Agathe Simon


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


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).

Juliette Fresneau


Juliette joined Mercure Avocats in 2017.

Prior to joining Mercure Avocats, she worked as an intern in the field of international business law (within the law firm Audier and Partners in Myanmar), in the field of Health law (within the law firm Latrémouille et Avocats in Paris) and in the fields of business and criminal law (within the law firm 186 Avocats in Paris).

Juliette is a graduate of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (Master degree of judicial careers and criminal sciences) and Sorbonne Assas International Law School (L.L.M. (Master of laws) of international business law, completed in Singapore).

She is a lawyer registered with the Paris Bar since 2017.