Addleshaw Goddard's Paris office has launched a new practice dedicated to intellectual property and new technology with the arrival of intellectual property, technology and personal data expert Elisabeth Marrache. 

Elisabeth, who joins as a partner, regularly advises international companies and start-ups in the health, telecoms, publishing, financial institutions and e-commerce sectors. She and her team regularly also work on complex digital law transactions including IT contracts, outsourcing transactions, and internet law. 

Her arrival is the latest step in the rapid growth of the firm's Paris office, which launched in February 2021, as it expands to offer a full-service international capability. Following the recent arrivals of the Competition, Finance and Insolvency teams, led by Michaël Cousin, Julien Bacus and Georges-Louis Harang respectively, the Paris team now comprises over 40 lawyers. 

Rémy Blain, Head of Office, Addleshaw Goddard Paris. said: "The creation of an IP/IT department demonstrates our commitment to strengthen our full-service offering – and to develop synergies within the office and internationally. 

"Elisabeth's specialised skills directly correspond to the needs of our clients, and we are delighted to welcome a team that adheres to our collective approach to quality, impact and innovation in the service of our clients."

Prior to joining Addleshaw Goddard, Elisabeth Marrache practiced for 9 years at Marrache Avocat, the firm which she created in 2013 and where she developed a client base mainly composed of large international groups and start-ups. Prior to that, she worked for Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Simmons & Simmons and DLA Piper.

Elisabeth said: "Addleshaw Goddard's work, both in Paris and internationally, confirms we have made the right choice in joining an ambitious firm which aims to deliver ever-more comprehensive services both to existing clients, and new. Together, we want to offer excellent support in the areas of new technologies, intellectual property and industrial property, which are increasingly facing major new challenges such as cybersecurity and digital ecology."