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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
15 rue de Laborde
Paris
75008
France
Olivier Cousi photo

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.

Career

In December 2018, Olivier Cousi was elected as the future president of the Paris Bar Association, together with Nathalie Roret elected as future vice-president. As from January 2020, Olivier Cousi will thus serve as president of the Paris Bar Association, representing Paris lawyers and promoting the activities of the Bar Council with the various institutions, the general public and of course, the legal profession as a whole.

Languages

English, French

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus: Telecoms 

(Leading individuals)

Olivier CousiGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is highly rated for its ability to pull together multidisciplinary teams to assist with all aspects of advisory telecoms work. Typically retained by blue chip French, Chinese and US operators, the practice also has a strong presence in Africa, where clients benefit from the firm’s emphasis on streamlined and virtual forms of communication to avoid the costs associated with travelling and on field visits. The department, led by Olivier Cousi, also works closely with the projects team to advise on the structuring and implementation of public service delegation or PPP contracts. Contentious matters are also dealt with.

France > Intellectual property: Copyright

The team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. includes both the firm’s IP and TMT specialists, demonstrating the practice’s awareness of the necessity of intersectional advice. A substantial number of instructions flow from the press and culture sectors, especially matters regarding issues around the collection and payment of royalties. Furthermore,both its international and local French clients benefit from the proximity to developments in EU law that the firm’s Brussels office provides. The key partners in the practice are Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, Emmanuel Larere, Arnaud Michel, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry and Grégoire Triet; all five IP specialists whose combined expertise includes transactional and litigation experience across copyright, patent and trade mark matters; and media and entertainment specialist, Olivier Cousi. Counsel Julien Guinot-Deléry, who specialises in litigation in copyright, media, communication and culture contexts, is also noted. The firm’s digital transformation platform, Gide 255, attests the firm’s dedication to technological change.

France > Media and entertainment: Television/radio

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. represents leading TV broadcasters, radio stations, and has also been retained by the French Ministry of Culture on several matters. Notably, the practice obtained the enforcement of neighbouring rights on press content from the FCA against Google, on behalf of the Agence France Presse. In addition to this more traditional work, the department is also increasingly involved in matters related to the processing of personal data, as  well as blockchain, AI, and programmatic advertising which are becoming more significant for media operators. As part of an international firm offering, the practice is also well placed to advise foreign entities on their operations in France, including film financing and production issues. Olivier Cousi and counsel Julien Guinot-Deléry are the practice heads.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Télécoms

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Olivier CousiGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. est en mesure de traiter toutes les questions juridiques propres au secteur des télécoms grâce à un pool d’équipes multidisciplinaires. Le cabinet assiste des opérateurs français, chinois et américains de premier plan. Il est particulièrement présent en Afrique. La pratique, dirigée par Olivier Cousi, fait régulièrement collaborer l’équipe de projets du cabinet pour intervenir dans des dossiers de délégation de service public ou de PPP. Le contentieux est également traité.

Paris > Propriété intellectuelle > Droits d’auteur

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. La pratique de réunit des spécialistes du droit de la propriété intellectuelle et du secteur des TMT. L’équipe intervient particulièrement dans les domaines de la presse et de la culture, notamment pour la collecte et le paiement de royalties. La base de clientèle est française et internationale. Elle bénéficie aussi des éclairages du bureau de Bruxelles sur les évolutions en droit européen des droits d’auteur. La pratique fait principalement participer les spécialistes de la PI que sont  Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, Emmanuel Larere, Arnaud Michel, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry et Grégoire Triet . Ils interviennent dans des dossiers en conseil et en contentieux, en matière de droits d’auteur, mais également en droit des brevets et des marques. Contribuent également : Olivier Cousi qui est spécialisé dans le secteur des médias et du divertissement ; et Julien Guinot-Deléry (counsel) qui traite des dossiers contentieux de droits d’auteur et des litiges dans les secteur des médias, de la communication et de la culture. La plateforme numérique Gide 255 témoigne enfin de l’engagement du cabinet dans le domaine de l’innovation.

Paris > Médias, culture, sport et loisirs: Télévision et radio

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. assiste de grands groupes audiovisuels et de grandes stations de radio. Le Ministère de la Culture est également client. Le cabinet a remporté une importante victoire en matière de droits voisins au printemps 2020 devant l’Autorité de la Concurrence qui a fait droit aux demandes de mesures conservatoires présentées par les éditeurs de presse et le client du cabinet, l’AFP, à l’encontre de Google. Le cabinet assiste aussi ses clients de manière croissante dans la gestion de dossiers touchant à la protection des données personnelles, la blockchain, l’intelligence artificielle et la publicité programmatique. Le cabinet conseille aussi de nombreux clients étrangers, notamment en matière de production et de financement d’oeuvres cinématographiques.  Olivier Cousi et Julien Guinot-Deléry (counsel) codirigent la pratique.