Beatrice Delmas-Linel is an international business lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial law. A French lawyer admitted to the Paris bar, Beatrice Delmas-Linel has worked both in private practice and in-house in France, in the United Kingdom (London) and in the United States (New York City and Washington State).
In January 2022 Béatrice Delmas-Linel was appointed VP & General Counsel France, South and Central Europe at Capgemini to lead and manage the legal teams supporting Capgemini business units and entities in that region.
Prior to that date, Beatrice Delmas-Linel was a lawyer admitted to the Paris Bar and a co-founding partner of the French office of the international law firm OSBORNE CLARKE S.E.L.A.S., of which she acted as Managing Partner between 2013 and the end of 2019.
Previously, Beatrice Delmas-Linel worked at French law firm de Gaulle Fleurance in Paris as Partner in IT/Data and, between 2000 and 2008, she held leadership positions at Microsoft Corporation as Associate General Counsel within the Legal and Corporate Affairs department in Europe and in the US (Redmond, WA). In particular Beatrice was for four years the worldwide Chief Legal Counsel for the Interactive Entertainment Business (Gaming, Xbox 360 videogame console and on-line services).
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2000, Beatrice Delmas-Linel was Managing Partner of the Paris law firm August & Debouzy where she headed the Intellectual Property/Commercial Law practice group.
Beatrice Delmas-Linel started her career working for the UK firm of solicitors Lawrence Graham in London, for the Paris-based law firm Baudel, Sales, Vincent, Georges (now Denton Wilde Sapte Paris) and for Gibson, Dunn, Crutcher in New York as part of a six-month exchange program.
Beatrice Delmas-Linel holds a Master of International Business Law from the University College of London (1989) and a Master in International Economic Law from the University of Burgundy (1988), where she also received her law degree with distinction in 1987.
Béatrice also received the title of Knight of the National Order of Merit in France in 2010.