Norton Rose boosts Paris intellectual property and technology practice

15 December 2010

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Norton Rose LLP, the international legal practice, today announced that Marc d’Haultfoeuille is to join as a partner the corporate finance team in Paris as an IP & IT, outsourcing/offshoring specialist on 16 December 2010. Marc joins from the Intellectual Property & Technology Group of the Paris office of DLA Piper. Nadège Martin, a senior associate will also join with Marc.

Marc has a broad practice which includes outsourcing/offshoring, IT, communications, IP and data protection. Marc advises both on transactional and contentious matters and represents end users' clients as well as service providers. He is currently President of the Outsourcing and Offshore Commission at MEDEF (the French Confederation of Business Enterprises).

Hervé Castelnau, Head of Corporate Finance, Norton Rose LLP in Paris, commented:

“Marc is renowned for his great transactional and contentious expertise in the Communications Media and Technology (CMT) sectors. His outsourcing and offshoring experience complements our existing M&A/corporate capabilities and Norton Rose will be able to service our CMT clients with an enhanced legal offer.”

Marc d’Haultfoeuille commented:

“The strategy, market-focused approach and culture of Norton Rose will allow me to better service the sector and grow the Norton Rose practice in Paris. I am excited about the numerous synergies that I can drive in France and internationally within Norton Rose.”

Michael Rebeiro, partner and Head of Technology, Norton Rose LLP, added:

“The appointment of Marc continues to strengthen the breadth and depth of our technology expertise globally, which is a key focus for the international growth of the Norton Rose Group. Marc will be a great addition in Europe and builds on the recent strengthening of our IP and Technology teams in Asia and the Middle East.”

Marc has over 20 years' experience in technology and media law, including six years as in-house counsel, split between SEMA Group and Wang. He joined Salans in 1994, where he became Partner in 1995, and then went on in 2001 to head the CMT team in Paris at Clifford Chance. In 2008 he joined the Intellectual Property & Technology Group of DLA Piper.

Marc writes regularly for the business and legal press. He was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995. He holds a postgraduate degree in international business law from the University of Paris X - Nanterre (1988).

Senior associate, Nadège Martin, started her professional experience in 1997 in London within Loxleys Solicitors in trademark and intellectual property law, and then moved to the technology team of Salans in France. She moved from there to the technology boutique law firm, Féral-Schuhl / Sainte Marie and onwards to DLA Piper. Since 2000, Nadège has been dedicated to the CMT sectors.

Admitted to the Paris bar in 2001, Nadège holds a postgraduate degree in English and US Business law from the University of Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne.

Technology is one of key sector strengths of Norton Rose Group which has in recent months been acting for major international companies such as France Telecom, Steria and Vodafone. The practice is active in intellectual property law, specifically in the media and pharmaceutical sectors. The Technology team is also involved in major outsourcing deals and acted for Friends Provident on a major IT infrastructure transformational outsourcing deal with IBM.

For further information please contact:

Kerrin Roberts, head of public relations
kerrin.roberts@nortonrose.com
+44 (0)20 7444 2596
+44 (0)7595 886216

Sarah Webster, senior public relations manager
sarah.webster@nortonrose.com
+44 (0)20 7444 5942
+44 (0)77 2535 0425

Notes for editors:

Norton Rose LLP is a constituent part of Norton Rose Group, a leading international legal practice offering a full business law service from offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Knowing how our clients’ businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us. Our lawyers share industry knowledge and sector expertise across borders, enabling us to support our clients anywhere in the world. We are strong in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure and commodities; transport; and technology.

We have over 1800 lawyers operating from 30 offices in Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Canberra, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Prague, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Warsaw and from associate offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta and Riyadh.

Norton Rose Group comprises Norton Rose LLP, Norton Rose Australia and their respective affiliates.

Leading Canadian law firm Ogilvy Renault, and leading South African law firm Deneys Reitz, will join Norton Rose Group on 1 June 2011. The enlarged Group will have 2500 lawyers in 38 offices worldwide, including Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec, Calgary, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Norton Rose LLP is a constituent part of Norton Rose Group, a leading international legal practice offering a full business law service from offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Knowing how our clients’ businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us. Our lawyers share industry knowledge and sector expertise across borders, enabling us to support our clients anywhere in the world. We are strong in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure and commodities; transport; and technology.

We have over 1800 lawyers operating from 30 offices in Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Canberra, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Prague, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Warsaw and from associate offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta and Riyadh.

Norton Rose Group comprises Norton Rose LLP, Norton Rose Australia and their respective affiliates.

Leading Canadian law firm Ogilvy Renault, and leading South African law firm Deneys Reitz, will join Norton Rose Group on 1 June 2011. The enlarged Group will have 2500 lawyers in 38 offices worldwide, including Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec, Calgary, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.