Jean-Luc Juhan is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Juhan is particularly active in the fields of complex commercial transactions (joint ventures, strategic affiliations, licensing, sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution arrangements) and technology / IP related transactions (procurement and marketing, IT systems integration, business process and technology outsourcing, telecommunications, hosting, data privacy, e-commerce, and sponsoring).

Mr. Juhan has developed a substantial practice advising clients in a broad range of sectors including media, sport and entertainment, luxury, retail, financial, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, energy, life sciences, and manufacturing.

He teaches contract law and international trade law at the University of Paris I La Sorbonne, the University of Aix-Marseille, and the University of Cairo.

Recognition

Mr. Juhan is recognized as a Leading Individual. Chambers Europe 2022

Mr. Juhan is recognized as a Notable Practitioner. IFLR 1000 France 2020

According to clients, “Mr. Juhan is pragmatic and very pleasant.” Chambers Europe 2020 

Mr. Juhan acts on outsourcing and cloud services agreements for French and international companies. He also advises on contractual and transactional technology matters, as well as licensing mandates. Interviewees appreciate his understanding of his clients, highlighting his negotiation capabilities and the “superb relationship” they have with him. Chambers Europe 2019

Mr. Juhan's experience includes representing:

  • Bridgepoint on the acquisition of Nexity SA’s residential property management services business
  • Pernod Ricard on the sale of the Becherovka brand, an iconic Czech bitter, to the Maspex group
  • Apollo on High Grade Capital Solution (up to €1.5 Billion) to Air France-KLM Loyalty Program "Flying Blue"
  • PAI Partners in its majority investment in ECF Group
  • Montefiore Investment on its proposed acquisition of oXya
  • L’Oréal on its proposed acquisition of Aēsop
  • Lagardère News in connection with the minting and distribution of NFTs linked to celebrity photographs taken by Jean-Claude Deutsch
  • ZEPLUG, a leading European provider of electric vehicle charging services in multi-occupant and office buildings, in its €240 million fundraising and acquisition of Bornes Solutions
  • Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, in its exclusive negotiations to sell its High Temperature Solutions business (HTS) to Platinum Equity
  • Astorg in its binding agreement to acquire CordenPharma, a leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization, from International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG), a privately owned industrial group
  • Fortress Investment Group in the Restructuring of Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux (Bordeaux FC)
  • OpenWeb in connection with its US $100 million acquisition of ADYOULIKE, a France-based global player in native advertising
  • Fortress Investment Group on the financing of the acquisition of FCGB (FC Les Girondins de Bordeaux)
  • Olympique de Marseille on various corporate matters
  • Karnov Group in the context of its offer to acquire the legal information businesses of Thomson Reuters in Spain and Wolters Kluwer in Spain and France
  • Bain Capital in the sale of the rail division of the Consolis Group to TowerBrook
  • Core Equity Holdings in its acquisition of Majority Stake in Provalliance
  • Tencent in its investment in DONTNOD Entertainment
  • Carrefour in the sale of a majority stake in its fintech Market Pay to AnaCap
  • Albéa in the sale of its dispensing business to Silgan Silgan Holdings Inc.
  • Tencent in its minority investment in Voodoo, the world leader in hyper-casual games
  • LVMH on the renegotiation of its global telecommunications (voice and data) infrastructure arrangements and on several copyrights licensing agreements
  • A US communication company on major procurement agreement entered with Airbus regarding the provision of WiFi services on Airbus aircraft.
  • An international media group for the acquisition of the French League 1 football domestic rights
  • The International Olympic Committee on a broad range of commercial and intellectual property law issues with respect to the Paris 2024 games
  • US producers for the acquisition of copyrights owned by French authors/producers and the remake of French films for the US market
  • A US communication company on a major procurement agreement entered with Airbus regarding the provision of WiFi services on Airbus aircraft
  • Several French football clubs on technology and digital media matters
  • L’Oréal group, on various projects such as: outsourcing of its main datacenters, the reorganization of its global telecom infrastructures for the entire brand’s portfolio, the negotiation of several SaaS and platform agreements
  • A French multinational advertising and public relations company, on several global digital and IT projects for the implementation of innovative business solutions

Bar Qualification

  • Avocat (Paris)

Education

  • Postgraduate Degree Industrial Property (DESS), University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), 1997
  • Postgraduate Degree Business Law (DEA), University of Aix-Marseille III, 1996
  • Graduate Degree Business Law, University of Aix-Marseille III, 1995