Four partners focus mainly on media and media-related disputes: Alain Barsikian, Pierre-Olivier Chartier, Michaël Majster and Judith Vuillez. They are assisted by several associates: Adriana Biscan, Chloé Brotons, Sandrine Haddad, Andréa Nehmé and Pierre-Olivier Rocchi.

The firm’s clients include a large number of artists and writers in all fields (music, film, audio-visual, literature, theatre), top level sports figures as well as music, film, television and live show producers, publishers, distributors, TV and radio broadcasters, collective management companies, and electronic communication operators.

Accordingly, the firm has a very wide client base covering the full spectrum of the creation, exploitation and broadcasting of cultural content and has developed in-depth expertise in the area of intellectual property litigation, in the field of telecoms and new technology and in the domain of acquisitions (M&A, equity participations, acquisitions of editorial or music catalogues, etc.) in media. Additionally, the firm regularly advises its clients on IT law, specifically one of the top collective copyright management companies, and on advertising law, providing advice to both advertisers and advertising departments. The firm also provides sports law services to top athletes and premier clubs.

 


Legal 500 2019 France


Media and entertainment

 

The three partner names to note at CBR & Associés are Alain Barsikian, Michaël Majster and commercial litigator Pierre-Olivier Chartier. Recent contentious highlights include Mr. Chartier’s work for TF1 regarding its dispute with Dailymotion and YouTube over their distribution of materials the rights of which belong to the client. On the music front, Mr. Majster acted on the sale of a number of music festivals, and a major French client appointed the firm to act in litigation arising from new legislation regarding licensing in digital radio space.