e-Commerce – Terms and conditions

For e-business, the operators must contend with the “traditional” legal rules such as those resulting from French consumer law, criminal law, intellectual property law and the product and activity sector regulations.

In addition, specific rules are applicable to the sale and provision of online services.

Our attorneys have significant experience in e-business B-to-B and B-to-C.

FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE advises and assists all types of operators (start-ups, TPE (very small businesses), SME, ETI (intermediate-size companies), major groups, leading internet players) in the following sectors:

– Analysis of the commercial projects and their legal viability;

– Legal compliance of the e-business websites;

– Setup of general terms and conditions of sale or use (GTCs, GSCs, GTSs);

– Compliance of order tunnels;

– Content use license agreements;

– Confidentiality policies and personal data processing;

– Pre-litigation, litigation, disputes.

Our attorneys have specific experience in various e-business sectors: travel services and hosting online, online ticketing, online advertising and prospection, online games, mass consumer products, e-health, ready-to-wear clothes and cosmetics, marketplace and digital platforms.



The obligations of online intermediation platforms for sale of goods and services have raised a lot of legal issues.

These intermediaries between the parties have a duty of information about their role and responsibility.

The FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE law firm assists its clients in drafting and update their Terms and Conditions of Use or Services and provides analyses on the responsibilities of the parties as well as on the definition of payment flows in compliance with the French Monetary and Financial Code.



    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.


    On march 24th 2015, FERAL-SCHUHL/SAINTE-MARIE has been elected, for the third year in the Information Technology/Media/Telecom category of the 2015 edition of the “Palmarès des Avocats” (Attorneys’ Award Winners) organized by ‘’Le Monde du Droit’’ and the AFJE (“Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise” – French association of In-house Counsels).

    “Le Monde du Droit” explains that the survey was conducted during a month with several thousand of in-house legal counsels who use the services of law firms. The voters particularly emphasized FERAL-SCHUHL/SAINTE-MARIE’s understanding of its clientele needs, and the availability of its team.