Intellectual property - Information technology - Data Privacy law
Founded by Olivia Luzi, Lawyer, our firm specialises in Intellectual Property (copyright, trademark law, industrial designs and patents), information technology, data protection law, e-commerce, internet & media law and commercial law. We provide advisory and litigation services.
Our firm has been recognized as a ‘Rising Firm’ in IT, Internet and Data Privacy during the Trophées du Droit organized in January 2019 by Leaders League and Décideurs Magazine.
Legal 500 EMEA - France - IT, Telecom and Internet 2019 (Band3): The 'very available' IT team at Luzi Avocats is led by 'very talented IT lawyer' Olivia Luzi, who 'has outstanding negotiation skills and a practical, commercial approach' which clients value.
Chambers & Partners Europe 2018 – TMT – Information Technology (France): Olivia Luzi joins the ranking table (Band 4) following excellent feedback, with clients reporting that she is "energetic, very responsive and available" and highlighting her ability to "demonstrate simplicity when explaining the complex points of files." She specialises in IT privacy law and advises clients from the automotive and healthcare sectors on contract negotiations (…)."She is solution-oriented, demonstrates great pragmatism and manages risk well", according to one client.
LEGAL 500 Paris (2017 edition): Luzi Avocats has a ‘strong expertise in IT and digital law’ and ‘demonstrates that it understands all issues and risks at stake’. The team is ‘always available’ and ‘meet the deadlines’. (…) Olivia Luzi ‘says what she does and does what she says’ and shows to be ‘expert and pragmatic’ in her approach.
Our team of lawyers is specialized in information technology counsel and litigation and, over the years, has developed expertise in the diligent negotiation of information technology contracts and projects with the leading software publishers in the market (SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, etc.) and the biggest systems integrators/IT service providers (Accenture, Cap Gemini, IBM, CGI, GFI, etc.), as well as with other smaller publishers or suppliers - giving us an excellent understanding of market practices.
Our lawyers are also highly experienced in helping clients subject to software licensing audits conducted by the biggest software publishers in the market (Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, HP, etc.). Our assistance has resulted in our clients being able to successfully defend themselves against claims for compensation from software publishers (claims for settlement ranging from a few tens of thousands of euros to several tens of millions of euros).
Our team of lawyers specializing in copyrights and industrial property law provides assistance with contracts, advice and litigation related to the protection, acquisition, exploitation and use of rights and creations (artistic creations, trademarks, related rights, etc.). We provide an extremely wide range of services, including the preparation and negotiation of all types of contracts for the assignment or granting of rights. We defend our clients’ intellectual and industrial property rights before the competent civil and criminal courts (seizure of counterfeit goods, infringement actions, etc.).
Data protection & Privacy
Our lawyers specializing in data protection law provide advice to our many French and overseas clients on aspects related to the protection, security and cross-border transfer of personal data (assistance during on-the-spot CNIL inspections, audits, CNIL formalities, drafting of data transfer and sharing contracts, etc.). We propose a wide range of services including help with audits to ensure compliance with data protection legislation (French data protection law and European legislation [GDPR, Privacy Shield]), drafting of CNIL statements – data protection charters, preparing contracts for the transfer of personal data, binding corporate rules (BCR), standard contractual clauses, support for data privacy officers (DPO) (training, hotline, maintaining and updating the register of personal data processing operations), assistance with inspections performed by the CNIL.
E-commerce - Internet - Media.
In the areas of e-commerce, the Internet and the media, our team of specialist lawyers provides advice on a whole range of issues, including the following regulatory and contractual aspects of e-commerce/e-marketing.
We represent and defend the interests of our French and overseas clientele before the French courts for disputes regarding to commercial law, information technology, press offences and cybercrime. Our lawyers are experienced in specialist IT-related forensic appraisals. We encourage and participate in mediation or arbitration proceedings organized under the auspices of recognized mediation and arbitration centers, such as the ICC (the International Chamber of Commerce) or CMAP (the Paris Mediation and Arbitration Center).
We love our profession and are passionate about our areas of specialization and expertise. This passion drives us to achieve technical excellence and means we are always up to speed on the latest market practices in our clients’ business sectors. Our enthusiasm is reflected in how we handle the cases entrusted to us and in the strong professional relationships we forge with our clients.
We are curious and open-minded, we listen to our clients and we are committed to the rules of professional practice and codes of ethics.
In addition to our commitment to excellence, our customers value our keen involvement in their cases, our availability, and our determination to protect their best interests, whether in contractual negotiations or in litigation. We remain committed to finding the solution that best meets our clients’ objectives and to do everything within our power to achieve these.
Our flexibility and our ability to rise to new challenges enable us to adapt to our clients’ constraints, whether in terms of scheduling, fees or defining the work to be carried out. Our areas of specialization also compel us to continuously adapt to changing technologies, business models and commercial market practices.