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Jean-François Canat
Paris's office
Doha's office
Phone: + 33 1 56 69 70 00

Languages : French English

Partner and cofounder of UGGC Law Firm (1993)
Admitted to the Paris Bar (1972)
Certificates of Specialisation: Economic Law and International Relations Law
Postgraduate Degree (DES) in Business Law

Past President, Committee 20 (Art and Cultural Property)
International Bar Association (IBA) Administrator, Association Art et Droit (Art and Law Association)
Advisor, French Foreign Trade Council
Expert, Institut Français d’Experts Juridiques Internationaux (French Institute of International Legal Experts)
Member of the ICOM Legal Committee (International Council of Museums)

Partner, Berlioz & Co (1987-1993)
Associate, Gide Loyrette Nouel
Secretary General, Canat SA

Practice Areas
Corporate Law: mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring
International investments
Litigation and arbitration
Art law

+ Publications
Anne Boutron and Jean-François Canat, in collaboration with Line-Alexa Glotin, participated in the writting of the chapter France of the book "The Art Collecting Legal Handbook" to be published in May 2013
The Art Collecting Legal Handbook
April 2013
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Jean-François Canat, Delphine Eskenazi and Philippe Hansen wrote books on new developments in the role of the state and local governments as well as the action of private partners of public authorities
Droit du marché de l’art. 2013/2014 Dalloz edition
February 2013
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What of the status of posthumous bronzes?
International Bar Association
September 2012
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Publicité pour l'alcool et commerce communautaire : une décision nuancée
Les Echos
July 2001
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+ Awards
UGGC Law Firm is recommended in the International Reference Guide 'Legal 500' (2013/2014 edition) in Media and entertainment
Legal 500 2013/2014
July 2013
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UGGC Law Firm ranked in the law firms charts for acquisition litigation
Option Finance
February 2013
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UGGC Law Firm is recommended in the International Reference Guide 'Legal 500' (edition 2012/2013) in Art Market Law
Legal 500 2012/2013
July 2012
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UGGC Law Firm has won the award, "Art Law Firm of the Year in France"
Global Law Experts 2012
March 2012
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UGGC & Associés ranked in the 5 most active law firms for Mergers & Acquisitions Mid-Cap in 2010
Magazine des Affaires
February 2011
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UGGC Law Firm is recommended in the Legal 500 international guide for Mergers and Acquisitions
Legal 500 2011/2012
January 2011
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UGGC & Associés is recognised for its activities in Qatar.
October 2010
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UGGC & Associés is Recommended for its activities in Mergers and Acquisitions
Legal 500 Paris
August 2010
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UGGC & Associés elected Best French firm 2009
International Legal Alliance Summit & award
June 2010
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UGGC & Associés ranks 9th in the most active law firms in volume for Merger & Acquisitions in 2009
Magazine des Affaires
February 2010
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UGGC & Associés is commended for its Reputable Practice in Corporate Litigation
Décideurs magazine
April 2009
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UGGC Law Firm ranked among the law firms specialized in litigation of claims and defective products
Option droit et affaires
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+ Deals
UGGC advised EKZ upon their purchase of majority holdings in two French wind farms.
March 2012
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UGGC & Associés legal adviser to Crédit Immobilier de France on the Apollonia case
February 2010
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UGGC & Associés legal counsel to the Ministry of Culture for the Yves Saint Laurent / Pierre Bergé auction.
February 2009
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