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Gaëtan Cordier, Partner

Gaëtan Cordier



French, English

Practice areas

  • Commercial and IT
  • Health and life sciences
  • Intellectual property
  • Media
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Gaëtan Cordier is a Partner in our Paris office, in charge of the IP/IT & Privacy department. His practice covers both litigation and transactional IP/IT & Privacy matters.

Gaëtan's experience includes:

  • IP law covering litigation and transactional patents, trademarks, copyright, know-how, unfair competition matters as well as sponsorship agreements and licence agreements
  • IT law covering outsourcing, software and hardware agreements, services agreements, cloud computing, IT marketing agreements, technology and communications regulation, e-commerce
  • Data protection/privacy law and legal aspects of IT security
  • Commercial law, including commercial contracting arrangements, technology transfer arrangements and consumer regulations
  • Life sciences compliance and regulatory matters

Gaëtan advises companies in various industries and, in particular in the luxury, retail, Internet, medical devices, life sciences and technology sectors.  He heads Eversheds Sutherland Luxury Legal Group, a group dedicated to the legal needs and strategies of companies operating in the luxury sector.

He is admitted to the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Arbitration and Mediation Centre's list of neutrals.

Gaëtan is distinguished for his work by the independent guides Chambers and Legal 500 Europe which commented:

  • Legal 500 : Luxury Goods: Tier 1: Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLPcan guide its clients to the adoption of the best possible strategy’. The team ‘meets deadlines and gives tailored advice’. The firm’s luxury practice is co-headed by employment law expert Déborah Attali and by Gaëtan Cordier, who leads the intellectual property team. Gaëtan is described as being ‘reactive’ and ‘an expert’. The firm is capable of dealing with many issues. The firm notably assists a leading luxury group with the management of all of their franchise-related issues and with the negotiation of partnership and sponsorship agreements. The firm also assisted Gucci with intellectual property law issues relating to their activities in France and Italy. Gaëtan Cordier represented a fashion designer in trademark & unfair competition litigation. The legal action was taken against two major actors of the e-commerce sector, in relation to the selling of infringing products in several jurisdictions. Many luxury brands also regularly rely on Déborah Attali’s expertise in employment law to assist them with the management of their files.
  • Legal 500 : IP: Tier 2:Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP provides ‘high-quality services, tailored advice, and meets deadlines.’ The 5-lawyer team can ‘guide its clients looking for the best possible litigation strategy’ and regularly advises leading French and Italian luxury brands. The team also assists major retailers. The practice is led by Gaëtan Cordier, who is distinguished for “his reactivity and expertise, and who has a good level of self-confidence’.
  • Legal 500 : IT, TMT and the Internet : Tier 2: “The media and TMT department at Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP acts for major names in the IT and telecoms spaces. In recent highlights, the group handled a data protection project linked to its French operations for a global IT corporation, and advised a multinational internet retailer on distribution issues and contractual negotiations. Also notable is the team’s work in the field of fintech where it oversaw the implementation of software licensing matters. The names to note are technology partner Gaëtan Cordier, who dedicates a substantial fraction of his practice to intellectual property advice, and Dan Roskis, who specialises in competition and media law.

In addition and as part of the Palmarès du Droit, his team received the gold award in Intellectual Property in 2018 and 2019.

Gaëtan has recently contributed to new intellectual property law videos on how our intellectual property legal team can help you.
View the videos below

Intellectual Property, how can we help you?

Intellectual Property, why work with Eversheds Sutherland?

Intellectual Property, our experience

Intellectual Property, working with British Gas, a case study


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