2011/09 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie appoints Pierre Balesta as manager of the Lille office
The arrival of Pierre Balesta in Nord-Pas-de-Calais is part of the firm’s development strategy with its regional clients. When the Lille office was opened more than 20 years ago, its main priority was to meet the needs of the textile industry. Today, this office still benefits from sharp skills in the textile field, but its activity has expanded to many other innovative technical fields as well. Furthermore, the Lille office’s activity is characterized by a wide variety of legal situations that have been encountered, encompassing contract and dispute issues. To meet these needs, Pierre Balesta will bring his dual skills in the technical and legal fields, his experience with complex situations from the Firm’s Paris office, and his managerial talents to the Lille team of the Cabinet Beau de Loménie.
“After spending several years advising the firm’s foreign clientele, I felt that I needed to get closer to French companies again. The Lille branch’s team is also very dynamic. I am therefore very happy with my appointment here and eager to participate in business’s development in the region,” says Pierre Balesta.
Pierre Balesta joined the Cabinet Beau de Loménie in 2003 in its Paris offices, after having worked as a financial auditor. His skills include drafting patent applications, monitoring grant procedures in France and abroad, and patent-related consultations and contracts as well as know-how. His experience in dealing with infringement lawsuits, oppositions and patent portfolio audits have made him an expert in these areas. In terms of his technical background, he has worked in particular with public buildings and works, the environment, automobiles, aeronautics, sports and recreation objects, and printing technologies.
Pierre Balesta is a French and European Patent Attorney. He has a Msc degree in Engineering from the ENSTA ParisTech, and also holds a master’s degree in Private Law (Université Paris I), a post-graduate degree in French and European business law from the Université de Poitiers, and a specialization certificate in European patent disputes. He began his career as a financial auditor within the Mazars firm in France and Poland.