranked “Excellent” by DECIDEURS magazine in the Industrial Property, Trademarks, Designs and Models category for 2024.
  • Listed among the top intellectual property professionals in the 11th edition of the World Trademark Review “WTR 1000” for 2024.
  • Nominated by “Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders France 2024” as one of the leading professionals in the field of Intellectual Property and Information Technology.


  • French,
  • English.

Firm Description:

Dreyfus Law Firm is a leading full-service Intellectual Property Law Firm, providing end-to-end tailor-made legal solutions across all facets of Intellectual Property and associated areas. Two Partners, with a team comprising of managers, IP/IT lawyers, paralegals and skilled interns, professionally manage the firm.

With offices in the heart of Paris, Lyon and Strasbourg, the team is able to focus on their missions and foster a close relationship with their clients in order to identify their needs while anticipating any dispute that could potentially undermine or obstruct their projects. Actually, Nathalie founded Dreyfus to create a more client-centric approach to Intellectual Property Law, where they prioritise the individual needs and goals of their clients above all else.

Leading Intellectual Property publications, industry organisations, enforcement agencies and clients have all widely acknowledge Dreyfus’ legal, scientific and technical expertise in addressing complex Intellectual Property challenges of all kinds.  Dreyfus regularly deals with the protection of Intellectual Property and contentious matters before different forums, including the Courts at all levels, Trademark Offices, the Copyright Office, the EUIPO and the WIPO. The team consists of experts in copyright, trademarks, industrial property, digital law and new technologies.

Its customer-oriented approach has enabled the firm to form close partnerships with its clients, which in turn has given the firm a stronger foundation. Whether it is protecting and developing clients’ Intellectual Property assets or defending their rights, reactivity, especially as regards Internet infringements, is one of Dreyfus main priorities.

It is paramount for Dreyfus to offer advice that best accommodates its clients’ needs, while keeping their budgetary limits in mind. Furthermore, the team is committed to being transparent with its customers.

In the face of unprecedented stakes brought by the Internet and new technologies, innovation serves as one of the firm’s key assets, which enables it to offer comprehensive and timely advice to its clients. To help its clients navigate the unforeseen threats introduced by new technologies, Dreyfus has chosen to surround itself with a team of experts that are able to anticipate the risks involved in your projects and propose optimal solutions.

Dreyfus balances commercial realities with legal pragmatism and offers creative solutions that tackle the root and not merely the symptoms of any problem. It is instrumental in paving the way for a stronger Intellectual Property regime and is committed to pushing the envelope when it comes to making change in substantive and procedural law and helping its clients monetize their Intellectual Property rights.

Awards and recognition

  • Nominated as one of the “Best Companies to Work ” by CIO Bulletin 2022,
  • Received a trophy in the category “Trademark Law Expert of the Year – France” at the prestigious Leaders in Law Global Awards Winner 2021,
  • Ranked “Outstanding” by DECIDEURS Industrial Property, Trademarks, Designs and Models magazine in 2022,
  • Nominated as IP Stars 2022,
  • Winner of the “Trademark Law Firm of the Year in France” category at the INTL Global Awards 2022.


Karine Disdier-Mikus

Leaders in Law endorses Karine Disdier-Mikus as our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in France. If you wish to get in touch with Karine, please use the contact information provided above.

Karine Disdier-Mikus is a partner at Fiducial Legal by Lamy and heads the firm’s IP practice. She holds a master’s from a French University and an LLM from McGill University, Canada. She is a former European trademark and design attorney and has more than 20 years’ experience in trademark prosecution and IP litigation, brand protection, anti-counterfeiting, brand enforcement and transactional intellectual property.

Ms Disdier-Mikus has also developed significant expertise concerning domain names, UDRP proceedings and new gTLD domains. She is an active member of INTA and other related association, such as the Association of Trademark and Design Law Practitioners and the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group.


  • Intellectual property
  • Global Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Internet, domain names and new gTLDs
  • Licensing/R&D

Professional Activities

  • Lecturer in intellectual property law at the University of Paris-Saclay and at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Member of INTA, ECTA, APRAM, LES and PTMG
  • Regular publications: Dalloz IP/IT, World Trademark Review,…


  • Date of admission to the bar: 2010
  • DESS Intellectual property law, new technologies law (University of Grenoble)
  • LL.M Comparative Law (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
  • Former Industrial Property Attorney

Firm Description:


Above all, Fiducial Legal By Lamy is a specialist Business Law firm made up of men and women providing complementary areas of expertise, highly dedicated to team building and meeting the needs of companies and company Directors. Founded in 1965, with offices in both Lyon and Paris, Fiducial Legal By Lamy  ranks in the top tier of France’s leading Business Law firms and is a firm with international reach and expertise. Since its inception, the firm has strived to provide high quality services in the fields of advice, litigation and ADR within the ecosystem framework.


Because both you and your company have to face issues in areas where the mere application of legal texts does not suffice, Fiducial Legal By Lamy can take you much further. The firm’s lawyers provide bespoke counseling and assistance to claimants and defendants on the implementation of negotiation strategies and action plans spanning a very broad spectrum of core practice areas.


Ours is a Law Firm sensitive to movements in the economic world, ready to embrace the ever-changing needs of businesses. Be it for startups or fully fledged enterprises, Fiducial Legal By Lamy devises hallmark solutions for their clients.

Fiducial Legal By Lamy also have a second office located in Paris: 13 boulevard Bourdon 75004 Paris.

Our Background

Because Fiducial Legal By Lamy has been present in the legal arena for over 50 years, devising solutions and creating added value for businesses, its entrepreneurial momentum has ensured it withstands the test of time.

When the firm’s founding member, Bruno Lamy, set up practice in 1965 following graduation, his immediate goal was to give impetus to the firm’s development by preempting the reform of the legal profession and merging the professional expertise of legal advisors and attorneys. The dual expertise provided by these practitioners has been the mainstay of Fiducial Legal By Lamy reputation and renown throughout the years.

Fiducial Legal By Lamy has always been geared to the future. In the mid-1980s the firm hired a new generation of partners with an international outlook, which led the firm to join the international legal network of TERRALEX and act as the network’s primary representative in France.

Backed by this experience, today’s third generation of partners continues to innovate and provide bespoke solutions to companies seeking to optimize their flexibility in a business environment marked by the digital revolution.


To meet your needs, act in the digital environment and provide high quality service, Fiducial Legal By Lamy draws on the relevant expertise of its various support teams, comprising more than 30 people.

Fiducial Legal By Lamy is at the cutting edge of the law and legal innovation is its driving force. It has made significant investment in a documentations service resourcing the full set of legal works cited, more than 130 specialist or non-specialist reviews within all core practice areas and avails of practically the full set of legal databases available online.

They also have a second office located in Paris: 13 boulevard Bourdon 75004 Paris.

Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin

Leaders in Law endorses Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin as our exclusively recommended Sports Law expert in France. If you wish to get in touch with Ludovic please use the contact information provided above.

EIRL Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux of Martin Avocat à la Cour – Paris Bar provides his clients with legal advice and legal assistance and representation and borrows from a desire to serve their interests. Born on September 19, Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin was sworn in on October 9, 2002 (with CAPA number 2001 998) and was registered on the big board on April 27, 2006. Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin exercices as a liberal profession as an independant (EIRL – Individual Entrepreneur with Limited Liability as of 01/07/2020) within a structure of means only (SCM – Société Civile de Moyens 22 avenue de l’Observatoire) with the quality of partner since that date.

He created his firm in 2015 around his skills, experience and a project which is to support his clients transversally in the complex world of business in France and abroad. Me Timbal Duclaux de Martin benefits from the library of the order and works in particular with models of Dalloz acts adapted to your case. In addition, he receives the latest developments in case law by e-mail with the Dalloz Le quotidien du droit subscribed with l’Ordre des avocats. In this context, Me Timbal Duclaux de Martin has access to more than a million case law decisions.

Trained by Anglo-Saxon firms (mostly magic circle), Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin can come to your home to save your time.

For a slightly more personal presentation, he belongs to a family of lawyers for two centuries: magistrate, professor of law (Professor Timbal at the University of Paris II – Panthéon – Assas), lawyer (presidents of the bar, secretary of the conference) and notary.

As such, for those who are interested in the history of law, it is possible to consult the work of Pierre Timbal, then professor of law at the University of Lille ” The application of the custom of Paris in the country of ‘Albigensian ‘ with a preface by G. Boyer, Dean of the Faculty of Law of Toulouse (Bibliothèque méridionale published under the auspices of the Faculty of Letters of Toulouse (2nd series – Volume XXXIII)).

Regarded as dynamic, he supports economic empowerment.

Practice Areas

  • Contract law (contractual schemes and contract engineering)
  • Business law in France (commercial law, company law, law of collective proceedings, law of payment and credit instruments, intangible property)
  • Business criminal law and financial criminal law
  • Sports law
  • Conventional breach of employment contract
  • Private international law (conflicts of jurisdictions and conflicts of laws)
  • Banking & financial law, capital markets
  • Family law
  • English and American law (with support from the international networks of which it is a part)


  • a master’s degree in business law from the University of Paris-Nanterre
  • a master’s degree in international and European law from the University of Paris-Nanterre
  • a DEA (master 2 research) in contract law from the University of Paris-Sud
  • a DESS (Professional Master 2) in international trade from the University of Paris-Nanterre
  • a professional English diploma from the University of London (British Institute in Paris)
  • A certificate of private law and contract enforcement in the United States and France from the University Summer School in Law & Economics (contracts and arbitration) in Paris from Yale University & Paris II – Panthéon – Assas, being Major of the paper research (including thesis).


  • Individual – IP Lawyer of the Year 2023 – France (Corporate INTL)
  • Who’s Who 2019, 2020, 2021 et 2022 (Corporate INTL)
  • Prestige award – Corporate Finance Lawyer of the Year 2021/2022 – France (CorporateLiveWire)
  • France Individual – Sports Lawyer of the Year 2021 (GameChangers)
  • Individual – IP Lawyer of the Year 2021 – France (Corporate INTL)
  • Individual – Business Litigation Lawyer of the Year & Individual – Regulatory Lawyer of the Year 2019 – France (Corporate America Today)
  • Business Lawyer of the Year 2018 – France (CorporateLiveWire)
  • Boutique Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer of the Year 2020/2021 – France (CorporateLiveWire)
  • Individual – Business Litigation Lawyer of the Year & Individual – Regulatory Lawyer of the Year 2020 – France (M&A Today)
  • IP Lawyer of the Year 2021 – France (Corporate INTL)
  • IP Lawyer of the Year 2020 – France (Global Law Experts)
  • IP Lawyer of the Year 2020 – France (Leaders in Law)
  • IP Lawyer of the Year 2019 – France (CorporateLiveWire)
  • International Business Lawyer of the Year 2020 – France (Global Business Magazine & The Professional Sector Network)
  • Sports Lawyer of the Year 2019 in France (Global Law Experts)
  • Regulatory Lawyer of the Year 2019 – France (InterContinental Finance & Law)
  • Arbitration Lawyer of the Year 2019 – France (International Advisory Experts)


Mylène Boché-Robinet

Leaders in Law endorses Mylène Boché-Robinet as our exclusively recommended Insolvency Law expert in France. If you wish to get in touch with Mylène please use the contact information provided above.

A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Mylène obtained a Master’s degree from Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg before successfully passing ( major ) the entrance diploma at the Paris Bar School. She then joined the restructuring & insolvency team at Clifford Chance in Paris. She developed her expertise there for nearly 10 years, before joining August Debouzy as counsel. She was then presented in the press as “ the rising star of Restructuring ”.

In January 2019, Mylène co-founded the firm Boché Dobelle Avocats, which has been immediately recognized as an excellent boutique player in the restructuring area. Boché Dobelle has been ranked as “Leading firm” (Band 1) in the category “Restructuring & Insolvency”- Advise to mid-cap firms and their shareholders” in 2020.

Mylène assists the managers of French and foreign companies in the context of procedures for the prevention and treatment of difficulties, as well as legal representatives and administrators, financial institutions and employee groups. She also works alongside buyers in the context of the acquisition of underperforming companies ( Distressed M&A). She is active in international restructuring cases, particularly Franco-German.

Mylène is the president of Women in Restructuring (WiR), and a member of International Insolvency Institute (III) and Turnaround Management Association (TMA).

Firm Description:

The company in difficulty must implement a set of complex measures in a coherent and transversal manner.

Boché Dobelle Avocats provides expert and seasoned assistance to the manager in the storm in order to secure the company and support it in its turnaround.

The firm’s know-how has been awarded several times.

This proven leading expertise is combined with independence, responsiveness and flexibility. A tailor-made service offer is proposed to achieve the agreed objectives under the best possible conditions and deadlines.


François Ferrari

Leaders in Law endorses François Ferrari as our exclusively recommended Energy Law expert in France. If you wish to get in touch with François please use the contact information provided above.

François Ferrari is heading ACTAH and takes care of the team in charge of Energy Law. 


  • Secretary of Regional Medef
  • Professor at State « Ecole des Mines »
  • Member of Economic Chamber
  • Founder of Managers Club
  • Skipper of “Voiles de l’espoir”

Firm Description:

Our Philosophy

Your lawyer is your counsel.

Prior to any litigation and regardless of any dispute, you can consult it to make sure of the strategy to adopt in your professional and commercial relations current or occasional operations.


Before any litigation, we undertake to carry out with you the finest analysis of the problem submitted, to submit the strengths and weaknesses of your situation.

You will be given the procedure to take if necessary but also the strategy allowing you to avoid a procedure when possible. In any case, you will be informed of the exact cost of each option in terms of fees.

You will make your decision knowing full well.


Some situations can not be settled amicably. Sometimes it is necessary to resort to legal proceedings to assert one’s rights. It is not uncommon that such a procedure is then interrupted at the request of your opponent to compromise.

If you choose to initiate the action, our entire firm and, if applicable, its correspondents are mobilized to take the necessary steps in the shortest possible time.


The role of the lawyer is also to harmonize the positions of the parties, ie to agree on initially divergent points of view.

As a copywriter, we will bring you our experience of litigation to exclude from your written agreements any clause that may be interpreted. Thus, in case of inevitable litigation on the said act, you have clear benchmarks on its outcome.


Jean-Luc Sfez

Jean-Luc SFEZ (Business School, Master in Law, CPA), managing-partner, started his career at The World Bank before working during six years in a Big Four and founding DSA in 1981. He has advised on more than 200 M&A transactions.

Jean-Luc is a financial consultant with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and corporate finance including tax. He has direct experience with Venture Capital as financial advisor and strategic analyst and also large experience as direct investor in Small and Mid Caps as well as companies under LBO’s.

Firm description

DSA Group supports middle market entrepreneurs with tailored expertise and services since 1981.

Our independence, human size and creativity ensure the effectiveness, anticipation and added value that small and medium enterprises demand.

Our range of services covers the main issues that a manager may encounter:

– Accounting
– Auditing & Transaction Services
– Corporate Finance
– Consulting
– Delegated management

The multidisciplinary approach offers our clients serious added value and time saving.

Being entrepreneurs themselves, partners are really able to understand clients’ needs. They adapt to each client’s unique issues and state of operation.

We offer creative solutions. We develop a pragmatic overview of the specific issues the business faces and propose coherent solutions that take the economic and regulatory contexts into account.

We help our client being proactive. We have always come up with innovative solutions, providing the client with just the right service at just the right time.

Our long standing experience has enabled us to build up close relationships with major players: investment funds, lawyers, bankers.


Control over numbers and financial information has come to play an ever-increasing role in the life and future of businesses.

DSA is a true partner to a great number of high-growth small and medium businesses, helping them to keep and revise their accounts, and providing assistance with staff management (eg hiring, dismissal, payroll, social declaration). For each of our services, DSA provides quality and innovative methods to help you take the best decisions, control the uncertainties and anticipate changes.

DSA runs a service dedicated to guide French subsidiaries of foreign groups. This very specific expertise, bound to our membership in the AGN network enables DSA to assist French subsidiaries of multinational groups with their accounting, tax, labor law, social regulation and reporting needs. AGN is made up of independent consulting firms in over eighty countries.


In the field of statutory auditing, DSA is present throughout France in a wide range of market sectors. DSA assures you of the regularity of your accounts and published financial data.

On this highly competitive market, our group has developed a range of services and technical solutions dedicated to the special needs of small and medium businesses and industries (some of which are listed), as well as to those of mutual funds and their management companies.

DSA’s ambition is to provide small and medium businesses with the thoroughness and quality of the best practices in the field. In fact, our partners trained at leading international auditing and consulting firms including the famous “Big Four”.

Our audit team can also perform other statutory duties such as audits of capital contributions, mergers, and acquisitions, various certificates (eg equity certificate) and contractual audits for specific operations (eg M&A, transfers, IPO).

DSA offers also a range of services devoted to private equity funds. DSA supports PE funds with realism and reactivity, providing a team specialized in acquisition and vendor due diligence who can adapt to the fund’s specific operations and needs.

Transaction services

Our audit team can perform statutory duties such as audits of capital contributions, mergers, acquisitions, certificates (eg equity certificate) and contractual audits for specific operations (eg M&A, transfers, IPO).

In those times of crisis, DSA team has developed strong skills in restructuring advisory which are nowadays necessary to complete certain transactions.

DSA offers also a range of services devoted to private equity funds. DSA supports PE funds with realism and reactivity, providing a team specialized in acquisition and vendor due diligence who can adapt to the fund’s specific operations and needs.

Corporate finance

Corporate finance has the challenge of matching increasingly complex operations with the right financial resources. DSA Corporate Finance has expertise in mergers, acquisitions and financing on behalf of many industrial and commercial groups as well as investment funds.

We have taken part in over 150 different operations of all kinds.

Every day, we put this expertise to help the SMBs and investment funds we serve.

Professionals at DSA have also assisted with stock transactions, such as takeover bids, exchange offerings and buy-back offers. In addition, DSA possesses specific expertise in advising French and foreign companies on raising funds in France through private or public investments.

We provide clients such as investment funds, entrepreneurs and growth enterprises a key contact to guide them through each stage of the transaction: identification of operations, negotiation, legal, tax and financial briefs and due diligence.

The corporate finance service also assists clients in financing their working capital requirements.

Carlos Villacorta Salís

Leaders in Law endorses Carlos Villacorta Salís as our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in France. If you wish to get in touch with Carlos please use the contact information provided above.

Carlos Villacorta Salís is a lawyer, member of the Madrid Bar Association and managing partner of BCV Lex Madrid’s offices.

He has been involved since 1992 as a plaintiff lawyer in cases related to numerous international aviation accidents and incidents.

In the aviation field his Firm has represented over 3,000 clients, family members of nearly 1,000 passengers affected by more than 30 accidents.

Throughout the years, he has focused on defective products litigation, in cases such as the BAL/DHL midair collision over Lake Konstanz (Germany), the Flash Airlines accident in Charm-El-Sheikh (Egypt), and more recently in the Spanair tragedy at Barajas Airport (Spain), or the Air France accident in the Atlantic Ocean.

His work also covers other areas of cross-border personal injury litigation (RTA, medical negligence, pharmaceutical liability, product liability, collective damages, etc.).

He has been a frequent speaker at numerous national and international events (Peopil, GJN, BIICL, UPM, UNIA, ICAM) and written articles around different legal subjects.

He is member of the AAJ (Governor), Peopil, Global Justice Network Ltd. (Board member) and Legal Abroad (Partner). He is also Co-Chair of the Section of Aeronautical and Space Law of the Madrid Bar Association (ICAM), Vice-president of AEDAE (Spanish Association of Air and Space Law) and member of the Board of Directors of ANAVA-RC. He speaks Spanish, English, and French.

BCV Lex:

Representation and assistance for victims of plane crashes, maritime disasters, and land transportation accidents

With over 20 years’ experience, we have represented more than 3,500 victims (or their family members) of 35 plane crashes in recent years. From our offices in Madrid and Bordeaux, and with the cooperation of an international network of partners, we develop the best global strategy for these particularly complex litigation proceedings, which always include an international component often overlooked by those whose expertise lies elsewhere.

Our area of practice likewise extends to victims of other types of public transport accidents, such as maritime disasters and train crashes.

We also have experience in representing the victims of powerful pharmaceutical companies that have sold defective products, putting people’s health and lives at risk, as well as the victims of medical malpractice.

Only a specialized law firm that is fully conversant with International Codes and Regulations and how big corporations operate is capable of representing victims the way they deserve.

Anne-Katel Martineau

Leaders in Law endorses Anne-Katel Martineau as our exclusively recommended IT Law expert in France. If you wish to get in touch with Anne-Katel please use the contact information provided above.

Anne-Katel has built up ten years of experience in Information and communications technology law. Her broad-based approach to cases and passion for her clients’ sectors enable her to quickly grasp their issues. She is therefore able to truly address their business-related issues.

Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for law, art, and cutting-edge technologies encouraged her to establish her own law firm – MEDIASTIC – in Paris. She wishes to provide “haute-couture” services at competitive fees to assist start-ups and freelancers in their innovative projects.

The IT Law Practice:

  • E-commerce platforms: supplier and web provider contracts, general and special terms and conditions of sale, general and special terms and conditions of use
  • Legal framework for digital, interactive and non-interactive online content services platforms operating conditions: audio-visual (news), feature length and short films, music, books, photography, video games
  • Electronic communications: distribution contract for telecoms services, telecommunications equipment and associated services, acquisition and supply of dark fibres, VOIP, network deployment and infrastructure connection, and ARCEP assistance (French Regulatory Authority for the Postal Sector and Electronic Communications).
  • Technological risk and insurance: audits and negotiation of insurance contracts with underwriters
  • Mobile phone services: ringtones, wallpaper, triple play services
  • IT policies: drafting and updating policies in relation with evolutions of labour law, enforceability of policies
  • IT contracts: calls for tenders, project owner and project management assistance, development, licences, transfer of rights, integration, information management, sub-contracting, hosting, maintenance, service-level agreements
  • Business software, software and other digital content: development contracts, licences, transfer, distribution, maintenance, sequestration, management of counterfeiting litigation, intrusions in automatic data processing systems and software theft complaints
  • Cloud computing: contract drafting, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
  • Big Data: contract drafting
  • Information system security and integrity: cyber-surveillance and cybercrime
  • Websites: legal notices, general terms and conditions of use, general terms and conditions of sale, hosting
  • Databases: protection, management of registrations with the APP, counterfeiting litigation and advice on the sui generis regime.
  • Personal data: audits, standard and simplified declarations, transfer of data abroad, authorization applications for special processing (surveys and sensitive data), legal support for setting up video surveillance and biometrics systems, assistance following employee complaints to CNIL (French data protection authority)


The firm’s creation arose from the desire to provide “tailor-made” advice to companies and freelancers on matters relating to Information Technology (IT), Intellectual Property (IP) and assist them in litigation.

The firm strongly focuses on digital law and more specifically in the sectors of computer science, media, visual arts, design, audio-visual, cinema, music, photography and fashion.

The firm was founded by Anne-Katel Martineau in late 2007, under the trademark MEDIASTIC, drawing on partnerships with European and American law firms, especially in New York where she used to work and travels regularly. She is therefore able to accompany the firm’s clients’ in their European and international projects.

In 2012, 2013 and 2014, the firm MEDIASTIC was distinguished by “Décideurs Stratégies” as being one of the best French law firms for its legal practice in the audio-visual and internet sectors, as well as the art market.

In September 2013, the firm was briefly a partnership under the name MEDIASTIC-MARTINEAU ASSOCIES A.A.R.P.I.

After this partnership of a year and a half, Anne-Katel MARTINEAU continues her international development to assist foreign companies to secure their agreements in the digital sector in France and in Europe.

Recognized for its practice in negotiations and settlement agreements in an international context, the firm has been distinguished multiple times and has already received several awards in 2015 in the category “IT law firm of the year in France” by Corporate Intl, Global Law Experts, ACQ5, Professional Sector Network and Corporate LiveWire.

The firm also has a strong focus on the art market, its team being passionate about contemporary art. The firm provides artists with its legal advice and knowledge of the art market. The firm is able to assist them at an international level, through their agents, galleries, or even as an artistic agent.

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