Paris Bar, Registered Foreign Lawyer

English, French



  • M&A – Private Equity

  • Corporate – Commercial

  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology

  • Cross-border transaction

  • Private Clients

  • Financial Services

  • Venture Capital

Irène Bernard-Espina is a corporate and M&A associate

Irène specializes in commercial law, with a particular focus on intellectual property (IP) and information technology (IT). She adeptly handles contract drafting and negotiation, providing clients with comprehensive legal support and facilitating their expansion into the Asian market, and helps safeguard commercial interests and protect intellectual property rights.

Graduated from the Sorbonne University in international law and in intellectual property law (master’s degree), Irène possesses in-depth knowledge of commercial and IP/IT matters. She advises both domestic and international clients on diverse legal issues, including contract law, data protection, software licensing, and technology transfers.

Previously, Irène interned in reputable law firms, gaining expertise in intellectual property litigation at Benoliel Avocats and exposure to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate law at Morgan Lewis Stamford in Singapore. These experiences have equipped her with a well-rounded understanding of various legal domains.

With her diverse skill set and deep understanding of commercial and corporate legal matters, Irène serves as a trusted advisor to businesses seeking expert guidance in commercial and IP/IT matters.

IFLR1000 (Singapore):

  • M&A
  • M&A – Foreign

The Straits Times:

  • M&A (5 stars)
  • Commercial (4 stars)