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Our team

The firm, which is structured around three partners, Florence Gaullier, Edouard Mille & Gilles Vercken, is comprised of six permanent associates, a Professor of Law of international renown, Valérie-Laure Benabou, and an Open Source/Open Data technical specialist, Benjamin Jean.

Each case is dealt with directly by a partner and a designated associate, a two-person team that is the client’s permanent contact. For some cases, the firm’s two partners are required to work together, supported by an associate from the team.

The firm also runs an active and continuous intern programme for holders of specialised postgraduate degrees or PhD students, strongly oriented towards in-depth research.

  • Gilles  Vercken, Partner

    Gilles Vercken

    Partner

  • Florence Gaullier, Partner

    Florence Gaullier

    Partner

  • Edouard Mille, Partner

    Edouard Mille

    Partner

  • Valérie-Laure Benabou, Professor (PhD)

    Valérie-Laure Benabou

    Professor (PhD)

  • Garance Dussausaye, Associate attorney

    Garance Dussausaye

    Associate attorney

  • Lorette  Dubois, Associate attorney

    Lorette Dubois

    Associate attorney

  • Noémie Enser, Associate attorney

    Noémie Enser

    Associate attorney

  • Emilie Fraisse, Associate attorney

    Emilie Fraisse

    Associate attorney

  • Valentin Boullier, Associate attorney

    Valentin Boullier

    Associate attorney

  • Benjamin  Jean, IT Consultant Open Source / Open Data

    Benjamin Jean

    IT Consultant Open Source / Open Data

  • Magalie Chaumeil, Executive assistant

    Magalie Chaumeil

    Executive assistant

  • Trainees

    Trainees

Current Functions

  • Co-director of the Master Degree in Information Technology and communication Law, renamed in 2015 PID@N (Intellectual Property and Digital Business Law)
  • Professor at the IEAP (European Institut of Public Administration)
  • CSPLA Member (High Council for Literary and Artistic Property)
  • Director of Publication of Juriscom (electronic review on Information Technologies and Communication law)

Education and titles

  • Aggregation /(Tenure) (1999)
  • PhD summa cum laude, University of Paris II-Assas (1996)
  • Graduated of the Paris Lawyer School (1996)

Experiences

  • Professor at the University of Aix-Marseilles (2016-2020)
  • Professor at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (2002-2016)
  • Headmistress of the Master Degree in Information Technology Law of the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin
  • Headmistress of the DANTE laboratory (Business Law / Information Technology Law)
  • Lecturer at the Ecole supérieure des Mines de Paris (2000-2005)
  • Paris I (2002-2009), Sciences Po Paris (2006-2009)
  • Professor at the University of Lyon II (1999-2002)
  • Associated Professor University of Burgundy (1997-1999)
  • Off Councel at Lévy Law Firm (2001-2006)

Languages

  • English

Professional associations and others activities

  • Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture (2013)
  • Vice-president of the AFPIDA (French Association for the International Protection of Author’s Rights)
  • Member of the Executive Commitee of the ALAI (International Literary and Artistic Association)
  • Member of TEE (Trans Europe Expert)

Areas of expertise

  • Member of GASIC (Group for Strategic Analysis of Cultural Industries) since 2006
  • CSPLA (High Council for Literary and Artistic Property) qualified since 2004
  • Co-President of the Multimedia Works Commission with Maître Jean Martin, Co-President of the Commission for the Provision of Open Works with Professor Joëlle Farchy. Study on the recommendation of the European Commission on cross-border collective management of online music rights (2006)
  • Member of the PIETA Group (Prospective Group on Intellectual Property for the Strategist State) of the General Planning Commissioner concerning prospective analysis of intellectual property (2003-2006)
  • Member of the Steering Committee appointed by the Cohen-Le Déaut parliamentary mission on the States General of Research (1999)
  • Member of the Council of State Commission on the Internet and digital networks (1998-1999)

Associate Professor of private law and a renowned figure in intellectual property law and new information and communication technologies law, Valérie-Laure Benabou specialises in the relationship between intellectual property law, competition law and community law. Valérie-Laure Benabou participates in conferences abroad (2006 Macao, Barcelona, Brussels, Munich, 2005 Brussels, Berlin, Munich, New York; 2004 Montreal, Oaxaca, etc.) and maintains regular scientific relations with research institutes and universities (research associate at the CRDP of the University of Montreal, exchanges with the Max Planck Institute in Munich, comparative study with the Universidad Operta de Catalunya, etc.). She has taught at the universities of Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Olomucz and Brno (Czech Republic), Barcelona (Spain), and at the European Institute of Public Administration (Luxembourg), etc.

Curriculum vitae