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France BNR Avocats 46 LEGAL AWARDS 2019 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM AGENCY, DISTRIBUTION & LICENSING LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR About Julien Rivet As a member of the Paris Bar Association and founding partner of the law firm Berthezène Nevouet Rivet, Julien manages the firm’s Commercial Law and Litigation practices. With an expertise in retail distribution and franchising, Julien assists his clients in implementing and developing their network, as well as in handling operational issues. His clients are, for the most part, companies in the fashion, retail, restaurant and hospitality, and optical wear industries. While acting on their behalf, Julien advises a number of franchising networks as well as French and foreign brands operating a network with a worldwide reach. Julien has developed a special focus on the fashion industry, notably after having gained operational experience working as an active partner in a children’s wear brand distributed between 2007 and 2013, in more than 90 retail outlets across the globe. For almost 10 years now, he has been the reference lawyer for the French Knitwear and Lingerie Federation. Julien is listed in “Who’s Who Legal: Franchises” as leading legal practitioners in the French franchise sector since 2017 and has been awarded “Lawyer of the year 2018 ” in the category “Agency, Distribution and Licensing – France”, by “Lawyer Monthly”. As a seasoned litigator, he regularly represents clients before civil and commercial courts in France. Amember of the Paris Bar for nearly 20 years, he has acquired a recognized expertise in litigation. His professional experience at world-class French and Anglo-American law firms has permitted him to expand his practice area to cover complex business litigation, often with an international dimension. His clients value his reactivity and his capacity for anticipation, which are demonstrated in the creative and highly effective litigation strategies he has developed. Because many of his clients have significant operations outside France, he is regularly called upon to lead teams in challenging cases involving international private law matters, such as conflict of law and jurisdiction issues, and international public law matters regarding the application of international conventions and treaties. In these situations, Julien is able to rely on its broad familiarity with mutual legal assistance procedures available under international conventions and treaties, and especially its lawyers’ knowledge of US discovery procedures. Although he is especially keen on pursuing court-based disputes, he is also a fervent advocate of alternative dispute resolutions. In that regard, he is a certified mediator, having been accredited by the CMAP (Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris) and the CEDR (Center for Effective Dispute Resolution-London) and has numerous mediation proceedings to his credit. Julien is also a member of ADR Committee of the American Bar Association IBA Mediation Committee. Drawing on the expertise of his fellow partners, he can also advise clients on Corporate, M&A and Employment Law matters. As a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Franchise Association, he relies on a global network of legal experts, to work with clients on foreign-based projects. Lastly, Julien loves cooking, natural wines, Sergio Leone westerns. When he was 10, he wanted to be an ornithologist. Firm Profile BNR Avocats is a business boutique law firm based in Paris, founded in 2008. Its partners all have backgrounds in leading French and Anglo-Saxon law firms. They have the skills and experience necessary to provide clients with high-quality legal assistance, based on their full involvement in each matter or case. BNR lawyers’ know-how combines legal expertise and a comprehensive understanding of relevant economic and human factors. BNR attorneys can therefore assist clients with adapting the strategy to relevant legal constraints, finding solutions to particularly sensitive matters, as well as protecting their interests before French courts and arbitral tribunals. At BNR, clients can get legal assistance with their international projects thanks to BNR partners’ special relationships with overseas lawyers with whom they coordinate as part of a comprehensive and integrated service. Areas of Expertise • Mergers & Acquisitions • Venture Capital • Commercial Contracts • Distribution & franchise law • Litigation • Mediation • Employment law BNR AVOCATS Contact Julien Rivet - Avocat associé, BNR Avocats 50 rue Etienne Marcel 75002 Paris - France T: +33 144825005 | M: +33613342525 E:

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