Avocat Nice ESO Associes

Marilyne Deferi

Of Counsel

Gabriel Lamy

Gabriel Lamy


Tobias Rostagni

As a lawyer admitted to the Nice Bar, Tobias founded EOS in 2018 after 4 years of practice within the Sophia Antipolis office of Vaughan Avocats.
Tobias assists and advises French and international clients on all aspects of business law, particularly the acquisition of companies and businesses, the financing of transactions, the drafting of business contracts and business litigation.
Tobias has developed a particular expertise in certain sectors, such as real estate development and construction projects, international trade contracts and bank guarantees, the fundraising of start-up companies, research projects contracts and telecommunications law.

  • Lawyer – Vaughan Avocats – 2014-2018
  • CAPA – School of Lawyers of Marseille – Alternate Course – 2014
  • Master II – Professional Business Lawyer – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2014
  • CRFPA – Institute of Judicial Studies – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2012
  • LL.M – Thomas Jefferson School of Law – San Diego, California – 2011
  • Master II – Research in Economic and Business Law – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2010
  • Master’s degree in Private Law – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2009
  • Bachelor III – Private Law, Public Law and Political Sciences – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2008
  • French
  • English
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Banking Law
  • Business Ligitation
Contact information



+33 7 70 64 03 99

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+33 4 83 58 05 17

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Estelle Pattard

As a solicitor qualified in England & Wales and a French lawyer registered with the Bar of Nice, Estelle Pattard launched EOS ASSOCIÉS in early 2018 following 12 years with an English law firm in London and Monaco and a year in a French law firm based in Sophia-Antipolis, France.

She specialises in international trade, shipping & yachting and general commercial disputes and regularly handles cross-border disputes, in particular those involving fraud and corruption issues, before the French courts or subject to arbitration or litigation in England or in other juridictions.

Estelle also advises on contractual matters, particularly international commercial contracts, sale and purchase agreements, shipbuilding contracts, charterparties and bills of lading and regarding compliance with national and international trade and financial sanctions legislation and anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws and regulations.

  • Solicitor – Vaughan Avocats – 2017-2018
  • Senior Associate – Ince & Co Monaco SARL – 2013-2016
  • Senior Associate – Ince & Co LLP (London) – 2004-2013
  • LPC – University of Westminster, United Kingdom – 2004
  • PgDL – University of Exeter, United Kingdom – 2003
  • Master Degree in Business Law – University Paris-IX Dauphine, France – 2002
  • Master in Management & Business Law – University Paris-IX Dauphine, France – 1997-2001
  • French
  • English
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Shipping & Yachting
  • International Trade
  • Cross Border Disputes
  • Fraud & Corruption
  • Financial sanctions and KYC/AML issues
Contact information



+33 6 95 30 81 95

Mobile phone

+33 9 72 16 52 65

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Daphnée Spinetti

Before becoming a lawyer, Daphnée worked for ten years as a legal counsel for two online banks (Oney Bank and Cofidis S.A.). Daphnée then practised as a lawyer in Nice for two international business law firms. She then decided to join the Lille Bar to launch her own law firm.

Daphnée passed a master’s degree in IT law and worked within the “IP/IT, Contracts & Competition law” department of a Big Four. She specialises in the drafting and negotiation of contracts relating to the protection and distribution of innovative products (copyright transfer contracts, patent licenses, etc). She can also assist you with your legal issues regarding competition law and sales distribution contracts. She lectures at the EDHEC Business School in Marketing & Law and is a referent before the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI).

Due to her experience with banks for which the provisions relating to the protection of customer data are reinforced by bank secrecy, Daphnée has developed a particular expertise in data protection law and can advise on GDPR issues.

  • Lawyer – EY Ventury (GIE Ernst&Young) – “IP/IT-contracts-competition law” department – 2018
  • Lawyer – Vaughan Avocats – 2017
  • Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat (CAPA) – 2015-2016
    Bar Exam – 2014
  • International Legal Manager – COFIDIS Group – 2007 – 2012
  • Senior Legal Counsel – COFIDIS France – 2006
    Legal Manager – Oney Bank – 2005
  • Legal counsel – Oney Bank – 2002-2004
  • Master II in IT Law – 2001
  • French
  • English
  • Member of the European and International Affairs Commission of the Lille Bar
  • Business Law & Litigation
  • Data Protection Law (GDPR)
  • International Contracts & Trade
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • IT & E-commerce Law
Contact information



+33 6 82 36 48 80


(+33) 09 64 01 18 29

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Gilles Colin

French lawyer registered with the Annecy Bar since January 2018, Gilles COLIN joined the AARPI EOS ASSOCIÉS in 2022 after several years of practice with international law firms in Paris, specialised in tax advice and tax litigation for companies, business executives and private individuals.

In his litigation practice, Gilles assists companies and individuals during tax audits (requests for information and communication rights, accounting audits, reviews of personal tax situations) and defends taxpayers in the event of pre-litigation and litigation before the tax or customs authorities and the courts (including the criminal courts).

In his consulting practice, Gilles offers companies and business executives tax support tailored to their needs in relation particularly to :

  • The transfer of businesses (due diligence/audit, acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations and inheritance);
  • International tax issues: transfer of headquarters, tax treatment of flows with branches and subsidiaries, income generated abroad, permanent establishments, etc… Gilles is particularly experienced in legal and tax support for economic projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (West Africa and Central Africa);
  • Maritime tax issues: dealing with VAT and customs issues regarding shipping and yachting;
  • The taxation of business executives and private individuals: remuneration, real estate investments, successions and transmission;
  • Tax rulings and relations with the tax authorities;
  • Professional Training School with the Bars of the Court of Appeal of Paris (EFB) – 2015-2016
  • Master in Business Law – University of Nice, France – 2014
  • Master in Tax Law – University of Nice, France – 2013
  • French
  • English
Gilles Colin
  • Tax audits and litigation
  • Business Taxation
  • Taxation of transactions
  • International taxation
  • Restructuring
  • Merger & Acquisition / Private Equity / LBO
  • Tax & Customs Issues in relation to Yachting & Shipping

Marilyne Deferi

As a lawyer admitted to the Nice Bar in January 2012, Marilyne brings to EOS her strong experience in employment law and employment disputes.

She advises our clients on all the various aspects of employment law and its ever changing landscape, be it with the drafting of employment contracts and employment policies or the implementation of disciplinary sanctions up to and including the termination of employment relationships.

Marilyne also intervenes in the implementation of the procedures specific to each type of dismissal and other breaches of contract, the implementation of employment laws and regulations within companies, the negotiation between employees and employers pre- and post-litigation, the assistance in social management in the event of changes with the employer ‘(such as mergers & acquisitions) and the defence of clients in the field of criminal employment law.

Marilyne can advise you in the day-to-day management of your human resources as a whole.

  • Own Practice – Since 2015
  • Lawyer – Cabinet MENANT-SASPORTAS – 2012 – 2015
  • CAPA – School of Lawyers of Marseille – 2011
  • CRFPA – Institute of Judicial Studies – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2009
  • Master II – Research in Private Law and Criminal Sciences – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2009
  • Master’s degree in Private Law – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2008
  • Bachelor III – Private Law, Public Law and Political Sciences – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2007
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Marine Employment Law
  • Criminal Law related to employment issues
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+33 6 12 39 57 57

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Jean-François Mion

Jean-François Mion holds a PhD in Law from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

His practice focuses on M&A, corporate law (private equity, governance, shareholders’ agreements) and credit agreements (operating and investment). He handles the preparation, structuring and negotiation of transactions.

Having worked in a notary’s office, Jean-François also has a solid experience in real estate transactions, mortgages agreements, commercial and long-term leases. The transactions he has carried out with private and professional clients based mainly in Monaco, Switzerland and Eastern Europe have enabled him to develop a strong expertise in the international aspects of such transactions.

In terms of research, Jean-François has studied the framework of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and is interested in credit derivatives under Swiss and European Law from a contractual and regulatory perspective.

  • PhD – Banking & Finance Law – University of Geneva, Switzerland – 2022
  • Master 2 – Contract Law – University of Toulon, France – 2017
  • MMaster 1 – Economic & Business Law – University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France – 2016
  • Bachelor – Private & Business Law – University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France – 2015
  • French
  • English
  • Russian
  • Corporate Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Property Law
  • Contractual Techniques & Negotiation
  • M&A
  • Credit Agreements
  • Contract Management
  • Real Estate Operations
  • Notary Practice

Coralie Botton

With a Master’s degree in Business Law from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Coralie mainly works with our professional clients and assists them with the structuring and deployment of their commercial and financial operations in France or abroad, particularly with business contracts and the creation of commercial entities.

Coralie works on the implementation of all types of operations on the share capital, including capital increases and issues of securities (BSA, BSPCE, free shares, etc.) and share transfer agreements. In this respect, Coralie carries out all formalities relating to the legal life of companies.

Finally, Coralie assists our clients in their litigation in the areas of corporate law, banking law, enforcement of contracts, criminal business law and debt recovery and takes care of the proceedings for obtaining interim measures, bringing cases before the courts and enforcing court decisions.

  • Associate – EOS ASSOCIES
  • Ecole des Avocats du Sud-Est – Business law practice course – 2020
  • Master II – Business Lawyer – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University, France – 2019
  • Master I – Business Law – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University, France – 2018
  • French
  • English
  • Company law
  • Commercial law
  • Commercial contracts
  • Debt collection
  • Business litigation

Gabriel Lamy

A lawyer registered with the Nice Bar, Gabriel joined EOS ASSOCIÉS in 2022 after several work experiences in large companies, as well as in law firms in Paris and Nice.

Gabriel holds a Master I in business law from the University of Paris V Descartes, which focused on various aspects of business law, particularly corporate law, contract law, intellectual property and commercial litigation.

With his experience at EDF, he has acquired a significant knowledge in the structuring of major international industrial projects.

A graduate of the Master II Business Lawyer from the University of Paris V Descartes, Gabriel has also developed skills in contractual techniques, the law of companies in difficulty and banking law, allowing him to intervene in different types of commercial transactions.

His time at the Parisian law firm, Cloix & Mendes-Gil, allowed him to acquire strong skills in property law, as well as banking litigation.

  • CAPA – Professional training school for the bars of the Paris Court of Appeal (EFB) – Mergers and acquisitions and competition section – 2021
  • CRFPA – Institute of Judicial Studies – Paris V Descartes – 2020
  • Master II – Business Lawyer – Paris V Descartes University – 2019
  • Master I – Business Law – Paris V Descartes University – 2018
  • Degree in Economics and Management Law – Paris V Descartes University – 2017
  • French
  • English
Gabriel Lamy
  • Commercial litigation
  • Companies in difficulty
  • Contract law
  • Corporate law
Contact information



+33 6 22 37 16 02


+33 9 86 71 72 67

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