Ms Merav Griguer > Bird & Bird > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Bird & Bird
2 rue de la Chaussée d'Antin
75009 Paris
France

Work Department

Merav is a partner of the International Privacy & Data Protection Group of Bird & Bird, based in Paris.

Position

Merav has developed a well-respected data privacy practice.
She has more than ten years’ experience of practicing communications and IT law, with a particular focus on data privacy across the Financial Services; Life Sciences; Healthcare; Media; Sport; and Tech & Comms sectors.
Merav’s primary practice areas include personal data protection and privacy including audit and compliance issues, investigation procedures; litigation before the French Authority (“CNIL”); Big Data legal issues; social media; and cyber security.  She has close links with the French Regulatory Authority.
Merav Griguer is an author of several articles and publications, including “Le guide de la communication sans risque” (Eyrolles 2012); “Personal Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity” (The Law Review 2014 and 2015); and “Cybersecurity” (Getting the deal through 2015 and 2016).
She is a regular speaker at conferences on big data, social media and IT issues such asMicrosoft Techdays, Echos conferences, International Hub Forum, MEDEF, CCI, Avignon Forum, WeWork Tel Aviv Merav is also often asked to provide her opinion on upcoming bills and amendments.

Languages

french, english and hebrew.

Education

Merav has passed both the Paris and Jerusalem Bars. 
She is a Professor of Privacy, Personal Data and Cybersecurity at the Paris II Panthéon-Sorbonne University Master 2.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus: IT and internet 

One of the most renowned international IT firms on the French market, Bird & Bird draws on its strong intersectorial abilities to handle complex IT matters from clients in diverse industries. The firm has particular expertise handling hosting liability issues deriving from UGC content, with the team having recently published an EU geo-blocking regulation guide. Co-head of the practice alongside Merav Griguer, Stéphane Leriche is increasingly involved in market-leading matters with clients such as NextMind, an innovative brain-sensing wearable device that allows hands-free control of technology with direct brain commands.

France > Data privacy and data protection

Bird & Bird works extensively on global compliance actions and on international data transfers. As competent litigators, the team represented Doctolib before the Conseil d’Etat in a successful dispute which brought important developments to the ongoing Schrems II debate. Handling sensitive and challenging data matters for the banking sector, the firm counts Orange Bank, a bank launched by French telecom company Orange, to its client list. Ariane Mole‘s previous in-house experience at the French Data Protection Authority gives her valuable insight into regulatory matters. Mole co-leads the department with the well-respected Merav Griguer.

Paris > Protection des données personnelles

Bird & Bird has established itself as a ‘go-to‘ team for advice regarding data privacy compliance, international data transfers, AI, and cybersecurity matters. The team has also assisted French and international clients with GDPR compliance, cloud computing, and binding corporate rules involving data. Ariane Mole and Merav Griguer lead on all data privacy and security matters, including security breach management, digital marketing, and general cybersecurity. Associate Dan Scemama provides additional support.

Bird & Bird intervient souvent dans des projets de conformité de dimension globale et dans des opérations de transferts internationaux de données. Très compétente en contentieux, l’équipe a représenté avec succès Doctolib devant le Conseil d’Etat dans une affaire ayant confirmé la jurisprudence Schrems II. L’équipe traite aussi des dossiers sensibles dans le secteur bancaire, pour des clients tels qu’Orange Bank. Ariane Mole , qui a dans le passé été Chargée de Mission au sein de la Direction Juridique de la CNIL, est recommandée pour les sujets réglementaires. Elle codirige la pratique aux côtés de la très réputée  Merav Griguer.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > IT and internet

Bird & Bird est l’un des cabinets internationaux du marché parmi les plus réputés dans le domaine. La gamme d’expertises est complète et permet de traiter des dossiers informatiques complexes, pour le compte de clients spécialisés dans divers secteurs d’activités. L’équipe dispose d’une forte expertise concernant la responsabilité des hébergeurs de contenu « UGC » – elle a récemment publié un guide présentant la réglementation de l’UE en matière de blocage géographique. La pratique est codirigée par Merav Griguer et Stéphane Leriche , qui traite des dossiers soulevant des problématiques à la pointe du marché, pour des clients tels que NextMind (société  ayant développé un dispositif portable innovant utilisant des commandes cérébrales directes).