With a profile in commercial contracts, innovation technologies, data protection and intellectual property law, Cécile Théard-Jallu has developed a strong experience for international players in the private and public sectors, including major American and European structures, particularly in the fields of health, insurance, energy, the environment, telecommunications, mobility and more generally digital technology.
She helps clients design and implement their digital strategy and technological innovation (connected devices, artificial intelligence, Big & Smart Data, blockchain, robotics, …).
She focuses on complex contractual transactions, including R&D and consortium, technology transfers, licensing deals or technology change related projects, with or without public funding. In addition, she advises clients on the engineering, design, negotiation and implementation of their commercial, IT, technological or industrial contracts.
Since the beginning of her career, she has carried out numerous missions related to the protection of personal data. More recently, she assisted clients in their implementation of the GDPR and the amended French Data Protection Act (in particular, audits, regulatory and contractual support for various actors in the health sector and the industrial or tertiary sectors, including the digital economy, in France or internationally).
She worked for approximately one year in Washington DC as a seconded lawyer within Covington & Burling LLP and as a seconded lawyer with one of the world’s leading medical equipment companies. As a member of the “Health / Life Sciences” and “Technology” groups of the International Bar Association, she has been included for several years in the Best Lawyers ranking published in partnership with Les Echos, in the “Biotechnologies” and “Information Technologies” categories for France.