The Data Protection team is headed by partners Thierry Dor in Paris and Benoît Le Bret in Brussels.
Substantial international experience
Our Data Protection team regularly advises on issues relating to the implementation of personal data processing and compliance with national laws, whether inside or outside the European Union.
We also assist clients in implementing international personal data transfer solutions, in particular in the context of expansion abroad or the development of online or cloud activities.
Lastly, we conduct multi-country surveys on the various rules applicable to personal data protection for international projects.
In-depth expertise in European Union law
Gide was one of the first international law firms to open an office in Brussels, in 1967. Our lawyers have developed an expertise in, and regularly handle, European regulatory procedures, and work closely with the European institutions (European Commission, Council of Ministers and European Parliament in particular).
With longstanding practice of European law and sector-based regulations, we assist our clients on interpreting and implementing European texts and put forward their opinion throughout the European legislative process. In addition, we assist in preparing and filing complaints with the European Commission regarding any Community law infringement that would be detrimental to our clients’ interests, such as the incorrect transposition of European law into national laws of Member States.
Our lawyers have played a key role in the most recent regulatory changes, particularly in the fields of insurance and financial services.
As such, since 2012, we have been acting on behalf of our clients in the adoption process of the European Commission proposal for a Regulation reforming EU data protection law. Additionally, we regularly advise our clients on the interpretation and connection between data protection and other European texts.
The data protection and data privacy team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. remains a key player in the marketplace, providing comprehensive support to major financial institutions (Crédit Agricole), insurers and corporates in media (France Televisions), luxury goods, telecoms, automobiles, tech and energy. Practice area expert Thierry Dor heads the team, bringing strength to global data transfers, personal data processing matters and GDPR compliance. Supported by senior associate Dane Tacchini (a specialist in the implementation of cross-border compliance projects related to global information technology systems, the group’s full service offering also extends to cover data breaches, cookie management and e-privacy related obligations.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Data Privacy & Data Protection
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. dispose d’une équipe experte et polyvalente en droit de la propriété intellectuelle et industrielle, dont l’activité est centrée sur le contentieux. Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere et Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier traitent à la fois des litiges de droit des marques et de brevets ; quand Grégoire Triet et Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry se consacrent plus exclusivement au contentieux de brevets. L’équipe est également active en conseil ; elle assiste ses clients dans le dépôt de leurs marques et dans la gestion des recours et des procédures engagés devant les instituts et offices de protection français et étrangers. L’équipe parisienne peut également s’appuyer sur l’offre full-services du cabinet en droit des affaires, et sur la plateforme Gide 255 du cabinet dédiée à l’accompagnement des clients dans leur transformation numérique.
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - Protection des données personnelles
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s team is particularly renowned for data protection work in the banking, insurance and fintech sector, as well as in digital marketing and advertisement, tourism, and retail. Leading high-profile data protection projects and compliance reviews under the GDPR of the e-privacy framework, the team is entrusted by the likes of Axa, Crédit Agricole, Radio France. Thierry Dor leads the team and is supported by Aurélie Pacaud, who has developed an expertise in health data.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has established a reputation as a strong data privacy and protection team and is particularly sought after by clients in the banking, fintech, and insurance areas. Thierry Dor leads on high-profile protection projects and GDPR compliance reviews, as well as advisory work and contentious matters. The group has built up a strong base of French clients and continues its relationship with TechLaw, an international network of TMT law firms, to handle multi-jurisdictional matters.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021