EdouardFortunet

Of Counsel

Paris + 33.1.56.59.38.34

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

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 a competitor 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 a competitor for copyright infringement as part of a worldwide dispute between the parties.
  • 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.
  • Art foundation resolves copyright dispute with international packaging companyJones Day advised an art foundation regarding the ability to request an international packaging company cease its use of paper cup designs allegedly infringing the foundation's artwork copyrights.
  • 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.
  • 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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