David Emmanuel Picard

Partner

Estelle Pattard Hayes

Partner

Avocat Nice ESO Associes

Marilyne Deferi

Of Counsel

Avocat au barreau de Nice-min

Tobias Rostagni

Partner

Estelle Pattard Hayes

As a solicitor qualified in England & Wales and a French avocat registered with the Bar of Nice, Estelle Pattard Hayes founded EOS in early 2018 after 12 years with an English law firm in London and Monaco and a year in a French law firm in Sophia-Antipolis.

She specialises in international trade, shipping & yachting and general commercial disputes and regularly handles cross-border disputes, in particular those involving fraud and corruption issues.

Estelle also advises on contractual matters, particularly international commercial contracts, sale and purchase agreements, shipbuilding contracts, charterparties and bills of lading.

Career
  • Solicitor – Vaughan Avocats – 2017-2018
  • Senior Associate – Ince & Co Monaco SARL – 2013-2016
  • Associate – Ince & Co LLP (London) – 2004-2013
  • LPC – University of Westminster, United Kingdom – 2004
  • PgDL – University of Exeter, United Kingdom – 2003
  • Master Degree in Business Law – University Paris-IX Dauphine, France – 2002
  • Master in Management & Business Law – University Paris-IX Dauphine, France – 1997-2001
Languages
  • French
  • English
Memberships
  • The Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
  • The Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Monaco
  • The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
Expertise
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Shipping & Yachting
  • International Trade
  • Cross Border Disputes
  • Fraud & Corruption

Marilyne Deferi

As a lawyer admitted to the Nice Bar in January 2012, Marilyne brings to EOS her strong experience in employment law and employment disputes.

She advises our clients on all the various aspects of employment law and its ever changing landscape, be it with the drafting of employment contracts and employment policies or the implementation of disciplinary sanctions up to and including the termination of employment relationships.

Marilyne also intervenes in the implementation of the procedures specific to each type of dismissal and other breaches of contract (conventional breaks …), the implementation of employment laws and regulations within companies, the negotiation between employees and employers pre- and post-litigation, the assistance in social management in the event of changes with the employer and the defence of clients in the field of criminal employment law.

Marilyne can advise you in the day-to-day management of your human resources as a whole.

Career
  • Own Practice – 2015-2018
  • Lawyer – Cabinet MENANT-SASPORTAS – 2012 – 2015
  • CAPA – School of Lawyers of Marseille – 2011
  • CRFPA – Institute of Judicial Studies – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2009
  • Master II – Research in Private Law and Criminal Sciences – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2009
  • Master’s degree in Private Law – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2008
  • Bachelor III – Private Law, Public Law and Political Sciences – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2007
Avocat Nice ESO Associes
Expertise
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Criminal Law related to employment issues

David Emmanuel Picard

As a lawyer sharing his time between Paris and Nice for the past five years, David-Emmanuel founded EOS in early 2018 after several years with different law firms specialised in property, construction and planning matters, which have given him a strong experience of advising and litigating in these fields.

Before becoming a lawyer, David-Emmanuel worked as an advisor on financial and budgetary matters for the Mayor of Paris. He is therefore accustomed to planning issues and the requirements of public operators and local authorities.

David-Emmanuel specialises in all aspects of French property law, particularly co-ownership issues, commercial and professional leases, construction issues, planning law and auctions.

He is also particularly experienced in matters relating to the liabilities of real estate professionals.

Career
  • Own Practice – 2017-2018
  • Lawyer – Cabinet RAISON-CARNEL – 2016-2017
  • Lawyer – Cabinet MAAREK-KRIEF-DABI – 2013-2016
  • School of Professional Formation of the Bars of the Court of Appeal of Paris (EFB) – 2012-2013
  • Chargé de Mission to the Paris Council – 2009-2012
  • Master’s degree in History – University Panthéon Sorbonne Paris I – 2008
  • Master’s degree in Public Law – University Panthéon Assas PARIS II – 2006
Languages
  • French
  • English
  • Italian
Memberships
  • Business Advice Lawyers (ACE)
Expertise
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Planning Law
  • Professional Liabilities
  • Property Law & Litigation

Tobias Rostagni

As a lawyer admitted to the Nice Bar, Tobias founded EOS in 2018 after 4 years of practice within the Sophia Antipolis office of Vaughan Avocats.
Tobias assists and advises French and international clients on all aspects of business law, particularly the acquisition of companies and businesses, the financing of transactions, the drafting of business contracts and business litigation.
Tobias has developed a particular expertise in certain sectors, such as real estate development and construction projects, international trade contracts and bank guarantees, the fundraising of start-up companies, research projects contracts and telecommunications law.

Career
  • Lawyer – Vaughan Avocats – 2014-2018
  • CAPA – School of Lawyers of Marseille – Alternate Course – 2014
  • Master II – Professional Business Lawyer – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2014
  • CRFPA – Institute of Judicial Studies – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2012
  • LL.M – Thomas Jefferson School of Law – San Diego, California – 2011
  • Master II – Research in Economic and Business Law – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2010
  • Master’s degree in Private Law – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2009
  • Bachelor III – Private Law, Public Law and Political Sciences – Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University – 2008
Languages
  • French
  • English
Avocat au barreau de Nice-min
Expertise
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Banking Law
  • Business Ligitation