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DLA Piper

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Stéphane Lemarchand

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Intellectual Property & Technology

Position

Partner, Global Co-Chair of Intellectual Property & Technology. Stéphane Lemarchand assists IT service providers in litigation matters as well as on their strategic projects. Stéphane is joint global head of the intellectual property and technology practice and head of the practice across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Career

Stéphane Lemarchand heads DLA Piper’s superb IT practice, which continues to attract new high-profile clients and panel appointments.[...]" (Legal 500). Stéphane has been nominated as "Avocat de l’année 2014" in the IT field by the magazine Best Lawyers.

Languages

English, French

Member

Avocat admitted to the Paris Bar

Education

University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas Postgraduate degree (DESS) in intellectual technology University of Paris XI Paris Sud Postgraduate degree (DESS) in new technologies


France

Aviation

Within: Aviation

DLA Piper’s core areas of expertise are litigation and arbitration, but the team is active in a broad array of mandates, including corporate work and commercial contracts, particularly in IP and IT. Vonnick Le Guillou, who specialises in advising aircraft manufacturers and their insurers on air crash mandates, heads the department, with Stéphane Lemarchand and Gregory Tulquois also key contacts. Recent work saw the group assist ATR with the drafting of a master services agreement and the implementation of a SaaS solution in aircraft manufacturer ATR’s IT systems. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty instructed the department to defend its insured, an air display pilot, in proceedings brought for damage to a Mustang aircraft following an accident at an air show. Airbus and AXA Corporate Solutions are also clients.

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France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the Internet

Within: Leading individuals

Stéphane Lemarchand - DLA Piper

Within: IT, telecoms and the Internet

DLA Piper’s seven-partner offering is jointly led by the recommended Jonathan Rofé and global ICT practice co-head Stéphane Lemarchand and recently bolstered its data privacy capabilities with the hire of Denise Lebeau-Marianna from Baker McKenzie. Among recent work highlights are a series of digital transformation projects as well as the re-tendering of a global IT infrastructure outsourcing supply contract, and dispute resolution expert Fabienne Panneau represented a publishing house in its appeal against a decision by the French Supreme Court which ordered the client to pay €7m to its IT provider. In terms of data privacy work, Florence Guthfreund-Roland and Lebeau-Marianna assisted an IoT service provider and a pharmaceutical company with their respective GDPR compliance programmes. Additionally, head of the commercial contracts division Gregory Tulquois advised on contractual aspects of innovative B2C applications and the establishment of a logistics division as part of a global retail giant’s expansion into the French market, including advice on contracts with service providers and regulatory aspects of its new IT business activity. The department’s impressive client roster includes names such as Amazon, Vodafone, Michelin and Airbus.

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Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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  • The new French regulation applying to national insurance contributions for managers and shareholders

    French insurance contributions on executive and shareholder remuneration (pay + dividends) have been substantially increased by the National Insurance Funding for 2013 Act, No. 2012-1404, of 17th December 2012. Until 31st December 2012, all dividends were subject to national insurance contributions on unearned income but henceforth, under Article L136-3 of the National Insurance Code, amended by Act No. 2012-1404, certain dividends   are considered as pay received by executives and shareholders and are therefore subject to the national insurance contributions on pay. The Act also abolished the ceiling on health insurance contributions payable by the self-employed and all this means that businesses must rethink the way that they have been structured until now.
  • CHINA - PERSONAL TAXATION AND SOCIAL SECURITY : CHINESE AND FOREIGN NATIONALS ON AN EQUAL FOOTING

    The People's Republic of China has initiated an overhaul of its social security system, reformed the personal taxation regime and has extended the scope of these laws to foreigners residing in China.
  • MOROCCO TO BECOME THE LEADING FINANCIAL PLACE IN AFRICA

    The Kingdom of Morocco is supporting the ambition of becoming the leading financial place for Africa. In this context, a wave of draft laws is to be passed and implemented within the following months, amongst which, the Law No. 53.08, setting up a new financial authority, and the Law No. 54.08, reforming public offering rules, are of paramount importance to Moroccan and foreign issuers, and financial institutions.
  • ACQUISITIONS IN CHINA : ASSET OR SHARE DEAL?

    The opportunities offered to foreign investors by the Chinese mergers and acquisitions market are increasing every year: in 2010, transactions involving foreign companies came to 60.1 billion euros, an increase of 21.2% compared with 2009. Seen from the West, where markets are declining, all sectors of the Chinese economy seem to be undergoing promising development and the statistics indicate that the Middle Empire will be a lasting springboard for growth.
  • Prime de Partage des Profits

    Le dispositif L’article 1er de la loi de financement rectificative de la Sécurité sociale pour 2011 oblige les sociétés commerciales de 50 salariés et plus, dont les dividendes par part sociale ou par action sont en augmentation par rapport à la moyenne des deux années précédentes, à verser une prime à l’ensemble de leurs salariés
  • BULGARIA MARKET OVERVIEW

    Types of investors The private equity (PE) funds that are active in Bulgaria are not raised or registered in the country. Some Bulgarian PE funds were raised recently, but there are no statistics as to the sources of their funding, their number, the funds that were accumulated, etc.
  • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING COMMITMENTS

    THE PROCEDURE IS CLARIFIED, BUT MAY COMMITMENTS APPLY WITHOUT LIMIT?
  • 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.