We have chosen the term « Parallel » so as to evoke the importance of legal advice connected to the operational constraints of innovative business models. Business and law cannot be dealt with separately. Parallel is also an evocation of the coexistence of traditional companies and innovative businesses, which can both benefit from the digital revolution provided that they master their legal environment and anticipate its evolutions.



MICHEL LECLERCFounding Partner

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Tech focused research

Arthur Millerand and Michel Leclerc are two tech focused lawyers with notable experience in legal design applied to the digital economy.

The founders of Parallel Avocats have shown a long-lasting interest in the economic, social and legal changes caused by the rise of digital businesses.

  • 2013: creation of the legal blog Droit du Partage
    Droitdupartage.com is the first French medium analyzing digital business models from a legal standpoint, with no legal jargon. Droitdupartage.com aims at decrypting and explaining the legal environment applicable to digital businesses in France. The opportunities and threats of this third industrial revolution deserve a legal analysis. One recent point of focus was the role and responsibilities of platforms.

  • 2016: release of the book Economie collaborative & Droit (Sharing economy and the law)

    This 2016 publication is the first book focusing on the legal impact of platform business models in France.
    The book is distinguished as “very educational, with a clear and precise overview of the major legal issues as well as more specific and sectorial rules impacted by the rise of the sharing economy and an attempt to anticipate the changes at hand” (Les Echos, 12 February 2016).

Conscious that the “platformisation” of economic activities is a fundamental and sustainable change, Arthur Millerand and Michel Leclerc continue to think and anticipate the legal framework of tomorrow on their blog droitdupartage.com but also by participating in their capacity as experts to the institutional initiatives focused on the future of work, artificial intelligence, mobility and platform regulation.


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A recognized expertise in digital law

Parallel Avocats is the result of a shared vision on the future of the digital economy and the impact of innovation. Arthur Millerand and Michel Leclerc anticipated the impact of platforms on French law and advise their clients by combining their knowledge of digital business models and their legal expertise.