Independent law firm, specialized in business law and health law / life sciences
Mercure Avocats is a law firm specialized in business law with strong expertise in the field of health law/life sciences. The founders of Mercure Avocats were trained in one of the most reputed international law firms in the field of life sciences.
Thanks to the « human size » of our firm, the files are directly handled by the partners and the team is committed to working intimately with the clients in order to find solutions fitting to their individual challenges, in a long-term relationship.
A recognized expertise
Since its creation, Mercure Avocats has been recognized among the best law firms by the Legal 500 ranking (Legal 500 EMEA ”Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences”) for its expertise in the field of health law and life sciences (The law firm "combines a strong expertise in the field of health law and life sciences, and a solid experience in the field of business law". The team "provides a high level of technicity and a great professional rigour and closely supports its clients for the realization of their individual projects, with pragmatic and value-added advices").
Mercure Avocats was also honoured for its practice in "Regulatory law", "Electronic Health", "Venture-capital operations" and in "Capital market, joint-ventures and corporate operations" by Décideurs/Leaders League in its annual publication dedicated to the life sciences sector.
Exigency, Reactivity, Pragmatism
We assist our clients in implementing their projects with extremely exacting requirements.
We endeavour to fulfil our clients’ needs and address their challenges effectively, in a highly responsive fashion, in order to enable them to make the right decisions, including in emergency situations.
We strive to offer flexible working methods and to implement pragmatic solutions taking into account our clients’ operational/business constraints.
Partnering firms and worldwide network of correspondents
We have developed partnering arrangements with a number of independent firms with skills in complementary areas of expertise.
We also have a network of highly reputed foreign correspondents in Europe, United States and Asia to assist our clients in all transactions/issues involving foreign jurisdictions.
Regulations in life sciences
Mercure Avocats has developed expertise in regulations in life sciences, in the health, cosmetics, food products and associated technology sectors, and in particular with respect to the following aspects...
Complex / strategic contracts
We assist our clients in preparing and negotiating all types of contracts specific to the healthcare sector...
Private equity and M&A
We also support our clients in implementing their most complex / strategic projects regarding their financing and external growth operations...
Work on innovative projects
We have a strong expertise in supporting structuring of the most innovative projects, taking heed of both the regulatory and business requirements...
Agathe Simon is a lawyer registered with the Paris Bar since 2008 and a graduate of Oxford University (Diploma in Legal Studies), of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (DEA (post-graduate degree) in general private law) and Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (DEA (post-graduate degree) in criminal law)...
François-Maxime Philizot is a lawyer registered with the Paris Bar since 2007 and a graduate of Strasbourg University (History Degree, Master’s of Private Law), Paris V Descartes University (DESS (post-graduate degree) in Healthcare Products Law) and Sherbrooke University – Canada (International Law)...
Marion is an associate at Mercure Avocats.
Before joining the firm in January 2022, she completed an internship in the Regulatory team of the Antitrust Department of Dechert in Paris. Marion also completed an internship at the pharmaceutical company Lilly France and joined the pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma France as an in-house counsel in the framework of a work-study contract.
Marion holds a Master 1 in Health Law - Private Law and a Master 2 in Health Products Industry Law from the University of Paris V Descartes.
She is a member of the Paris Bar since 2022.