Our approach

If actions speak louder than words, then our approach can be summed up by the reliability of our methods, the expertise and quick reactivity of our team, our ability to anticipate risks and our recognized leadership.

Reliability

We know how to commit to deadlines, fees, results and added value.

Expertise

Our pragmatic and operational solutions are adapted to the field of technology. Our expertise has been the basis of our activity for 20 years.

Quick Response

From the moment we are consulted, we express our opinion and our recommendations. We take a stance and go right to the heart of the matter.

Anticipation

Our solutions and our recommendations always take risks into account. We are proactive, imaginative and a driving force in the field.

Leadership

Our team is a leader in the field of information technologies and communication. For the last 30 years, we have contributed to the evolution of the law and to court precedents in this field.

Every technological project has a strong legal impact. The FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE dedicated team of highly specialized lawyers are experts in this field.

Our story

Christiane Féral-Schuhl and Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie, both lawyers specializing in intellectual property law, set up, in 1988, the law firm FG Associés, devoted to the field of information and technology law. This law firm rapidly became a driving force in new technologies law.

The expertise of the law firm first developed from computer projects.
In the ‘90s, multimedia caused many upheavals in the legal world, particularly in the field of intellectual property. Numerous operators appeared both in the telecommunications sector and the media. Change was in the air and the internet revolution arrived.

In 1998, Christiane Féral-Schuhl and Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie, along with their team, became part of the international law firm Salans. The globalization of the economy and the internationalization of exchanges called for this evolution. As co-managers of the Information Technologies and Communication Department, they built a team of specialists who knew how to deal with a wide range of issues.

Bolstered by this double experience, Christiane Féral-Schuhl and Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie decided in 2006 to set up a new law firm called “Feral-Schuhl / Sainte-Marie.” They were joined in this project by their entire team. Feral-Schuhl / Sainte-Marie combine experience, dynamism and creativity in order to offer a quality service that is reactive and adapted to the new needs of their clientele.

Business Sectors
Shows
Even though the development of digitalization and new means of communication have allowed easy access of the public to musical works, a growing number of people attend concerts and live shows, where the spectator can really get together with the artists and actors and experience a unique moment. Far from having obscured the very essence of artistic expression, the development of new means of digitization and transmission now allows to extend the period of exhibition of artistic productions via other media such as DVD, digital TV and the Internet. Producing a show today still remains a high-risk enterprise, even more so as legal and regulatory constraints, notably in the area of management of copyrights and neighboring rights and of security, grow stronger and stronger, as a result of which investments for quality productions are very high. A perfect knowledge of the legal chain for all the participants in the creation of a show (authors, actors, musicians, dancers…) is essential to allow an extended life to the creation.