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Willy Mikalef

Associate Bird & Bird France


Willy combines expertise in data protection matters with in-depth knowledge of telecommunications regulation.

Willy is an associate in our Data Protection and Tech & Comms Groups based in Paris.

He assists both French and international clients on the construction and implementation of privacy policies, cookie policies and data processing contracts.  His expertise also covers issues relating to international data transfers, security breach notifications, special requirements applying to telecommunications operators, employee monitoring, whistleblowing systems, CCTV, data subjects’ rights and subprocessing.

In addition, he advises some of the world’s most technologically advanced companies on questions relating to the implementation of regulatory requirements and negotiation of commercial contracts.  He also acts for clients in legal proceedings before various regulators and courts.

He holds a Postgraduate degree in Electronic Communications and Space Activities Law from Paris Sud University and a Master’s degree in Business Law from Paris I  Pantheon-Sorbonne University.  In 2008, he completed a diploma in Mandarin at Shanghai Jiaotong University as well as a Chinese Law study program at China University of Political Science and Law.

Prior to joining us, Willy trained in the TMT department of law firms in Paris and London.  He gained significant experience in both commercial and data protection law.  He regularly provides training sessions to international companies and institutions on telecommunications law topics and publishes in national and international legal journals.

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