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.
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Cécile Théard-Jallu, Vanessa Ruffa, “Vaccine against Covid-19: What are the liabilities in the event of a side effect?”, PharmaNetwork Magazine, October 2020
Cécile Théard-Jallu, co-authored, “Mobilité, aménagement urbain et digital : quels enjeux juridiques pour les projets de Smart Healthy City à l’ère du Covid-19 ?”, Analysis, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, September 2020
Cécile Théard-Jallu (co-author), Open health: how to re-use data in the context of the Covid-19 sanitary crisis in France, Healthcare and Life Sciences News, International Bar Association, September 2020
Cécile Théard-Jallu and Xavier Vuitton, “Chapter France”, The Life Science Law Review, 8th edition, May 2020
Cécile Théard-Jallu, Guillaume Santiago, “DM “intelligents” : comment maîtriser les risques de responsabilités ?”, DeviceMed, n°5, September-October 2019
Cécile Théard-Jallu, Participation au panel « Valorisation des technologies émergentes en cancérologie » des Rencontres de la Cancérologie Française. Complete programme available in French here, 27 November 2018
Cécile Théard-Jallu, “La blockchain au service de la santé ? L’exemple de la collecte du consentement du patient dans un essai clinique”, Revue Lamy, Droit des Affaires, “Blockchain: une révolution juridique ?”, September 2017
Cécile Théard-Jallu, Nina Gosse, “Unlocking the value of health data: implementation of a new ‘National Register of Health Data’ in France”, Healthcare and Life Sciences Committee News of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association, Volume 2, n°1, September 2017
Cécile Théard-Jallu, Béatrice Fleuris, “The Digitalisation of the Maritime industry: Perspectives and key legal challenges for improved efficiency”, Geostrategic Maritime Review, Spring Summer edition, l’Harmattan, 2017
Francine Le Péchon-Joubert, Cécile Théard-Jallu, “Block Exemption Regulation on technology transfer agreements: no global revolution but greater freedom of innovation to the benefit of licensees”, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Volume 7 Issue 1, September 2015