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
The Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Monaco
The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
Shipping & Yachting
Cross Border Disputes
Fraud & Corruption
+33 6 95 30 81 95
+33 4 83 58 05 15
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
+33 7 70 64 03 99
+33 4 83 58 05 17
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
Business Advice Lawyers (ACE)
Property Law & Litigation
+33 (0)6 29 42 52 97
+33 (0)1 71 73 59 24
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
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
+33 6 82 36 48 80
+33 (0)3 20 57 26 76
French lawyer registered with the Hauts-de-Seine 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
Tax audits and litigation
Taxation of transactions
Merger & Acquisition / Private Equity / LBO
Tax & Customs Issues in relation to Yachting & Shipping
Barbara joined EOS ASSOCIÉS in 2022 after various work placements with the MEDEF’s legal department, at the European Court of Justice and in Parisian law firms such as De Gaulle Fleurance et Associés.
Barbara holds a Master’s degree in comparative law from the University College Dublin (French law and common law) and a Master’s degree in business law from the University of Paris II Panthéon Assas. As a result, she specialises in business law, in particular corporate law, M&A transactions, corporate governance and CSR policies and contract law.
Barbara is also specialised in competition, distribution and consumer law. She therefore assists various actors in matters of anti-competitive practices, below cost selling, concentration and monopoly issues, selective distribution networks (brands and luxury products), consumer information and general sales conditions.
Barbara graduated from the University of Paris II Panthéon Assas with a Master’s degree in European law and is also used to dealing with cross-border commercial transactions and issues involving the movement of goods, services and capital.
CAPA – Paris Court of Appeal Bar School (EFB) – Mergers & Acquisitions and Competition Law – 2021
CRFPA – Institute of Legal Studies – Paris II Panthéon-Assas – 2020
Master II – Research in European Union Law and Litigation – University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas – 2019
Master I – Business Law – University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas – 2018
Double diploma in comparative law specialised in French law and Common law – University Paris II Panthéon-Assas / University College Dublin (UCD, Ireland) – 2018
Bachelor of Civil Law – University College Dublin (UCD, Ireland) – 2017
Mergers and Acquisitions
European Union Law
+33 6 21 68 46 84
+33 4 83 58 05 08
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 credit default swaps (CDS).
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
Bank & Finance
Complex real estate operations, structuring and restructuring
French and Monegasque notary practice
Private International and European Law”
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
Criminal Law related to employment issues
+33 6 12 39 57 57
Tarik graduated from the Jean-Moulin University in Lyon with a master in Public Business law and went on to lecture on Public Property law and Administrative Procedural law whilst studying to qualify as a French lawyer. Having worked for the French national state-owned railway company (SNCF) and electricity company (EDF), he has gained a strong knowledge of public companies and is particularly familiar in the fields of construction, transport and energy, especially hydraulic and photovoltaic.
Tarik assists public decision-makers, economic operators and private individuals in all issues relating to public property, public companies and French and European law on state aid and public procurement. He has developed strong skills in private law contracts for public procurement and in the financing of public projects. He is used to appear before all French administrative jurisdictions in matters of administrative police, civil service law, environmental law and town planning.
He is also familiar with private business law, particular property and commercial matters, and can assist both with advice and litigation matters.
Tarik currently lectures on private contract law at the “École Sup’ La Mache” in Lyon.
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.
Legal counsel – 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
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