Aria Partners is the first member from France to join the group.
Established in 2009 by three founding firms across Europe and the US, the CLCA is an international PR network providing crisis and litigation PR advice.
Louise Beeson, senior consultant at Bell Yard Communications – a CLCA member, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Aria Partners to the CLCA. We have been courting it for some time given its superb reputation for litigation PR in the French market. It made sense to formalise its membership because we have recently been talking about a potential cross-border client matter together. Aria is a highly experienced partner for CLCA clients requiring PR advice in France and broadens the CLCA’s footprint in Europe.”
Jean de Belot, CEO at Aria, said: “Litigation PR is at an early stage here in France and there are still only a handful of firms with expertise in this space. I am proud to say that Aria Partners has a long-standing track record of advising corporate and lawyers on the reputational aspects of legal matters and we have worked on some significant cases. We look forward to collaborating with other CLCA member firms where client matters require French know-how, advice and communications support.”