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WAN AVOCATS is an independent practice business law firm located in Paris and Geneva.


Founded in 2000 by Isabelle WEKSTEIN-STEG and Raphaël NACCACH, the firm brings together seven partners and some thirty attorneys and paralegals.


As a qualified firm in corporate and litigation, the firm advises a very diverse international clientele made of international corporations and SMEs. It also offers its services to entrepreneurs and individuals.


The firm is active in a wide range of sectors from arts to emerging technologies and in the sectors of banking, finance, aviation and maritime.


The firm is the French representative of World IT Lawyers (WITL), an international network of law firms specialized in IT and communication law.

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Global and multidisciplinary skills

We put forward our cross-disciplinary skills to assist and advise our clients in the development of their businesses at every stage of their professional life. Our team’s multidisciplinary skills allow us to address our clients’ needs on all aspects of their businesses and at any stage of their development or reorganization. Our network of partners and experts ensures that our clients have the certainty of being assisted whether facing specific industry issues or having to be represented before European courts or regulatory agencies.

  • Corporate Law
    • Start-up and capital raising
    • Establishment and new business set up
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Capital transactions and Private Equity
    • Shareholders’ agreements and covenants
    • Corporate governance and advisory services
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Shareholders disputes
    • Insolvency proceedings
    • Company secretary and non executive director services
  • Tax
    • Corporate tax
    • Structuring and restructuring operations – Private Equity
    • Holding companies taxation
    • International taxation of individuals
    • Tax audits on corporations and individuals
    • Tax planning for individuals
    • Patrimonial taxation of directors and employees
    • Property taxation
  • Intellectual property and IT
    • Literary and artistic property advice
    • Litigation and pre-litigation in literary and artistic property,
      in all topics related to copyright and IP
    • Negotiation and drafting of contracts dealing with intellectual property
      (licenses, sales etc. …) or with IT
    • Protection and management of industrial property rights
    • Personal data law
    • Domain name protection and litigation
  • Employment
    • Advice and litigation
    • Implementation and monitoring of employee representative bodies
    • Internal regulations and disciplinary law
    • Collective bargaining
    • Expatriation and international mobility
    • Redundancies and collective layoffs
    • Delegation of authority and criminal liability of directors
    • Criminal employment law
    • Social Security litigation
  • Information and Media law; Sports law
    • Criminal and civil proceedings in all topics related to media law
    • Advice on image rights (websites, audiovisual companies, publishing houses,
      artists, music companies, athletes etc.)
    • Notification of unlawful contents; right of reply and correction
    • Protection of the intellectual property rights of sports companies and
      athletes, image rights
    • Audiovisual rights management
    • Drafting of contracts for professional clubs, athletes (sponsorship,
      advertisements), sports agents, etc…
    • Pre-litigation and litigation proceedings relating to the performance,
      interpretation or termination of these contracts
  • Real Estate
    • Asset Management
    • Residential and commercial leases
    • Real estate sales
    • Joint ownership
    • Construction
  • Banking and Finance
    • Civil and criminal proceedings before judicial courts in all banking and finance-related matters
    • Proceedings before administrative authorities (AMF, ACPR, etc.)
    • Advice to financial institutions and management companies in the banking and
      financial sector
    • Activity in the field of crypto-currencies and smart contracts
  • Criminal law
    • General criminal law
    • Business criminal law (abus de biens sociaux, fraud, cybercrime, etc.)
    • Press law (defamation, slander, etc.)
    • Criminal employment litigation (harassment, discrimination, etc.)
  • European Union Law / Anti-trust & Competition Law
    • Proceedings before the European Court of Justice and the Court of First
      Instance of the European Union
    • Complaints before the European Commission
    • Preliminary questions referred to by national courts
  • Aviation and Maritime
    • Aircrafts and vessels sale and acquisition
    • Special purpose vehicules and operating entities
    • Innovative companies
    • Drone regulation
    • Claims before regulatory authorities

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News & Events

WAN offers its clients continuous information on legal developments
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Publications & Press


  • Paris

    22, rue du Général Foy
    75008 - Paris

    Telephone : +331 55 30 10 10

  • Geneva

    22, rue du Général Dufour
    CH-1204 Geneva

    Telephone : +41 78 713 1450