Partner, ALTANA; Paris
Claire Bernier heads the IP/IT/Cybercrime practices at ALTANA. Criminal Law Referent at the Paris Bar, Ms. Bernier provides the full scope of advice and civil/criminal legal services, including the drafting and negotiation of various types of contracts for the industry of information technology and telecommunications. She has acknowledged expertise in all litigation involving aspects of IP/IT (e.g. civil and criminal litigation of counterfeiting, IT commercial dispute, and security breach). She has expertise in the field of personal data and is familiar with litigation before specialized authorities such as the National Commission of Data Protection.
Among other independent market recommendations, the Chambers Europe 2013 highlights Ms. Bernier's vast technological knowledge and know-how when it comes to new technologies and quotes her clients in saying that 'she has the ability to go very deeply into the matter, which isn't easy for internet-related work' and insists on her 'tough and forthright' negotiation ability. She has also been distinguished in the classification established by Leaders League 2013, Legal 500 2013 and the 2013 edition of "Option Droit & Affaires" ("Law and Business"). The Legal 500 France mentions her as a specialist in personal data and noted "her in-depth technical knowledge of the IT field."