“Mathilde Gérot is excellent.”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Biography

Mathilde is a Counsel specialising in commercial and regulatory litigation including data protection work, advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Mathilde focuses her practice on regulatory disputes, as well as on general commercial and consumer-related litigation and advises on all stages of litigation, from pre-action through trials.

Mathilde is ranked as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 Guide for her commercial litigation expertise.

She has also developed a specific expertise on commercial law, contract drafting and negotiation and has experience in dealing with a variety of complex legal issues in various industry sectors such as mass retail, automobile, media, e-commerce banking and insurance industries.

She also assists French and international clients on major data protection issues, advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Her work includes Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) investigations and litigations and more generally all GDPR-related topics.

Prior to joining Signature, Mathilde worked at the Paris offices of two major international law firms for 4.5 years and started her career in a well-known French law firm, where she worked for almost 3 years.

Mathilde qualified from the Paris Bar in 2012. She is a member of the Association des Professionnels du Contentieux des Affaires (APCA) and of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Mathilde speaks French and English.

Experience

Data protection matters

  • Assisting a leading social media company before the CNIL’s litigation division, drafting legal submissions and attending hearings
  • Assisting a leading furniture company before the CNIL’s litigation division, drafting legal submissions
  • Assisting a diet and nutrition coaching company before the CNIL’s litigation division, drafting legal submissions
  • Assisting various clients in the implementation of GDPR compliance plans and the setting up of privacy governance structure
  • Advising an investment bank on the setting up of a data breach response plan, in compliance with GDPR rules

Commercial and consumer-related litigation and contract work

  • Advising a mass online retailer of consumer products on the implementation of ultra-fast delivery for purchase through online platforms, drafting and negotiating corresponding agreements with a leading French retail group
  • Advising a mass online retailer of consumer products on drafting/negotiating agreements with service providers for the installation of lockers used for product delivery
  • Assisting a leading retail group on the audit performed by the DGCCRF regarding suppliers’ payment terms

Publications

2024

Contentieux et données personnelles : le droit d’accès est-il le nouvel article 145 du Code de procédure civile ? – Gazette du Palais – 27 February 2024

2023

Cyberattaques et accès illicite à des données personnelles : quelles conséquences pour le responsable du traitement ? – La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires – 7 September 2023

CJUE : les premiers éclaircissements en cas de violation du RGPDOption Droit & Affaires – 5 July 2023

Les juges européens apportent de premiers éclaircissements sur les contours de la responsabilité du responsable du traitement en cas de violation du RGPD – Le Monde du Droit – 28 June 2023

LOPMI : une perspective prometteuse pour le marché de l’assurance cyberLa Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires – 26 June 2023

LOPMI : une perspective prometteuse pour le marché de l’assurance cyberRevue Générale du Droit des Assurances – 20 June 2023

LOPMI : une perspective prometteuse pour le marché de l’assurance cyberL’assurance en mouvement – 24 April 2023

La lenteur de la justice française : constat et perspectives – Gazette du Palais – 21 March 2023

2022

Regulation of the Legal Profession in France Overview Thomson Reuters Country Q&A – 1 December 2022

La conformité d’une entreprise en matière de RGPD est devenue un avantage concurrentielLe Journal du Management Juridique – 31 October 2022

Signature Litigation Paris promeut deux avocates – Décideurs Magazine – 8 July 2022

Signature Litigation promeut deux counsels – La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires – 4 July 2022

Signature Litigation Paris : deux nouvelles Counsels – Le Monde du Droit – 4 July 2022

2021

Senior Associate Mathilde Gérot has been interviewed about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our personal dataSmart Lex – 14 September 2021

Va-t-on droit dans le mur en ne respectant pas les lignes directrices de la Cnil ? – ODA – 17 March 2021

La protection des données personnelles à l’ère de la Covid-19 – Affiches Parisiennes – 5 February 2021

Article in relation to GDPR non-compliance and Covid-19ITProPortal – 5 February 2021

2020

The impact of Sapin 2 and GDPR on internal investigationsLegal Week – 30 July 2020

Loi Sapin II et RGPD, deux corpus réglementaires à la mise en œuvre délicate – ODA – 15 July 2020

LDH contre Uber : stratégie contentieuse et réglementaire en matière de collecte de données – Les Echos – 7 July 2020

Le RGPD pourrait freiner les ambitions de l’Europe en matière d’intelligence artificielle – La Gazette du Palais – 23 June 2020

La lettre du 29 avril 2020 – ODA – 29 April 2020

Article in relation to GDPR and cyber-risk insuranceActuarial Post – 1 April 2020

[Tribune] Le RGPD pourrait freiner les ambitions de l’Europe en matière d’intelligence artificielle – E-commerce Mag – 30 March 2020

Article in relation to GDPR and cyber-risk insurancePrivSecReport – 27 March 2020

Article in relation to GDPR and cyber-risk insuranceITProPortal – 26 March 2020

Article in relation to GDPR and AIITProPortal – 18 March 2020

The rise of data breach group litigationGlobal Data Review – 18 March 2020

The Future Of Personal Data Class Litigation Across EuropeLaw360 – 17 March 2020

Will The GDPR Frustrate Europe’s Plans For AI?Information Security Buzz – 16 March 2020

Class actions and data security practices: differences between Europe and the United StatesThomson Reuters – 28 February 2020

Is the EU better equipped than the US to supervise the use of facial recognition?Computer Weekly – 25 February 2020

Is the integration of a tool such as Clearview AI possible in France?Le Monde du Droit – 25 February 2020

The Future Of Personal Data Class Actions In EuropeFintech Direct – 11 February 2020

Data litigation specialist Mathilde Gérot joins Signature Litigation Paris office – Various – 15 January 2020

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