Information technology

With innovation being one of your company’s most strategic assets, Ydès has a clientele that includes PLC’s, international groups through to SME’s, start-ups and one-man operations. We provide them with expertise in IP, from protecting and registering of trademarks, designs, patents, copyrights to their valuation and all related transactions that are part of your business.

When confronted with all the legal issues related to the digital economy and with the digital evolution of companies, our bespoke solutions offer real decision-making tools for managers.


Our expertise


  • Consultancy in the areas of information technology
  • Drafting and negotiation of agreements in the field of IT and telecommunications (IT development, integration, maintenance, outsourcing, software distribution or software as a service, software packages, etc.)
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial or partnership agreements
  • Implementation of contractual e-commerce solutions in B2B or B2C (general terms and conditions of sale, conditions of use, distribution and affiliation agreements, etc.)
  • Audit of software
  • Support of M&A teams in transactions
  • Cyber-security


Pre-litigation and litigation

  • Copyright Infringement
  • Competition law or copycat traders
  • Government inspections for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control.
  • Contractual Liability for IT, Internet activities and projects.
  • Liability in tort
  • Protecting your online reputation
  • Press law (defamation/libel)
  • Issues relating to SEO, especially advertising online
  • Cybersquatting


The team

Our team comprises 6 experienced lawyers who are at the forefront of IT law in the digital economy in France.

We work in English, and we are an active partner in our international network of more than 8,000 lawyers and tax specialists in nearly 100 countries.



For over 20 years, Ydès has established a reputation in both advice and litigation. For many years we have been rated in the Décideurs publication in the following areas :

  • Digital platforms and applications law – Rating “Excellent
  • IT, Software & Digital Projects – Rating “Strong reputation
  • Trademarks: Litigation – Rating “a reputed practice”
  • Privacy Law and Cybersecurity – Rating “Strong reputation

Well-established practice Ydès’ lawyers are also listed on the Legalis website (a benchmark in Internet and new technologies law) among the most active lawyers in the field of Internet litigation.

On 30 January 2020, the team was awarded the “Rising Team in New Technologies Law” by a jury of legal professionals during the Trophées du droit 2020 (Law Trophies 2020).

Finally, the Team received the label [A compléter] from Le Point (Palmarès annuel handled by Statista).



Since 2018, Ydès is the exclusive member of the international network of experts in personal data protection PrivacyRules.