AYACHE welcomes a new team to launch the firm’s Technology department
Guillaume Seligmann, partner, and his two associates, Héloïse Masson and Laura Mallard, join us from Cohen&Gresser to create Ayache’s Technology department.
The team works in all the main areas of information technology and advises large corporations and industry players as well as start-ups and investment funds.
This new center of expertise covers all the main issues encountered by clients in the field of technology: IT, internet, e-commerce, personal data protection, telecoms, crypto-assets and cyber-security.
The creation of the Technology department strengthens the firm’s development strategy, which has seen in recent years a steady increase the firm’s the capacity to create synergies and improve its overall visibility in high-growth sectors.
“We are happy and proud to join a firm as dynamic and forward-thinking as Ayache, which has understood that the tilt towards services and the accelerating digitalization of the economy, as well as the growing share of technology-related issues in all business sectors, make a technology practice a strategic axis of development” Guillaume Seligmann comments.
“Not only has expertise in information technology law become essential in a large number of transactions, but it is also a necessary addition in order to be able to meet our digital ambitions and those of our clients on a more global scale.” add Olivier Tordjman and Bernard Ayache, Co-managing Partners.
Prior to joining Ayache to create the Technology department, Guillaume headed the same practice for nearly 15 years at Cohen & Gresser (2016-2022), Cotty Vivant Marchisio & Lauzeral (2007-2016) and Kahn & Associés (2000-2007).
Guillaume was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2000 and holds a Master’s degree in private law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and an LL.B from King’s College London.
Prior to joining Ayache, Héloïse worked for 5 years at Cohen & Gresser.
Héloïse Masson advises clients on transactions and regulatory issues related to technology.
She holds a Master 2 in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, a Master 2 in Private Law from the University of Strasbourg, and a double degree in Law and Philosophy from the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne.
Prior to joining Ayache, Laura also worked at Cohen & Gresser. She also completed internships at Total and law firms such as Gide Loyrette Nouel, Orsay, Baker McKenzie, and Jones Day.
Laura holds an LLM in International and European Business Law, specializing in Information Technology Law from Trinity College Dublin. As part of the Magistère de Juriste d’Affaires Européen, she obtained her Master 2 in International and European Business Law as well as a Master and a Degree in Business Law from the University of Lorraine.
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