Christiane Féral-Schuhl
  • Founding partner
  • Feral-Schuhl/Sainte-Marie
France
Christiane Féral-Schuhl

Christiane Féral-Schuhl

  • Founding partner
  • Feral-Schuhl/Sainte-Marie
France

It has been a challenge to convince my family and professional circles of the interest of my commitment in defending the legal profession before the representative bodies. Then, to convince my peers, men and women alike, that a non-criminal attorney – let alone an attorney that specialises in information technology – can be president of the [Paris] Bar.

I am following the development of ever-increasing data pools and their use through artificial intelligence, which raises legal and ethical questions that democratic societies must address now if they don’t want to be subdued by non-democratic societies.

Even though there is a continued need to remain vigilant of the gender pay gap, it seems to me that attitudes are changing positively.