Computer Law

Computer projects structure company activities. For the last 30 years, the lawyers of Féral-Schuhl / Sainte-Marie have developed and helped evolve the contractual techniques necessary to the implementation of computer projects, from the simplest to the most complex, from the most classic to the most innovative. Development of software, licenses, integration, information management, maintenance, ASP…….

We accompany service providers and their clients starting with the bid phase and then all throughout the negotiation of their contracts and until the end of the guarantee period.

We help them develop new offers of service or new purchasing processes for information system services, notably by implementing framework agreements between Procurement Departments and Software Services providers.

Advice and litigation are considered as intimately intertwined in our law firm, as it is essential to negotiate a contract while taking into account the efficiency of its provisions before the courts. Whether it be within the framework of emergency procedures, in the course of reports from court appointed experts, or in front of a judge, we represent and help our clients until the decision is handed out, or throughout the appeal and compliance processes or in the search for transactional solutions.



    FERAL-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 Media Law categories and is named in those categories for the second consecutive year.

    Christiane Féral-Schuhl, Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie, 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.

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

  • Who’s Who Legal 2018

    The 2018 Edition of the “Who’s Who Legal” ranks Christiane Féral-Schuhl as “well known” in the “Data” category for her long-standing experience in IT, telecoms, media and data privacy issues.

    Also, the 2018 Edition of the “Who’s Who Legal” recognises “Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie [as] highly respected in the IT law category and is a firm favourite among clients, who include IT service companies and major users of information systems.

    Finally, “Olivier de Courcel has over 15 years of experience in IT and communications where he is well versed in handling a range of related transactional and commercial matters”.


    FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE MARIE has been awarded “IT Law Firm of the Year in France” by Global 100, 2018 edition.