Global law firm Dentons has recruited partner Christophe Fichet in order to establish and lead the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice in Paris. He joins along with one associate, Adrien Morisse, and with an additional joiner to strengthen the team over the coming weeks.
A member of the Paris Bar since 2001, Fichet is renowned in the telecommunications, media, technology and digital sectors. He regularly advises clients in Europe, Africa and the Middle East on a broad range of regulatory, corporate, transactional, and litigation matters. He has deep knowledge of the legal issues related to digital technology, such as data privacy, cybersecurity, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. He has been involved in numerous projects to create or reform the regulatory frameworks applicable to these areas.
Before joining Dentons, Fichet was a partner in the Technology Media and Telecommunications team at Simmons & Simmons.
He is ranked as a leading TMT lawyer in France by international directories such as Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.
“France is among the most mature TMT markets in Europe, and we are delighted to have such a distinguished lawyer to take the helm of our TMT team in Paris. Christophe’s arrival will strengthen our practice and allow us to service telco clients across the continent,” said Igor Ostrowski, Global Co-Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group at Dentons. “In my opinion, 2020 will be a year of great comeback for the telecoms sector. We expect to be busy servicing our telecom clients on a number of restructuring, M&A and regulatory projects to bring more value for shareholders and help companies go beyond the core of their activities.”
Séverine Hotellier, France Managing Partner, said, "We are delighted to welcome Christophe and his team to our firm. Christophe’s deep sector knowledge will complement our global TMT group and allow us to support the needs our clients in France and abroad. His skills will also create synergies with our Intellectual Property and Technology, Corporate and M&A, Infrastructure and Life Sciences practices, as well as our France-Africa collaboration group.”
Christophe Fichet commented on his move, "I am delighted to join such a prestigious law firm as Dentons. Thanks to its strong TMT offering and unparalleled global reach – particularly in Europe, the United States, Asia and Africa – Dentons is the ideal platform to further develop my practice, serve clients and develop magnificent new opportunities."
In addition to his legal practice, Christophe Fichet is a lecturer on telecommunications and digital law in the masters programs at the University of Paris Saclay and the University of Rennes 1. He is the author of numerous articles and books and a frequent presenter at conferences across Europe and Africa.