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August Debouzy
7 rue de Téhéran
75008 Paris
France

Work Department

Technologies Media IP

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Mahasti Razavi, a partner at August Debouzy, provides advisory and litigation support on IT, digital, e-commerce and media issues. She assists and advises major players in the technology, new economy (Next 40), finance, luxury, hotel, retail, services and telecom industries. Mahasti Razavi assists companies with the implementation of digital transformation, outsourcing and partnership projects. She also acts as a strategic advisor to her clients thanks to her in-depth knowledge of their organizations, her vision of the market acquired over the course of 25 years, a transversal approach to the subjects addressed and an international culture.

After teaching for several years at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Institut d’études politiques de Paris (IEP), also called Science Po) and the Paris Bar School (École de Formation du Barreau de Paris (EFB)), Mahasti now delivers lectures on topics such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, contractualising major digital projects, management of the attendant litigation risk and changes in law functions in relation to the development of LegalTech companies.

Mahasti Razavi is a member of the working group on technologies in the French legal Think Tank, Club des Juristes. She is recognized as an IT expert by the Chambers and Legal 500 rankings and has contributed, and still contributes, to numerous publications, through articles and analyses, including most recently “Lockdown has boosted remote activities and accelerated the digital revolution”, “France or the new Blockchain paradise”, and “A robot law soon”. During the last Cité de la Réussite event, Mahasti Razavi also spoke about artificial intelligence.

Mahasti Razavi has been Managing Partner of August Debouzy since January 1, 2018.

Languages

French | English | Persian

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris (1994) and New York (1996) bars

Education

  • LLM in International Law, New York University School of Law, 1995
  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Anglo-American Business Law, University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, 1993
  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Business and Economic Law, University of Paris II-Panthéon Sorbonne, 1992

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus: IT and internet 

(Leading individuals)

Mahasti RazaviAugust Debouzy

A key name in the IT world, August Debouzy advises major French and international clients with regard to their cross-border digital projects. Testament to its capabilities, the practice has been advising Microsoft for over 25 years, recently on licencing agreements with other entities to promote innovative technologies and digital transformation. Mahasti Razavi co-heads the IT practice alongside Florence Chafiol and Alexandra Berg-Moussa. Associate Anne-Sophie Lampe shows promise in IT litigation and is solicited by companies for some of their largest IT disputes. Hiring two associates in May 2021, the firm is committed to growing the practice.

France > Industry focus: Luxury goods

August Debouzy‘s cross-disciplinary luxury goods offering includes intellectual property and media and competition law. Mahasti Razavi provides advisory and litigation support on IT, digital, e-commerce and media issues. Data expert Florence Chafiol combines sector expertise with experience in compliance plans or audits. Alexandra Berg-Moussa deals mainly with distribution and consumer law matters.

France > Media and entertainment: Newspapers

August Debouzy‘s team acts for many of France’s leading newspapers. The firm also has a strong practice representing individuals in litigation against newspapers and magazines, primarily in cases involving libel and defamation. Basile Ader has made the firm a top choice for litigation involving media companies, and particularly press law issues. Counsel Amélie Tripet has developed a strong practice in press law and libel matters. Mahasti Razavi, Florence Chafiol, and Alexandra Berg-Moussa lead the practice alongside Ader.

France > Intellectual property: Copyright

August Debouzy remains one of the premier copyright practices in the French market, standing out for its strong expertise in the tech space. The department’s broad offering includes the negotiation and drafting of licensing agreements, litigation before civil and criminal courts as well as emergency procedures and infringement seizures. The integration of the French office with the firm’s wider international network means that the group is also well placed to handle its clients cross-border needs. Co-head Mahasti Razavi is a key contact for litigations involving IT, e-commerce, digital and media issues. Co-head Basile Ader has extensive expertise in media and art law as well as press criminal law. Amélie Tripet is another name to note.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > IT and internet

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Mahasti RazaviAugust Debouzy

August Debouzy est reconnu comme l’un des grands noms du marché dans le domaine des nouvelles technologies. Le cabinet assiste de grands groupes français et internationaux dans la réalisation de leurs projets numériques internationaux. Il est le conseille de Microsoft depuis plus de 25 ans, notamment pour la signature de ses accords de licences portant sur des technologies innovantes et la transformation digitale. La pratique est codirigée par Mahasti Razavi  , Florence Chafiol et Alexandra Berg-Moussa. La collaboratrice Anne-Sophie Lampe est recommandée pour son expertise du contentieux informatique ; elle intervient dans d’importants litiges dans ce domaine.

Paris > Médias, culture, sport et loisirs: Presse et magazines

August Debouzy conseille de nombreux grands titres de presse français. Le cabinet assure aussi la représentation de personnes physiques dans des procédures en diffamation ou pour dénonciation calomnieuse dirigées contre des journaux et des magazines. Basile Ader est un expert en droit de la presse. L’avocate counsel Amélie Tripet dispose d’une forte connaissance du droit de la presse et des procédures en diffamation. La pratique est codirigée par Basile Ader,Mahasti RazaviFlorence Chafiol, and Alexandra Berg-Moussa  .

Paris > Propriété intellectuelle > Marques, dessins et modèles

August Debouzy est doté d’une gamme complète d’expertises en droit de la propriété intellectuelle, en conseil et en contentieux. Le cabinet assiste une clientèle française et internationale. La pratique est codirigée par  Grégoire Desrousseaux et Mahasti Razavi .

Paris > Propriété intellectuelle > Droits d’auteur

August Debouzy abrite l’une des pratiques de référence du marché français dans le domaine des droits d’auteur, notamment dans la sphère des technologies. Le champ de compétences couvre la négociation d’accords de licences, le contentieux devant les juridictions civiles et pénales, ainsi que les procédures d’urgence et les saisies-contrefaçons. Le cabinet est membre d’un réseau international, ce qui facilite le traitement de dossiers internationaux. La pratique est codirigée par :  Mahasti Razavi est recommandée pour la gestion de litiges relatifs à l’informatique, à l’e-commerce, au numérique et aux médias ; et  Basile Ader qui possède une grande expertise dans les domaines des médias, de l’art et de droit pénal de la presse. Amélie Tripet contribue aussi.