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Bird & Bird
Bird & Bird AARPI
2 rue de la Chaussée d’Antin
75009 Paris
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Ariane is renowned for her in-depth knowledge of data protection matters and advising some of the world’s most innovative and technologically advanced companies Ariane is joint head of our International Data Protection Group and is one of the leading lawyers in personal data protection law. She is based in our Paris office. Ariane advises French and international companies and public services clients on all aspects of personal data protection and privacy, particularly international data transfers and businesses, monitoring at work and data protection issues. She also assists her clients with their relationships with the CNIL and with other national or local Data Protection Authorities. She advises clients on technologies, privacy and individual liberties and on the application of personal data protection laws, audits of information systems and compliance of data processing systems. A member of the Paris Bar since 1995, Ariane previously worked within the Legal Department of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) focusing on international matters before becoming an expert to the DG XIII of the European Union Commission where she helped to draft the 1995 Directive on Personal Data Protection. In 2008, Ariane was admitted as a Legal Expert to the EuroPriSe project launched by the EU Commission, allowing her to offer assessments to manufacturers and vendors of IT products and IT-based services in order to obtain EuroPriSe privacy certification. In June 2012, CNIL awarded her the “label CNIL”, for her data protection training seminar, “Loi Informatique et Libertés – le regime juridique des traitements et des fichiers”. She is a frequent speaker at data protection related conferences and training seminars. She is also a regular contributor to newspapers and specialist legal magazines.


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Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Best known for its expertise in patent law, Bird & Bird has also carved out a niche in advising clients in the life sciences sector on their digital transformation and the regulatory frameworks surrounding the use of digital technologies. Ariane Mole and Merav Griguer are both highly regarded in this field. More conventionally, the practice brings together specialists in corporate, regulatory and data protection work to provide a full-service offering to large biotech and healthcare companies. IP expert Yves Bizollon is a go-to name for patent litigation, while department head Emmanuelle Porte is the key contact for corporate work.

France > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Ariane MoleBird & Bird

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.

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

Bird & Bird est particulièrement réputé pour sa grande expertise en droit des brevets. Le cabinet est également très sollicité par des entreprises des sciences de la vie pour les accompagner dans leur transformation digitale et sur le respect du cadre réglementaire entourant les technologies numériques.  Ariane Mole et Merav Griguer sont recommandées pour toutes les questions se rattachant au domaine digital. Le cabinet offre un champ d’expertises complet, à destination de grandes entreprises de biotechnologies et de santé, recouvrant aussi les problématiques réglementaires, de droit des sociétés et de protection des données.  Yves Bizollon , qui est un spécialiste du droit de la propriété intellectuelle, est très reconnu pour son expertise en contentieux de brevets.  Emmanuelle Porte , qui dirige la pratique santé, est recommandée pour les dossiers transactionnels et de droit des sociétés.

Paris > Protection des données personnelles

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Ariane MoleBird & Bird

Bird & Bird est pourvu d’une «équipe de référence» pour la gestion des dossiers de conformité, de transferts internationaux de données, de cybersécurité ou tenant à des projets d’intelligence artificielle. L’équipe a récemment assisté des clients français et internationaux en matière de conformité RGPD et de cloud.  Ariane Mole et Merav Griguer traitent un large ensemble de problématiques ; elle interviennent en matière de marketing digital et de cybersécurité – notamment en réponse à des atteintes à la sécurité des données. Le collaborateur  Dan Scemama participe aussi à la pratique.