Being excellent at all times.

Aramis provides services corresponding to the standards of very high quality of the most reputable firms throughout the world, while remaining reactive and focusing on the exact needs of its clients.

  • Aramis is a team of 30+ lawyers, including 10 partners, specialized in fields of French and EU law that cover a wide spectrum of French and international corporations’ needs.

  • Care for clients’ needs
    We see our job as that of problem-solvers. We work hard in order to find solutions, instead of producing papers and memos of limited value.

  • Long term commitment
    We want to know and understand our clients’ activities. We are there to help out in exceptional and complex situations, but also for day-to-day questions.

  • Creativity
    When needed, we look for innovative solutions to assist and defend our clients. It is not our role to produce standardized models of contracts or pleadings.

  • Significant partner involvement
    Matters that are entrusted to us by our clients are not handled by an army of associates whose names eventually appear on the invoice.

  • Simplicity and agility
    Our clients often tell us they like the simplicity and agility in the way we work. This goes hand in hand with our continued focus on efficiency and reactivity.

Etienne Amblard

Etienne Amblard is the partner in charge of business public law practice at Aramis. His scope of expertise covers public procurement contracts and PPPs and more generally all public law (public sector, public works and property, financial public law, etc.) and rail regulatory. He also has a strong experience in litigation (public contracts, legality of administrative decision, responsibility of public persons). He supports companies or public operators especialy in transport, energy defense, telecom and business events areas. Before joining Aramis in 2016, he previously worked for more than 10 years at Gide, where he was designated as counsel as of 2014. His professional experience  encompasses a six-month secondment within the project finance legal department  of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in 2009.

He also has  specific kills in the field of public law applicable in French Polynesia and in international context.

Aramis public law practise is recommended by Decideurs and legal 500.

Aramis is recommended for “its professionnalism, its availabiliy, its efficiency” and “its ability to bring solutions which always respond to its clients expectations and needs” (Legal 500 Paris, 2018).

Headed by the ‘very knowledgeable’ Etienne Amblard, Aramis’ two-lawyer team has strong public law contract expertise. Representing public and private sector clients, the practice is advising on major projects in the transport and telecoms sectors. It is notably assisting Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin with the eponymous railway tunnel projects, as well as French Polynesia’s Post and Telecoms Office (OPT) with the awarding of the Manatua project, consisting in the setting up of an international high-capacity submarine cable system in the Pacific. Litigation is also a strong feature of the practice, which is handling several disputes. SNCF Mobilités, the City of Paris and Egis Airport Operation are clients.” (Legal 500 EMEA, 2019).

Etienne Amblard is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

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Bertrand Baheu-Derras

Bertrand Baheu-Derras is a counsel in the Corporate/M&A team of Aramis. He graduated from the Universities of Rennes and Clermont-Ferrand as well as the Washington College of Law (American University). He previously worked for the firms Hogan Lovells and Reed Smith.

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Sarah Braïk

Sarah Braïk joined the Aramis Restructuring & Insolvency team in 2020, after completing her final internship. Her area of practice covers in out of court and/or judicial treatment of distressed companies.

She graduated from the University of Montpellier in corporate law and taxation. Prior joining Aramis, she completed internships with various business law firms and with an office of judicial administrators.

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Edouard Cahen

Edouard Cahen joined the Aramis Information Technology and Intellectual Property team in 2019, after completing his final internship. He graduated from the Law Faculty of Nancy in International Business Law from, and from ICN Business School in Corporate Finance. Prior to joining the firm, he completed internships with French and Luxembourg law firms as well as with the legal and regulatory departments of CACEIS and Danone Nutricia Africa & Overseas.

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Marion Carrega

Marion Carrega is a Counsel in the Litigation & Arbitration team of Aramis. She represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings and focuses her practice on domestic and cross border commercial disputes relating to the performance or termination of contracts, disputes involving unfair competition and corporate law litigation (post-M&A disputes, shareholder disputes, directors’ liability). She also developed a specific interest and competence in alternative dispute resolution methods (negotiation, mediation, participatory proceedings).

Before joining ARAMIS, Marion Carrega was an associate in the Litigation & Arbitration Department and in the Distribution & Competition Department of the law firm Bersay & Associés. During this period, she was also seconded to the Dispute Resolution Department of the ALSTOM Group for several months. She has previously been an in-house counsel in the legal department of the TOTAL Group for one year.

Marion Carrega is a member of the AIJA and of ArbitralWomen Association.


Innovative Procedural Rules Adopted for International Disputes before the Paris Commercial Court and the Paris Court of Appeal, Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration, 2019

Nouvelles dispositions issues de la Loi relative à la protection du secret des affaires : les mesures de protection au cours des procédures civiles et commerciales, Le Monde du Droit, 2018

L’obligation de mise en place d’un programme de conformité anti-corruption dans la loi Sapin ll, La Semaine Juridique – Entreprise et Affaires, 2017



2012 Prestation de serment (January 2012)

2011 Paris Bar School (Ecole de formation du barreau de Paris (EFB))

2010 ESSEC Business School, Master in International Business Law and Management

2008 PARIS II University (Panthéon-Assas), Master 2 degree in European Business Law

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Alexis Chahid-Nouraï

Alexis Chahid-Nouraï is one of the three partners leading the Corporate/M&A practice of Aramis. His activities range from mergers and acquisitions deals, including by way of tender offers, to equity capital markets transactions (IPOs, equity or equity-linked securities issuances). He is also an expert of French company law or securities law questions. Prior to joining Aramis in 2010, he practiced with the Paris office of Clifford Chance as an associate between 1999 and 2004 then with the French boutique Brandford-Griffith & Associés, as an associate from 2004 to 2007 and as a partner from 2008.


  • Counsel to the fund SPI – Sociétés de projets industriels, managed by Bpifrance Investissement for the purposes of its investment in Forsee Power
  • Counsel to the funds SPI – Sociétés de projets industriels and BEI – Sociétés de projets industriels, managed by Bpifrance Investissement in relation to their investment in Metex Noovista with Metabolic Explorer
  • Legal adviser to the Aalberts group in the sale of Nowak (lost wax precision casting unit) to investment funds managed by Siparex
  • Counsel to Unique Heritage Media for the purposes of the group’s refinancing with reinvestment by the founder and the funds managed by Entrepreneur Venture Gestion, and a new investment made by funds managed by 123 Investment Management
  • Legal adviser to the partners of Siltea in the sale of the company’ share capital to the Talan group
  • Counsel to the Ariane family office in the acquisition of Ponthier
  • Legal adviser to the reference shareholders,  managers and the target company in relation to the blocks purchase and tender offer on Astellia (listed on Euronext Growth) conducted by Exfo
  • Counsel to the founder and shareholders of the Valtus group, for the purposes of the OBO transaction on the group with funds managed by Initiative & Finance
  • Counsel to SBB in the reorganisation of their joint-venture RailEurope with SNCF
  • Legal adviser to Safti Group (listed on Euronext Growth) and its reference shareholder in the context of the structuring and implementation of withdrawal offer and squeeze-out procedure on the Safti group shares
  • Legal adviser to Hager in connection with its investment in Bluelinea (listed on Euronext Growth)
  • Counsel to Unique Heritage Media for the purposes of the acquisition of Fleurus Presse
  • Legal adviser to Hapsis in relation to the disposal of its consulting business to Solucom
  • Counsel to Henry Schein in connection with the acquisition of the entire share capital of BDS Dental Dépôt, a distributor a dental equipments in the east of France
  • Counsel to Henry Schein for the purposes of the acquisition of the French dental distribution business of the Sirona group
  • Legal adviser to the Eurenco group in relation to the disposal of the industrial site of Vihtavuori in Finland to the Nammo group
  • Counsel to SNPE in connection with the share capital increase of Eurenco, in an amount of EUR 95 Million, via contributions in kind and cash contributions
  • Counsel to Roxel for the purposes of the disposal of its business of ramjet design and manufacturing to the benefit of MBDA
  • Counsel to Ariane in relation to the acquisition of Groupe Doge, a company specialised in coaching and assessment
  • Counsel to Agitation des Sens (Ariane group) in connection with its strategic partnership with Etablissements Michel Ruiz in the sector of ice creams and desserts
  • Counsel to sellers and management in relation to the sale of Emailvision, listed on Alternext, to the American investment fund Francisco Partners, by way of block trades and standing market offer
  • Counsel to Ariane, in relation to its acquisition of the PCB Création group, major player in the food decorations design and production sector, from its founders
  • Counsel to Wireless Telecom in relation to the sale of the French assets of its ?test and measure instruments? worldwide business to the Aeroflex group

Capital Markets

  • Counsel to Safti Groupe for the purposes of the flotation transfer from the OTC market to the Alternext market (with an offer to the public)
  • Counsel to Eurinnov in connection with its IPO on the Marché libre (OTC market)
  • Counsel to Merci Plus Groupe in relation to its IPO on the Alternext market


Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, DESS in intellectual property (1996) and master of laws, company and tax laws (1995)
Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, lessons of DESS in company and tax laws (1997)

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Aurélien Condomines

Aurélien Condomines is one of the founding partners of Aramis and in charge of economic law. His practice is essentially related to antitrust law, distribution law, consumer law and customs law. He represents companies on a regular basis for the negotiation and drafting of complex contracts and, as a litigator, he represents the firm’s clients before the French and EC courts on matters in his areas of specialty. Finally, he is in charge of the firm’s compliance practice (corruption and antitrust).

Aurélien Condomines formerly worked for the firms de Pardieu Brocas Maffei in Paris, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and Morgan Lewis in Paris. He has tought legal strategy for managers in the setting of the MBA program of the HEC Business School in Paris and antitrust law at the Institute of Political Science of Lille. He has published a book on French competition law in 2014.

His distribution and competition practice at Aramis is recommended by Legal 500, GCR and Décideurs.



Notification of a real estate deal for La Française to the French Competition Authority

Counsel to InVivo for the notifications of the acquisition of the Soufflet group in several jurisdictions

Notification of the acquisition of a garden centre business by the Eurea group to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the acquisition of Vinadeis by InVivo Wine to the French Competition Authority

Notification of several merger operations carried out by the Primonial group (Bridgepoint)

Notification of the acquisition of Sunclear by Aramis to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the acquisition of DNCA by Natixis Asset Management to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the acquisition of Sterenn by Promodis to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the acquisition of assets of Daher by Norbert Dentressangle to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the acquisition of Panhard by Renault Trucks to the French Competition Authority

Notification of the creation of two joint ventures between Danone and Norbert Dentressangle to the European Commission

Notification of the creation of a joint venture between La Poste and Swiss Post to the European Commission

Notification of the creation of a joint venture between Natixis and Rothschild to the European Commission

Notification of the acquisition of joint control by InVivo over RAGT Semences to the French and German authorities

Notification of the acquisition of Benedicta by H.J. Heinz to the French authorities


Representation of a major player in medical distribution in an investigation before the French Competition Authority

Representation of Sodiaal for the implementation of commitments resulting from the dairy products case

Representation of XPO – Norbert Dentressangle in the context of a cartel case in the courier sector before the French Competition Authority

Representation of FIA in the poultry sector cartel case before the French Competition Authority

Representation of a company in a complaint before the French Competition Authority in the tax software sector

Representation of Titres Cadeaux in a complaint before the French Competition Authority concerning the gift card sector

Representation of the European Commission before the Court of First Instance of the European Communities in the elevator cartel case

Representation of several companies before the French Competition Council in the case of boiler rooms in Saône et Loire (public contract)


Counsel to numerous suppliers in their negotiations with large-scale distributors

Drafting of contractual documentation for the distribution of products (general terms and conditions, distribution contracts, Internet charter)

Advised several suppliers in the context of their Internet distribution policy

Regularly advising several companies on the assessment of risks related to misleading advertising

Counsel to a manufacturer of electronic products in the context of product withdrawals from the market

Representation of a company in the context of an investigation by the DGCCRF regarding the characteristics of food products

Representation of a company in a criminal trial regarding invoicing and advertising

Regular advice on customs law (embargoes, recovery of customs duties, special customs procedures)


Representation of several companies (logistics, distribution) in the context of litigation concerning the brutal rupture of contractual relations

Representation of a real estate builder in connection with major construction disputes

Representation of several companies in matters of unfair competition (parasitism, denigration, poaching, etc.)

Representation of investors in financial matters (Madoff, Edelweiss)

Representation of the European Commission in proceedings concerning car distribution

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Nelson Da Riba

Nelson Da Riba is the partner responsible for the tax law practice of the firm. His practice focuses on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, real estate transactions, and management packages. He also assists companies and individuals in their relationships with the French tax authorities within the context of tax rulings as well as tax audits or tax litigation.

Prior to joining Aramis in 2020, Nelson began his carreer at Gide Loyrette Nouel and then joined BDGS Associés where he became partner in 2019.

Nelson is a member of the IACF (Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux).



Post-graduate degree – DJCE in Business and Tax law, Cergy-Pontoise University (2006)

Specialisation in Tax law, Montpellier University (2006)

Practice areas

Tax law

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Barbara Daudet

Barbara provides both advisory and litigation services in all areas of intellectual property. She assists international groups as well as small and medium-sized companies in various industries.

Before joining the firm in 2020, Barbara worked in the IP department of an international law firm in Paris and was also an in-house counsel in a patent valuation company. She holds a Master Degree in IP/IT law from the University Panthéon Assas.

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Aymeric de Mol

Aymeric de Mol is a Counsel in the Corporate/M&A team. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities law. He also advises on corporate restructurings, management packages and M&A litigation.

Aymeric de Mol acts for French and foreign companies and investment funds of all sizes, active in various sectors (transports, new technologies, real estate, media, commodities, etc.). He also advises numerous young companies on their fundraisings.

He began his career in 2011 and previously worked at Linklaters, Cleary Gottlieb and De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés.



Aymeric de Mol holds an LL.M. in Business Law from the University College of London, a Master’s degree in Business Law (Belgica Program) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain.

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Cédric de Pouzilhac

Cedric de Pouzilhac is heading the arbitration practice and is one of the partners in charge of the litigation practice at ARAMIS. His areas of practice cover business law disputes, in matters relating to contracts and liability, construction and industrial risk (product liability, expert proceedings, insurance), corporate law (shareholders’ disputes, post-acquisition disputes, contractual gurantees and first demand bank guarantees) as well as compliance/anti-corruption . He has developped strong expertise in Energy and Transport as well as international inheritance disputes involving trusts or foundations.

Before joining ARAMIS, Cédric was a partner at Bersay & Associés (2008). Previously, he practiced at the litigation/arbitration department of Lovells (Paris, now Hogan Lovells), and at Larroumet Pouzilhac. He is a member of the Paris Bar, the IBA and ICC France.

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Pierre Galmiche

Pierre GALMICHE is an associate within the antitrust and economic law department. Pierre graduated from the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (M2 International Economic Governance, 2011; Magistère de Droit des Activités Economiques, 2011). He has been practicing since 2014 and joined Aramis in 2016.

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Kévyn Gillet

Kévyn Gillet joined Aramis’ public law team in 2017. He previously worked within administrative Court and several law firms including Fidal.

His scope of expertise covers all public law especially railway regulation issues, public procurement law and urban planning. He often represents companies and public entities before administrative Courts. He’s also involved in criminal issues.

He’s coauthor of a flagship publication (“jurisclasseur”) on competitive dialogue procedure.

Kévyn graduated from University Paris II – Panthéon-Assas (Master 2 in Economic public law).

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Cécile Goy

Cécile joined the Intellectual Property team in 2021. Her practice covers all areas of intellectual property, both in counseling and litigation, more specifically patent litigation.

Before joining Aramis, Cécile worked with law firms and trademark attorneys, and with the Paris Court of Appeal and the legal department of the Renault group. She is a graduate of the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (Master 2 Industrial Property).

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Estelle Isik

Estelle Isik joined the Litigation & Arbitration department in 2021.

She represents both French and international clients in litigation and pre-litigation claims before civil and commercial courts. Her areas of practice include complex commercial disputes, product liability and industrial risk. Estelle Isik also regularly advises companies on regulatory compliance and product safety matters in both a domestic and international context.

Prior to joining Aramis, Estelle Isik worked in the Litigation practice of Hogan Lovells, followed by Signature Litigation.




Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2015, Estelle graduated from the University of Nanterre with Master 2 in International and European Litigation.

Practice areas

Litigation & Arbitration

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Louis Jestaz

Louis holds a Master Degree in business law from the University Paris II Assas and a postgraduate diploma in the intellectual applied property from the University Paris 12. Before joining Aramis, Louis worked as an IP litigator in a US law firm. Prior to being admitted to the Bar, Louis served at the Paris District Court where he assisted the Paris IP judges.  His working experience also extend to Buenos Aires and Shanghai. Louis gives lectures at the University of Poitiers within Master 2 of Research and valorization of innovation.  He is a member of APRAM and AIPPI.

Louis speaks French, English and Spanish.

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Alexandre Kandemir

Alexandre KANDEMIR joined the Employment Law department in 2019. He works both on advisory and litigation matters.

Alexandre holds a master’s degree in Employment Law. He previously worked in various other law firms’ employment law departments (including PDGB  and Fuchs Cohana Reboul).


Practice areas

Employment law

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Gaëtan Le Page

Gaëtan Le Page is an association within the Corporate/M&A team of the firm.

He specializes in corporate law. Gaëtan is at ease working on domestic and cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, including LBO, majority and minority investments and joint-ventures.

Prior to joining Aramis in 2021, he practiced in the same areas at Linklaters as well as in the area of listed debt and capital markets transactions.

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Anne-Hélène Le Trocquer

Anne-Hélène Le Trocquer is one of the three partners responsible for the Corporate/M&A practice of Aramis. Her professional practice mainly covers M&A, strategic alliances, fundraising (venture/growth capital, ICO) and restructuring. She also deals with all types of French Company law issues. Furthermore, Anne-Hélène has developed an industry-specific expertise in the field of strategic disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain/DLT and her sectoral expertise covers in particular financial services, asset management, IT & SaaS services, retail and mobility. Prior to joining Aramis, she worked in the Paris, London and New York offices of Clifford Chance where she started her career in 2003, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, and de Gaulle Fleurance & Associés as a partner from 2015. Professional memberships: IBA, Cercle Montesquieu and ADAN (Association pour le Développement des Actifs Numériques).



French Juris Doctor (Magistère), with Certificate in Domestic and International Business law, Rennes I University (1997)

Masters of Laws in International Business legal studies (LL.M.), Exeter University, U.K. (1998)

International Business law postgraduate degree (DJCE) and Legal Management of Business Organizations postgraduate degree (DESS), Aix-Marseille III University (1999-2000)

French Barrister Certificate, Paris Bar School (2002)

Masters of Laws in Business legal studies (M&A and Contracts) (LL.M.), NYU School of Law, U.S.A. (2009)

Management Control, Finance & Accounting Analysis postgraduate degree, ESSEC (Paris Business School) (2012)

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Marianne Long

Marianne works in both advisory and litigation matters, in particular on IT and commercial contracts, data protection, e-commerce and regulated activities.

With several years of experience in leading law firms and secondments to the legal departments of well-known companies, Marianne has also worked as an external data protection officer (DPO). She has obtained the AFNOR certification recognizing the competences of (DPO).



Marianne was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2016 and holds a Master’s degree in International Business Law obtained both in France and in the Netherlands (2013) as well as a Master’s degree in Multimedia and IT Law from the Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas University (2014).

Practice areas

Information Technology

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Léa Lorentz

Léa Lorentz joined the Corporate/M&A team of Aramis in 2021 after having completed her final internship.

Léa assists our clients in their M&A and private equity transactions as well as for any specific company law issues.

Léa holds a Master’s degree in banking and financial law from the University of Strasbourg. Prior to joining Aramis, she completed internships in business law firms and in a French bank of international renown?

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Florent Mattern

Florent joined Aramis after a 4-year experience as an IP litigator in another law firm. He graduated from the University of Strasbourg and from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI).

Florent also worked in a law firm in Asia and for the Swatch Group, in Switzerland. He is a member of AACEIPI.

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Benjamin May

Benjamin May is one of the founding partners of ARAMIS. His professional practice covers regulatory work, intellectual property, information technology, e-commerce and data protection. His practice also includes commercial contracts and litigation. Benjamin has a particular focus in the field of life sciences and in the financial services sector.

He graduated from the University of Paris XI and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe). He previously worked for the law firms Gide, both in Budapest and Paris, and de Pardieu Brocas & Maffei in Paris. He speaks French and English. Benjamin teaches Information technology law at the Paris graduated school of management (ESCP-Europe) and is a frequent speaker in conferences in his areas of expertise. Professional memberships: INTA, EPLAW, ITECHLAW, APRAM, AIPPI and ADAN.


What the market says on us

“Benjamin May leads the IT and IP practice at the firm, and his practice encompasses contract litigation, as well as internet law and personal data matters..” reports Who’s Who Legal. It also declares that Benjamin “is is a top-tier patents lawyer with in-depth expertise when it comes to the life sciences sector”.

‘Benjamin May is excellent, available and responsive. He provides relevant and constructive advice.’ Legal 500

Benjamin May has the appreciable quality of being subtle in his advice and his approach and assessment of situations. He has an excellent understanding of European regulations and French legislation. He knows to respond to requests in a pragmatic way. He is simple, reliable, mentally quick and thus efficient. He’s a person of great value.‘ Legal 500

More information about Benjamin May on Who’s Who Legal web site here.



2006: Co-founder of Aramis

2001-2005: De Pardieu Brocas Maffei (Paris)

1998-2001: Gide Loyrette Nouel (Budapest and Paris)

Graduate of the Master of Law (corporate law and tax) of the University of Paris XI (1997)

Paris Graduate School of Management (ESCP Europe, 1996)

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Raphaël Mellerio

Raphaël Mellerio is one of the three partners in charge of the corporate/mergers and acquisitions practice at Aramis. His main activities relate to mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures. He also represents companies on a regular basis in the setting up of complex agreements in the field of franchising and industrial transactions. Finally, he deals with certain issues of economic law and international commercial law. Raphaël Mellerio is one of the founding partners of Aramis in 2006. He formerly worked for the firm Clifford Chance in London and Paris, where he spent 10 years and became counsel in 2003.

The Mergers & Acquisitions practice of Aramis is recommended by Legal 500, Decideurs and Option Finance..

Raphaël Mellerio is described as “a very involved lawyer, with an excellent reputation“, “extremely reactive” and “pragmatic“, “who perfectly understands how large groups work“. Raphaël is also mentioned in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in France for the M&A practice.



Counsel to Tata Steel in the sale of Monopanel to Bremhove (2022)

Counsel to Asendia (JV La Poste/Swiss Post) on the acquisition of the remaining stake in eShopWorld (e-commerce solutions for the distribution of retail products) (2021)

Counsel to La Poste group in the acquisition of Nouvéal e-santé and the opening of its capital to bpifrance (2020)

Counsel to Laboratoires Lehning in its acquisition of Laboratoire Lescuyer (2020)

Counsel to owning family of Laboratoires Iprad in the sale to Biocodex (2019)

Counsel to La Poste group in the acquisition of 75% of the capital of Economie d’Energie (2019)

Counsel to the Keolis group in the acquisition of Car Postal France (2019)

Counsel to Eiffage Construction in the acquisition of B3 Ecodesign (2019)

Counsel to Thai Union in the taking of a minority interest (via convertible bonds) in Nutrifish (2019)

Counsel to Eiffage Construction in the sale of a commercial mall in Lisbon (2019)

Counsel to La Poste (French Post Office) in the taking of a controlling interest in Asendia (2018)

Counsel to German group Froskrone on the acquisition of Piz’ Wich and Varenne Gastronomie (2018)

Counsel to Eiffage Construction of Switzerland-based Priora AG (2018)

Counsel to the sellers of family group Agrobiothers on the sale of a controlling stake to investment fund Gimv (OBO) (2018)

Counsel to US group Circor on the sale of its machining and assembly business related to the aeronautics sector (2017)

Counsel to Asendia (JV La Poste/Swiss Post) on the acquisition of a controlling stake in eShopWorld (e-commerce solutions for the distribution of retail products) (2017)

Counsel to Fives on the acquisition of Syleps (automated systems for industrial plants) (2017)

Counsel to a major US agribusiness company on the acquisition of Chamtor from Vivescia (2017)

Counsel to a French family group in the acquisition (and its related financing) of a subsidiary of the ARKEMA group specialising in the distribution of plastic and aluminium sheets (turnover of EUR. 180 million) (2015-16)

Counsel to French cooperative group PROMODIS/CENTRADIS in the acquisition of Groupe Sterenn, a leading distributor of agricultural parts and equipment (2014)

Counsel to THAI UNION in the acquisition of MERALLIANCE, French leader in smoked salmon sold under private labels (2014)

Counsel to Danish group PRO DESIGN in the acquisition of ARCHITECTURES, the owner of spectacles brands Face a Face and Woow (2013)

Lead counsel to ASENDIA (joint venture between LA POSTE and SWISS POST) in the take over of the international mail business of Pitney Bowes in the UK (2013)

Lead counsel in the acquisition of the Ludus sugar refinery located in Romania by TEREOS (2013)

Counsel to ARCELORMITTAL in the sale of Savoie Metal Toiture to DESCOURS & CABAUD (2012)

Counsel to RENAULT TRUCKS DEFENSE in the acquisition of PANHARD, the constructor of light-weight armored vehicles (2012)

Counsel to LA POSTE in its alliance with SWISS POST in relation to international mail (ASENDIA) (2012)

Counsel to TEREOS SYRAL in the take over of Féculerie d’Haussimont (2011)

Counsel to TEREOS in the sale of Mascarin (2011)

Counsel to H.J. HEINZ in the sale of its French mustard production plant (2011)

Counsel to TEREOS in the establishment of joint ventures in France and Brazil with PURE CIRCLE for the marketing of high purity stevia extracts and innovative sweetening solutions combining sugar and stevia (2010)

Counsel to the InVivo and RAGT groups in their strategic alliance in the field of seeds (2010)

Counsel to the TEREOS group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Quartier Français (2010)

Counsel to MAROC TELECOM in the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Sotelma, the national historic telecoms operator of Mali, in the context of its privatization (2009)

Counsel to South African wines and spirits group DISTELL in the acquisition of the Cognac brand Bisquit from Pernod Ricard (2009)

Counsel to H.J. Heinz in the acquisition of Benedicta, the French leader in table sauces, mayonnaise and salad dressings (2008)


Advisor to well-known restaurant brands in the setting up and monitoring of their domestic and international franchise networks


Advisor to the Government of Seychelles in the negotiation and setting up of an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between countries of the Indian Ocean region and the European Community (successor to Cotonou agreements)

Advisor of several major food multinationals with production activities in Africa and South America over compliance of local operations with EC regulations (with a view to the export of products manufactured locally to the EC on a duty free basis)



University of Paris XI, DEA in contract law – 1994
University of Edinburgh, LLM – 1993
Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction (Paris) – Diploma in translation and interpretation – 1992
University of Paris XI, Master of laws – 1992

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Frédéric Milcamps

Frédéric Milcamps is the partner responsible for the labour law practice of the firm. He has extensive experience assisting clients in connection with all aspects of labour law in particular with regard to workforce restructurings (including economic dismissal in the frame of social plans), mergers/acquisitions and outsourcings, as well as with the implementation of  profit sharing plans. He also has an extensive practice in relation to the hiring and termination of senior executives. Finally, Frédéric Milcamps has a daily practice of labour law litigation.

Frédéric Milcamps was admitted at the Paris Bar in 1996. He has previously worked within the labour law departments of Latham & Watkins and Davis Ward Philips & Vineberg. He cofounded the DMS law firm where he was partner from 2006 to 2011.

Frédéric MILCAMPS is member of AVOSIAL (employment lawyer association) and of IBA.



  • Advising foreign groups in various sectors (nuclear energy, ready-to-wear, fast food) on labour law aspects arising from their establishment in France
  • Advising an EC joint venture in the field of nuclear energy in the implementation of delegations of powers
  • Assisting clients (building industry, consulting) on the labour law aspects arising from a reorganization (transfer of staff as part of spin offs)
  • Assisting US groups (medical devices, software development and distribution) in the closure of their French subsidiaries, implementation of redundancy procedures (including social plans)
  • Advice on the setting up of profit-sharing schemes
  • Assistance in the employee representative’s election for French and foreign groups
  • Assistance upon the recruitment and dismissal of senior executives (employment contracts and corporate office)


  • Advice on labour law aspects as part of acquisitions in various sectors (automobile, electrical appliances, retirement homes, medical equipment, food processing industry)
  • Advising a private security international group in the take-over of staff employed by a company in receivership


  • Advising the French subsidiary of a US pharmaceutical group in the context of harassment claims
  • Representing a major insurance group and a US hotels group in proceedings related to discrimination
  • Assisting a services group (catering, cleaning) in the context of judicial proceedings linked to the transfer of undertakings (TUPE)
  • Representing an investment fund in a litigation against a former partner (with major Carried Interest claims)
  • Assisting a group (defence sector) in a litigation brought by a former officer (change of control provision, golden parachute subject to regulate agreements rules)
  • Advising a foreign car manufacturer in a litigation process against a former officer (regulatory activities)




  • Institute of Comparative Law – 1995
  • DESS in Business Law – 1994
  • Master in Business Law – 1993


Practice areas

Employment law

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Vincent Pellier

Vincent Pellier is the partner in charge of the Restructuring & Insolvency department of Aramis. He is regularly involved in out of court and/or judicial treatment of distressed companies, including litigation with regards to pre-insolvency and insolvency proceedings. Prior to joining Aramis in 2017, Vincent was associate at Bredin Prat and then counsel at Willkie Farr Paris. Vincent also gained a specific experience by practicing at insolvency trustees’ offices. Vincent has published various articles in INSOL Europe, Option Finance, Stratégie Finance Droit and gives lectures on bankruptcy law related matters. Vincent is a member of the Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises (ARE) and of the Association Française des Fiduciaires (AFF).

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2007, Vincent holds a degree in business law from Université Parix IX – Dauphine (2004) and a master in advanced study from Oxford Brookes University (2002).

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David Roche

David is Partner in the IT/IP team of Aramis. He works in both advisory and litigation matters, in particular on information technologies and regulatory matters. Before joining Aramis in 2011 David worked with various law firms and with Arkema’s legal department. He is a postgraduate from Aix-Marseille (Master 2 in business and tax law) and Montpellier (Master 2 in contract law) Universities.

David is a member of AIJA and ADAN, and speaks French, English and Italian.

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Salomé Saada

Salomé Saada joined the Tax team in 2020, after completing her final internship. She notably advises companies in transactional tax matters and individuals in wealth tax matters.

Salomé holds a Master degree in Tax law from the University Panthéon-Assas. Prior joining the firm Aramis, she completed internships with several business law firms as well as with companies’ tax departments.

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Aramis Bruxelles
Place Eugène Flagey 7
1050 Ixelles, Belgique
Aramis Paris
9 rue Scribe F - 75009 Paris
Tel :+33(0) 1 53 30 77 00