Cécile Théard-Jallu - Lawyer - Partner

Cécile Théard-Jallu

Lawyer - Partner

  • +33 1 56 64 00 00
  • +33 6 61 92 05 29
  • ctheardjallu@dgfla.com

Cécile Théard-Jallu specializes in the fields of healthcare & life sciences regulations, innovative technologies, data protection / cybersecurity/IT, commercial law, contracts and intellectual property. She has developed a strong experience acting for both international groups and SMEs, mostly in the fields of healthcare & lie sciences.


She helps clients through the definition and implementation of their innovation strategies (regulations relating to healthcare products and activities, including telemedicine, HDS, 3D printing, connected objects, platforms, Big & Smart Data, social robots, artificial intelligence, web3, metaverse, blockchain, 5G, Smart Healthy Cities, or mobility around the patient pathway…).


She assists her clients in complex contractual transactions, including R&D and consortium, as well as technology transfer, licensing or clinical research projects or technological change, with or without public funding. She also has an extensive experience in advising clients on the structuring, design, negotiation and implementation of their commercial, IT and industrial contracts.


Since the beginning of her career, she has carried out numerous missions involving data protection, including the GDPR, the French Data Protection Act and French or European cybersecurity regulations, in various regulatory, contractual and auditing missions, on behalf of both industrial companies and service providers, in France and abroad (R&D, marketing or commercialization phase). She is a certified advisor to companies in the process of being certified as compliant with the GDPR by the Europrivacy ® consortium, the first certification scheme of its kind, financed by H2020 funds.


She represents De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés in the Cyber & Security Hub of the Systematic Cluster and has been appointed as an expert for France in the European project TEHDAS, aimed at building the regulation of the future European Health Data Area. She also is a member of the board of INeS, the International Institute for Smart Health.


As a lawyer at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington DC, Cécile was seconded for about a year to one of the world’s leading medical equipment companies.


Co -Chair of the “Health/Life Sciences” committee and member of the “Technology” committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), she has been listed for several years in the Best Lawyers ranking published in partnership with Les Echos, in the “Biotechnologies” and “Information Technologies” sections for France.


Very involved in the connected health ecosystem, in particular for medical devices players, she has written numerous articles in the specialized press and regularly hosts conferences or gives lectures in the sector.


Cécile Théard-Jallu was appointed as expert for France in the new European Project TEHDAS dedicated to the construction of the upcoming European Health Data Space. She is also certified to assist companies in their GDPR certification program within the Europrivacy™ scheme.





French - English


Member of the Paris Bar since 1996.

1995 Postgraduate degree in Business law (DESS-DJCE), Paris-X University and University of Montpellier

1994 Master’s degree in Business Law and Four Year Applied Studies in English Law, Paris-X University

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