Managing Associate, Paris
"I advise and assist international clients in highly strategic national and pan-European patent, trademark and design litigations, and provide responsive, technically sound and commercially focused advice on all intellectual property aspects of M&A transactions and complex restructuring."
Education and qualifications
Jean-François advises international clients on their intellectual property rights enforcement strategies and is notably used to manage cross-border patent and trademark litigations. He has a particular expertise in the pharmaceutical field and has a significant experience and knowledge of the electronic sector.
Jean-François also assists clients with negotiating and drafting contracts related to intellectual property rights. He notably advises banks, private equity funds and companies in all intellectual property issues raised by M&A transactions and complex restructuring operations.
Prior to joining Linklaters in Paris, Jean-François worked within a European intellectual property boutique in Paris. He also completed internships in French and European law firms, and in a major company in the cosmetic industry.
- Advising a mechanical and engineering group in the course of a bidding process for purchasing the defence activity of a major automotive group.
- Advising a private equity fund in a bidding process for purchasing the generic branch of a major innovative laboratory.
- Advising a public investment fund with respect to a transitional trademark license agreement to be entered into by a major hotel company and the subsidiary handling the assigned business.