Ms Cécile Théard-Jallu > De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés
75008 PARIS
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Work Department

Operations Division: The transactional and litigation activities of the Operations Division cover industrial and commercial activities and more generally clients’ operations (sourcing, sales, promotions, concessions and public procurement contracts) and the defence and optimisation of their immaterial assets.


Firm partner, Cécile Théard-Jallu has developed in-depth expertise as an attorney in private practice representing multinational corporations, including major US and European firms and organizations in the R&D and healthcare sector (public or private research institutions, academics, pharmaceutical laboratories, biotechnology companies, medical equipment manufacturers, service providers, software or connected health platforms publishers, investors, competitiveness clusters, tech transfer agencies and other intermediaries in the field of innovation…) as well as in other industrial sectors such as energy or transportation, but also in the field of IT and services. Cecile focuses primarily on complex transactions including R&D and consortiums, technology transfers, licensing deals and other technological change related projects.

She assists clients with their responses to calls for projects in the R&D and innovation sector in the context of public funding, for instance, with respect to the future investments program (Programme des Investissements d’Avenir) conducted by the French Government.
She also advises them on the structuring of their contractual flows as well as the design, drafting, negotiation and enforcement of their commercial or IT contracts. She assists clients on the building and implementation of their digital health strategy.
Cécile is ranked among the Best Lawyers in France in Biotechnology and Information Technology law (ranking published by the US publisher Best Lawyers in cooperation with the French newspaper Les Echos).


For over one year, she worked in Washington DC as a seconded attorney in private practice at the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, and was also seconded to a global player in the medical equipment sector.


French, English.


Cécile Théard-Jallu was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1996.

She is a member of the Healthcare / Life Sciences and Technology Law Sections of the International Bar Association (IBA).


She holds a postgraduate Business law degree (DESS) and DJCE complementary certificate from the Cergy-Pontoise and Montpellier Universities (1995).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Cécile Théard-JalluDe Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

Traditionally strong in IT and IP matters, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés‘s healthcare and life sciences practice handles innovative projects for medtech companies and public bodies. Cécile Théard-Jallu is a ‘top-notch international lawyer‘ for healthcare regulation and innovative technologies. Jean-Marie Job is an expert in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Due to the firm’s trans-sectorial approach, the team is able to advise on market-leading matters such as the impact of telecommunication and 5G on health, the use of video games in treating neurological diseases and cybersecurity and insurance programs for health data leaks.

Paris > Protection des données personnelles

The specialist data privacy and data protection team at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés advises clients across a wide range of sectors, including energy and environment, banking, e-commerce, and healthcare. Its strengths lie in contentious matters, transactions, and day-to-day data protection advice. The group has offices in Paris and Brussels as well as an alliance with a network of international law firms, which allows it to handle cross-border matters. Key contacts are Cécile Théard-Jallu and Georgie Courtois. However, Jean-Sébastien Mariez left in September 2020 to co-found Momentum.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Santé et sciences de la vie

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Cécile Théard-JalluDe Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés dispose d’une forte expertise dans le domaine de la santé pour le traitement des sujets se rapportant aux secteurs des nouvelles technologies et du droit de la propriété intellectuelle. Le cabinet est mandaté par des medtech et des organismes publics pour les aider dans la conduite de projets innovants.  Cécile Théard-Jallu  est une «avocate de premier plan» pour les questions réglementaires en matière de santé et de technologies novatrices. Jean-Marie Job est lui un expert des secteurs de la pharmacie et des biotech. L’équipe est en mesure de combiner ses expertises afin d’intervenir dans des projets inédits, au croisement de la santé et des technologies, tels que l’utilisation de la 5G, le recours à des jeux vidéo pour aider au traitement de maladies neurologiques, ou encore mise en place de programmes de cybersécurité des données de santé.