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Gilles Rouvier

Tel:
Work +33 (0)1 43 18 16 50
Email:
Web:
www.lawways.com
Lawways

Work Department

IT, TELECOMS, THE INTERNET & IP

Position

Partner: Gilles Rouvier has a sharp and recognized expertise in the field of New Technologies and their development, more specifically in digitalization, software, data privacy and contract law, all types of IT-related agreements, SaaS agreements, facilities management, IT outsourcing, ERP, ASP, BPO, cloud computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, purchasing/sourcing and procurement/subcontracting agreements, licenses/sales – IP assignments.

Career

Gilles Rouvier started as an attorney in 1995 before setting up Lawways in early 2006. Previously, Gilles worked for law firms with an international outreach such as August & Debouzy and Gide Loyrette Nouel as well as within the legal departments of international industrial and financial conglomerates. Gilles spent several years as an in-house counsel in General Electric, where he gained inside understanding of business processes and developed a practical, economic approach to legal issues. This dual experience now allows him to offer high added-value solutions.Gilles lectures at the Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris (ISEP) in the specialized Master’s program in Expert Cloud Computing and SaaS.

Languages

English, French

Member

Vice-President of Cyberlex, ITechLaw (Co-Chair worldwide of the Local Representatives Committee), IFCLA.

Education

Gilles is a graduate of UCLA (US Business Law, Communication, Los Angeles – 2002) and also earned a DESS postgraduate degree in Industrial Property law (Panthéon Assas University, Paris II – 1994) and a DEA postgraduate degree in Business Law (Panthéon Assas University, Paris II – 1992). He received a special distinction from Paris University – 1991 (Laureate in Business Law).

Leisure

Gilles enjoys running and training for marathons in his spare time.


France: Industry focus

Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

Within: Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

Lawways 'has very strong expertise in the intellectual property and data aspects of the market' but also 'has impressive capabilities when it comes to resolving contractual issues'. Practice head Gilles Rouvier is 'attentive, creative and smart' and 'knows how to manage a project from start to end'. Along with providing ongoing contractual advice to clients such as Pegasystems and Quantalys, associate Sarah Benchegra assisted the French subsidiary of a German group with its GDPR compliance programme. Other recent highlights include pre-litigation matters arising from the faulty provision of a critical IT system, digitalisation projects and the termination of a contract with a service provider following data loss.

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