The firm is an internationally renowned franchising expert since decades, both in transactional and litigation work. Olivia GAST, leading managing partner since 2013, has just been appointed as Officer of the International Bar Association’s International Franchising Committee.



The firm is strongly business and innovation oriented. It has a full-service approach that includes strategic vision and planning, management, marketing and communication issues. Olivia GAST owns a business school degree in Management Technology and Innovation.



The firm advocates for the environment and gives out “1% for the Planet”: health, animals and environment protection issues, mountain professionals defense, Green IT (such as planned obsolescence) … We can help.



Olivia GAST is a certified Arbitrator and is training to be a Mediator. She gives conferences about arbitration in distribution agreements and write articles on the topic. You can appoint her as Arbitrator.

Franchising - Distribution - Competition

Contracts, litigation, negotiations, commercial leases, e-retail, competition, brands, international, corporate, investments… and Arbitration and other ADR.

Our office helps all kinds of networks in accordance with all types of distribution (Franchise, Master Franchise, selective distribution…) at each stage of their development, in France and abroad thanks to the bilingual know-how of our lawyers and our partners abroad, especially in the USA.

As such, our office is a member of many international franchise lawyers organizations. We are also working in contact with marketing, real estate and budgeting experts…


Arbitration and other ADR.

Olivia GAST is a certified Arbitrator, and is training to become also a Mediator.

You can consult her on an arbitration matter, or appoint her as an Arbitrator in a case.

Environment - New Technologies - IT

Contracts and competition over environment, new technologies and Green IT (REACh, ErP, WEEE, cloud computing contracts, CNIL: National Commission on Informatics and Liberty …).

Audit and legal monitoring (especially for CSR reporting), assistance with research tax credit, environmental regulation compliance:

Environmental labeling (large retailers), carbon content display (transportation), Waste (including WEEE and packaging), ICPE (Environmentally Protected Facility), Water Law, Bail Vert (“Green Leases”, an environmental annex of commercial leases)…

Our office is involved in many working groups and is a member of many organizations in France and abroad.

We are working in contact with experts, including CSR monitoring (especially with softwares), digital edition and publication of virtual documents.

International Partners

As a member of many international organizations, (International Bar Association, International Franchise Association, American Bar Association, International Distribution Institute, IDArb (for arbitration), Union Internationale des Avocats, Center of Environmental Law of IUCN…), our office has entered into a partnership with many law offices abroad: USA, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, United Kingdom, Russia, Taiwan, amongst others.

Our office regularly works with foreign brands, especially with the USA.

Thus, our office helps foreign clients to set up their network in France, and French clients to develop abroad.


Every year, the firm participates in PARIS FRANCHISE EXPO in March. Don’t wait, set up a meeting! As Lawyers’ Innovation Price nominee, the firm introduced its electronic franchise disclosure document (eFDD).

Every year the firm participates in international franchising events, such as the IBA/IFA JOINT Convention in May, the Forum on Franchising in the fall, the IBA… Don’t be shy, meet us there ! Olivia GAST is regularly a speaker and author.