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FÉRAL est distingué dans la catégorie IT & Internet en « Tier 2 » ; Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie est désigné « Leading individual » dans cette catégorie et Farid Bouguettaya est designé comme « Next Generation Partners« .

‘The IT practice at Féral was established by Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie and Christiane Féral-Schuhl, both of whom have impressive expertise in matters involving developing and innovative technologies and software, and in IP. It advises clients across a range of industry sectors including cosmetics, shipping and media on a broad range of predominantly regulatory issues involving the negotiation and fulfilment of contractual obligations. In addition, the team ably handles contentious matters, an example being its representation of a company in defence of its online reputation. Farid Bouguettaya has strength in matters related to the digital economy and privacy.’

Pour la deuxième année consécutive, FÉRAL est distingué en « Luxury Goods » en « Tier 1 » ; Farid Bouguettaya y est désigné comme « Leading individual » dans cette catégorie.

‘The team at boutique firm Féral has strength in advising on a diverse range of matters for major multinational corporates in the luxury goods space, across such sectors as tech, cosmetics, fashion, blockchain and jewellery. The group’s comprehensive service covers international IP protection strategies, judicial and extrajudicial disputes resolution, anti-counterfeiting, data protection compliance, dawn raids and contractual and transactional support. Key figures include luxury goods expert Farid Bouguettaya, who has expertise in e-commerce and internet regulations, data protection and GDPR; and IP specialist Richard Willemant, whose experience extends to matters involving aviation, media, entertainment, health, sports, gaming and transportation.’

FÉRAL se distingue dans la catégorie Data Privacy and Data Protection en « Tier 2« .

‘The digital asset specialists at boutique firm Féral bring strength to advising start-ups and domestic and multinational corporates across such sectors as e-commerce, manufacturing, fashion, insurance, aerospace, on a diverse spectrum of matters. The team’s comprehensive service covers matters ranging from the drafting of personal data transfer agreements, data protection compliance audits and drafting IT guidelines to advising on security and archiving policies and providing assistance and training to Data Protection Officers (DPO). Key figures include founding partner Christiane Féral-Schuhl, who brings more than 30 years handling cases involving computer law, information technology law, media law and data protection law; IP and data privacy expert Richard Willemant, who is also a mediator accredited by the Quebec bar; and Farid Bouguettaya, whose practice extends to transactional, litigation and pre-litigation matters. The team is supported by senior counsel and firm data protection officer Justine Sinibaldi, who brings over 15 years in the personal data space.’

FÉRAL est désigné en Intellectual Property: Copyright en « Tier 3« . 

‘With strong ties to the Canadian and Japanese markets, Féral is able to advise multinational clients from sectors ranging from software to luxury goods. Richard Willemant handles cross-border copyright litigation before the civil and criminal courts, while founding partner Christiane Féral-Schuhl is a qualified mediator in addition to handling IP, IT and media matters. Farid Bouguettaya‘s practice is at the confluence of IP and technology law.’

Enfin, FÉRAL est désigné dans la catégorie Intellectual Property: Trade marks and Designs en « Tier 3« . 

‘Féral‘s ties to the Canadian and Japanese markets allows the firm to assist clients with the management of their global trade mark portfolios, covering both transactional, advisory and contentious matters. Richard Willemant advises clients in the technology, media and fashion sectors among others, on the day-to-day management of their portfolios and represents them before both criminal and civil courts.’

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