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
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
+33 6 12 39 57 57
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
Bank & Finance
Complex real estate operations, structuring and restructuring
French and Monegasque notary practice
Private International and European Law”
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
Member of the European and International Affairs Commission of the Lille Bar
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