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Anne-Laure Villedieu

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CMS

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Intellectual property - TMT.

Position

Anne-Laure heads the IP/ TMT practice at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. She has a wealth of expertise in all fields of intellectual property and information technology, including data privacy issues, both contentious and non-contentious.

Career

Anne-Laure joined the firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2012. She’s a member of the supervisory board of the firm

Languages

French, English.

Member

Member of AFCDP, IAPP, ITechLaw

Education

Postgraduate degree (DEA) in communication law from the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas, 1995). Postgraduate degree (DEA) in business law and economics from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1996). Paris Bar in 1997.


France: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

The ‘always perfect’ healthcare and life sciences offering at CMS advises on competition, contractual, intellectual property and corporate law issues with ‘astounding pertinence and an outstanding understanding of the problems clients may encounter’. Pharmaceutical regulatory expert Bernard Geneste successfully represented a French company specialised in orthopaedic implants in appeal proceedings against a decision by the French Economic Committee for Medicinal Devices regarding a price decrease for some devices, and Anne-Laure Villedieu advised a foreign medical device manufacturer on IP agreements with a research institution and a laboratory. Counsel Stéphanie de Giovanni is known for her ‘responsiveness and accurate advice’ and assisted a client with the setting up of a clinical trial. The group also has significant capacities in data privacy and protection work. Laurent Romano is the name to note in the Lyon office.

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IT, telecoms and the Internet

Within: IT, telecoms and the Internet

The ‘responsive and available expert team’ at CMS provides a service that one client describes as ‘always perfect’. In recent highlights, the French Ministry of Education appointed the practice to defend its partnership with Microsoft in a dispute against associations requesting its dissolution in the context of the protection of open source software in France, and Conduent instructed the group to oversee the negotiation of major outsourcing agreements. Practice head Anne-Laure Villedieu advised a digital player on commercial, e-commerce and data protection issues, and is also representing software company Sage in a series of disputes with the company responsible for its IT solutions and a number of Sage’s clients seeking compensation following the host’s failure.

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France: Intellectual property

Trade marks, designs and copyright

Within: Trade marks, designs and copyright

CMS’ intellectual property practice recently welcomed trade marks and unfair competition specialist José Monteiro as of counsel from an in-house position at L’Oréal. In noteworthy 2017 highlights, practice head Anne-Laure Villedieu represented the National Geographical Institute, a public administrative body, in IP proceedings against Michelin pertaining to the alleged counterfeiting of several of the client’s maps, and senior associate Sabine Rigaud is part of the group advising the French Olympic committee on intellectual property-related issues on an ongoing basis. The practice’s recent caseload also includes complex cross-border infringement cases related to opposition and revocation claims, the transfer of portfolios and intangible assets, and the drafting and negotiation of partnership agreements. Other key clients are Deliveroo, Snapchat and Trainline.

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Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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  • Landmark decision by French Competition Authority in conditioned LPG case

    cartel case closed after discovery that leniency application was largely based on forgeries and rejection of collective dominant position objection.
  • 2012 supplementary budget

    The second supplementary budget published in the Official Gazette September 19, 2011 provides for two key measures that affect the deferral of tax losses and taxation of capital gains realized on the sale of equity securities .
  • Actualité législative fiscale

    Au delà des mesures applicables à l’ensemble des contribuables (telles que la limitation du report des déficits ou la réforme du mode de calcul des plus values sur cessions de participations),le plan de réduction des déficits annoncé le 24 août dernier par le gouvernement comprend des mesures qui intéressent spécifiquement les acteurs du secteur financier.