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The team

The Cabinet Pierrat is composed of a dozen lawyers registered at the Paris Bar and is co-directed by four partners, Sophie Viaris Lesegno, Emmanuel Pierrat, Julien Fournier and Clémence Lemarchand.


Overview of the activity of the firm

The Cabinet Pierrat has developed extensive expertise in handling legal issues related to the field of culture and communication, particularly with regard to arts, literary publishing, live performances, new technologies, audiovisual and media.

The Legal 500 recommends it as follows: “With Emmanuel Pierrat, the firm is essential for files related to literary and artistic property law. Sophie Viaris of Lesegno is also recommended” .

Cabinet Pierrat is also and referenced in the publication Best Lawyers in France and mentioned as “Essential” in the “publishing” column of the Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit guide. The same guide also underlines its “reknowed expertise” in the area of “Internet”.

Emmanuel Pierrat, “the bibliophile”, is ranked among the 30 attorneys the most powerful of France by the magazine GQ (edition 2017).

Thus, its clientele is largely made up of many professionals in the field of arts, literature and media such as writers, composers, artists, right-holders, models, architects, photographers, illustrators, filmmakers, publishers, broadcasters / distributors, newspapers, television, designers and publishers of Internet sites, photographic agencies, advertising, galleries, museums, corporate legal departments of communication, cultural associations.

Emmanuel Pierrat also co-presides the National Bar’s Council Juries of IP and IT specializations.

Lawyers of Cabinet Pierrat also assist authors and artists during the the negotiation of their contracts and promotion of their careers.

Emmanuel Pierrat and Julien Fournier also assist artists and authors in negotiating their contracts and promoting their careers. He exercises as a representative of literary and artistic artists and, as such, is recorded on the Register of artistic agents held by the Ministry of Culture (under the numbers 2012-00667 and 2012-00697).

Besides, Emmanuel Pierrat and Jonathan Hervé also officiate as Correspondant Informatique et Libertés (CIL).

Thus, Cabinet members deliver legal advice services to their clients accompanying them in drafting and negotiating contracts and providing legal advice developed and adapted to their needs.

The Firm assists and also represents clients in litigation matters occurring before all courts of the judiciary and the administrative (Administrative Courts, Administrative Courts of Appeal, the State Council, the European Courts) before the Constitutional Council (under the priority issues of constitutionality), as to the independent administrative authorities (CSA, ARCEP …).

This type of advice and these disputes, in fact, meet very specific requirements that the Cabinet fully meets to satisfy its customers through all their procedures and advice they need daily.

The firm also operates in the interest of individuals or companies that do not necessarily belong to cultural industries: multiple files in criminal law, family law, commercial law, general contract law work or real estate law.

Emmanuel Pierrat is the author of books such as Antimanuel de Droit published by Editions Bréal in 2007 and La justice pour les nuls co-written with his partner Sophie Viaris of Lesegno and published by Editions First in 2007.

Finally, the firm’s lawyers occur regularly in seminars, conferences, workshops and training in the legal and professional press by publishing articles, thus ensuring monitoring of rules of national and international law including information and communication law in general.


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