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TMT: Information Technology — France


Alain Bensoussan - TMT Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised as the largest TMT boutique firm in France, often referred to as a pioneer in the IT sector and boasting dedicated IT lawyers. Focuses on software-related work for both contentious and non-contentious cases.

Strengths Sources endorse the lawyers' expertise in privacy and outsourcing.

Notable practitioners

Known as a pioneer of IT law in France, Alain Bensoussan has long-standing experience in IT matters. He assists with IT and communications law matters, as well as with mandates in the technology and data privacy sphere. Bensoussan also represents clients in dispute resolution cases. He advises on new legislation concerning the right to be forgotten and the rights of robots.

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August Debouzy - TMT Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Mahasti Razavi and Florence Chafiol
- 2 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong practice offering high-standard services in IT and IP. Represents suppliers and clients in domestic and international matters, including IT licensing agreements, outsourcing and disputes. Also provides general regulatory advice relating to new technologies and frequently assists clients with data protection plans. Works for key industry players, including major IT brands. Bolstered by further support from the tax and litigation teams.

Strengths One source distinguishes the team's "incredible negotiation skills" and highlights the lawyers' "creativity to find mitigated solutions and firm resistance where needed to protect company requirements."

Another interviewee praises the lawyers' personal approach to clients, saying: "They are unique in the sense that it is a full service law firm with proper international competencies, but is reasonably sized, and thus offers personalised support to its clients."

Work highlights Assisted BBC Worldwide with media, copyright and advertising issues in relation to an adaptation in France of a British TV programme.

Represented Bureau Veritas in negotiations for a SaaS agreement with IBM and other IT agreements with AT&T.

Significant Clients Amadeus, Dassault Systèmes, Ubisoft, Spotify, Criteo.

Notable practitioners

Mahasti Razavi is well versed in technology and IT matters. She often advises IT clients on IP rights, contracts and contentious cases. She receives lavish praise from sources, with one client saying: "Mahasti is very responsive, pragmatic and persuasive in her arguments," while another interviewee enthuses: "She is extremely good at taking care of trust and building good client relationships."

Florence Chafiol has outstanding capabilities in the data protection arena and is one of the most reputed specialists. She also advises clients on IT matters. She is strongly endorsed by sources for her dedication and expertise, with one client commenting: "She is super clear and she was there when we needed her."

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Baker McKenzie SCP - TMT Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Rémy Bricard and Laurent Szuskin
- 6 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading practice with strong capabilities in technology and telecommunications. Lawyers have long-standing expertise in high-value IT outsourcing contracts, integration projects and disputes. Growing focus on data protection law is underlined by new hires within the personal data team. Popular with clients from a wide range of industry sectors, including banking, insurance, technology and food and drink, for assistance with regulatory compliance. Also advises automotive and fintech companies on new digital projects.

Strengths The lawyers are praised for their "availability, speed and ability to mobilise a lot of grey matter in no time."

Clients also appreciate the firm's strength in international matters, highlighting that the team is "not only good for French law matters but also helpful for international cases."

Significant Clients Oracle, Valeo, Elior, Google, Oberthur Technologies.

Notable practitioners

Rémy Bricard is a long-standing leader in the field of IT. He is reputed his work on contracts, such as licensing and outsourcing, as well as his advice on new technology projects. He is also active in IT litigation matters and assists with data protection compliance. According to one source, "he is very constructive, always trying to find good solutions for clients, and making sure the solution works from a legal standpoint."

Leading IT lawyer Laurent Szuskin is experienced in a broad range of matters, including licensing and supply agreements, as well as the regulations concerning new technologies in the financing and transport sectors. One client commends him for his "impressive knowledge of hi-tech issues and a great track record," while another interviewee describes him as "sharp, able to understand client issues and business-oriented."

Interviewees describe Christian Blomet as a "very good lawyer." He assists public bodies and service providers with a number of telecommunications regulatory mandates, both in France and abroad. Blomet represents clients in negotiations and litigation.

According to market sources, Emmanuel Guillaume has an "excellent reputation" in the telecoms sector. He assists telecoms suppliers with contentious and non-contentious matters, particularly advising on regulatory and competition law issues.

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Bird & Bird - TMT Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- 9 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable experience in IT, telecoms and data protection law. Skilled in handling contentious and regulatory matters in the telecoms sector. Also recognised for its experience dealing with new technologies, such as matters related to Internet of Things and cloud computing. Acts for international and domestic clients, including recent client win Essilor International.

Strengths One source reports that "their interpretations are based on solid legal analysis. They keep in mind the recent views of the regulator and their approach is business-oriented."

Work highlights Advised Mylan on developing a mobile application for use in the healthcare sector.

Acted for Cellnex Telecom on an agreement with Bouygues Telecom to acquire radio sites and the development of new sites for the roll-out of 5G infrastructure.

Significant Clients Groupe SEB, Hiscox, Legrand, Dailymotion, Société du Grand Paris.

Notable practitioners

Stéphane Leriche has a particular focus on transactional work within the technology sector, advising clients on commercial contracts concerning IT, telecoms and e-commerce. Leriche recently acted for Sodexo on the strategic partnership with a start-up, Wynd, in connection to Sodexo's digital transformation programme.

According to clients, Ariane Mole is "knowledgeable in the field and thorough and timely in her analysis." Sources also regard her as "a good expert" for data protection matters and she advises clients on data protection compliance and the drafting of privacy policies. She recently assisted Equinix with data protection compliance concerning the acquisition of TelecityGroup and the implementation of the GDPR.

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Our team is one of the largest on the French market and relies on a dedicated task force of nine partners. Our Tech & Comms Team is organised around the following key areas:
    Information technologies
•    Data Management and Data Protection
•    Internet and Ecommerce and digital business
•    Telecoms

The telecom team works for electronic communications operators and investors in France as well as in emerging markets. The team has also an extensive experience on infrastructure projects in particular for operators, public entities, governments and international institutions with a particular focus regarding RIP in France and telecom infrastructures in Africa.
•    Media
Our Media Group is a multi-disciplinary group dedicated to providing a full range of commercial legal services to clients in the media sector. We draw on the strength of leading lawyers who are experts in media, e-commerce, communications, IT, IP.
•    Fintech
In digital payment , we assist clients with the regulatory and legal aspects of payment service businesses, ranging from peer-to-peer payments, card products and classic money remittance to the issuing of electric money and attendant anti-money laundering processes including online identification. We also advise in connection with the mining and trading of virtual currencies like Bitcoin. We assist our clients regarding the legal challenges linked to distributed ledger and smart contracts, public and private ledger implementations.

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De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés - TMT Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Louis de Gaulle and Julien Horn
- 11 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Top-tier media practice, excelling at representing clients in the audio-visual, online media and publishing sectors. Boasts a cross-practice approach covering all aspects of IT and media law. Experienced in handling IP disputes for media and technology clients. Additional areas of expertise include advising financial services and healthcare sector clients on new technology regulations and competition mandates. Also very active in handling copyright issues.

Strengths Sources compliment the team on its concrete advice, with one source saying: "They do not get stuck with too much legalese" and adding: "In terms of research they are always quick and to the point."

Clients also appreciate the team's "rapid and accurate understanding of policy issues and ability to propose solutions."

Work highlights Advised DietSensor on the launch of a connected nutrition scanning device in both France and the US.

Acted for Adobe on anti-piracy campaigns, with respect to software infringement.

Significant Clients Chateau de Versailles, Paramount Pictures, Orange, Dassault Systèmes, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Notable practitioners

Charles-Edouard Renault enters the rankings in recognition of positive market feedback, with clients enthusing that "he has a real passion for content and can give practical advice." He focuses on entertainment litigation matters, with particular activity relating to film production. He advises a number of clients on investments into the production and distribution of films.

Louis De Gaulle acts on a variety of matters, including distribution agreements and broadcasting rights agreements. Also active with regards to regulations concerning new technology, he advised BPCE on negotiations in relation to the implementation of a contactless payment system. Clients appreciate his communication skills, saying that he "has the ability to understand and be understood" and that it is "easy to discuss" matters with him.

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Derriennic & Associés - TMT Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: François-Pierre Lani, Pierre-Yves Margnoux and Georges Jenselme
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advancing in the rankings to the third band, this boutique firm enjoys strong market support for its expertise in IT matters, especially for litigation. Advises French and international software publishers, IT service providers and IT manufacturers on outsourcing, contracts and integration projects, disputes and software compliance. Widely praised for its in-depth technical understanding of IT.

Strengths The team's excellent performance in court proceedings wins praise, with one source stating: "They have a tough approach to defending our interests in front of counterparties." The client also notes that "Derrienic always looks for a general agreement when litigations arise."

Other interviewees highlight their "reasonable and pragmatic approach, as well as the skill of listening to the client."

Work highlights Represented IGA as defendants in a claim brought by Macif in relation to the termination of a software provision agreement.

Advised Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise on a dispute against SIEA in relation to an alleged defective optical fibre network built with ALE’s hardware.

Significant Clients UFC Que Choisir, Laboratoires Pierre Fabre.

Notable practitioners

François-Pierre Lani, Pierre-Yves Margnoux and Georges Jenselme are key contacts for clients.

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DLA Piper France LLP - TMT Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Jonathan Rofé and Stéphane Lemarchand
- 6 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding technology and IT practice, with an excellent reputation for IT implementation projects, integrations and outsourcings, as well as acquisitions and disputes within the technology area. Has a growing focus on data protection and data privacy matters, bolstered by the recent arrival of Denise Lebeau-Marianna. Clients hail from a number of different sectors, including retail and healthcare. Represents several high-profile French companies, including new client win AccorHotels.

Strengths Clients mention the team's client-oriented approach, with one source stating: "They quickly understand our needs and provide adapted advice," adding: "They can communicate in a simple manner."

Another source comments on the lawyers' commercial attitude: "Not only are they experts in their legal field, but they are trusted advisers and have business acumen."

Significant Clients Carrefour, JCDecaux, Atos, Sopra Steria, Accenture.

Notable practitioners

Top-ranked Stéphane Lemarchand impresses sources with his tough negotiation skills. He is well reputed for his expertise in IT outsourcing, contracts and IT litigation. Clients report that he stands out for "his vision of the strategy to win a litigation." Lemarchand also has experience assisting clients with IT implementation projects.

Florence Guthfreund-Roland assists clients from the telecoms sector with licensing matters, as well as the Internet of Things and cloud computing. She often acts for clients in Africa.

Denise Lebeau-Marianna joined the firm in the summer of 2017 and is highly regarded for her expertise in data protection. Sources highlight her background of working for data protection authorities, as well as her dedication and specialism in the data protection field. She is active for a number of clients, including those from the healthcare sector, on data processing and data protection compliance.

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Féral-Schuhl/Sainte Marie - TMT Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- 5 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected French IT boutique active in litigation, advisory and transactional matters. Handles a variety of IT contracts and agreements as well as advising on digitalisation, electronic archiving and regulatory compliance. Increasingly engaged with personal data compliance audits on behalf of companies and public entities.

Strengths The lawyers are highly commended for the personalised service they offer to clients, as one source explains: "They reassure us and explain the strategy," adding: "We have always felt taken care of and accompanied."

Other comments touch on the team's strong experience in IT matters, with one interviewee noting: "I admire their experience and intelligence," and another source highlighting their skill in litigious matters: "They have the weapons to fight and have all it takes to win."

Notable practitioners

Christiane Féral-Schuhl specialises in IT and software law, handling both advisory and contentious work, as well as contract negotiations. She is described as a real expert and is strongly regarded for her "very good comprehension of the client's matters and openness to discussion."

Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie has "tremendous experience" in the French TMT market. He assists clients with IT agreements and licensing matters. He has further skills in IP transactions. Sources underline his technical expertise and ability to listen to the client.

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Franklin - TMT Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- 7 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded practice in the fields of technology and telecommunications. Represents leading telecoms and IT companies in disputes, as well as in transactional mandates and competition law investigations. Highly esteemed by telecoms clients for advice on outsourcing matters. Assists IT companies with the regulations around cloud services, the Internet of Things and encryption. Dedicated India desk assists a number of Indian clients with French law matters.

Strengths Clients appreciate that the lawyers are "available, knowledgeable and great at customer interaction" and particularly highlight their "communication skills and understanding of different cultures."

Sources also compliment the firm on its junior team: "I have been impressed by my interactions with Franklin's more junior attorneys."

Notable practitioners

Bradley Joslove is a first-class practitioner in the technology sphere, advising clients on encryption regulations and cloud service legislation. He frequently represents clients in IT law disputes. "He is extremely knowledgeable on all of the relevant legal issues affecting internet businesses, and also has an efficient and practical approach to problem solving," praises one client.

About the Team (content provided by Franklin)

Franklin has been advising clients in the telecommunications sector for many years and leverages its extensive industry knowledge and experience to provide tailored, insightful advice in a sector facing massive changes.

Franklin advises French and international operators and investors on a broad range of transactions: market entry, acquisition and refinancing of operators or assets, collaboration between operators, outsourcing and insourcing, content acquisition, telephone, internet and content services (B2B, B2C and wholesale), network and infrastructure deployment, concession-type contracts, etc. Our attorneys also represent clients in regulatory enforcement actions by the French telecoms and media watchdogs and in litigation before France’s highest administrative court, civil and commercial courts and competition authorities.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - TMT Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Ahmed Baladi
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Enters the rankings following the recruitment of a number of lawyers in January 2017, particularly bolstering its IT offering with the hire of Ahmed Baladi. Handles transactional and litigation work on behalf of blue-chip clients. Advises on digital transformations, often involving Internet of Things. Also assists with privacy and cyber security issues, as well as more traditional IT work, including outsourcing, software licensing and IT agreements.

Strengths Clients praise the team for its "excellent management of projects," as well as for "putting a lot of effort in for the client, making clients feel valued and important."

They stand out for their "creative solutions" and "business thinking," according to clients.

Work highlights Assisted Renault-Nissan with drafting and negotiating a multiservice agreement with an international IT services company.

Acted for Tag Heuer on the development of a luxury smart watch.

Significant Clients Sigfox, Dexia, AXA, Suez, Louis Vuitton.

Notable practitioners

Ahmed Baladi joined the firm at the beginning of 2017 and boosts the firm's technology and data protection practices. Clients particularly appreciate his relaxed approach, with one describing him as "very patient, reactive, calm and balanced, especially in negotiations," while another says that he has "great judgement and is the source of clear, calm advice under pressure." He has been particularly active on data protection and privacy matters, and also has experience of negotiating IT contracts and advising on legislation concerning new technology.

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Latham & Watkins LLP - TMT Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Jean-Luc Juhan
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises on every aspect of IT law, for both national and international matters. Best known for its work handling IT outsourcing projects for clients with an international presence, and increasingly present on data protection cases. Also assists technology sector clients with transactions and the negotiation of cross-border network and infrastructure agreements. Represents both French and multinational clients. Closely co-operates with the American and London offices.

Strengths Sources endorse the team for its "high level of expertise both nationally and internationally, and the relevance of the answers and solutions."

Interviewees further praise the lawyers' approach, saying: "They briefed me on all consequences of the project, showed expertise in technical issues, and were transactionally very good."

Notable practitioners

Jean-Luc Juhan enters the rankings as a result of recognition from the market, with interviewees describing him as "an expert in this area." Sources also appreciate that he "always tries to build something constructive" in negotiations. Juhan focuses on technology transactions and industrial partnership contracts, assisting major French and international brands.

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Band 1

Baker McKenzie SCP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Rémy Bricard is a long-standing leader in the field of IT. He is reputed his work on contracts, such as licensing and outsourcing, as well as his advice on new technology projects. He is also active in IT litigation matters and assists with data protection compliance. According to one source, "he is very constructive, always trying to find good solutions for clients, and making sure the solution works from a legal standpoint."

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Band 1

Franklin

From the Chambers Europe guide

Bradley Joslove is a first-class practitioner in the technology sphere, advising clients on encryption regulations and cloud service legislation. He frequently represents clients in IT law disputes. "He is extremely knowledgeable on all of the relevant legal issues affecting internet businesses, and also has an efficient and practical approach to problem solving," praises one client.

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Band 1

Stéphane Lemarchand

DLA Piper France LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Top-ranked Stéphane Lemarchand impresses sources with his tough negotiation skills. He is well reputed for his expertise in IT outsourcing, contracts and IT litigation. Clients report that he stands out for "his vision of the strategy to win a litigation." Lemarchand also has experience assisting clients with IT implementation projects.

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Band 1

Baker McKenzie SCP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Leading IT lawyer Laurent Szuskin is experienced in a broad range of matters, including licensing and supply agreements, as well as the regulations concerning new technologies in the financing and transport sectors. One client commends him for his "impressive knowledge of hi-tech issues and a great track record," while another interviewee describes him as "sharp, able to understand client issues and business-oriented."

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Band 2

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ahmed Baladi joined the firm at the beginning of 2017 and boosts the firm's technology and data protection practices. Clients particularly appreciate his relaxed approach, with one describing him as "very patient, reactive, calm and balanced, especially in negotiations," while another says that he has "great judgement and is the source of clear, calm advice under pressure." He has been particularly active on data protection and privacy matters, and also has experience of negotiating IT contracts and advising on legislation concerning new technology.

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Band 2

Alain Bensoussan

From the Chambers Europe guide

Known as a pioneer of IT law in France, Alain Bensoussan has long-standing experience in IT matters. He assists with IT and communications law matters, as well as with mandates in the technology and data privacy sphere. Bensoussan also represents clients in dispute resolution cases. He advises on new legislation concerning the right to be forgotten and the rights of robots.

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Band 2

Christiane Féral-Schuhl

Féral-Schuhl/Sainte Marie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Christiane Féral-Schuhl specialises in IT and software law, handling both advisory and contentious work, as well as contract negotiations. She is described as a real expert and is strongly regarded for her "very good comprehension of the client's matters and openness to discussion."

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Band 2

August Debouzy

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mahasti Razavi is well versed in technology and IT matters. She often advises IT clients on IP rights, contracts and contentious cases. She receives lavish praise from sources, with one client saying: "Mahasti is very responsive, pragmatic and persuasive in her arguments," while another interviewee enthuses: "She is extremely good at taking care of trust and building good client relationships."

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Band 3

Beatrice Delmas-Linel

Osborne Clarke

From the Chambers Europe guide

Beatrice Delmas-Linel of Osborne Clarke advises clients from the technology sector on e-commerce and distribution agreements. Her practice spans both litigation and advisory matters. She recently assisted Snowite with negotiating end-to-end contracts for the music streaming service to be launched by Cdiscount. Clients report that she is "great to work with" as she is "very responsive to the client and fits in well with our team."

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Band 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Europe guide

Thierry Dor has a particular focus on IT litigation and also assists clients with transactional matters in the technology industry. Market commentators describe Dor as "very pragmatic" and "very constructive," with one adding that "we can talk to find a solution" in negotiations.

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Band 3

BEHRING

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anne-Solène Gay enters the top band, as one of the most active and established telecoms practitioners in France with outstanding market feedback. "Anne-Solène Gay is an excellent negotiator," reports one source, adding: "She always takes an efficient and constructive approach and makes sure that the negotiation does not get stalled." Another commentator describes her as "one of the best TMT lawyers in Paris." She advises on contracts and licensing matters and represents both French companies and African states.

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Band 3

Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie

Féral-Schuhl/Sainte Marie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie has "tremendous experience" in the French TMT market. He assists clients with IT agreements and licensing matters. He has further skills in IP transactions. Sources underline his technical expertise and ability to listen to the client.

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Band 3

Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexandra Neri of Herbert Smith Freehills has an impressive client base in the IT sector, including clients from Silicon Valley. She is very active in litigation, in particular for IP and privacy disputes. She represented Google in a litigation relating to Google's terms and conditions of use and privacy policies. "A real litigator," enthuses one client, "who is very reassuring and firm, and also has experience and can listen."

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Band 3

Guillaume Seligmann

Cohen & Gresser

From the Chambers Europe guide

Guillaume Seligmann of Cohen & Gresser rises to the third tier in recognition of strong feedback from market sources. One client reports: "He really understands business and technology, as well as strategy issues, and can propose imaginative and adapted legal or contractual responses to such challenges," while another source mentions: "He can quickly notice what we want and helps to achieve that." He advises on IT contracts, licensing and litigation.

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Band 4

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

From the Chambers Europe guide

Louis De Gaulle acts on a variety of matters, including distribution agreements and broadcasting rights agreements. Also active with regards to regulations concerning new technology, he advised BPCE on negotiations in relation to the implementation of a contactless payment system. Clients appreciate his communication skills, saying that he "has the ability to understand and be understood" and that it is "easy to discuss" matters with him.

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Band 4

Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jean-Luc Juhan enters the rankings as a result of recognition from the market, with interviewees describing him as "an expert in this area." Sources also appreciate that he "always tries to build something constructive" in negotiations. Juhan focuses on technology transactions and industrial partnership contracts, assisting major French and international brands.

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Band 4

Stéphane Leriche

Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Europe guide

Stéphane Leriche has a particular focus on transactional work within the technology sector, advising clients on commercial contracts concerning IT, telecoms and e-commerce. Leriche recently acted for Sodexo on the strategic partnership with a start-up, Wynd, in connection to Sodexo's digital transformation programme.

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Band 4

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Bertrand Liard of White & Case LLP assists clients with IT agreements and technology law compliance. He advised Agence Française de Développement on a software service agreement and on setting up a whistleblowing hotline. Clients appreciate his "rigorous" and proactive approach.

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Band 4

Luzi Avocats

From the Chambers Europe guide

Olivia Luzi of Luzi Avocats joins the ranking table following excellent feedback, with clients reporting that she is "energetic, very responsive and available" and highlighting her ability to "demonstrate simplicity when explaining the complex points of files." She specialises in IT privacy law and advises clients from the automotive and healthcare sectors on contract negotiations. She recently assisted Traveldoo with negotiations of several license agreements and partnership agreements with editors of third-party software. "She is solution-oriented, demonstrates great pragmatism and manages risk well," according to one client.

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Band 4

HARLAY AVOCATS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Fabrice Perbost of HARLAY AVOCATS acts for clients from the life sciences, technology and telecommunications sectors on IT outsourcing, licensing and integration. "He is a smart lawyer with a good sense of what is essential and what is not," comments one source. Perbost is also particularly highlighted by interviewees for his work on behalf of clients from the United States.

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