SCAN Avocats occupies the space between intellectual property and information technology superbly, combining specialist knowledge of both areas to create an offering irresistible to forward-looking French companies. Based in Paris, but with offices in Lyon, Strasbourg and Bordeaux, the firm has impressive national coverage. Co-founders Sandra Cabanne and Alexandre Nappey run a tight ship. Cabanne can be called on to advise on all manner of IP disputes and contractual issues, as well as unfair competition and advertising law mandates. Nappey is an internet-focused whizz with the talent to make clients of all shapes and sizes feel that they are his only concern.