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Zélie Héran


Zélie joined DLA Piper in 2023, as an associate of the IPT department's litigation practice, led by Fabienne Panneau.

Graduating with a master's degree in International Business Law (Paris II) and an LLM in International Dispute from King’s College London, her practice focuses on commercial litigation (contractual relationships, restrictive practices, deceptive and unfair commercial practices, unfair competition) and litigation related to new technologies.

Bar admissionsAvocat admitted to the Paris Bar
  • French
  • English
  • King’s College London, LLM, International Dispute Resolution, 2019
  • University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Postgraduate degree, Master 2, in International Business Law, 2017


  • Moderator of the JAB (B2B sales coaching firm) and PVYAP (Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners) event on "Winning Your First Clients as a Lawyer", 1st June 2022
  • Organization of the eloquence contest and the Summer Camp of Paris Place de Droit, 2020-2022
  • Intervention during the Young Mute-Off Thursdays, 10 February 2022

Prior Experience

  • Prior to DLA Piper, Zélie worked as an associate in a law firm specializing in commercial litigation/arbitration for 2 and a half years.
  • In addition, she worked as a paralegal for a French company (contract law, business law, pre-litigation and data protection).

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Permanent Commission of the Union des Jeunes Avocats (UJA).
  • PVYAP (Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners) - Member of the board: Organization of conferences and events for the arbitration practitioners' community.