Gide sets itself apart both by its sector specialisation and its international scope. We are the only firm to offer the services of a specialist team entirely dedicated to technology, media and telecommunications law, set up 15 years ago in Paris and now present in many offices throughout the world.
Working closely with the Intellectual Property team, the TMT team acts regularly in France, Central and Eastern Europe, throughout Africa, in the Middle East and in South-East Asia.
Our skills are recognised in all fields of law applicable to copyright, the press, radio and television broadcasters, and the Internet. We are therefore in a position to act for all our clients on all topics relating to the management and development of content.
Our expertise in telecommunications, information technology and new technologies means we can offer an overall legal assistance that combines understanding and a perfect command of all legal issues arising in these converging fields.
Gide’s team has been repeatedly ranked among the best in the Media, Information Technology, Internet and Telecommunications sectors by the various directories, such as Legal 500 and Chambers.
The practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has noteworthy strength in advising on innovative practices in the IT sector, a key example being its provision of advice to Aura Blockchain Consortium on the cross-border launch of the first blockchain solution for the luxury sector, involving NFTs and cryptocurrencies. It is also well-equipped to advise on the establishment, implementation and fulfilment of key contracts involving cybersecurity and business operations and is also a key name for regulatory matters. The team ably handles pre-litigation matters involving complex cyberattacks. Julien Guinot-Deléry leads the team alongside Thierry Dor.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - IT & Internet
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. répond d’une « technique juridique exceptionnelle dans le secteur des technologies et du numérique ». L’équipe, d’une douzaine d’avocats, se voit confié la gestion d'importants projets de transformation numérique. Elle intervient souvent dans des dossiers soulevant des aspects techniques et juridiques innovants, concernant notamment l’open source, la cryptographie, la blockchain ou l’intelligence artificielle. Le cabinet est également en mesure de gérer des affaires sensibles devant les autorités de régulations ; il a représenté l'AFP devant l'Autorité de la Concurrence dans une procédure l’ayant opposé à Google, et portant sur la transposition de la directive européenne sur le droit d'auteur dans le marché unique numérique. A la tête de la pratique, Thierry Dor est sollicité par des clients français et internationaux pour les conseiller sur la structuration de leurs projets technologiques et d'externalisation. Julien Guinot-Deléry est recommandé pour son savoir-faire dans la mise en œuvre des projets technologiques et dans la gestion des litiges qui y sont associés.
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - IT & Internet
The team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. continues to be a leader in the telecoms space, taking a multidisciplinary approach to advise market players in both the public (international organisations, regulators, government) and private (operators, financial institutions, service providers) sectors, including real estate and financial services clients. Senior associate Dane Rimsevica’s specialisms include IoT-related matters and internet move service implementation.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Industry focus: Telecoms
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. frequently handles major digital transformation projects and high-stakes IT projects. This year the team assisted the Aura Blockchain Consortium, composed of LVMH, Cartier and Prada, with the launch of the first global blockchain solution dedicated to the luxury goods industry. Complex IT disputes and major IT licensing and servicing agreements are other areas of strength. Thierry Dor is the name to note for IT. Newly appointed to the partnership in July 2021, Julien Guinot-Deléry is also highlighted for his involvement in the Unibail litigation.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
With 'exceptional technical know-how in the tech and digital sector', Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s 11-lawyer team is retained on significant digital transformation mandates, often working on innovative issues including open source, cryptography, retargeting, blockchain and artificial intelligence. The department is also experienced in contentious work before regulators, notably representing AFP in a procedure against Google before the French Competition Authority regarding the French transposition of EU Directive on copyright in the digital single market. Practice-head Thierry Dor is sought after by French and global clients to advise on the structuring of tech projects and on issues related to outsourcing. Counsel Julien Guinot-Deléry is highly regarded for his expertise in IT projects and related litigation.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021