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 and is a Who's Who Legal Global Thought Leader in Franchising.



Olivia GAST is a certified Mediator, and also an Arbitrator. She gives conferences about Mediation and Arbitration in distribution agreements and writes articles on the topic. You can appoint her as a Mediator or Arbitrator. She is a member of different Mediation Centers and Associations.



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



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 and works with experts.

Franchising - Distribution - Competition

Our firm helps Franchise, Masterfranchise, Distribution Networks in Litigation as well as Transactional work and Negotiation. We do Mediation, 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…


Mediation, Arbitration and other ADR.

Olivia GAST is an experienced Negociator, as well as Mediator (2 year long Mediation certificate) and a certified Arbitrator.

She is a member of different Mediation Associations (IBA’s International Mediation Committee, NotreAccord, CALMA, CAMI, ARCADA…). The firm is involved in several working groups and is a member of many organizations in France and abroad.

You can consult her, or appoint her as a Mediator or an Arbitrator in a case.

Environment - New Technologies - IT

The Firm is a Member of 1% For the Planet and gives every year 1% of its turnover to that environmental organization. We are committed to reducing our impacts on our Planet.

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

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

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 Annual Conference, 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 every year a chair, a speaker and an author.