Our team






Legal Attorney


Paris, Pékin


French, English

  • Entered in the profession 2006
  • Professional Lawyer’s Certificate 2005
  • DEA in Business Law 2004
  • DESS in Intellectual property 2003
  • Master’s degree in International Business Law 2002



Before joining LLR, Céline Thirapounnho worked as a lawyer at the Paris Bar for 11 years.

Her activity was dedicated to intellectual property, including in particular trademark law, design rights, copyright and unfair competition law. Céline worked in both consulting (drafting and contract negotiations, IP support for M & A transactions, consultations) and in litigation (counterfeiting cases, settlement negotiation) for companies in luxury, retail and consumer goods; for the media, entertainment and technology sector.

Since 2018, Céline Thirapounnho has joined our team of intellectual property attorneys in Paris and Beijing.


Professional Organisations

Member of the Association of Trademark and Design Law Practitioners (APRAM)

Member of the National Advisory Center for Overseas Intellectual Property Dispute Settlement in Beijing


Complementary Activities

2021: Lecturer at the Ecole des Hautes Études Appliquées du Droit

2018: Presentation on "Evidence on counterfeiting before French courts" for an IP working group organized by the CCIF (French Chamber of Commerce and Industry) in Beijing

From 2012 to 2017: Trainer at INPI for the CAB/CAM training on the topic of "counterfeiting procedure"