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Bauer Bigot & Associates has been listed in international rankings as one of the leaders of the media law for many years.

They received many awards and distinctions.



Legal 500, a 15 years old guide, is considered as the “main guide of the French law firms market for the companies.” It has an editorial quality; their rankings are the result of an independent research work, as they are not financed by the competing firms. This guide is available on paper or on the internet at the following address:

Bauer Bigot & Associates is listed as a first level firm in Press and Publishing law since 2000.

According to the 2007/2008 edition: “Bauer Bigot & Associates is one of the leaders of the marketplace”

According to the 2013/2014 edition: “The remarkable Bauer Bigot & Associates has a practice in Press law and Publishing law. Christophe Bigot and Camille Bauer are recommended.”

Bauer Bigot & Associates is also listed as a first level law firm in the international Legal 5000 EMEA guide in the “Media and Entertainment law” category for the following sections : “Boutique: book publishers”, and, “Boutique: newspapers and magazines”.



This review publishes periodic rankings of the french specialized lawyers for at least 10 years and are well recognized in their field. The review is entirely independent, and doesn’t receive financial participation from the law firms. Those rankings display different levels of excellency i.e, in descending order: Key player, excellent, very notorious, well known practice. The ranking for Media law firms exists since 2003.

Bauer Bigot & Associates has been listed in this ranking from the start. It is today listed in 5 different fields:

  • Press: “key player”
  • Publishing: “Key player”
  • Advertising: “Key player”
  • Radio: “excellent”
  • Audiovisual: “well known practice”



This award is given every tow years to the leader firms in different categories. However, the award for the “Media” section is not always granted every 2 years. Bauer Bigot & Associates received two times the silver trophy in “Media and copyright”, in 2009 and in 2014.



This American ranking includes French law firms since 2010. It is one of the main rankings for the largest and international law firms. The newspaper “les ECHOS” takes part in the publication of this ranking. It is based on peer reviews and divided into 29 categories and lists one French lawyer as “key player” in his field and a few “highly recommended” professionals.

Christophe Bigot has been recommended by this ranking from the start, in 2010, in advertising law and received the 2013 Best lawyer award in the advertisement field and is therefore one of the 29 French lawyers listed by their peers as a key player in his field in 2013. Please note that with regard to matters of defamation, the Bauer Bigot & Associates law firm is the only French law firm named by the American website “ Best lawyers”, this specialty being to be considered a category as such.



In 2014, Bauer Bigot & Associates was selected for the “Media law – Law firm of the year in France” prize.