Olivier de Courcel works alongside IT clients and suppliers on protecting their copyrights, patents, databases and other intellectual property assets or trade secrets, including in the context of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate transactions. 

He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial and intellectual property contracts related to, among other things, software development; licensing; support; integration; outsourcing contracts; reseller, referral and distribution arrangements; cloud computing; and software-as-a-service and other internet services agreements. He also regularly advises businesses on questions relating to website content, advertising, archiving, e-commerce and, more generally, digital services. 

In the area of data protection, data privacy and cybersecurity, Olivier provides practical advice on the collection, use, sharing and protection of data, drafts privacy policies and data processing agreements, conducts privacy audits and risk assessments, advises on foreign data protection legislation, and assists companies in responding to data breaches. 

Olivier’s expertise also includes telecoms regulatory questions, such as licensing issues, access to terrestrial and satellite capacity and frequencies, as well as transactional aspects, such as the sourcing of electronic communications services. 

Olivier worked a few years overseas, in Guangdong and in New York, and was previously in-house counsel for major industry actors. He is a member of the Paris and New York Bars.