We advise our clients on all the legal issues facing the industry, from product design/manufacture to distribution, including marketing and advertising, contracts with muses and models, and issues relating to e-commerce, artificial intelligence and intellectual property (particularly counterfeiting).

Our support extends to our clients’ international corporate development and the agreements they sign with their partners for the promotion and distribution of their products.
Finally, we assist our clients with regulatory and competition law issues, particularly those relating to selective distribution and franchise networks.



Legal 500 – Edition 2023 – LUXURY GOODS

Joffe & Associés‘s Thomas Lepeytre is a longstanding strategic adviser to many French and European luxury flagship perfume, cosmetics, jewellery and fashion brands. He provides all-round advice, with particularly strong commercial and distribution law know-how. Lepeytre regularly negotiates contracts with key distributors based in France and overseas, especially in Dubai and England, and also handles litigation. Recent work included assisting a famous fashion house with the production of a major fashion show.

Practice head(s):Thomas Lepeytre





‘A very professional, business-focused and friendly team.’


‘A solid and highly available and reactive team familiar with the challenges of the luxury industry, balancing sound legal advice with a very pragmatic approach.’


‘The team has very good knowledge of the luxury industry and commercial, distribution and consumer goods law issues. It provides business-oriented solutions.’


‘ Thomas Lepeytre is always available, reliable and has great commercial law and luxury goods expertise. His commitment, understanding of the industry and unparalleled good judgement make him a trusted adviser.’