RAPHAËL

DANA

PARTNER

Corporate - IT & Data - Software - Internet

Direct  : +33184131120

E-mail : rdana@frieh.law

Raphaël Dana advises organisations on business law issues (corporate, commercial) with an accent on IP/IT issues (software license, e-commerce, major IT projects), data protection (GDPR compliance, international data transfers, data breach, security).

Honours

Per an independent process of votes from international clients and peers, Raphaël has been listed among the eight French lawyers recognized as « Most Highly Regarded » in the Data category by the Who’s Who Legal, where he has also been elected Leading Lawyer in “Telecommunications Media & Technology” and “Data & TMT”, Who’s Who Legal 2018.

The independent guide adds that Raphaël “is highly respected for his expertise in IP and IT matters on e-commerce and significant projects as well as GDPR and international data transfer and breach cases”.

Work Experience

  • Regional Chairperson Europe of Geneva Group International’s Corporate, Commercial & IP Practice Group (2017 – present)

  • Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the ITechLaw Association (2017 – present)

  • Partner with the law firm LMBE (January 2015-2018)

  • Partner with the law firm SARRUT AVOCATS (2009-2014)

  • Associate with the law firm SOULIER (2003-2008)

  • Foreign attorney, REED SMITH, LLP, Philadelphia, USA (2002)

  • Foreign attorney, DUANE MORRIS, LLP, Philadelphia, USA (2001)

Education

  • Lawyer admitted to the Paris Bar (2000 – ranked first at the Bar exam)

  • Postgraduate Law Degree DJCE, diplôme de juriste conseil en entreprise, Université Jean-Moulin, Lyon (with honours)

  • Postgraduate Law Degree in Corporate and Tax Law, Université Jean-Moulin, Lyon (with honours)

  • Magistère juriste d’affaires, Université Jean-Moulin, Lyon (with honours)

Speaking opportunities and publications since 2014

  • April 2018 : Contracts, negotiation and enforcement in France, Thomson Reuters Practical Guide

  • February 2018 : Speaker, International Privacy + Security Forum, George Washington University, Washington DC

  • 2017 : Q&A France Outsourcing 2017, Practical Law Outsourcing Global Guide, Thomson Reuters

  • 2016 : Thomson Reuters, Practical Law Global Guides, Q&As Contract Enforcement & Negotiation Global Guide 2016

  • December 2016: Speaker at the International Workshop on Postmortem data, National Research Agency, Sorbonne University

  • 2016: Thomson Reuters, Data Protection & Privacy 3rd edition

  • 2016 : Global Legal Group, International Comparative Legal Guide to: Outsourcing 2016

  • January 2016: Author of the French chapter of “Data Protection & Privacy”, cross-border handbook covering 38 jurisdictions, Practical Law Global Guides, Sweet & Maxwell International Series

  • October 2015: Author of the French chapter “E-Commerce 2016” published in Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, London

  • September 2015: Author of the French chapter “Outsourcing 2016” published in Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, London

  • October 2014: Author of the French chapter “E-Commerce 2015” published in Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, London

  • September 2014: Author of the French chapter “Outsourcing 2015” published in Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, London

  • August 2014: Law Business Research, London, “Monitoring in the workplace”

  • January 2014: “Google Inc. ordered to pay a EUR150,000 fine by the French Data Protection Authority”

Older publications

  • November 2012: Published in E-Commerce Law & Policy, Google’s privacy policy and its compliance with European law

  • September 2012: Published in American Bar Association – International Law News – Information, Privacy & Security, Fall 2012, Vol. 41, No. 4, The French Narrowly Escape Introduction of a Centralized Biometric Database

  • April 2012: Data Protection Law & Policy: In depth analysis of the biometric database developments in France

  • March 2012: E-Commerce Law & Policy: Google rolls out new privacy policy despite criticism from EU

  • January 2012: European Lawyer Reference Series, Data Protection & Privacy: Jurisdictional Comparisons (author of the French chapter)

  • October 2011: LexisNexis JurisClasseur Communication Commerce Electronique, The Order 2011-1012 of August 24, 2011 : precisions on the contents of marketing emails and creation of an obligation to notify personal data breaches (French version)

  • July 2011: Published on the specialised website www.nymity.com: 2011 Overview of Employment and Employee Privacy Laws and Key Trends in France

  • May 2011: Published in the specialised publication Data Protection Law & Policy, Bill on improving data privacy in the digital age: an analysis

  • October 2010: Speaker, American Conference Institute, Data Privacy Protection for Life & Health Sciences, Complying with Divergent Privacy Laws in the U.S., EU and Abroad (Philadelphia, USA)

  • August 2010: Published on the specialised website www.nymity.com : Privacy Backgrounder and Hot Topics for France

  • June 2010: LexisNexis JurisClasseur Communication Commerce Electronique, Analysis of recent French case law on whistleblower systems (English translation and original French version)

  • November 2009: LexisNexis JurisClasseur Communication Commerce Electronique, L’avocat correspondant à la protection des données personnelles

  • July 2009: Why appoint an attorney as data privacy correspondent

  • September 2007: Speaker, Member of a panel of data privacy law experts, at the Licensing Executives Society Annual Conference (Dublin, Ireland). Presentation titled International Data Transfer Compliance – Bordering on the Impossible – discussed a variety of legal and regulatory issues arising from the typical business activities of a multinational regarding global transfers of data.

  • Ethics & Compliance Officer Association, Webcast: “SOX Whistleblower Hotline Programs in the EU – Evolving Best Practices in France, Germany and Elsewhere”

  • Published in Data Protection Law & Policy and in E-Commerce Law Report, Analysis of the French Data Protection Authority’s December 14, 2006 decision, published April 12, 2007 (Tyco Healthcare France fined for lack of cooperation and transparency)

  • Published in JurisClasseur Communication Commerce Electronique, Manque de coopération et de transparence : la CNIL condamne Tyco à une amende de 30.000 €

  • Article published in BNA special issue “International Data Transfers,” The French Data Protection Authority Orders Tyco Healthcare France to Pay a €30,000 Fine

  • May 2007: Article published in BNA International World Data Protection Report, London, The French Data Protection Authority Orders Tyco Healthcare France to Pay a €30,000 Fine

  • 2006: American Bar Association Publication, Chapter 9, Anonymous SOX Hotlines for Multi-National Companies: Compliance with E.U. Data Protection Laws

  • January 2006: The Corporate Counsel, Podcast interview discussing French whistleblowing regulations with American and European attorneys

  • January 2006: Article published in BNA International World Data Protection Report, Dual SOX/CNIL Compliance: Update on New Online Authorization Process

  • Fall 2005: Anonymous SOX Hotlines in the E.U.: Compliance Guidance has been published in the following journals: American Bar Association: The Securities Reporter, Computer Law Review International, BNA, Inc., Washington DC

  • 2005: Contributor to “Les Fusions-Acquisitions aux USA” (Mergers-Acquisitions in the U.S.), by Yves Quintin, Esq., Bruylant

 

Terms of services

Social

Mergers & Acquisitions

Software

Intellectual property

Litigation

Personal data

Employment & Labour law

Corporate

Restructuring

Private equity

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