Digital Law and Technology

Digital and Technology law attorneys provide clients with advisory and litigation support in developing legal strategies that take into account all aspects of advanced technology.

Our team supports clients in all their projects, whether they are an investor, a start-up, an innovative company already established in the digital economy, an entity with an R&D department, an entity embarking on a digital transition or periodically faced with technological issues.

We are available to advise clients on maintaining and enhancing their investments in technology, provide legal support for an innovative project, manage cybersecurity risks, and ensure that their personal data processing and records are compliant.

The practice attorneys provide clients with advisory and litigation support in developing legal strategies that take into account all aspects of advanced technologies, and take a cross-disciplinary approach in coordinating work with other teams specialized in:

- legal practice areas: intellectual property, press law, employment, corporate, competition, distribution, insurance, etc.

- tax: transfer pricing, VAT, customs.

- finance: audits, assessments, FinTech, etc.

- compliance: personal data, pharmacovigilance, medical device vigilance, etc.

We also integrate into our solutions the contributions of other professional specialists (IT experts, auditors, patent attorneys, experts from other countries with whom we have established trusted professional relationships, etc.), as needed, with whom we coordinate our work.

Ensure the longevity and value of your technological investments:
  • Acquisition due diligence;
  • Financing and restructuring transactions involving technology assets.
Protect your technology environment:
  • E-reputation (press-related offenses, defamation and slander, inciting racial hatred, right of reply, image rights, identity theft);
  • Personal data (compliance with French and European GDPR regulations: audits, assistance to DPOs, occasional missions of external DPO, strategic guidance and advice, documentation as to the storage period and legal basis for processing data);
  • Internet policy, code of ethics and IT policy;
  • Cybersecurity and IT security;
  • Cybercrime: support in the event of attacks of automated data processing systems and strategies to improve the fight against cyber fraud (notification of breaches and criminal proceedings);
  • Supervision of services related to connected objects (geo-tracking, medical devices);
  • Offensive and competitive monitoring, emergency measures (domain names, websites);
  • Evidence gathering (system and internet reports, counterfeit seizures, etc.);
  • Tech litigation (legal expert opinions, civil liability claims, domain name recovery, court applications, etc.);
  • Assistance before independent administrative authorities (CNIL, ARCEP, APP, CPPAP, ANSM, AFNIC, etc.)
Manage your innovative projects:
  • Analysis of the legal feasibility and assessment of innovative projects with regard to regulatory and technological constraints;
  • IT contracts (development and subcontracting, agile methods, licensing, transfer and development of software and software packages, maintenance, integration, outsourcing, hosting, cloud computing, SaaS contracts, ASP (Application Service Provider) contracts, etc.);
  • Technology contracts (R&D, know-how and technology transfers, confidentiality, consortiums, etc.)
  • Drafting quality assurance plans and service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Legal framework for online businesses (CGU, CGV, legal notices, policies on the use of personal data and cookies, etc.) and contractual arrangements for a full range of services provided via B to B and B to C platforms
  • Providing assistance in dematerializing operations (electronic signature, blockchain, etc.);
  • Negotiating technology partnership agreements.
  • Court proceedings based on contractual liability against service providers in the IT field for not having delivered a platform corresponding to the contractual specifications.
  • Regular participation in due diligence audits conducted by Alerion’s M&A department to analyse IT contracts and the conditions of their assignment.
  • Drafting of contracts required for launching a platform for services rendered at distance in different economic sectors.
  • Cartography and recommendations to render treatment of personal data conform with the GDPR, in particular for the duration of storage.
  • Advice in the field of right of reply and defamation against parties active in digital publications.
  • Participating in missions for the European Council or the European Commission for a framework of cybersecurity and support the fight against cyber-crime in foreign countries.