Philippe Moncorps, previously Legal Director of Information and Legal Affairs of TF1 Group, has joined De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés to contribute to the development of activities in the media sector. His skills and profile will be a great addition to the resources already deployed by De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés in intellectual property (copyright, rights related to copyright, trademark law, DPRS [Copyright Clearance Agents] etc.), media law, audiovisual and film production law and regulation, and information technology law. He will also work on issues in commercial (contracts, established commercial relationships, etc.) and criminal law (including labor law violations). Philippe Moncorps says: “In joining De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, I would like to offer my experience in the media sector both as an advisor and in litigation, particularly with regard to transformations in the audiovisual sector: content production and protection, advertising models and brand content challenges, etc. This will also be an opportunity for me to further expand my practice to other sectors of activity that are also facing issues related to accelerated digitization.” A lawyer from 1992 to 2006 at the firm of Louis Bousquet (at the time in charge of the audiovisual sector for the Bouygues group), Philippe Moncorps then became the Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at TF1 Group from 2006 to 2010, before becoming Legal Director of Information and Judicial Affairs (2011 to date). He oversaw, among other things, the handling of pre-litigation and litigation for different departments of the Group, and supported collective bargaining negotiations with unions representing performers. For seven years, he was responsible for the legal component of the strategy of the Information Department of TF1 Group (clear transition of LCI [French News Channel (La Chaîne Info)], consolidation of the group’s information sites, relations with the CSA [High Council for the Audiovisual Sector). He is a graduate of the Institute of Public Business Law (1989 – Paris Sud University/ Barreau de Paris [Paris Bar]), and holds a Master of European Community Law (1990 – Rennes 1 University) and a CAPA [Professional Lawyer’s Certificate] (1992).