Avocat Nice ESO Associes

Marilyne Deferi

Of Counsel

Estelle Pattard

As a solicitor qualified in England & Wales and a French avocat registered with the Bar of Nice, Estelle Pattard founded EOS in early 2018 after 12 years with an English law firm in London and Monaco and a year in a French law firm in Sophia-Antipolis.

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.

Estelle also advises on contractual matters, particularly international commercial contracts, sale and purchase agreements, shipbuilding contracts, charterparties and bills of lading.

  • Solicitor – Vaughan Avocats – 2017-2018
  • Senior Associate – Ince & Co Monaco SARL – 2013-2016
  • 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
  • The Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Monaco
  • The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Shipping & Yachting
  • International Trade
  • Cross Border Disputes
  • Fraud & Corruption
Contact information



+33 6 95 30 81 95

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+33 4 83 58 05 15

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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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David Emmanuel Picard

As a lawyer sharing his time between Paris and Nice for the past five years, David-Emmanuel founded EOS in early 2018 after several years with different law firms specialised in property, construction and planning matters, which have given him a strong experience of advising and litigating in these fields.

Before becoming a lawyer, David-Emmanuel worked as an advisor on financial and budgetary matters for the Mayor of Paris. He is therefore accustomed to planning issues and the requirements of public operators and local authorities.

David-Emmanuel specialises in all aspects of French property law, particularly co-ownership issues, commercial and professional leases, construction issues, planning law and auctions.

He is also particularly experienced in matters relating to the liabilities of real estate professionals.

  • Own Practice – 2017-2018
  • Lawyer – Cabinet RAISON-CARNEL – 2016-2017
  • Lawyer – Cabinet MAAREK-KRIEF-DABI – 2013-2016
  • School of Professional Formation of the Bars of the Court of Appeal of Paris (EFB) – 2012-2013
  • Chargé de Mission to the Paris Council – 2009-2012
  • Master’s degree in History – University Panthéon Sorbonne Paris I – 2008
  • Master’s degree in Public Law – University Panthéon Assas PARIS II – 2006
  • French
  • English
  • Italian
  • Business Advice Lawyers (ACE)
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Planning Law
  • Professional Liabilities
  • Property Law & Litigation
Contact information



+33 (0)6 29 42 52 97

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+33 (0)1 71 73 59 24

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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 – 2015-2018
  • 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
  • Criminal Law related to employment issues
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+33 6 12 39 57 57

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Jean-François Mion

After completing his end-of-studies internship with a real estate professional in the Principality of Monaco, Jean-François worked in a French notary office in Nice.

Having worked extensively within that office on the financial structuring of property transactions, Jean-François decided to extend his academic curriculum by the writing of a thesis with the University of Geneva related to interest rates, debt and financial instruments.

Jean-François works for international clients based in France, Monaco, Switzerland or Russia, whose expectations have led him to develop a particular expertise in property transactions ,whether for own occupation or investment purposes, involving structured finance and/or foreign aspects.

Jean-François is also involved in debt restructuring, real estate debt administration and corporate administration.

  • Doctorate in Law – Banking and Finance Law – University of Geneva, Switzerland – since 2018
  • Master’s degree – Contract Law – University of Toulon, France – 2017
  • Master’s degree – Economic and Business Law – University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France – 2016
  • Bachelor’s degree – Private Law and Business – University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France – 2015
  • French
  • Russian
  • Property law
  • Bank & Finance
  • Company Law
  • Property Finance
  • Complex real estate operations, structuring and restructuring
  • Contractual techniques
  • French and Monegasque notary practice
  • Private International and European Law”

Daphnée Spinetti

Before becoming a lawyer, Daphnée worked for ten years as a legal counsel for online banks (Oney Bank, Cofidis S.A.).

Daphnée then went on to practise as a lawyer in Nice for two international business law firms. She advised the start-ups of the Sophia Antipolis technopole from their initial stage to their large fundraising stage by ensuring the legal protection of their innovations. She then decided to join the Lille Bar to launch her own law firm.

Daphnée passed a master’s degree in IT law and has worked within the “IP/IT-contracts & competition law” department of a Big Four where she continued to specialise herself in business law. She can advise you 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.

Daphnée is also a referent before the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). She can advise companies regarding the filing of their brands and logos in France, Europe and abroad. She performs audits of intellectual property rights allowing the valuation of your intangible assets, in the context of fundraising or a Merger & Acquisition.

Due to her experience with banks for which the provisions relating to the protection of customer data are reinforced by bank secrecy and are particularly restrictive, Daphnée has developed a particular expertise in data protection law and can ensure your company’s compliance with the GDPR.

  • 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
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+33 6 82 36 48 80


+33 3 20 57 53 36

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