Firms To Watch: Media and entertainment: Book publishers

WAN Avocats' IP, media and IT-focused team is particularly skilled in copyright issues faced by authors, including online infringement.

Media and entertainment: Book publishers in France


Known for its expertise in intellectual property and information technology, Varet Près Killy advises an illustrious clientele in the book publishing sector such as the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Recent highlights for the group include advising Centre national du livre on copyright and industrial property law. Leadership of the practice is shared between IP expert Vincent Varet and Xavier Près, a specialist in litigation related to publishing.

Responsables de la pratique:

Vincent Varet; Xavier Près

Les références

‘Xavier Près is very available, very responsive and very shrewd in his approach.’

Principaux clients

Centre national du livre

Bibliothèque nationale de France

Vercken & Gaullier

A boutique firm focused on the media and IT sectors, Vercken & Gaullier assists major players in the book publishing sphere, such as Hachette Livre, with a diverse range of matters, including contracts, litigation and lobbying actions. Drawing on the team's extensive industry experience, recent highlights of the firm include large-scale disputes, among them copyright infringement cases. The firm is also expanding its practice into the burgeoning podcast and audiobook sector. Copyright and IT law specialist Florence Gaullier co-heads the group with Gilles Vercken, whose client base includes the European Commission and digital art gallery Art-3000, and Edouard Mille.

Responsables de la pratique:

Florence Gaullier; Edouard Mille; Gilles Vercken

Principaux clients

Hachette Livre

Hachette Collections



Elsevier Masson

Ankama Editions

Groupe Bayard

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting Hachette Livre in various copyright matters, including infringement proceedings.