Biography: Laurent Masson joined Microsoft in 2003 in Istanbul to manage the Legal and Corporate Affairs department of the company in the Middle East and Africa region. In March 2007 he became the Director for Anti-Piracy and Digital Crimes for Microsoft in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). From 2000 and 2003 Laurent worked for the EMEA legal department of Arthur Andersen where he was in charge of the legal support to the consulting activities. Before these in-house experiences, he worked for law firms and patent attorneys in France (Cabinets Patrick Mollet-Viéville and Alain Bensoussan) and in Japan (Cabinet Ota & Associates) specializing himself in computer and intellectual property laws. He holds a Master degree in Private law (University of Paris - Paris II), a Master degree in industrial property (University of Paris - Paris II) and he is graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sec. Eco-Fi).