The Legal 500 EMEA recommends, for the nineteenth year in a row, FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE’s team in the category “IT, Telecoms & Internet”.
“Covering the full range of IT contracts, data privacy, licensing and telecom issues, Féral-Schuhl/Sainte-Marie handles both litigation and transactional matters. Etienne Papin is currently advising an IT services provider on the drafting of its contractual documents, as well as handling all its disputes with clients and suppliers; he is also collaborating with senior counsel Justine Sinibaldi to review the documentation relating to a French hotel operator’s online reservation platform and management software. On the data side, Richard Willemant advises clients on GDPR compliance, while Olivier de Courcel assisted a client in the perfume industry with an audit of the licensing rights on its databases. Christiane Féral-Schuhl and Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie founded the firm and are also key individuals to note alongside associate Stéphanie Foulgoc.”
Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie and Christiane Feral-Schuhl are also ranked as “leading individuals” in this category.
FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE is also awarded in the categories “Intellectual Property: Trademarks and Designs” and “Media and Entertainment: Music”.
Féral-Schuhl/Sainte-Marie is a boutique dedicated to new technologies and intellectual property. The firm regularly deals with files related to the IT, new technologie or Internet law. Richard Willemant is particularly involved in the firm and also handles classic brand cases for French and international groups. In particular, he manages trademark infringement litigation.
“The five-partner team at Féral-Schuhl/Sainte-Marie specialises in software, IT and intellectual property advice, especially with regard to trademark and copyright disputes, domain names and licensing issues. Etienne Papin recently acted for a concert hall operator in litigation against a spectator, and assisted a producer with the management of a concert abroad in the context of its compulsory liquidation. In other highlights, an internationally renowned producer instructed the group to oversee its action against a website reselling illicit tickets and internet providers providing access to the site in question. Associate Stéphanie Foulgoc plays a key supporting role in the practice and is also a name to note.”