At the “Trophées du Droit 2020” ceremony organized by Décideurs Magazine/Leaders League, the French business law firm De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés was rewarded with a Gold Trophy for its Trademark Law practice and a “Special Recognition Trophy” for its Restructuring practice. The jury was composed of General Counsels of major French groups and reputed prescribers of legal services in the country. TRADEMARKS Founded in 2001, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés has developed a dynamic and reputed IP practice including in trademark law. The firm assists French and international clients in the constitution, exploitation and protection of their intellectual property assets in various industries. The firm's lawyers and attorneys are resolutely result-oriented, with a high level of exigency, creativity and determination that ensures them a great deal of success. In 2018-2019, out of all the opposition proceedings initiated against trademark applications before the French and European trademark offices, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés achieved a success rate of 90% (whereas the average success rate is less than 60% for this type of proceedings). The firm is also innovative and has developed, in partnership with the French start-up Case Law Analytics, an artificial intelligence tool designed to calculate the chances of success in French trademark litigation. This litigation risk analysis tool, LitiMark, is based on an in-depth study of hundreds of French court decisions reviewed and analyzed by De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés. "This is the second time that our firm has received a Gold Trophy for our trademark law practice ", explains Serge Lederman, partner at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés. "It is a great success for our law firm and, more particularly, for our partners Georgie Courtois, Louis de Gaulle, Julien Horn, Jean-Sébastien Mariez, Philippe Moncorps, Francine Le Péchon-Joubert, Charles-Edouard Renault and Sandra Strittmatter and all our lawyers and legal experts involved in this activity". RESTRUCTURING De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés has also recently developed a successful restructuring practice. The firm assists French and foreign clients in all industry sectors and at all stages of their financial difficulties. In 2019, the firm advised several leading French and foreign banks, debt and private equity funds, in major proceedings, as well as SBF 120 companies, companies listed on the NYSE, Nasdaq or Tokyo Stock Exchange, but also leading mid-sized companies. "We are proud to have succeeded in convincing the jury, which was made up of reputed and independent experts (GCs, including of a well-known French financial institution and of various large corporates and a bankruptcy receiver)," commented Anker Sorensen, partner at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés. "This is the result of the mobilization of the entire firm and in particular of partners including Matthieu Barthélémy, Deborah David and Julien de Michele and all the lawyers who are active in this practice". De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés was also awarded Silver Trophies in four other practice areas: Renewable Energy, Commercial Litigation, Information Technology Law, and Patent Law. "These trophies are a great reward for our team and the energy we devote daily to the clients we advise and defend", say Louis de Gaulle and Henri-Nicolas Fleurance, co-founders of the law firm. "It is also the consecration of our organizational model, unique on the market, with lawyers working in project mode on each case, providing our clients with the diversity of their skills and a 360-degree view of their issues".