Olivier de Courcel

Partner

Member of the Paris and New York Bars

Olivier de Courcel is a member of the Paris Bar and of the Bar of New York. He has been active in the area of information technology and communications for more than fifteen years and practiced as in-house counsel as well as abroad. He regularly works on transactions concerning information technologies and involving commercial and corporate law, as well as intellectual property, for foreign clients as well as French ones

EXPERTISE

Olivier de Courcel’s expertise is focused on Information Systems acquisition, hosting and outsourcing projects as well as on the supply and integration of ERP software and applications. He represents software providers as well as medium or large size companies. His experience also encompasses a number of transactions in the areas of e-commerce and telecommunications, with a specific expertise on outsourcing projects.

TRAINING 

Olivier de Courcel is a graduate of Paris-II University, DEA, Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques and of Columbia University School of Law, LL.M

ASSOCIATIONS

Association pour le Développement de l’Informatique Juridique (Worshop on new technologies in the public sector), Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York State Bar Association, Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise

Awards

  • CHAMBERS EUROPE 2019

    For the 19th consecutive year, FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE is ranked in the TMT – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY France category.

    “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.”

  • LEADERS LEAGUE & DECIDEURS MAGAZINE 2019

    In its 2019 Edition of the best law firms in France, LEADERS LEAGUE ranked FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE  as “Leading” in the Internet category.

    LEAGUE LEADERS & DECIDEURS MAGAZINE ranked FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE as “Excellent” in the categories:

    Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, with a special mention for Christiane Féral-Schuhl

    Personal data law, with particular mention for Christiane Féral-Schuhl and Etienne Papin

    Computer Law, with particular mention for Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie, Christiane Féral-Schuhl, Olivier de Courcel and Etienne Papin

    Richard Willemant has been ranked as “Highly recommended” in the Intellectual property – Brands, Designs, and Models category.

    Also, Olivier de Courcel and Etienne Papin has been ranked as “Recommended” in the Telecommunications law category.

  • BEST LAWYERS IN FRANCE 2019

    2017 LFOTY SpecialtyFERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE was named by the Best Lawyers 2019 as “Law Firm of the Year” in Technology Law for having the most listed lawyers in this practice area.

    Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie has been selected as « Lawyer of the Year » in Litigation and Media Law categories and is named in those categories for the second consecutive year.

    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.

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

    Etienne Papin has been selected in Personal Data and Privacy category.

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

News

  • FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE is involved in combating violence against women and will participate to the third edition of the charity run organised by the Fondation des Femmes, a fundraising...
  • To read the interview of Olivier de Courcel for « The Legal 500 » in « The In-House Lawyer » issue of September 4, 2018.
  • Talk of Olivier de Courcel, Partner, on this subject during a conference organized by the CHECy (Center of High Studies of Cyberspace) on May, 4, 2018. For more information...

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