FÉRAL est distingué dans la catégorie IT & Internet en « Tier 2 » ; Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie est désigné « Leading individual » dans cette catégorie.
‘Focusing on intellectual property and IT matters, FÉRAL has a strong track history of representing companies before judicial courts in IT litigation matters as well as in handling transactional work relating to technology agreements and outsourcing. The team welcomed Farid Bouguettaya from Artemont in June 2021. Co-founders Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie and Christiane Féral-Schuhl have over 30 years of experience in technology projects and are both accredited by the Paris Mediation and Arbitration Centre.’
Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que FÉRAL fait son entrée dans la catégorie « Luxury Goods » en « Tier 1 » ; Farid Bouguettaya y est désigné comme « Leading indivudual » dans cette catégorie.
‘Combining expertise in IP, data and technology, FÉRAL is well equipped to handle complex work for luxury clients. A widely respected name in the luxury goods world, Farid Bouguettaya‘s arrival from Artemont in 2021 strengthened the firm’s offering in this area. Richard Willemant is also an intellectual property expert whose diverse range of IP work encompasses fashion and jewelry brands. The team recently represented a French jeweller in a dispute against another jeweller in relation to the alleged counterfeiting of several creations.’
Les références :
‘The team at FÉRAL is very responsive, friendly and competent. It is extremely pleasant to work with such a professional and smart team, in particular for complex innovative subjects.’
‘We work with Farid Bouguettaya who is a very talented, smart, creative and professional partner. The advice he provided us with were always perfectly adapted and his personality and ability to play with technical and complex legal issues is very appreciated. Would totally recommend working with such a good data protection lawyer, who combines an excellent knowledge of data protection laws and the sectors in which we are involved’
‘Farid Bouguettaya helped us obtain all we wanted by using smooth and smart negotiation skills without which we would never have found a way to obtain what we wanted! A real problem solver and a deal maker we would again ask to help for future matters’.
FÉRAL se distingue dans la catégorie Data Privacy and Data Protection en « Tier 2« .
‘FÉRAL‘s data team regularly handles data protection mandates from sensitive industry sectors such as banking, insurance, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. The team has a strong track record for GDPR assessments and audits, including data protection impact assessments across various sectors of activity. Farid Bouguettaya joined the firm in 2021 from Artemont with an ‘excellent knowledge of data protection laws’. Christiane Féral-Schuhl and Richard Willemant also stand out for their expertise. Associate Justine Sinibaldi is an up-and-coming expert in computer and internet projects, assisting with the implementation of online and e-commerce platforms, software license audits and SaaS.’
Les références :
‘A team of attentive lawyers, fully understanding our challenges and strength of proposal. Understandable and pragmatic deliverables (notably memorandums). Their applications were clearly explained.’
‘I worked more particularly with Justine Sinibaldi. Excellent understanding of our issues and our needs. Perfect mastery of our subjects. Reliable and precise.’
‘The firm provides a wide variety of legal services, especially focusing on IT/IP sector. Remarkably, the firm has strong ties with a Japanese law firm, which enables it to contact the Japanese business community in France and acquire a unique position there.’
FÉRAL est désigné en Intellectual Property: Copyright en « Tier 3« .
‘As part of the firm’s wider IP and technologies law practice, FÉRAL ‘s copyright team is particularly known for its strong expertise in the software sector, where it advises on copyright infringements, licensing arrangements, IT contracts and unfair competition, including in disputes. With lawyers qualified in both France and Quebec and benefiting from its partnership with Toranomon Chuo law firm in Tokyo, the group offers clients legal services in Europe, Canada and Japan. Richard Willemant leads the department.’
Les références :
‘Excellent knowledge of the field.’
‘Richard Willemant masters technical issues and has the ability to handle cases in English.’
Enfin, FÉRAL est désigné dans la catégorie Intellectual Property: Trade marks and Designs en « Tier 3« .
‘FÉRAL acts on transactional and litigation matters involving trade marks and designs. The team of practice head Richard Willemant is well-versed in multijurisdictional disputes, with a particular focus on Europe, Canada and Japan. Anti-counterfeiting proceedings and alternative dispute resolution methods feature in the caseload. The practice also assists with the development and implementation of brand protection strategies, often involving multiple jurisdictions. The group’s expertise in software-related IP and due diligence experience are further assets. Farid Bouguettaya joined from Artemont.’
Les références :
‘Richard Willemant is one of the most gifted lawyers of his generation. His expertise in intellectual property is impressive. He is one of the best strategists in France in disputes.’
‘The team has excellent knowledge of its subjects.’
‘FÉRAL is truly an exceptional intellectual property law firm, because they have a practice that covers both litigation and advice, including the filing of trade marks, designs and copyright. They are also very experienced on the international scene, whether for an international infringement dispute or, in terms of advice, to define and implement a strategy for the protection of a brand internationally.’