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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

22 COURS ALBERT IER, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 40 75 60 00
Email:
Web:
www.gide.com

Olivier Cousi

Tel:
Work +33 (0)1 40 75 61 73
Email:
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Position

Partner Olivier Cousi helped set up Gide’s Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Media & Technology pratice group. He is particularly in charge of the Media & Entertainment practice, as well as telecommunications, audiovisual regulation, press, libel and publishing, music, theatre and cinema law, such as the management of copyright and related law, art law or issues related to sponsoring, partnership and advertising. He is widely acknowledged for his experience in handling both criminal and commercial disputes with regard to the press, intellectual property, the right of personal portrayal, disparagement, advertising, telecommunications and the Internet. His strong experience in these fields makes him a renowned expert, in particular in managing reputational risks before French and international authorities, institutions, and courts. He is also a mediator at the French centre for mediation and arbitration in the above-mentioned fields. A former Secretary of the Paris Bar young lawyers' association and former member of the Paris Bar Council.

Languages

French, English.


France

Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

The TMT department at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. consists of experienced litigator Olivier Cousi and counsel Julien Guinot-Deléry, who jointly assist major television and cinema clients with the protection of their intellectual property rights; recently, the duo advised a production and distribution company on the review of an intellectual property pledge agreement. In other work, the group represented France Télévisions in a litigation against a BBC subsidiary pertaining to the ownership and protection of a specific television series format, and advised the National Foundation of Political Sciences on the procurement of an online platform and internet service. On the sports front, recent work highlights include representing the French Tennis Federation in a major dispute with the descendants of the architect of the greenhouses in the Auteuil botanical gardens in connection with the extension of Roland-Garros and the construction of a new court in these premises. Arte, be IN Sports and RTL are other key clients.

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France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the Internet

Within: Leading individuals

Olivier Cousi - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Within: IT, telecoms and the Internet

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. ‘has a very strong understanding of the IT and technology space as a whole with vast experience in dealing with start-ups and fast-growing companies’. Practice co-head Olivier Cousi focuses on telecoms work and recently advised the national telecoms authority of Benin on the country’s legal framework and the introduction of new legislative provisions, as well as assisting the government of Cape Verde with arbitration proceedings against the national telecoms provider concerning regulatory compliance. In other work, ‘outstanding lawyer’ and counsel Julien Guinot-Deléry and practice co-head Thierry Dor provide ongoing advice to La Gazette Drouot on IT projects and contentious issues arising from its responsibility for publishing online content. Other key clients include Vodafone, Natixis, Facebook and Total, who instructed the practice to advise on data protection matters.

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