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August Debouzy
75008 PARIS

Work Department

Technologies Media IP




Florence Chafiol began her career at August Debouzy and has been a partner since 2009.  Working in the Technologies, Media, Intellectual Property Department, Florence focuses primarily on issues in connection with IT or technology projects (including Digital and Internet), working in an advisory and litigation capacity.  She has also developed a recognized personal data practice, with both French and foreign companies, assisting with compliance plans or with launching products or new projects.  She also assists clients who have undergone audits with the management of their litigation with the French Data Protection Authority’s Litigation Division.  Florence regularly publishes articles on current issues in her preferred fields of interest in the general media and specialist publications. 


French | English


Admitted to the Paris bar in 1996


– Postgraduate degree (DESS-DJCE) in business law, University of Montpellier, 1995

– Postgraduate degree (Magistère DJCE), University of Montpellier, 1993-1995

– Degree in “ Contracts, Business Organization”, University of Florida, Gainesville

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus: Luxury goods

August Debouzy‘s counsel Véronique Dahan advises several of the world’s most prestigious French and Italian luxury fashion brands on their IP issues. Also involved are Mahasti Razavi, Florence Chafiol and Alexandra Berg-Moussa, who assist prominent names in the field dealing with commercial, distribution and data issues.

France > Industry focus: IT and internet

August Debouzy assists a prominent client base composed of leading IT providers, such as Microsoft, as well as high-profile French technology user companies from various industry fields, such as notably the luxury goods sector. The firm advises on the setting up of various IT projects including the launch of e-commerce platforms, digitalisation matters and the signing of outsourcing contracts. The practice also handles litigation. Mahasti Razavi and Florence Chafiol are in charge. Other key names in the practice include counsels Anne-Sophie Lampe, Nicolas Quoy and Charles Bouffier.

France > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Florence ChafiolAugust Debouzy

August Debouzy has an established presence in the market, largely due to the presence of practice head Florence Chafiol, who has led the team since 2004 and impresses with her long track record of data protection audit matters and litigation. Crisis management, particularly in crises caused by cybersecurity breaches or data leaks, are another area of strength. The caseload attests to the group’s longstanding experience in cross-border work, which account for the majority of instructions, partly because of the team’s international client list which includes a strong raft of French companies operating globally alongside major players from outside of France. In July 2019, the firm hired a chief digital officer to bolster its technological services for the benefit of its clients.

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

August Debouzy conseille une prestigieuse base de clientèle comprenant de grands prestataires et fournisseurs de solutions technologiques, au premier rang desquels Microsoft, ainsi que de nombreuses grandes entreprises françaises utilisatrices de technologies, spécialisées dans divers secteurs dont celui du luxe. Le cabinet assiste ses clients dans leurs projets informatiques et digitaux ; lancement de plateformes d’e-commerce, numérisation, contrats d’externalisation. Le cabinet traite également le contentieux. La pratique est codirigée par Mahasti Razavi et Florence Chafiol, qui sont entourées des counsels Anne-Sophie LampeNicolas Quoy et Charles Bouffier.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Luxe

Chez August Debouzy, la counsel Véronique Dahan assiste plusieurs marques de luxe françaises et italiennes parmi les plus prestigieuses, dans la gestion de leurs problématiques de droit de la propriété intellectuelle. Mahasti RazaviFlorence Chafiol et Alexandra Berg-Moussa conseillent aussi plusieurs grandes sociétés de luxe dans le traitement de leurs dossiers commerciaux, de droit de la distribution et en matière de données personnelles.

Paris > Protection des données personnelles

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Florence ChafiolAugust Debouzy

August Debouzy s’est imposé comme l’un des cabinets de référence du marché par le biais de Florence Chafiol qui dirige la pratique de protection des données depuis 2004 et dispose d’une grande expérience dans ce domaine, notamment en matière d’audit et de contentieux. Le cabinet assiste régulièrement ses clients dans la gestion de situations de crise, souvent en lien avec des cyberattaques ou la fuite de données personnelles. Le cabinet intervient dans une majorité de dossiers de nature internationale, découlant d’une base de clientèle constituée d’entreprises étrangères et de grandes entreprises au rayonnement international. En juillet 2019, le cabinet a recruté un chief digital officer pour renforcer son expertise.