About the Firm

A highly referenced independent law firm focusing on intellectual property, innovation, and business law

DBK is a highly referenced independent law firm licensed to practice in Paris.  The firm provides global legal services to domestic and foreign clients in all areas of intellectual property and business law, in both contentious and non-contentious matters, in France and abroad.

Established in 2011 by Thomas Debiesse, Jérôme Buscail, and Christian Kim, three experienced attorneys with well-established competencies who chose to contribute their respective skills and knowledge to an independent structure that is close to its clients’ needs, the firm has all times given prevalence to practical solutions, prompt response and efficiency—three exigencies of business.

Through the diversity of the partners’ legal training and prior work experience, their personal and deep knowledge of our clients’ business sector, as well as their high proficiency in one or more foreign languages (English, Spanish and Korean), the firm has always been able to offer custom-made legal services, and take a creative, realistic, and pragmatic approach when assisting our clients to help them achieve their projects or in defending their interests.

Finally, the partners’ strong multi-cultural backgrounds, as well as the robust network of professionals, colleagues, collaborators, and service providers, based on their personal and reliable relations they have built on all five continents over the past the years, makes DBK a truly internationally connected law firm.

Practice areas

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Intellectual and industrial property Learn more
Media – Advertising – Entertainment – Communication Learn more
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Thomas Debiesse

Jérôme Buscail

Christian Kim


Publications and seminars

DBK regularly publishes articles and papers in Lexis Nexis.

The partners of the Firm also serve as visiting lecturers in the following academic institutions:
•  Université de Montpellier (Intellectual Property Specialization degree);
•  European Institute on Business Corporations and Intellectual Property (continuing legal education);
•  Strate College (Master’s progam in design;
•  Université Paris-Val de Marne (Paris XII) (Master’s program in applied intellectual property directed by Pr.

Christophe Caron).DBK is regularly invited on BFM Business on issues and topics of domestic and foreign economy and business, in particular in Asia and the US.


Less than three years following its creation, DBK was awarded in 2014 with the “Rising Firm” Award.
DBK is now regularly listed in Décideurs Magazine as one of leading firms in Paris.

Associations and memberships

The firm is a member of various national and international professional associations, such as:
•  Trademark and Design Law Practitioners' Association (APRAM)
•  International Trademark Association (INTA)
•  International Winery and Vineyard Law Practitioner’s Association (AIDV)
•  French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI)
•  Association des Entrepreneurs Coréens en France (AECF).

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Contact us

Public parking :
•  Autocité Ternes 

Subway, regional express trains, and buses :
•  Charles de Gaulle – Etoile (Métro lignes 1, 6, 2 et RER A)
•  Ternes (Métro ligne 2)
•  Ternes Mac-Mahon (Bus lignes 43, 92, 93)

BY PHONE +33 (0)1 85 73 40 40
BY EMAIL contact[at]dbk-avocats[dot]fr
BY POSTAL ADDRESS 15 rue Saussier-Leroy 75017 Paris