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5 February 20242 minute read

DLA Piper advises Pathé in an innovation technological partnership with Vista Cloud

DLA Piper advised Pathé, one of the major cinema companies in continental Europe, in the negotiation of a strategic agreement for the migration of its hosted sale and cinema management software system to a cloud solution developed by Vista Group based in New Zealand. This solution will be deployed in Pathé’s 129 cinemas in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Tunisia, Morrocco and Senegal.

”This partnership with Vista Cloud is part of Pathé’s continued dynamic of innovation and excellence. DLA Piper's expertise contributed to the signature of this complex agreement of international proportion” says Arnaud Pavec, Legal Director at Pathé.

The negotiation of the agreement required close collaboration between the DLA Piper teams in Paris and London. The team was composed of Jonathan Rofé, partner, Evelina Dimitrova, senior associate, and Maria Aouad, associate, in France, and Mark O’Conor, partner at the London office, and Alexandra Moore, solicitor.

“This assistance of Pathé highlights our commitment to supporting our clients in large-scale international and technologically advanced projects. We are proud to contribute to the deployment of innovation in the film industry” says Jonathan Rofé, partner at DLA Piper.

The Pathé team was composed by Jean-Christophe Désire (Chief Information Officer), Barry de Bruin (IT Director The Netherlands), Bonny Sounthone (CISO) et Arnaud Pavec (Legal Director Pathé).