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Anne-Laure Villedieu

Member of the Management Board

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Languages English, French

Anne-Laure Villedieu heads the Technology and IP Team of CMS France. She joined the firm in 1998, became a Partner in 2012 and is a member of the Advisory Board of the firm. She specializes in Technology and Data Privacy and regulary assists French businesses and international clients in contentious and non-contentious matters in the field of technology and privacy. Her non-contentious work includes drafting and negotiation of contracts as well as transactional.

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Best Lawyer - Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law

Best Lawyers 2022

CMS "has a specialised team dedicated to digital issues" and clients find 'invaluable' its 'experience in dealing with data protection regulatory issues'. Practice head Anne-Laure Villedieu "gives timely, technical and commercial advice".

The Legal 500 – industry Focus, IT, Telecom and the Internet, 2019 (Tier 2)

Memberships & Roles

  • Member of Board ItechLaw
  • Member of AFCDP (French Association of Data Protection Officers)
  • Member of IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals)
  • Member of ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
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  • CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to practise as a solicitor or barrister in France) (1997)
  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Communications Law, Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (1997)
  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Business Law and Economics, Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne (1996)
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