“Distribution law expert Barbara Levy ‘really takes into account the commercial perspective in her legal advice’" / “Barbara Levy is an extremely good litigator for commercial, IP and related litigation issues” LEGAL 500 EMEA

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Barbara Levy has a recognized practice in the fields of intellectual property law, distribution law, and more generally business law and industrial litigation. She advises and represents French and foreign companies in various sectors (telecommunications, luxury goods, energy…).

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1990, she holds an advanced degree (DEA) in international private law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, with a specialization in international commercial arbitration. She graduated from ESCP Europe – CMAP with the “Certification of Arbitrator” (2018).

She joined the firm De Pardieu Brocas Maffei in 2009 as a partner.

She is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), of the International Bar Association (IBA) and of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society.

Publications: “Droit des contrats réformé: les juristes restent sur le qui-vive” citation in Les Echos Business, 18th April 2016; “Déposer et faire vivre votre marque, un enjeu stratégique”, interview with Valérie Talmon, Les Echos Sociétés, 3rd April 2014; “Le choix de la médiation dans les litiges industriels” publication in L’Usine Nouvelle, 3rd March 2014; “Feu les privilèges de juridiction?” publication in Décideurs n°85, “Distribution – Country Questions: France” publication in International Sales and Marketing Practice Manual, Practical Law Company, “Agency – Country Questions: France” publication in International Sales and Marketing Practice Manual, Practical Law Company, “Les principaux apports de la loi du 29 octobre 2007 de lutte contre la contrefaçon” publication in Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit n°89.

Intervention of Barbara Levy on the topic: “Sudden break of established business relationships” – 1st April 2019 – University Aix-Marseille.

Press releases

Advising an American company on an international litigation relating to a domain name

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Advising a company working in the field of education on a litigation of unfair competition

Advising PERCEPTIVE as initial purchaser of Medicrea International’s U.S. $30M Senior Secured Notes

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has acted as French law advisor to PERCEPTIVE CREDIT HOLDINGS II, LP, the US-based fund focusing on the life sciences industry, as initial purchaser of U.S.$30,000,000 Senior [...]

Advising Valeo on an international litigation concerning the termination of established business relations against a foreign company