In relation to websites, in addition to drafting specific agreements (such as access agreements or hosting agreements), Cornet Vincent Ségurel conducts legal audits of websites, provides guidance on liabilities incurred after launching a website and provides representation in cases of unfair competition, free-riding or piracy, for example.
In relation to e-commerce and m-commerce, we approve processes, site structures and compliance with various applicable laws and regulations including, where relevant, consumer law. We help you to prepare all the necessary agreements, whether in relation to provision of services or sales (website user agreements, general terms and conditions of sale, partnership agreements, commission agreements, advertising space sales agreements, purchasing agreements and service agreements with your suppliers or providers).
Of course, with the support of our intellectual property department, we also provide assistance on dealing with issues related to domain names or setting up electronic archives systems, electronic payments or electronic signatures and offer ongoing monitoring in these areas.
Cornet Vincent Ségurel also provides support on the issue of processing of personal data. In relation to projects already underway, we start by conducting a comprehensive audit of the situation and make specific recommendations. With regard to projects at the development stage, we assist you in the definition of projects taking account of the legal constraints in the area. In both cases, we then carry out reporting formalities and support you in your interactions with the relevant authorities. In addition, we offer awareness raising for staff on these issues of growing importance in the form of training or preparation of technical notices.
In the area of information technology, we draft or revise, as necessary, all your agreements, including your service agreements, your software development agreements, your user licences, your equipment or software sales agreements and your maintenance contracts.
In general, we are of course able to answer all your questions related to intellectual property (source code protection, patents, etc.) and support you in technology transfers.
Cornet Vincent Ségurel also provides support in relation to the design of or tender for public IT or new technology-related procurement contracts.
Furthermore, from the project design stage, we support you in relation to the selection of the most appropriate company structure, taking into consideration the shareholding (start up, group subsidiary, joint venture) and concerning the definition of financial and tax flows.
Throughout your activity, we review the relevance of the solutions initially adopted and support your evolution. We also handle the highly diverse tax issues you may come across.
We support companies in relation to fund-raising and financing arrangements, as well as entrepreneurs and private or institutional investors during fund-raising operations and until their exit from the company’s share capital.
Finally, in the area of social law, Cornet Vincent Ségurel helps you to grasp the implications of adopting new tools and practices in order to gain a better understanding of the potential consequences, and to identify the best possible uses, for you, your clients or your employees, within the limits of the applicable legal framework.