Justine Sinibaldi

Senior Counsel

Justine Sinibaldi concentrates in Information Technology, the Internet and Multimedia.

Business Sectors

Technology and E-Commerce
Luxury goods

Practice Areas

Technology and E-Commerce
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Contract Law


Associate Salans 2000 to 2006

Completed her internship at FG Associés from 1997 to 1999


Admitted to the Paris bar in 2000
University of Paris XI (D.E.A. Droit des Contrats, 1999)
University of Paris I (Maîtrise de Droit Privé mention Droit des Affaires, 1997 ; Maîtrise de Droit Privé mention Carrières Judiciaires, 1998)



    Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie has been selected as « Lawyer of the Year » in Information technology law.

    He has also been selected in Litigation and Media law categories.

    Christiane Féral-SchuhlBruno Grégoire Sainte MarieEtienne Papin and Olivier de Courcel, have been selected in the following categories : Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law.

    Christiane Féral-Schuhl and Etienne Papin has been selected in Personal Data and Privacy category.

    Olivier de Courcel has also been selected in Telecommunications Law category for the third consecutive year.


    FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE has been awarded Law firm of the year in the Technology Law category by Corporate Intl Magazine for their 2020 Legal Awards.

  • LEGAL 500 EMEA – EDITION 2019

    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 Designsand 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.”


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