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DISTINCTIONS

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Best Lawyers ® (2019)

Two partners of Artemont (François Berthod and Farid Bouguettaya) have been distinguished by the American magazine Best Lawyers ® in their respective areas of expertise.

Legal 500 (2018/19)

  • European law, competition and distribution : « Artemont possesses great expertise in distribution law and a competition law practice with strong growth potential. The firm is a key player in dealing with distribution and franchise law issues pertaining to the luxury sector through a talented team with highly valued industry-specific expertise. Finally, the firm deals with state aid and competition law cases. François Berthod is particularly excellent in distribution law and particularly in litigation. Farid Bouguettaya comes highly recommended with regard to distribution law, particularly in the new technologies sector »

  • Commercial and corporate litigation : « Artemont is a very accomplished firm comprised of experts who demonstrate good follow-up and listening skills coupled with outstanding results. The firm handles shareholder and commercial litigation, as well as representing several clients in the press, media and luxury sectors. The activity is directed by Arnaud de Barthès de Montfort and François Berthod. »

  • Intellectual property, trademarks, designs and models, copyright : « Artemont serves as legal counsel to several very large French luxury brands, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Kering, Boucheron and Balenciaga. Salvatore Ferragamo is also a client. The firm handles trademark and copyright litigation whilst being involved in advertising campaigns also. This particular work is performed by Philippe Clément and Farid Bouguettaya. »

  • Luxury goods : « Artemont’s ‘young, dynamic and innovative’ team is also ‘a talented and highly valuable offering in the field of luxury goods’. Clients retain the practice to manage their intellectual property portfolios, while others regularly instruct the group to handle contractual issues such as sponsorship agreements, trade mark licenses and partnership arrangements. On the contentious side, recent work highlights include litigation cases arising from trade mark, design and copyright infringement claims, as well as image rights issues. Kering, Saint-Lauren and Salvatore Ferragamo are notable clients. The ‘excellent and highly-experienced’ Philippe Clément and ‘rising star in the intellectual property space’ Farid Bouguettaya head the practice, which also includes distribution law specialist François Berthod»

  • IT, telecoms and the Internet : « Artemont recently gained a number of new clients who instructed Farid Bouguettaya’s team to oversee data privacy policies and the negotiation of co-development agreements for the procurement of IT and technology products. Recent contentious highlights include a licensing dispute and the representation of a luxury brand in its pursuit of fraudulent purchases on its e-commerce website. Le Musée Yves Saint-Lauren, Soditech and Take & Buy are some of the practice’s noteworthy clients. »

  • Public and administrative law : « Artemont is very proficient in matters of litigation and public markets. The team advises local authorities, large public institutions and French and foreign economic operators. It is in charge of numerous disputes. The City of Paris, the public establishment of the State CNAMTS, Haropa-les Ports de Paris and SNCF Réseau are customers. Gérard Falala manages the firm's activity alongside Vincent Drain. »

  • Business criminal law : « Artemont represents several large groups, as well as individuals on a personal basis. The firm is particularly involved in international corruption and fraud cases. Arnaud de Barthès de Montfort has extensive experience, with François Berthod being highly recommended also. »

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • European law, competition and distribution:  Artemont provides a very high standard work; the team is characterized by a permanent high level of engagement, its responsiveness, its reliability and its ability to build a trusting relationship. The team advises some of the biggest luxury brands […]. The firm is also involved in state aid and competition law cases. ”

  • Commercial and corporate litigation: Artemont clearly understands the needs of its clients and assertively fights for them. The team is first and foremost mindful of the results expected by the client and the lawyers are characterized by their and bravery when implementing the recommended strategy. The firm deals with litigation between shareholders and commercial litigation. It represents several clients operating the media industry, as well as in the luxury sector.

  • Intellectual property, trademarks, design, copyright:  Artemont is the legal counsel to several of the largest French luxury brands […] The firm handles trademark litigation cases and copyright disputes. It also assists its clients in the context of advertising campaigns. 

  • Public and administrative law:  Artemont provides excellent services and is highly qualified when it comes to public procurement – including litigation. The team, which provides in-depth expertise in public law combined with a strategic vision, advises local authorities, large public institutions and French and foreign economic operators […]. Gérard Falala manages the firm’s activities alongside Vincent Drain who immediately understands the problems to be solved. 

  • White-collar criminal law: Artemont delivers quick and efficient services. The firm represents several large groups as well as private individuals. The firm also assist its clients in international corruption and fraud cases.

  • Luxury sector: Artemont advises many of the largest French luxury brands. The firm mostly deals with issues concerning intellectual property rights and distribution law.

Best Lawyers ® (2018)

François Berthod, partner, is distinguished by the American magazine Best Lawyers ®

Décideurs Magazine (2018)

Artemont is recognized in 4 categories of the “ 2018 ranking of best law firms (France) – Guide Innovation, Technologies & Intellectual Property”:

  • Intellectual property – Trademarks and design (“ Highly recommended practice ”)
  • Information technology – Data Protection (“ Highly recommended practice ”)
  • Information technology – IT & Software (“ recommended practice ”)
  • Information technology – Internet (“ recommended practice ”)

International Advisory Experts Awards (2018)

François Berthod, partner, is distinguished by the English magazine International Advisory Experts Awards as a winner of the “Economic Law award”

Décideurs Magazine (2017)

Artemont is recognized in 4 categories of the “ 2017 ranking of best law firms (France) – Guide Innovation, Technologies & Intellectual Property ”:

  • Intellectual property – Trademarks and design (“ recommended practice ”)
  • Information technology – Data Protection (“ recommended practice ”)
  • Information technology – IT & Software (“ recommended practice ”)
  • Information technology – Internet (“ recommended practice ”)

Magazine Option Droit & Affaires (2017)

Artemont is recognized in 4 categories in the best law firms ranking / Special issue - Litigation (2017):

  • Finance, securities, and financial market authority litigation (2 stars)
  • M&A litigation (2 stars)
  • Defective products liability litigation (2 stars)
  • White-collar criminal law and financial market authority disciplinary cases (1 star)