IP / IT - Data protection

With extensive expertise and many years of experience in intangible and digital assets, our dedicated team assists companies and organisations of various sizes and sectors in the protection of their intangible assets, data protection, IT project management and the development of their online business activities.

GGV is a member of the Association Française des Correspondants à la protection des Données à caractère Personnel (AFCDP).

Our skills

Data protection

GGV helps its clients to face risks by protecting corporate data (business secrecy), employee data, and customer or prospect data (personal data) and to seize the new opportunities offered by the data economy.

In this context, our lawyers conduct audits (compliance audits, due diligence), carry on mappings (of protectable data and information, of risks), conduct privacy impact assessments (DPIA), draft and negotiate confidentiality agreements, and assist companies in the development, implementation and monitoring of compliance programmes (personal data).

GGV also assists its clients before the administrative authorities (CNIL) and the judicial – civil or criminal – and administrative courts, as well as before the police authorities, particularly in the event of a data leak or cyber-attack. GGV assists its clients in preventing cyber risks (negotiation of cyber insurance, assistance in drawing up prevention plans) and in the event of a cyber-attack (interventions with insurers, etc.).

Finally, our lawyers act as outsourced DPO for certain clients with cross-border activities.



GGV’s lawyers assist and defend the interests of our clients in relation to:

  • websites & online platforms (drafting of General Terms and Conditions, legal notices, information notices, privacy policy, cookies banner);
  • e-commerce (drafting of General Terms and Conditions, setting up of purchase tunnels in compliance with consumer law and price regulations, defence before the courts in the context of consumer disputes);
  • online content liability, dereferencing and e-reputation (privacy, image rights, denigration, online press offences);
  • online games.


Intellectual property

In a transnational legal environment, GGV helps companies to structure, protect and defend their intangible assets, through

  • registration and monitoring of trademarks, designs, Soleau enveloppes;
  • structuring, negotiating and drafting contracts (operating licences, assignment contracts, etc.)
  • assistance before management bodies, defence before the courts (civil, criminal, etc.) in the context of actions for infringement, unfair competition or parasitism.


IT contracts

GGV assists its clients in the drafting and/or negotiation of IT contracts (outsourcing, maintenance, cloud computing, SAAS, software licences, etc.).

GGV also assists its clients in the pre-contractual phase, in drawing up specifications or formulating the expression of needs.

Finally, GGV intervenes, in cooperation with GGV’s litigation team, when the question of the default performance of the contract arises.

Our methodology

We conduct our projects on a collaborative, pragmatic and human basis.

  • Consideration of economic issues
  • An in-depth knowledge of the business world and its challenges enables our lawyers to offer our clients solutions that go beyond the strict field of IP/IT and data protection by involving lawyers from other GGV areas of expertise (commercial law, employment law, litigation, compliance, etc.)
  • Possibility to rely on a worldwide network of correspondents and experts (IT security, insurance) in close coordination with the client company’s internal teams
  • An international team that can work in French, English and German
  • Predictable fees

Our clients

  • DPOs, General Counsels, HRIS project teams, CTOs, CFOs, CSOs
  • French subsidiaries of German groups
  • French SMEs with a significant presence abroad