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Astura is an independent law firm specialized in advising businesses and their managers.


Astura’s team of dedicated lawyers advises its French and international clients in conducting their external growth and development transactions, implementing their IT projects, operating and protecting their intangible assets and managing crises.

Astura handles all aspects of corporate law (mergers and acquisitions, financing, capital markets, corporate restructuring), information technology law (large IT projects, development, licensing, maintenance, e-commerce, data privacy), intellectual property law (trademark, copyright, designs), commercial law and litigation/arbitration.

Astura collaborates with a number of independent law firms specialized in complementary areas of law in France and abroad. Astura works on an integrated basis with its partners network.

The founders of Astura have significant experience working in leading Anglo-Saxon law firms, and a number of team members have practiced in New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Astura has been recommended for the fifth year in a row by Legal 500 Paris edition 2017/2018:

  • in mergers and acquisitions, Astura offers ‘an outstanding quality of services’, the firm is recognized for ‘the valuable international experience of its lawyers, their reactivity and their capacity to deliver tailored advice’, the team ‘is used to working for international sponsors and understands the fundamentals of a deal and the expectations of all types of clients’, heading the team, Raphaël Dalmas is ‘extremely reactive, adaptable and perfectly comprehends the expectations of his clients’
  • in information technology, Astura is ‘one of the best price/performance ratio’ on the market in terms of expertise and service. The lawyers have ‘an excellent knowledge of information technology’ and advise several large French and foreign companies in the negotiations of important IT agreements, as well as in conducting litigation and in personal data issues. Matthieu Mélin is amongst ‘the best specialists’ on the market.