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Edouard Fortunet co-leads the Firm's global brand protection & enforcement group.

On the litigation front, he has focused on high-stakes copyright, trademark, design, and unfair competition litigation leading matters for national and international clients before French and EU Courts. In addition to trying cases, Edouard advises clients on brand strategies worldwide and covers the full spectrum from the creation, protection, and enhancement to the enforcement of IP rights.

In the transactional area, Edouard is an experienced intellectual property lawyer. He has been involved in the IP aspects of numerous IPOs and several complex French and international M&A transactions over the past decade. He routinely carries out multijurisdictional projects and works closely with clients to successfully design, structure, and implement technology and commercial transactions to achieve high-stakes business objectives.

Edouard has solid experience in assisting businesses in a variety of sectors that includes tech, energy, life sciences, entertainment, and retail.

Edouard is a member of APRAM (Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners [board member] [president of the "IP in the Economy" Commission]), INTA (International Trademark Association), AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), and AIDV (International Wine Law Association).


  • Eurobio Scientific acquires GenDxJones Day is advising Eurobio Scientific SA in the acquisition of the Dutch company Genome Diagnostics BV (GenDx) from its founder and its shareholders for €135 million (net of adjusted cash).
  • Swile and Groupe BPCE to combine to create global leader in employee benefitsJones Day is advising Swile, a worktech unicorn, in the acquisition of Bimpli, a subsidiary of Groupe BPCE and leader in employee services and benefits in France.
  • Castor raises $23.5 million in Series A financingJones Day represented Castor SAS, data catalog platform, in its $23.5 million Series A financing round led by Blossom.
  • Deezer merges with and into I2PO S.A.Jones Day is advising Deezer S.A. in the context of the proposed SPAC transaction whereby Deezer S.A. would be merged with and into I2PO S.A., a French SPAC listed on the professional segment of the regulated market of Euronext Paris and the related PIPE financing.
  • Simpson Manufacturing Company announces offer to acquire Etanco GroupJones Day advised Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc. in the €725 million acquisition of the Etanco Group.
  • ACV acquires Monk SASJones Day advised ACV, who provides a leading digital marketplace for wholesale vehicle transactions and data services and is listed on Nasdaq, in connection with its acquisition of Monk, a leading French AI-powered imaging and vehicle inspection platform that automates vehicle damage detection.
  • Fragbite acquires Lucky Kat B.V.Jones Day advised Fragbite Group AB, a global esports and gaming company, in the acquisition of Lucky Kat B.V.
  • Eight Roads leads $110 million Series B financing round of LeocareJones Day assisted Eight Roads as lead investor in the $110 million Series B financing round of Leocare, the first multiservice neo-insurance in France (home, car, motorcycle, and smartphone).
  • Framatome acquires Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and ChinaJones Day advised Framatome, an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet, in its acquisition of the Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and China.
  • Forsee Power completes €115 million offering and IPO on regulated market of Euronext in ParisJones Day advised Forsee Power in connection with its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris and an offering of up to €115 million.
  • Waga Energy completes €110 million IPO on Euronext in Paris, with green shoe optionJones Day advised Waga Energy, a French company specialized in the recovery of landfill gas as biomethane, in connection with its €110 million initial public offering of Ordinary Shares on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris with an over-allotment option up to €123 million.
  • SAP forms strategic partnership with Dediq for financial services industriesJones Day advised SAP in the formation of SAP Fioneer, a joint venture with the Munich based investor DEDIQ GmbH whereby SAP contributed its Financial Services and Insurance Services business and DEDIQ will invest more than €500 million.
  • Pigment raises $73 million in Series B financing roundJones Day advised Pigment, a French-based company having developed a powerful strategic planning and forecasting platform that helps businesses implement and maintain company plans, in connection with its $73 million Series B round of financing led by Greenoaks.
  • Framatome acquires ValinoxJones Day advised Framatome SAS in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Valinox Nucléaire SAS, a French company specializing in the production of seamless tubes for nuclear use, from the Vallourec group.
  • Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG and Midcap complete €70.35 million private placement of shares by Focus Home Interactive S.A.Jones Day represented Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG and Midcap, a division of TP ICAP (Europe) SA, in connection with the €70.35 million private placement of shares by Focus Home Interactive S.A., a European publisher, distributor, and developer of video games.
  • Cryptosense raises $4.8 million in funding roundJones Day advised Cryptosense SA, a cryptography lifecycle management platform, in the $4.8 million funding round led by Amadeus Capital Partners with participation from BGV and Elaia Partners.
  • EIC acquires assets of CG Power Systems BelgiumJones Day advised Electrical Industries Company (EIC) in the acquisition of the production activities from the assets of the bankrupt estate of CG Power Systems Belgium.
  • EDAP completes follow-on offering of American Depositary SharesJones Day represented EDAP TMS, a global leader in robotic energy-based therapies, in connection with its follow-on offering of 4,150,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) on the Nasdaq Global Market.
  • Elephant participates in €30 million Series B financing round of DataDomeJones Day represented Elephant as lead investor in the €30 million Series B round of financing of DataDome, a French leading bot protection vendor.
  • Solvay sold Process Materials business to Composites OneJones Day advised Solvay S.A., a publicly listed chemical company based in Brussels, Belgium, in the sale of its Process Materials business, to Composites One, the leading North American supplier of composites materials and value added services.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 30 mars 2017
      Les rendez-vous de la propriété intellectuelle - 1er volet : Gestion des créations de salariés
    • 17 novembre 2016
      Atelier AFJE "Négocier un contrat de cession d'actions pro-vendeur"