Former magistrate and expert on issues of intellectual property and economic law, Alain Carre-Pierrat is a Senior Counsel and a member of Gide’s Scientific Council.
Recognised for his expertise in intellectual property, Alain Carre-Pierrat held various positions within the Ministry for Justice between 1985 and 2000 before being appointed Deputy Chief of Staff to two successive Ministers of Justice, Elisabeth Guigou (in 2000) and Marylise Lebranchu (2000-2002).
Alain Carre-Pierrat is a highly experienced lawyer and magistrate, positions which he practised for 14 and 30 years respectively. From 2002 to 2009, he chaired the 4th Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal, which specialises in patents, trademarks, designs and models, and copyright and related rights (print, TV, Internet, music), as well as the “H” Trial Division of the 1st Chamber in the same Court, which specialises in appeals against decisions rendered by independent administrative authorities (financial markets and competition authorities in particular). He ended his magistrate’s career as Advocate-General at the Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation, from 2009 to 2013. In 2014, the Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira commissioned from him the drafting of a report on the financing of legal aid.