Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 2 senior counsel
- 9 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Market-leading practice with remarkable capabilities in telecommunications and technology. Lawyers have long-standing expertise in high-value IT outsourcing contracts, integration projects and disputes. Further notable strengths in data protection, telecoms and regulatory matters. Clients come from a wide range of industry sectors including finance and retail.
Strengths Interviewees praise the practice's depth of expertise, saying: "This is a vibrant team led by two dynamic and friendly partners, Rémy Bricard and Laurent Szuskin. They have great expertise in IT, IP and data protection, as well as an international mindset and global reach which give them an edge on their competitors. It is a real pleasure to work with them."
Other clients compliment Baker McKenzie's responsiveness, reporting: "The team is remarkably reactive and flexible - they have associates quickly operational to work on an increasing number of queries that are particularly urgent. Their legal opinions are clear, precise and adapted to our industry sector, which requires a thorough understanding of the new technologies such as connected objects or development of applications."
Significant clients BNP Paribas, Monoprix, Catalina, Crédit Agricole, Google.
Rémy Bricard is unanimously considered a leader in his field. He specialises in IT, handling all types of contracts such as licensing, integration and outsourcing. He also acts on IT litigation matters, including expert proceedings and alternative dispute resolution. Clients highlight his rigour, his great adaptability to the industry constraints and his strategic approach.
The highly regarded Emmanuel Guillaume focuses on telecommunications, as well as on administrative and public law. He has in-depth knowledge of the telecoms regulatory sector thanks to his experience as a former member of the French administrative supreme court, the Conseil d'État.
Laurent Szuskin is widely reputed in the TMT market. He advises on a broad range of matters such as licensing agreements, system integration, e-commerce and distribution agreements. His clients include large and emerging European and American companies.
Christian Blomet centres his activity on telecommunications, advising both on transactional and on regulatory matters, at national and international levels. He represents operators, service providers, equipment manufacturers and software editors.
Denise Lebeau-Marianna is praised by clients for her "availability, pragmatism and ability to communicate." She is the head of the firm's data protection practice and is highly recognised for her expertise in the area. She represents clients in contentious and non-contentious matters arising from IT and internet law.