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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 > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Ariane MoleBird & Bird

Bird & Bird impresses with its strong international data protection practice. Global compliance matters account for a significant part of the workload, with matters including cross-border data transfers, binding corporate rules and cloud computing. In combination with the group’s strength in highly regulated sectors, including financial services, insurance and healthcare, the firm’s wide geographical range ensures it is a popular choice in the data protection market. Other areas of strength are big data and open data matters as well as data risk work for insurance companies in the context of insurance coverage issues and corresponding claims. Ariane Mole and Merav Griguer are the practice heads.

France > Industry focus: Luxury goods

Bird & Bird‘s Laurence Clot advises several prestigious French and European luxury brands on tax issues. Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan is adviser to a leading luxury watch company regarding its worldwide trade mark strategy. Géraldine Arbant also advises on IP matters. Ariane Mole assists renowned industry brands on data privacy issues.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Luxe

Chez Bird & BirdLaurence Clot conseille plusieurs marques prestigieuses de luxe françaises et européennes, dans la gestion de leurs problématiques fiscales. Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan est l’avocate un horloger de luxe sur l’établissement de sa stratégie en matière de marque au niveau mondial. Géraldine Arbant traite des dossiers de droit de la propriété intellectuelle, quand Ariane Mole conseille de grands noms du secteur en matière de données personnelles.

Paris > Protection des données personnelles

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Ariane MoleBird & Bird

Bird & Bird est doté d’une très forte pratique internationale en matière de protection des données. Le cabinet assiste ses clients dans la mise en conformité de leurs pratiques au plan global, notamment pour le transfert transfrontalier de données. L’équipe parisienne peut s’appuyer sur les expertises complémentaires du cabinet dans les secteurs réglementés des services financiers, de l’assurance et de la santé, ainsi que sur la plateforme internationale. Enfin, le cabinet traite des dossiers en lien avec des problématiques de Big Data et d’Open data, et conseille des compagnies d’assurance en matière de couverture des data-risques et lors des recours indemnitaires. Ariane Mole et Merav Griguer codirigent la pratique.