Pierrat & Associés is composed of a dozen lawyers registered at the Paris Bar and co-directed by three partners, Sophie Viaris of Lesegno, Emmanuel Pierrat and Sirma Guner.
Two years after being sworn in before the Paris Court of Appeal in 1993, Emmanuel Pierrat started Cabinet Pierrat, quickly recognized for its expertise in copyright, media law and criminal law.
In 2003, in order to cope with the development of his firm’s activity, he joined forces with Sophie Viaris de Lesegno, his associate for several years, and they co-founded SELARL CABINET PIERRAT.
Together, they develop a clientele belonging to all facets of the cultural world (book, media, art, fashion, live shows, music and architecture sectors) that they advise and assist with literary and artistic property cases as well as general private law matters.
The diversification of its clientele and their legal needs have led CABINET PIERRAT to structure itself into two poles: a “culture and communication law” pole headed by Sophie Viaris de Lesegno and Emmanuel Pierrat and a “generalist, criminal law ” pole for which Sirma Guner, appointed partner in January 2019, became responsible the same year, alongside Emmanuel Pierrat.
In July 2019, Camille Domange joined the firm, renamed PIERRAT & ASSOCIÉS, as Of Counsel in order to strengthen its skills in digital and cultural law.
In less than 30 years, PIERRAT & ASSOCIÉS has become a leading firm in intellectual property law, media and art market law, criminal and press law as well as in the defense of Fundamental Freedoms , while developing recognized expertise in family law, inheritance, civil and commercial liability, labor law and public law.
Our firm now includes a team of around twenty professionals dedicated to advice and litigation with the aim of supporting, advising and defending its clients in all circumstances of their professional and private lives.
Pierrat & Associés, was founded in 2003 by Emmanuel Pierrat and Sophie Viaris de Lesegno with the aim of supporting, advising and defending their clients in all the circumstances of their professional and private life.
In less than 20 years, Pierrat & Associés has become a leading law firm for intellectual property law, media and art market law, criminal law and the defense of Fundamental Freedoms while developing renowned expertise in family law, inheritance, civil and commercial litigation and labor law. The arrival, in January 2019, of Sirma Guner as a partner strengthened the firm’s established expertise in these fields.
Finally, still expanding, Pierrat & Associé has welcomed, in July 2019, Camille Domange as of Counsel. Camille has developed recognized skills in digital law, media and culture law acquired at the Ministry of Culture and Communication, where he held the position of Head of the Department of Digital Policies and, until 2019, at EndemolShine of which he was the Group General Counsel & Public Affair Director.
Pierrat & Associés today includes three partners – Emmanuel Pierrat, Sophie Viaris de Lesegno and Sirma Guner – a lawyer of counsel (from September 2019), 8 associates, thus forming, with administrative and financial team, a law firm of twenty professionals dedicated to consulting and litigation.