EdouardFortunet

Associate

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Edouard Fortunet practices intellectual property law, advising national and international clients in the high-tech, biotech, and wine and spirit sectors. He assists clients in litigation matters; in activities relating to protecting, creating, enhancing, and enforcing IP rights; and on the IP aspects of IPOs, private placements, and cross-border 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.

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 is particularly involved in the life science and pharmaceutical industries and is part of our multidisciplinary team to anticipate and respond to the new challenges facing this sector. He has represented major manufacturers, distributors, and users of medical devices, products and services in transactional, regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters in the life science area.

Edouard is a member of APRAM, INTA, AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), and AIDV (International Wine Law Association).

Experience

  • 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.
  • AURELIUS to sell Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day is advising 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 to sell SKB Banka (Slovenia) and its subsidiaries to OTP BankJones Day is advising Société Générale in the signing of an agreement for 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.
  • 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.
  • Cyrus Capital Partners acquires, in French insolvency proceeding, of French business of Toys R UsJones Day represented Cyrus Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition, in a French insolvency proceeding, of the French business (comprised notably of 44 stores) of Toys R Us.
  • ANSYS acquires Granta Design LimitedJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, in their acquisition of Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology, and Granta Design Limited has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS.
  • Société Générale sells its majority stakes in Societe Generale Expressbank AD and Sogelife Bulgaria IJSC to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in its sale of its majority stakes in Societe Generale Expressbank AD and Sogelife Bulgaria IJSC to OTP Bank.
  • Madbox obtains ex parte preliminary injunction against NanoTribe regarding copycat video game on the AppStoreJones Day obtained an ex parte preliminary injunction from the District Court of Berlin on behalf of Madbox SAS, a French video game developer, against NanoTribe GmbH, a German video game developer, for copyright infringement as part of a worldwide dispute between the parties.
  • Société Générale to sell Societe Generale Serbia and Sogelease Serbia to OTP BankJones Day is advising Société Générale in the sale of 100 percent of the shares in its subsidiary Societe Generale Serbia (SGS) and Sogelease Serbia to OTP Bank Nyrt., including the indirect sale of 100 percent of the shares in SG Leasing (SGS’ wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to leasing activities).
  • Procter & Gamble acquires consumer health business of Merck KGaAJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) in its €3.375 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA.
  • Creadev invests in InnovaFeedJones Day represented Creadev and Temasek in connection with their investment in InnovaFeed, a biotech company producing high quality insect meals for the feed industry.
  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • Deezer enters into exclusive distribution agreement with Rotana, leading media group in Middle EastJones Day is assisting Deezer, a leader in music streaming, in the negotiation and execution of an exclusive distribution agreement with Rotana Group, the leading media group in the Middle East, to distribute Rotana's audio and video content catalogue exclusively on Deezer's platform in the Middle East and North Africa regions.
  • Sanofi completes $2 billion bond issue in U.S. public offeringJones Day represented Sanofi, a global biopharmaceutical company, in its U.S. public offering of $2 billion of notes in two fixed rate tranches.
  • Kalray completes €47.7 million IPO on Euronext Growth market of Euronext in ParisJones Day advised Kalray S.A., a manufacturer of a new generation of manycore processors, and Gilbert Dupont and Portzamparc as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners in connection with Kalray's €47.7 million (US$56.1 million) initial public offering on the Euronext Growth market of Euronext in Paris.
  • ANSYS acquires OPTISJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, on its acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision, and physics-based visualization.
  • Brico Privé sold to Florac InvestissementsJones Day advised Brico Privé SAS, the leading French online flash sales platform dedicated to do-it-yourself (DIY), gardening and home-improvement, its management, and Ardian in connection with the leveraged buy-out of Brico Privé by Florac Investissements.
  • A2Mac1 sold to Five Arrows Principal InvestmentsJones Day advised A2Mac1, a leading player in benchmarking data for the automotive industry, and the selling founders in connection with the leveraged buy-out by Five Arrows Principal Investments.
  • 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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