Lachaussée Avocat - L AVOCAT - AVOCATL


L Avocat lawfirm is born from the willingness to provide an organised working method for media customers, as efficient as larger scale lawfirms but with a specific focus expertise, an important reactivity, and a better knowledge of the customer. At the same time our approach is inspired by small family firms’s methods on some perspectives as promoting dialogue and affirming human values.

The field of expertise of the lawfirm covers all essential domains of activity within the media sector. The law firm is as called a « full service » firm, acknowledging the specificities and challenges of the here after detailled sectors.


Cinema & Audiovisual

L Avocat intervenes on all types of cases in relation with the activities of the film and audiovisual industry. The lawfirm advises notably producers, distributers, broadcasters, authors, directors, technicians, artists or individuals and companies whishing to invest in audiovisual projects.

Advertising & Fashion

L Avocat offers a specific expertise for the advertising, fashion and luxury sector. The lawfirm takes care for agencies and producers of questions in connection with tv advertising, printed media or online advertising, but also related to fashion magazines, photographs, and modeling.

Arts, Theater & Publishing

L Avocat proposes specific advice to the sector of arts, paintings, sculpture, photographs, design, plays and opera, books. The lawfirm offers its services to authors as well as cultural institutions, producers, publishers, investors.

Music & Musical Composition

L Avocat has got specific knowledge of the music industry. The lawfirm advises artists, composers, technicians, managers, publishers, producers and distributers. L Avocat intervenes as advisor or litigation respresentative at any stage of composition, recording, promotion or distribution.

Video Games & Animation

L Avocat offers a special expertise for the video game and animation sector. The lawfirm advises producers, publishers, graficdesigners, authors within the animation sector. L Avocat secures the exploitation of video games or animated films by advising a optimised right management structure.

Internet & New Technologies

L Avocat proposes specific expertise for the new technology sector, and particularly to editors of informatic services. The law firm provides for investors, publishers, hosting companie, webdesigners, service providers or ingénieurs, all services to secure their activity.


NFT: rise and opportunities for audiovisual production

NFT: rise and opportunities for audiovisual production

NFTs are experiencing massive growth and generate as much interest as questioning, particularly in the context of the artistic and cultural industries.Prior considering the prospects that NFTs offer to the audiovisual sector, it is essential...
Coproduction between France and Canada : a new treaty

Coproduction between France and Canada : a new treaty

A new co-production treaty between France and Canada, replacing the pre-existing treaties and laying a new foundation for collaboration between the two countries, came into effect on May 1, 2022, following its signing in the...
Accords entre plateformes SVOD et organisations de producteurs audiovisuels

Accords entre plateformes SVOD et organisations de producteurs audiovisuels

Dans le cadre du décret SMAD publié en juin 2021, le CSA (nouvellement ARCOM) a signé en décembre 2021 des conventions avec Amazon, Disney+ et Netflix, venant compléter les dispositions du décret SMAD et organiser...
Agreements between SVOD platforms and audiovisual producer organizations

Agreements between SVOD platforms and audiovisual producer organizations

As part of the SMAD decree published in June 2021, the CSA (newly ARCOM) signed agreements with Amazon, Disney+ and Netflix in December 2021, to complete the provisions of the decree and organize the investment...
The latest changes to French aids for cinematographic and audiovisual production

The latest changes to French aids for cinematographic and audiovisual production

  2022 began with the implementation of French CNC's reform of the aid system, announced during the previous year.Indeed, during the summer of 2021, the French CNC adopted new support and measures representing a total of...


Sébastien LAchaussée


Attorney at law at the Paris bar, specialised in intellectual property law, new technology law and corporate law. Sébastien Lachaussée has studied at university Panthéon-Assas french and german corporate law, and passed a diploma in intellectual property, multimedia and IT law at La Sorbonne – Paris XI University.

Before founding Lachaussée Avocat, Sébastien Lachaussée worked in the media and new technology teams of big international french and english lawfirms, and in a boutique firm specialised in film law.

The activity of Sebastien Lachaussée is more oriented to the advising in matters related to film, music and new technology law. Sébastien Lachaussée provides a full service advice, and is also dealing with coporate, tax, and labour issues. His working languages are english, german and french.


Lachaussée Avocat - L AVOCAT - AVOCATL

élisa Martin Winkel


Attorney at law specialized in intellectual property, new technology and corporate law. Elisa Martin Winkel studied at university Jean Moulin – Lyon III, a specialised cursus in entertainment law.

Before joining L Avocat in 2015, Elisa Martin Winkel benefited from expériences within legal services of big firms of the film and advertising industry. Its working languages are french and english.

The activity of Elisa Martin Winkel focuses on advice within the film and audiovisual sector.


Frédéric Goldsmith


Frédéric Goldsmith is a specialist of the creative and communications sectors. Holder of a Master 2 degree in commercial and fiscal law of Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne University, he started as a lawyer in an international law firm.

He pursued his career in the legal department of a collecting society for the rights of performers, ADAMI, and as the director for legal and social affairs of the Syndicat national de l’édition phonographique (SNEP). He became the CEO of the Association des producteurs de cinéma (APC) which, after mergers with other unions, gave birth to the Union des producteurs de cinéma (UPC) which he also managed.

His expertise involves global advices in the various fields of law and business practices of the creative and cultural industries. His working languages are french and english.


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