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

  • 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.

    “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.”

  • LE POINT: Lawyers ranking France 2019

    FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE was ranked among the 16 best law firms in France 2019, in the “TMT and Communication law” category in the first ranking of French law firms conducted by “Le Point” magazine.

  • 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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