Amandine Tesson

Amandine Tesson founded DaringLaw in 2020 after more than ten years of experience in the corporate departments of Fidal (2009-2017) and Herald (formerly Granrut).

Amandine assists clients such as SMEs, research institutions and investment funds with all their structuring, governance, equity and external growth issues.

She has a proven track record in assisting companies with high technological and growth potential (start-up), particularly in the context of fund-raising, collaborative projects, external growth and management packages.

But also

Amandine Tesson is a lecturer in the Master 2 LEAD (Law, Entrepreneurship & Digital) at the Université Paris-Saclay

She supports the student entrepreneurial association "Start in Saclay", as well as the Paris-Saclay Legal Clinic. She is regularly involved as a mentor in various incubation and acceleration programmes for innovative projects within grandes écoles, business angels networks, research institutions, etc.


French, English

Thierry Lévy-Mannheim

Thierry Lévy-Mannheim is a graduate of HEC (1992) and holds a DEA in Economic and Social Law (Paris IX Dauphine, 1993).

Prior to joining DaringLaw, Thierry worked as a lawyer at the international law firms Moquet Borde & Associés - now Paul Hastings (from 1995 to 1998), Norton Rose (from 1998 to 2000) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (from 2000 to end of 2002). He then co-founded Didier & Lévy at the end of 2002, which he co-managed until the end of 2021.

Thierry's practice focuses on corporate law, private equity, LBOs and mergers & acquisitions.

He advises clients on corporate law, in particular on equity transactions, and regularly advises French and foreign groups and their holding companies on mergers and acquisitions and restructurings; he also assists investment funds and buyers in private equity transactions.

Finally, he is involved in securities issues (warrants, stock options, convertible bonds, etc.) and in business combinations (joint ventures, shareholders' agreements, etc.)

But also

Thierry Lévy-Mannheim is the treasurer of the association Juris Initiative.


French, English and German

DaringLaw is a member of the network France Innovation

Hovannes Chichkoyan


Hovannes Chichkoyan joined DaringLaw in April 2024 as an associate.

Holder of a Master 2 in Commercial Law and Corporate Tax, obtained in 2014 from the University of Paris 2 - Panthéon Assas, Seta Kultcheyan has since been practicing as a legal councel with a specialization in corporate law.

During his studies, Hovannes assisted innovative entrepreneurs at the Legal Clinic of Paris-Saclay University.

Before joining the firm, Hovannes completed internships with Etude Regnier Notaires (2015), Estrade et associés (EA&H) (2017) and the legal department of Razel-Bec (2021).


French, English and Armenian

Seta Kultcheyan


Holder of a Master 2 in Commercial Law and Corporate Tax, obtained in 2014 from the University of Paris 2 - Panthéon Assas, Seta Kultcheyan exerce depuis le métier de juriste.

With over twenty years' experience in corporate law, Seta Kultcheyan first trained in private companies. For 10 years, she worked for a company involved in the organization of trade fairs and exhibitions for both the general public and professionals. Her professional career then took her to the operational structure of the Yves Rocher Group, where she worked for 10 years in the Company Law and Tax Department, followed by 3 years in the Family Office of the family holding company, where she was able to perfect her legal training on French commercial and civil subsidiaries, as well as on asset-related aspects.

Before joining the firm in January 2024, Seta spent 2 years in a chartered accountancy firm, where she was able to strengthen her knowledge of equity transactions on a large portfolio of clients, both sole traders and SMEs.


French, English and Armenian