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Bignon Lebray

75, RUE DE TOCQUEVILLE, 75017 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 44 17 17 44
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Fax +33 1 44 17 98 99
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www.bignonlebray.com
Aix-en-Provence, Beijing, Lille, Lyon, Paris, Shanghai and 1 more

Elise Dufour

Tel:
Work +33 (0)1 44 17 17 44
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Bignon Lebray

Position

Of Counsel, Intellectuel Property et Technology Law

Career

Elise Dufour specialises in new technologies law. She advises French and international clients on digital projects (IT, personal data protection, and e-commerce law). Elise specialises in the transactional and contentious aspects of the following: - IT projects (contract negotiation and management, legal assistance with IT projects) and assistance with the implementation of cloud computing solutions, - Using and safeguarding collected data (Open Data, Big Data, Small Data, Business Intelligence) and advising clients on data protection matters, - Digital restructuring strategy, - E-marketing policies, - The online protection of intangible assets (reputation management, AdWords policy, domain name and new extension strategy, domain name recovery). More generally, Elise advises clients on all of their e-commerce initiatives (online and mobile applications). Before joining Bignon Lebray, Elise began her career alongside Nathalie Dreyfus, the founder of Dreyfus et Associés. She then joined Alain Bensoussan in 2007 as director of the Internet Department. A member of Cyberlex, a IP/IT expert organisation, and recently appointed as an expert by WIPO, Elise DUFOUR has more than 10 years’ experience in IT law and is extremely involved and active and the new technology sector.

Languages

French, English

Education

Master’s Degree (DESS) in Corporate Law (Université Paris V) LLM in IP/IT Law (Queen Mary University)


France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the Internet

Within: IT, telecoms and the Internet

Benjamin Mourot heads Bignon Lebray’s IT offering and recently assisted a joint venture with the setting up of its new IT infrastructure. Of counsel Elise Dufour oversaw the introduction of digital document management tools as part of a hospitality client’s digital transformation process, and acted for clients in website design and regulatory issues. Also noteworthy is Julien Lecat who is representing a start-up in negotiations with an IT solution provider, and represented an online payment solutions provider in a dispute arising from a security breach. The team is also adept at connected e-health matters and data privacy issues.

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