Further to our will to bring our teams and the work, each of them has performed, to a new level, we are pleased to announce the promotion of four new partners. Matthieu Bichon
, member of the Paris Bar since 2006, practices essentially in mergers & acquisitions, corporate law and securities law. He assists French and foreign clients, principally, in acquisitions and divestitures of shares or strategic assets transactions, private equity deals, joint ventures and capital operations as well for the structuring of their management packages. He also advises in M&A litigations. Over the recent years Matthieu has been involved in many transactions for investment funds and medium and large companies operating in various sectors such as media, banking and insurance, hospitality, and industry. Matthieu also regularly advises new technologies start-ups in connection with fundraising and strategic partnership. Matthieu holds a post graduate degree (DESS-DJCE) in Business Law (Nancy-II University, 2004), an LL.M. in International, European and Business Law from the University of Sheffield (England, 2003) and two Master’s degrees in European Law and in Private Business Law from Nancy-II University (2002). Matthieu joined De Gaulle Fleurance in 2012. Agnès Macaire
concentrates on public business law, as both counsel and litigator. As such, she handles issues relating to administrative law, public contracts, public land, financial public law and regulated sectors. Agnès Macaire has developed particular expertise in public-private partnerships and project finance. She assists public law bodies or private entities (sponsors, financial investors and lenders) within the context of award or performance of partnership contracts or concession contracts relating to public buildings, transport infrastructures, electronic communication networks, sport facilities, etc. Agnès Macaire holds a Master’s degree in Public Law (2002) from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, a post graduate degree (DESS) in Economic Public Law (2003) from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University and a LL.M. in European Law from the University of Aberdeen (UK, 2005). Attorney since 2008, Agnès Macaire joined De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés in 2012. Jean-Sébastien Mariez For more than 10 years, Jean-Sébastien Mariez has been helping players in the digital economy by protecting their innovation (software, databases, artificial intelligence, e-commerce platforms, video games, search engines), securing their business activities (personal data, cybercrime, e-reputation) and providing representation in litigation before civil, commercial and criminal courts (piracy, unfair competition, Internet) and supervisory authorities.
His practice focuses on new technologies, intellectual property, commercial law and litigation. He also advises on public and regulatory affairs in order to facilitate early awareness and integration of significant regulatory changes impacting the activity of his clients. Closely involved in major legislative and regulatory developments affecting businesses operating in the digital economy, Jean-Sébastien was notably involved in the process for the adoption of the Digital Republic Act
(loi République Numérique
) (open data, algorithms, e-sport, portability, digital platforms’ duty of fairness, protection of privacy and confidentiality of correspondence).Prior to joining De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés in 2011, Jean-Sébastien served as Head of the Cybersecurity and Anti-Piracy division of the Legal & Corporate Affairs Department of Microsoft France.Jean-Sébastien holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Business Law from the Universities of Newcastle and Nancy II (2001) and a DESS post-graduate degree in Politics and International Relations from Paris XI University (2002). He has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2005. *** Gaïa Witz
focuses her practice on public business law. She provides advice and assistance to companies and public entities, as well in counsel as in litigation, notably in the fields of town-planning, public contracts, and follow-up of public projects. Highly committed in cases related to the energy transition since 2008, she regularly intervenes in sustainable energy projects, and assists her clients with re gulatory issues, and matters relating to urbanism, land occupation, and environment. Gaïa Witz also intervenes in support of construction projects and commercial equipment programs, and more generally, at the service of public policies (telecommunication, transport, and sport infrastructures). Gaïa Witz graduated from the University of Lyon III - Jean Moulin and holds a postgraduate degree in Public Business Law and a Master’s degree in Public Law (2006). Since 2008, she is a member of the Paris bar and a lawyer at the law firm De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés.
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