The law of electronic communications / telecoms

Affected by a strong regulatory component and by a growing control of Competition Law, the Law of Electronic Communications has widened its field of application to keep pace with evolutions and the convergence of technologies.

For operators and service providers, the need for legal accompaniment appears with the conception of the Business Plan. The legal approach sometimes combines with strategic consulting. For clients, a mastery of contractual practices in this sector is mandatory.

With strong experience that dates back to the beginnings of liberalization, we accompany not only network operators, service providers, and equipment manufacturers but also end clients in the different aspects of their activities, particularly in the drafting and negotiation of contracts for the sale or acquisition of equipment, infrastructures or transmission capacities (IRUs, spatial segments), the supplying of telecommunication services both to consumers (triple play offers) and to large accounts (IP networks, VSAT) and also on questions of interconnection, licensing and other regulatory aspects.

We help our clients in the implementation of their projects both within France and abroad, whether it be within the framework of mergers and strategic alliances or of internal development.



    Christiane Féral-Schuhl was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Technology LawLawyer of the Year” in Paris.

    Christiane Féral-Schuhl, Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie, Etienne Papin, Olivier de Courcel and Olivia Luzi, partners of FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in France© 2016 in the fields of Information Technology Law and other areas.

  • Global 100 - Technology Law Firm of the Year in France

    FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE MARIE has received an award from Global 100 and was selected as “Technology Law Firm of the Year in France” for 2016.


    FÉRAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE MARIE has received an award from the Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine 2016 and has been selected as the “Law Firm of the Year” in Communication Technologies category.