Etienne Papin


Etienne Papin concentrates on IT, Internet and Intellectual Property law.

He advises software service providers (SSII), software editors, large companies and public entities in the drafting and negotiation of their systems integration, IT outsourcing and maintenance agreements as well as their license agreements for the use and distribution of software.

He advises various companies:

– in the Internet sector, on the regulatory and contractual aspects of the creation of sales websites as well as in the drafting and negotiation of various agreements for the online supply of information online, hosting or ASP (Application Service Providers) services;
– on intellectual property issues, transfers and licenses of copyright, in particular in the areas of the Internet, multimedia creation, music and publishing.

He also assists these companies during litigation procedures and in particular, during judicial discovery (“expertise”).

He regularly participates in conferences and is often asked to organize training sessions relating to IT agreements.

Business Sectors

Technology and E-Commerce
Bank and Inssurance
Internet Luxe Tourism

Practice Areas

Technology and E-Commerce
Intellectual Property
Media & Entertainment


Associate Salans 1999 to 2006

Completed his internship at FG Associés in 1998


Admitted to the Paris bar in 1999
University of Cergy-Pontoise (DJCE, 1996)
University of Paris II (DEA Droit de la Propriété Intellectuelle, 1995)
University of Le Mans (Maîtrise de Droit Privé, 1994)



    FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE has been selected by Corporate LiveWire as the winner of their 2018 Global Awards in  “IT & Media Lawyer of the Year” category.

  • LEGAL 500 EMEA - EDITION 2018

    FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE is ranked in the IT, Telecoms & Internet category by The LEGAL 500 EMEA.

    Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie and Christiane Feral-Schuhl are also ranked as “leading individuals”  in the IT, Telecoms & Internet category.

    The LEGAL 500 EMEA recognize Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie, Christiane Feral-Schuhl, Etienne Papin, Olivier de Courcel and Richard Willemant as “recommanded” in the IT, Telecoms & Internet category.


    Christiane Féral-Schuhl was named by the Best Lawyers® 2018, “Lawyer of the Year” in Technology Law in Paris for the third consecutive year.

    FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE is “Top Listed” in Technology Law for having the most listed lawyers in this practice area.

    In the 2018 Edition of the « Best Lawyer in France© », Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie has been selected in Litigation and Media Law categories.

    Olivier de Courcel has also been selected in Telecommunications Law category.

    Christiane Féral-Schuhl, Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie, Etienne Papin and Olivier de Courcel, have been selected in the following categories : Information Technology Law and Technology Law.

    Christiane Féral-Schuhl, Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie and Etienne Papin have also been selected in Intellectual Property Law category.


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