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Cécile Théard-Jallu

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De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

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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.

Position

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).

Career

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.

Languages

French, English.

Member

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).

Education

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


France: Industry focus

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés recently acted for Icade on the contractual and regulatory aspects of its telemedicine project - particularly with regard to GDPR compliance - and an international medical device manufacturer instructed the group to negotiate several public tender offers with French entities for the supply of its products. Louis de Gaulle is currently handling litigation pertaining to the alleged unfair termination of a distribution contract, while Blandine Fauran and Francine Le Péchon-Joubert are jointly handling a matter arising from claims of misleading advertising. Other key names to note include Jean-Marie Job and Cécile Théard-Jallu, who advises an enviable client roster on a wide array of issues including R&D agreements, licensing arrangements and technology-related matters.

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Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

Within: Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés is currently acting for a major TV broadcaster in a dispute with a group of internet providers arising from a change in the client's business model which now imposes the payment of royalty fees on parties distributing ISP and TV service packages in France. Louis de Gaulle and Georgie Courtois recently advised Groupe BCPE on the negotiation with Apple of the contractual aspects of a contactless biometric payment system in Europe, as well as on the setting up of an API banking platform in France to allow financial applications to connect with the client's banking networks. Also notable are Cécile Théard-Jallu and Jean-Marie Job, who advised on the regulatory and data privacy aspects of the launch of an e-health company's connected nutrition scanning device in France and the US. Practice co-head Julien Horn, 'very accurate and excellent' senior counsel Matthieu Dary and Jean-Sébastien Mariez are also key contacts.

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France: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: Patents

Within: Intellectual property: Patents

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés advises on the negotiation of R&D agreements, the intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions and the implementation of employee-inventor policies. The team is jointly led by Louis de Gaulle and Francine Le Péchon-Joubert and represents clients such as Groupe Cahors, R Santé and Alstom. In recent highlights, a large team of partners handled the intellectual property aspects of a joint venture between a rail company and a regulatory agency for the development of a new generation of high-speed trains, including patents and know-how. Other key names include Cécile Théard-JalluBlandine Fauran and Julien Horn.

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