Ambitious Squadra Avocats has hired Jean-Baptiste Belin as a partner to establish a new department dedicated to Intellectual Property, Technologies & Media.

Admitted to the Paris bar in 2013, Jean-Baptiste has begun his career in the legal department of the Atos group in 2011, where he was in charge of complex technology contracts with CAC40/SBF120 companies (software integration, outsourcing, maintenance, licensing, strategic partnerships, hosting and mainframe). He then practiced as an attorney within a French IP-IT boutique law firm focus before joining a tier-one business law firm in Paris.

Jean-Baptiste Belin assists and advises companies and market leaders in the digital economy with the design, implementation and enhancement of innovative technology projects. He provides strategic vision and extensive knowledge of digital law to clients of all sizes and various sectors of activity. His areas of expertise include contract law, intellectual property, Internet law, software and database law, and the law of personal data. A significant part of his activity is dedicated to litigation (failed IT projects, counterfeiting, damage to reputation and goodwill, database extraction, evidence collection, unfair competition etc.) before civil and commercial courts.

François Lan, Managing Partner of Squadra Avocats, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Jean-Baptiste to the firm. In a very active area Jean-Baptiste allows us to cover all the IP-IT needs of our French and international clients. The ambition of Squadra Avocats is to deliver a global best standard in all areas of commercial law with the aim to establish strong links between all the departments of the firm. In this context, we are preparing the arrival of new partners in 2019.”

Squadra Avocats includes 9 partners practicing in the main areas of commercial law with offices in Paris and Bordeaux.