Team

Agathe Simon

Partner

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).

Prior to founding Mercure Avocats in 2014, she practiced law for 7 years in the Paris office of Dechert.

Agathe specializes in corporate law and mergers & acquisitions, in particular in the health sector, and has extensive experience in negotiation and drafting of complex contractual arrangements (acquisition agreements, sellers’ warranties, shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements…).

Agathe Simon, « who is very talented and has solid experience in contract law, provides a solid experience in business law, notably in the field of complex operations in a multijurisdictional environment, and has strong skills in the regulatory area of the health sector » (The Legal 500 EMEA, Edition 2017).

François-Maxime Philizot

Partner

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).

Prior to founding Mercure Avocats in 2014, he practiced law for 8 years in the Paris office of Dechert.

François-Maxime specializes in the life sciences field and has strong experience of the regulatory aspects of the health sector and issues concerning pharmaceutical law and the regulations on healthcare products and medical devices.

François-Maxime, « who takes heed of his clients’ particular needs and adapts his advices to every single situation, provides very high level of skills in both the life science and business law spheres » (The Legal 500 EMEA, Edition 2017).

Manon Fontaine

Associate

Manon is an associate at Mercure Avocats.

Prior to joining the firm in 2020, she worked as an intern in the Healthcare and Life sciences practice group of Baker & McKenzie in Paris. She has also completed several internships in Sydney, in General Law and in the field of Medical Law.

Manon is a graduate of Lille II University (Master degree in Private Law and Criminal sciences) and Paris V Descartes University (Master degree of Health Law and Medical liability).

She is a lawyer registered with the Paris Bar since 2020