EdouardFortunet

Partner

Paris + 33.1.56.59.38.34

Edouard Fortunet practices intellectual property law, advising national and international clients notably in the tech, life sciences, and luxury & retail sectors. He assists clients on the IP aspects of private placements, cross-border M&A transactions and initial public offerings (IPOs), as well as in activities relating to protecting, creating, enhancing, and enforcing IP rights.

In the transactional area, Edouard has been involved in the IP aspects of numerous IPOs. He has worked on several complex French and international M&A transactions.

Edouard regularly advises clients on domestic and cross-jurisdictional cease and desist efforts against alleged infringers and represents clients in opposition, cancellation, and infringement proceedings before French and EU Courts.

Edouard is particularly involved in the tech, life sciences, and luxury & retail industries and is part of the Firm's multidisciplinary practice team that works to anticipate and respond to the new challenges facing these sectors. He has represented major manufacturers, distributors, and users of products and services in transactional, regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters.

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

Experience

  • 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.
  • Framatome to acquire Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and ChinaJones Day is advising 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.
  • Alchimie completes €17.9 million IPO of Ordinary SharesJones Day advised Alchimie SAS, a French OTT subscription video on demand platform, in connection with the €17.9 million initial public offering of Ordinary Shares listed on the multilateral trading facility of Euronext Growth Paris.
  • Bank Degroof Petercam SA/NV and Invest Securities complete €18.6 million private placement of shares by OSE Immunotherapeutics S.A.Jones Day represented Bank Degroof Petercam SA/NV and Invest Securities SA in connection with the €18.6 million private placement of shares by OSE Immunotherapeutics S.A., a French integrated biotechnology company developing innovative immunotherapies, directly or through partnerships, for immune activation and regulation in immuno-oncology and autoimmune diseases.
  • Easyrecrue sold to iCIMS, Inc.Jones Day represented management and shareholders of Easyrecrue in connection with the sale of the company, a European leader in video interviewing and digital assessment capabilities, to iCIMS, Inc.
  • Bpifrance Investissement forms Bpifrance Entreprises 1Jones Day represented Bpifrance Investissement in connection with the formation of the fund "Bpifrance Entreprises 1," the first investment fund to be subscribed by the public, managed by Bpifrance, and launched on the initiative of the French Minister of Economy.
  • Bryan, Garnier & Co Limited and Chardan Capital Markets complete €25 million private placement of shares by GenSight Biologics S.A.Jones Day represented Bryan, Garnier & Co Limited and Chardan Capital Markets, LLC in connection with the €25 million private placement of shares by GenSight Biologics S.A., a French clinical-stage gene therapy company in the area of severe retinal neurodegenerative diseases.
  • David Fischer sells Innovalog to AppfireJones Day advised David Fischer in the sale of Innovalog, an Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner behind Jira Misc Workflow Extensions, one of the best-selling workflow products for Jira that is used by teams around the world, to Appfire.
  • OVHcloud acquires EXTEN Technologies, Inc.Jones Day advised OVHcloud, a global cloud leader and the largest European cloud provider, in its acquisition of technology and certain assets of EXTEN Technologies, Inc., a U.S.-based storage software company specializing in NVMe over Fabrics.
  • Lacroix Group acquires eSoftThingsJones Day advised Lacroix Group in the acquisition of eSoftThings, a designer of IoT (Internet of Things) solutions (hardware, software, and cloud) in the field of artificial intelligence (computer vision, object classification, behavior prediction).
  • Oddo BHF SCA and Bryan, Garnier & Co Limited complete €15.6 million share capital increase of MedinCell S.A.Jones Day advised Oddo BHF SCA and Bryan, Garnier & Co Limited, as placement agents, in connection with the €15.6 million share capital increase of MedinCell S.A., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company.
  • Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG; Gilbert Dupont; and Louis Capital Markets complete IPO of Ordinary Shares of Nacon S.A. on regulated market of Euronext in ParisJones Day advised Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG; Gilbert Dupont; and Louis Capital Markets UK LLP in connection with the €100 million initial public offering of Ordinary Shares of Nacon S.A., a French company specialized in the development of video games and gaming accessories, on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris.
  • Société Générale sold SKB Banka (Slovenia) and its subsidiaries to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in the sale to OTP Bank Nyrt. of its shareholding in the share capital of its subsidiary specializing in retail banking, SKB Banka d.d. Ljubljana (Slovenia), and of its subsidiaries SKB Leasing d.o.o. and SKB Leasing Select d.o.o.
  • Gilbert Dupont; Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG; and Portzamparc complete IPO of BoostheatJones Day advised Gilbert Dupont; Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG; and Portzamparc, as joint global coordinators, joint lead managers, and joint bookrunners, in connection with the initial public offering of Boostheat SA, a designer, developer, and producer of technologically advanced, energy efficient, and sustainable heating solutions, on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris.
  • Société Générale sells Societe Generale Serbia and Sogelease Serbia to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in the sale of 100% of the shares in its subsidiary Societe Generale Serbia (SGS) and Sogelease Serbia to OTP Bank Nyrt., including the indirect sale of 100% of the shares in SG Leasing (SGS' wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to leasing activities).
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • Sentryo sold to CiscoJones Day represented Sentryo SAS and its shareholders in connection with the sale of Sentryo, a France-based provider of device visibility and security solutions for industrial control system (ICS) networks, to Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT, networking, and cybersecurity solutions.
  • Société Générale sells its majority stake in Mobiasbanca Societe Generale (Moldova) to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in the sale of its majority stake in Mobiasbanca Societe Generale (Moldova) to OTP Bank Nyrt, the leading Hungarian bank.
  • Société Générale sells Societe Generale Montenegro to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in the sale of Societe Generale Montenegro to OTP Bank.
  • Société Générale sells its majority stake in Societe Generale Albania to OTP Bank.Jones Day advised Société Générale in the sale of its majority stake in Societe Generale Albania to OTP Bank.
  • 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"
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