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Anne-Laure Villedieu

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CMS

Work Department

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

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Clients value CMS' 'relationship-oriented approach' and the team's 'outstanding knowledge' of their business. The practice recently added to its existing capabilities in the regulatory, antitrust, tax and corporate areas with the arrival of IP expert Jean-Baptiste Thiénot, who joined from Bird & Bird. Arnaud Hugot led the advice to Ramsay Générale de Santé regarding its acquisition of 100% of Hôpital privé de l'Est Lyonnais from the NOALYS group, and Bernard Geneste represented French and European health industry unions in their appeal to the Conseil d'Etat for the revocation of certain regulatory requirements for the launch of medical devices in France. On the contentious front, Anne-Laure Villedieu advised on a number of product liability claims and Thiénot assisted a major global pharmaceutical company with regulatory and antitrust issues raised with the authorities by a competitor. Jean de la Hosseraye heads the product liability sub-team and the main names in Lyon are Laurent Stamm and Laurent Romano.

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Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

Within: Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

CMS 'has a specialised team dedicated to digital issues' and clients find 'invaluable' its 'experience in dealing with data protection regulatory issues'. Practice head Anne-Laure Villedieu 'gives timely, technical and commercial advice'; she recently assisted ADInstruments with the drafting and negotiating of a major agreement with the Université de Lorraine for the provision of an e-learning and e-laboratory platform. On the contentious front, the team is currently representing Sage in disputes with clients and an online host arising from the failure of the latter's services, and Telecom Services instructed Villedieu to handle litigation against foreign suppliers regarding the procurement of defective TV transcoders, televisions and digital tablets. Clients such as Mercer and Ford also appointed the firm to oversee the implementation of their GDPR compliance programmes.

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France: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs

Within: Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs

Anne-Laure Villedieu heads the trade marks offering at CMS with the support of counsel José Monteiro. The team specialises in the luxury, cosmetics and food sectors and recently advised Bolton Solitaire on the intellectual property aspects of the launch of a new product line. On the contentious front, Body Minute appointed Villedieu's group to handle a trade mark litigation against an international competitor, while recent advisory work includes the management of several high-profile international brands, the negotiation of licensing agreements and the restructuring of intangible assets. Litigation specialist and associate Sabine Rigaud is also a name to note.

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