BIGNON LEBRAY is ranked again by LEGAL 500 in the edition EMEA 2023

The prestigious Legal 500 EMEA international ranking confirms our firm’s place as a reference in the international market in its 2023 ranking.

Bignon Lebray enters the following ranking:

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences – Tiers 4

  • « Representing SANDOZ before the French courts in a litigation for SPC infringement and unfair competition against DAIICHI SANKYO, a “princeps” pharmaceutical company, and SANOFI, further to the forfeiture decision of the SPC by the French Patent Office (INPI), the validity of this decision being also currently challenged before the Court. »
  • « Advising Dedienne Santé, a Menix Group company, defendant in patent litigation brought by Amplitude, a competitor. Also advising the client regarding intellectual property matters (patent licence, patent co-ownership agreement) and regulatory matters. »

Barbara Bertholet, Caroline CazauxTanguy DublyElise DufourNicolas MoreauSébastien PinotEdouard Waels.

The firm also maintains its ranking in the following categories:

Mergers and Acquisitions – Tiers 6

  • « Hands-on mentality. Great understanding of the client’s business needs. Available thoughout the process to make the deal work. »
  • « Alexandre Gesquière: experienced top-notch lawyer. Best price/quality ratio in the market.’
  • « Agility and adaptability. »
  • « Efficient and available. »

Edouard Waels

Private Equity: Venture/ Growth Capital – Tiers 3

  • « The associate lawyers of Bignon Lebray are specialized in many sectors of activity and have very good expertise in legal corporate private equity. »
  • « For my part, I exchange regularly with Alexandre Ghesquière in Lille. He is competent and efficient on the transactions he manages, finance advisory M&A expertise. »

Edouard WaelsLaetitia Benoit, Tanguy DublyAlexandre GhesquièreJacques Goyet, Neil RobertsonThierry PermezelAlban Van de Vyver.

Private Equity LBO – Tiers 4

  • « Advising Jérémy Guffroy and Michael Dumas, shareholders of 123 Roulement, in the context of the sale of their stake to Trajan, LT Capital and BPI (investment fund). »
  • « Advising private equity firm Capital Croissance in the context of the majority takeover of France-based ad-tech firm Smart AdServer in a funding round that also involves Idinvest and Adelie Capital. »
  • « Advising EIC Fund (European Commission) in the context of multiple investments in France and, in particular, its investment in Karos, Netswave, Osivax, and Altaroad. »

Edouard Waels, Laetitia BenoitTanguy DublyAlexandre Ghesquière, Jacques Goyet, Neil Robertson, Thierry PermezelAlban Van de Vyver.

Intellectual Property: Patents – Tiers 3

  • « Defended Sandoz as a generic drug manufacturer within the framework of an SPC infringement claim. »
  • « Advised Systosolar, a French company specialised in the distribution of solar panels, against a Chinese supplier. »
  • « Advised Dedienne Santé, part of MENIX Group, as defendant in a patent litigation introduced by Amplitude, a competitor. »

Barbara Bertholet.

Intellectual Property: Trade Marks and Designs – Tiers 4

  • « Great responsiveness and efficiency, recognised skills. »
  • « United team, more fluid than the competition. Available by video, telephone, physical appointment, whatever the moment. »

Nicolas Moreau et Benjamin Mourot.

Administrative and Public Law – Tiers 5

  • « Responsive team, attentive to customer needs and very competent. ».
  • « Small team but very efficient and provides clear advice. »
  • « Availability; clarity. »
  • « Good quality of work, very reactive and specialized. »
  • « Sébastien Pinot is an excellent litigator and negotiator. »

Sébastien Pinot

Sport – Tiers 2

  • « Advising Brive Rugby on a significant investment by a foreign investor in the club. »
  • « Advising the Argentinean professional rugby player Juan Cruz Mallia, in a disciplinary hearing by the Disciplinary Committee of the EPCR. »
  • «  Defended professional rugby player Kurtley Beale in a disciplinary hearing before the Federation Française de Rugby. »

Neil Robertson

To discover the LEGAL 500 ranking, click here.