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Laurent Szuskin

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Information Technology & Communications

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Laurent Szuskin’s practice focuses on information and communications technologies and related contents, regulations, services, and commerce of Baker McKenzie in Paris. He co-heads the Paris IT/C Practice Group with Rémy Bricard. Laurent has extensive experience in counseling clients in complex domestic and cross-border contracts, litigation (including expertise proceedings) and compliance matters relating to IT (licensing, maintenance, integration, hosting, managed services, outsourcing), telecommunications (mobile/fixed voice, data), the internet (e-commerce), media convergence (online video gaming, digital music and other e-entertainment), data privacy and cryptology. Laurent is a recognized expert in managing all legal aspects, local and global, of information technology and communications, and brings practical solutions, in strategic operations of promotion, distribution, protection and valuation (e.g., due diligence, acquisitions/divestiture (re)structuring, strategic alliances and IPOs). Laurent has a highly sophisticated understanding of outsourcing transactions and a distinguished record of success. As such, he represented both users and providers of outsourced services across a wide range of industries. He is involved in various commercial contract and licensing transactions, intervening in numerous complex and multi- jurisdictional global outsourcing projects including the outsourcing of information technology and business process functions. He regularly advises a wide range of companies and other organizations, such as large multinational or emerging companies, private equity or venture capital firms and government-owned utilities, in all industry and service sectors including highly regulated (banking, financial, health care, consumer products and services) and fast growth sectors. Laurent joined the Information Technology and Communications group of Baker McKenzie in 2009, as a Partner.


France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the Internet

Within: Leading individuals

Laurent Szuskin - Baker McKenzie

Within: IT, telecoms and the Internet

Baker McKenzie’s IT lawyers ‘demonstrate efficiency and flexibility to mould their expertise according to clients’ needs’. The IT and communications department is jointly headed by the recommended Laurent Szuskin and RĂ©my Bricard and recently advised a major financial services client on contractual aspects of a major project including the implementation of cloud platforms for the provision and optimisation of internal IT services. Other notable work highlights included assisting clients with GDPR compliance, connected devices and Internet of Things (IoT) projects, as well as disputes pertaining to licensing rights, audits and aborted IT projects. Noteworthy clients include Valeo, Oracle and Google. Data privacy expert Denise Lebeau-Marianna joined DLA Piper, but the group recently welcomed Yann Padova from The Energy Regulation Committee; he now leads the firm’s personal data protection team.

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