At the time of its 7th anniversary, Walter Billet Avocats consolidates its positioning by welcoming four female lawyers. Now numbering around ten professionals, it continues to offer support combining proximity and expertise to its clients – from start-ups to large groups, via investment funds – in their corporate law issues (M&A and Private Equity ), innovative technology law, intellectual property, personal data, as well as social law.
Walter Billet Avocats is continuing its development and strengthening itself in each of its three areas of expertise. Created in January 2015, the firm assists companies – from start-ups to large groups – as well as investment funds in their issues of corporate law, innovative technology law and labor law.
Anxious to support its clients in their growing needs and to respond to the new requests it receives, Walter Billet Avocats is expanding each of its dedicated teams by welcoming 4 collaborators: Elodie Vardon joins the corporate department, led by Fabien Billet, while Baptistine Bapst and Laura Sabbah-Benayoun join the IP/IT practice, led by Alan Walter, and Chloé Bensac strengthens the labor law division, led by Carine Cohen.
With these four new arrivals, Walter Billet Avocats now totals around ten professionals. “By giving a new scope to the firm, these recruitments reinforce our desire to continue to deliver quality services, comparable to those offered by the major legal brands, while ensuring close proximity to our clients. We are moreover delighted to note that this positioning has already enabled us to attract young talent”, mention Alan Walter and Fabien Billet, the co-founding partners.
Tailor-made advice based on a global approach
In its three fields of intervention, which the firm applies in particular to the digital, e-commerce, health, retail, cosmetics and fashion sectors, Walter Billet Avocats ensures that it supports its clients by retaining a comprehensive approach that goes beyond the legal dimension alone. “It is essential to decompartmentalize the law in order to provide responses in line with the economic environment of companies, explain the three partners of the firm. We retained this basic premise by placing ourselves at the heart of the innovation ecosystem, at the time of our launch, and we are making sure to apply it today in each of the areas in which we are developing. “.
With this approach, the firm positions itself alongside its clients to enable them to evolve in the face of a complex legal and regulatory environment. “For example, during our interventions aimed at ensuring compliance with the provisions of the GDPR, we ensure that our advice always takes into account the user experience and the client’s marketing requirements”, explains Alan Walter. .
And Carine Cohen continues: “In terms of labor law, we alert companies to the need to be proactive when it comes to negotiating collective agreements or setting up mandatory compliance systems, to be in phase with the evolution of the subjects of the moment. This is the case for everything that currently relates to issues of whistleblower protection systems, or even in terms of gender equality in the workplace. “.
Four corporate law professionals
Finally, in the field of corporate law, the firm continues to support its clients – companies and investment funds – during their mergers and acquisitions or private equity operations, while listening to their needs in link with the key subjects that affect these issues (such as those relating to the profit-sharing of managers and/or employees, for example).
The firm now has four professionals in this division – since it had already been strengthened thanks to the arrival of Miguel Goncalves as a corporate lawyer a year earlier.
Elodie Vardon, holder of a double degree in business law and management, joined the firm after several experiences in Parisian business law firms. Working since 2019 with Skema Ventures, where she brings her expertise to project leaders from Skema Business School incubators (Lille, Paris, Sophia-Antipolis), she supports the firm’s clients in corporate law.
After several internships in law firms specializing in intellectual property, Baptistine Bapst continued her career as a lawyer within a large French group. Graduated with a Master 2 in Criminal Practices and a DU in fashion and luxury industry law, she works on cases relating to intellectual property law, computer law and data protection. personal.
Laura Sabbah-Benayoun, holder of a Master 2 in Intellectual Property and New Technologies Law, benefits from several experiences in the Intellectual Property departments of several international law firms. She is involved in the defense and management of the intellectual property rights of companies and individuals, as well as in all cases relating to IT law and the protection of personal data.
Holder of a Master 2 in Corporate Lawyer, specializing in Labor Relations (Social Law), Chloé Bensac benefits from several experiences within leading law firms, a representative organization of employers as well as in companies. . Its field of action in social law covers both collective and individual aspects.