New Life Sciences team strengthens Paris office of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

Press release dated June 1, 2021

The Paris office of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG makes strategically significant move and adds life sciences to its service range:

Lionel Vial, a French and European Patent Attorney, joins the Paris office as a partner.

Lionel Vial brings to BARDEHLE PAGENBERG 20 years of professional expertise in protecting the industrial property assets of laboratories and innovative companies in the life sciences sector.

Margaux Esselin, a European Patent Attorney who has been working alongside Lionel Vial for five years with an emphasis on chemistry, also joins BARDEHLE PAGENBERG.

This considerably broadens the range of skills of the French team of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG which now offers fully integrated services to its domestic and international clients for the management and defense of their life sciences, pharmaceutical, and chemical industrial property assets.

Julien Fréneaux, Managing Partner of the Paris office of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, rejoices:

"We are extremely proud that Lionel Vial chose BARDEHLE PAGENBERG for launching a new phase of the development of his practice. 

Lionel Vial and Margaux Esselin complete and strengthen our Patent Department in Paris which now comprises professionals covering life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry in addition to mechanical engineering, electronical engineering, computer science, and telecommunications.

Lionel Vial's threefold experience – scientific, legal, and managerial – polished by 20 years of practice in advising innovative companies in the field of life sciences ensures efficient solutions to our clients' needs in terms of developing, implementing and defending their IP assets."

Lionel Vial, Ph. D.
French and European Patent Attorney

Margaux Esselin
European Patent Attorney

For more information about the international team of Attorneys-at-Law- and Patent Attorneys of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG please visit our Team Overview.




Lionel Vial
French and European Patent Attorney, UPC Representative, Partner BARDEHLE PAGENBERG SAS SPE

Lionel Vial

Margaux Esselin
European Patent Attorney

Margaux Esselin