Computer Law

Computer projects structure company activities. For the last 20 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.



    Christiane Féral-Schuhl was named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year” for the second consecutive year.

    FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE is “Top Listed” in Technology Law for having the most listed lawyers in this practice area.

    Christiane Féral-Schuhl, Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie, Etienne Papin and Olivier de Courcel, partners of FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in France© 2017 in the fields of Information Technology Law. Christiane Féral-Schuhl, Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie and Etienne Papin have also been selected in Intellectual Property. Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie has also been selected for inclusion in the fields of Litigation and Media Law.


    FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE has been selected by Corporate LiveWire as the winner of their 2017 Global Awards in  “Computer Law Services” category.


    For the 17th consecutive year, FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE is ranked in the TMT – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY category.

    « What the team is known for Respected French IT boutique active on litigation, advisory and transactional matters. Handles a variety of IT contracts and agreements as well as advising on digitalisation, electronic archiving and regulatory compliance. Clients come mainly from the technology sector.

    Strengths Clients commend the firm’s high standard of service, saying: « Excellent practice: reactive, timely and pragmatic. »

    Further clients appreciate the team’s expertise and swift execution of requests.

    Notable practitioners

    Christiane Féral-Schuhl has extensive experience in TMT and is described as « a great expert » by her peers. She specialises in IT and software law, handling both advisory and contentious work.

    Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie has long-standing experience in the French TMT market. He focuses on IP law issues arising in the fields of IT and communication technologies. He has further skills in IP transactions ».


  • Talk of Stéphanie Foulgoc on this issue during the event on Open data and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) organized by the Association of French Archivists (AAF) on...
  • Speach of Etienne Papin during the « universités des DSI », organized by le Club Décision DSI on March 8, 2018, on this topic. More information
  • Talk of Christiane Féral-Schuhl during the 20th Technolex edition on the subject of "Digital Disruption and Law: Convince, Reassure, Innovate", organized by the Serda Archimag Group on November 29,...