Justine Thirouin


Admitted to the Paris Bar, Justine started her carrier as an associate at FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE.


Justine practices in the area of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media Law.

She advises French and International companies in their technological projects: websites’ creation, development of e-commerce activities, data protection, copyright protection on the Internet…

She also assists our clients in litigation procedures in similar matters (contractual litigation, cybercriminality).


Justine obtained a Master Degree in Intellectual Property Law of the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2012). She also holds a Degree in Private Law of the University Paris X Nanterre (2011) focused on International law, commercial law and bankruptcy […] law.

During her studies, she effectuated several internships in law firms both in advice and litigation and also in a French society specialized in the collective management of copyright in the music industry.


  • LEGAL 500 EMEA - EDITION 2016

    LEGAL 500 EMEA recognizes FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE as a “leading firm” in IT, TELECOMS AND INTERNET:

    “The ‘very strong’ practice at Féral-Schuhl/Sainte-Marie assists large IT users, (…) and has longstanding experience of advising on IT systems, IP, data and internet matters. The 13-lawyer team is headed by Christiane Féral-Schuhl and Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie, and notably also includes Etienne Papin, Olivier de Courcel and Olivia Luzi.”

    Christiane Féral-Schuhl and Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie are also ranked as ‘leading individuals’ in the IT, Telecoms and Internet category.


    For the 16th consecutive year, FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE is ranked in the TMT – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY category as a ‘leading firm’ by the Chambers Europe Edition 2016. Christiane Féral-Schuhl and Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie are also ranked as “leading individuals” and Olivia Luzi as “recognized practitioner”.

    What the team is known for Well-regarded niche boutique focusing principally on contentious, pre-contentious, advisory and transactional matters for clients in the technology sector. Handles a variety of IT contracts and agreements as well as advising on digitalisation, electronic archiving and regulatory compliance.

    Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)”The team is highly responsive with sound knowledge of market practices and very good capabilities of persuasion.”

    “The lawyers have strong legal knowledge but also a good business sense, so we can use them in commercial negotiations.” 

    Notable practitioners  

    Former president of the Paris Bar Christiane Féral-Schuhl is particularly well regarded for her sound knowledge of IT and software law. She sits as co-president of the parliamentary commission for reflections on law and freedom in the digital age.

    Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie is an expert litigator who frequently handles matters involving IP law for clients in the IT and communication technologies sectors. He also acts on IT transactions.


    FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE has been selected by Finance Monthly Magazine as the winner of their 2016 Law Award as “Information Technology Law Firm of the Year” in France.