Céline Bondard, Esq., Principal, Attorney admitted in New York and Paris

Member of the French and the New York Bars, Céline launched her career at Kaye Scholer LPP in Washington D.C, USA (2004-2006), and at Mayer Brown, first in their New York offices (2006-2008) and later in their offices in Paris, France (2008-2010).
In 2010, she founded her private practice and focused on general Business and Intellectual Property Law.
Her practice covers both transactional and litigation issues on intellectual property rights (i.e. copyright, trademark, patent, design; etc.), e-commerce law, IT law, and corporate law; the drafting of IP transactions, commercial contracts, shareholders’ agreements, articles of incorporation, management of intangible assets, representation before French Courts.
Co-founder and Chair of the French-American Bar Association (FABA), Céline is also a regular lecturer at HEC Paris – Masters in Entrepreneurship, at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) and at the Ecole Polytechnique – Masters Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Academic achievements

  • Member of the Paris Bar since 2009
  • Member of the New York Bar since 2007
  • Master’s degree in Immaterial Creations – University of Montpellier (2004-2005)
  • Master’s Degree in Laws, Intellectual Property (2003-32004)
  • Exchange program with Melbourne University (Australia) (Senior year, 2002)
  • Master’s degree in International private law – Université Paris I Panthéon-Assas (Paris, France – 1998-2002)


Sciences Po – Since 2011:

Lecturer in the intellectual property course of the Master’s degree international program in Innovation Management.

This course, taught in English, covers:

  • introduction to intellectual property law
  • copyright
  • infringement, unlawful competition and image rights
  • intellectual property contracts
  • rights on social media.

HEC, Paris – Since 2012:

Lecturer in the Intellectual Property course of the Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship.

The course covers:

  • the fundamentals of intellectual property and copyright
  • trademark law
  • intellectual property contracts

Ecole Polytechnique – Since 2015:

Regular Masterclasses and Workshops in business law, intellectual property and negotiations. Courses are taught both in English and in French.

  • March 28, 2017: Intellectual property transactions
  • March 28, 2017: Shareholders’ agreement
  • March 14, 2017: Negotiating Contracts
  • January 27, 2017: From revenue protection to blockchain
  • March 8, 2017: Contracts and negotiations
  • January 26, 2016: Entrepreneurs and the law


Creative Valley 

  • December 6, 2016 – Software patentability Workshop with Philippe Verriest
  • October 6, 2016 – Workshop about the 10 key legal points for startups
  • May 26, 2016 – Protecting yourself against unlawful competition Workshop
  • March 30, 2016 – Negotiating Contracts Workshop: a few key principles
  • January 16, 2015 – Shareholders’ Agreement Workshop
  • November 26, 2015 – Trademark law
  • October 22, 2015 – Introduction workshop

Business France – Food Tech Lab Accelerator – May 10, 2017
In partnership with Business France.
Launching your activity in France and in the US Workshop: key legal points

French Tech Tickets – February 28, 2017
In partnership with Creative Valley. “How to Create your French Startup” Workshop

Footech Vitagora Accelerator – February 22, 2017
Intellectual property

SystemX – December 6, 2016
Presentation of the legal aspects of blockchain

Adaweek – November 21, 2016
Conference on open source law.

New York Law School – October 13, 2016
Conference in partnership with the New York Law School and the French-American Bar Association on “Negotiating commercial contracts with French-based entities.”

Studios Singuliers – February 10, 2016
Workshop on negotiating contracts: a few key principles

CELSA – Paris Sorbonne – January 6, 2015
Trademark law course