Guillaume Lécuyer was born on 17th October 1975 and is French. He has a Ph. D. in Law, is a former lawyer to the Court of Paris and former secretary of the Conference du stage des avocats aux Conseils (an exam testing eloquence and legal argument for lawyers training for the Order of avocats aux Conseils). He became an avocat aux Conseils when he went into partnership with Alice Meier-Bourdeau.
His academic qualifications and practical experience are multi-disciplinary. He has a masters degree in Economic law from the University of Paris I which completed his training in public law and private law in its various economic and financial specialisations.
He reinforced his skills in contract law, criminal law and criminal procedure with a post-graduate degree in private law from the University of Paris I and a post-graduate degree in private law and criminal sciences from the University of Paris II.
His Ph. D. led him to specialise notably in European law, civil responsibility, press and media law and copyright. When he began working as an associate lawyer with avocat aux Conseils law firms in 2004, Guillaume Lécuyer was immediately operational in dealing with all types of cassation litigation (civil and commercial, criminal and public).
At the firm, he mainly intervenes in public law and administrative litigation (Counsel of State, administrative courts of appeal and tribunals), in contract law, commercial law, corporate and press criminal law and constitutional law (QPC – Question Prioritaire de Constitutionnalité which is an application for a preliminary ruling on the conformity of a legislative provision with the Constitution).
He qualified as an Attorney to the Supreme Courts of France in 2009.
He continues to carry out regular research on the study of the QPC, press law and the confrontation between public law and certain points of private law.
He is a member of the council of the Ecole Doctorale de droit privé of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Trans Europe Experts (TEE).
His most notable works include “Liberté d’Expression et responsabilité – Etude de droit privé”, NBT n° 56, preface by L. Cadiet, selected by the Editions Dalloz publishing house to figure amongst the top ten theses of 2006 of the Nouvelle Bibliothèque des Thèses; his contribution to the Treaty of press and media law (LexisNexis 2009), the co-drafting, with Professor Myriam Rousille, of the pamphlet of the Jurisclasseur Commercial “QPC et droit des affaires” (2013), his “Point de vue de l’avocat” on QPC together with Alice Meier-Bourdeau (Courrier Juridique des Finances et de l’Industrie n° 69, October 2012, p. 18) and diverse papers such as those dedicated to the legal status of the image of public resources (State Council paper of 29 October 2012, Commune de Tours, Légipresse n° 303, March 2013, p. 168), on the apprehension of right to privacy and copyright by the administrative judge (State Council paper of 27 April 2011, Commune de Nantes, Recueil Dalloz 2011, p. 1945) or the relationship between freedom of expression and civil responsibility (1st Civil Chamber paper of 6 October 2011, Légipresse n° 290, January 2012, p. 31; 1st Civil Chamber paper of 27th September 2005, D. 2006, p. 768).