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Bignon Lebray
75017 PARIS
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Partner, Intellectuel Property et Technology Law


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.

Elise is President of Cyberlex, a IP/IT expert organisation and  has been recently appointed as an expert by WIPO.

She is also Data Protection Officer certified

With more than 10 years of experience in IT law, Elise is extremely involved and active in the new technology sector.


French, English


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

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus > Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

Data protection, e-commerce and IT law all fall within Bignon Lebray‘s areas of expertise. Practice head Benjamin Mourot is currently advising a chemical manufacturer on all contractual negotiations and drafting in connection with the implementation of new IT infrastructure, while from the Aix-en-Provence office Julien Lecat is representing an online payment solution provider in a dispute arising from a security breach. The group also provides ongoing advice on GDPR compliance. Elise Dufour was promoted to the partnership in January 2019. Nicolas Moreau  was a new arrival from Brunswick La Morinerie.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Technologies de l’information, informatique, internet et télécoms

Bignon Lebray traite des dossiers de protection des données, d’e-commerce et d’informatique. Benjamin Mourot, qui est à la tête de la pratique, a conseillé un fabricant de produits chimiques s’agissant de la rédaction et de la négociation contractuelle concernant une nouvelle infrastructure informatique. Julien Lecat, qui est membre du bureau d’Aix-en-Provence, représente un prestataire de solutions de paiement en ligne dans le cadre d’un litige lié à l’avènement d’une faille de sécurité. Le cabinet conseille aussi ses clients sur leurs problématiques RGDP. Enfin, Elise Dufour a été promue associé, quand l’arrivée de Nicolas Moreau, en provenance du cabinet Brunswick La Morinerie, permet à l’équipe de renforcer ses compétences, notamment en matière de propriété intellectuelle.