After his studies in business law in Montpellier (Magistère DJCE and CAPA), Olivier LACOTTE joined FIDAL (Rouen) as a lawyer in Distribution, Competition and Contacts law Department in January 1997. In 2002, Olivier LACOTTE created a legal department of French subsidiaries of a German corporate group. In 2006, he came back to FIDAL (Regional Direction in Britany) and was promoted to Partner at the head of the Competition, Distribution, IP law Department of the Regional Direction based in Le Mans. He is now co-Director of the same Department in the new Regional Direction called VAL DE LOIRE OCEAN (following the fusion between Le Mans and Nantes Regional Directions). This Regional Direction gathers the Angers, Blois, Chartres, La Roche/Yon, Le Mans, Nantes, Orléans, Tours’ offices. Scope of intervention : writing and negotiation of commercial and industrial contacts including international contracts, distribution networks, business negotiations between suppliers and retail distribution, anticompetitive and restrictive practices, intellectual and industrial property, computer and I.T. Olivier LACOTTE is also acting in litigation in these matters and intervenes as a trainer on different legal issues related to his scope of intervention.