Bird & Bird boosts Paris data protection team with the appointment of Merav Griguer as partner

19 September 2016

Bird & Bird France is delighted to welcome Merav Griguer as a data protection partner today, based in Paris. 

Merav joins from Dunaud Clarenc Combles & Associates, where she has been a partner since 2014 after creating and developing the Data Privacy and Cyber Security department there.

Her main practice areas are personal data protection and privacy (including audit and compliance issues, control procedure and litigation before the French authority and big data legal issues), social media and cyber security. Merav has strong client relationships spanning the following sectors: financial services, life sciences, healthcare, media, sport and tech & comms. 

Merav started her career in the ITC department of Salans (now Dentons) in 2003. In October 2006, she joined ITC-focused firm Feral-Schuhl/Sainte-Marie, in which she started and managed the Personal Data Protection team. She has passed both the Paris Bar and the Jerusalem Bar. 

She is frequently asked to participate in public conferences on big data, social media and IT issues, and to provide her opinion on upcoming bills and amendments. 

Merav will be joined by two associates, Julie Schwartz and Sharone Franco. 

Alexandre Vuchot, Co-Head of Bird & Bird France says: "It's wonderful to welcome Merav to our Paris office today. This move makes Bird & Bird the only data protection team in France with two partners, which is evidence of our continuing commitment to this area of law, and to our clients."

Ariane Mole, Co-Head of Bird & Bird's International Data Protection group says: "The data protection and privacy regulatory landscape is changing rapidly, with a new data protection bill to be enacted in France in 2016 and new European regulations implemented in 2018. These changes are triggering an increase in demand for advice, so with Merav, I look forward to continuing to build and broaden our data protection offering in France."

Merav adds: "I'm very excited to be joining Bird & Bird's market-leading team in the data protection and TMT space. Bird & Bird's international network will enable me to offer my clients a much broader range of expertise."