“Signature Litigation is the only pure litigation specialist in Gibraltar, setting the firm apart from others in Gibraltar. The firm is very professional, knowledgeable and efficient, an ideal choice for litigation in the jurisdiction.“

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

“The practice unites an impressive bench of stellar litigators.“

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

“The boutique specialises in complex litigation, both in France and internationally, with the majority of matters multi-jurisdictional in nature, with the firm’s London presence a key asset for cross-border work.“

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Signature Litigation Paris “quickly established itself as one of France’s finest dispute resolution practices and consistently attracts high-stakes, often headline-grabbing matters.”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

“The team is attentive, available, very friendly, and provides unfailing follow-up to cases.“

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

“Great ability to establish a strategy and a very clear, structured and impactful line of defense or attack, based on a real mastery of legislation and procedures.“

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

“Excellent expertise combined with the ability to explain idiosyncratic concepts of French jurisdiction to foreigners.“

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

“The team is also highly regarded for its know-how in defending companies against toxic tort claims and deals with a high amount of claims brought by employees regarding asbestos and other chemical substances.“

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Signature Litigation Paris is “the market’s go-to-firm for domestic and cross-border product liability cases.“

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

“The firm’s focus on dispute resolution and insurance matters makes it a popular choice for a range of clients in the aviation industry including airlines, constructors, and insurers who benefit from the department’s ability to advise on cross-border matters.“

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

“The team is very responsive – we would normally receive a response on the same day or early the day after. They keep us updated regularly, and are knowledgeable in their fields of expertise.“

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

“The team at Signature is highly talented, experienced and dedicated.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Signature Litigation is described as a “quality team at every level“.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“Extremely bright and dedicated team. A willingness to go the extra mile and find a solution to whatever problem comes along however simple or complex.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Signature Litigation has “‘the agility to deal with matters of all kinds’ and has particular experience in multiparty and multijurisdictional disputes.”

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“The amount of deep thought that goes into each piece of work is quite extraordinary.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“I am confident that they would always deliver a peerless service to the client, whoever that may be.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“They are quite commercial in their approach and don’t escalate matters; rather they find the most efficient way to deal with things”

Chambers UK 2020

“A highly respected litigation boutique with expertise in a wide range of contentious corporate matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“They can really go toe to toe with magic circle firms”

Chambers UK 2020

“An excellent boutique litigation firm”

Chambers UK 2020

“They have really had our backs in a very innovative way”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are absolutely brilliant – very good at the big picture, very effective communicators and very easy to get on with.”

Chambers UK 2020

“Signature has provided us with steady-handed advice and I can honestly recommend their tightly-knit team to anyone in need of sound legal advice”

Chambers UK 2020

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”

Chambers UK 2020

“Well known for its representation of oligarchs and other high net worth individuals”

Chambers UK 2020

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“The amount of deep thought that goes into each piece of work is extraordinary”

Chambers UK 2020

“Brilliant client care coupled with sound legal judgement”

Chambers UK 2020

Signature “has developed a deep bench of talent, which means even with the high demand for their services they consistently maintain a high quality”

Chambers UK 2020

“Highly responsive, intelligent and commercially astute lawyers”

Chambers UK 2020

“They demonstrate the ability to formulate, plan and implement a sophisticated global strategy”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are impressive in the way they deal with very complex cases”

Chambers UK 2020

The Firm’s “tactical and strategic vision is unparalleled, and the practice has a great range of partners and associates”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A strong focus on large, complex cases that are often cross-border”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A highly experienced team of partners who have in-depth knowledge of commercial dispute resolution”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“Outstandingly successful”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Dispute resolution boutique Signature Litigation LLP handles large, high-profile professional negligence claims, often with a cross-border element, for claimants and defendants.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”.

Chambers UK 2019

“The firm is extremely focused on high-quality litigation”.

Chambers UK 2019

“Their advice is sound and their strategic approach is excellent. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Adept at handling multiparty and cross-border disputes, particularly those related to banking.”

Chambers UK 2019

“They have a lot of experience in multi-jurisdictional, high-value litigation. They are a boutique firm that is growing in size considerably but which can still provide a personal, flexible service.”

Chambers UK 2019

“The hallmarks of the team are that they are responsive, commercial, conflict-free, flexible … a client gets Magic Circle quality.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large-scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.”

Chambers UK 2019

“The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“A highly specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.

Chambers UK 2019

  • Chambers UK 2021

Biography

Mathilde specialises in data protection work, advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

She assists French and international clients on major data protection issues, ranging from Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) investigations and litigations to the implementation of GDPR compliance plans, securing international data transfers and setting up data breach response plans.

Mathilde also focuses her practice on regulatory disputes as well as on commercial and consumer-related litigation and contract work and has experience in dealing with a variety of complex legal issues in various industry sectors such as mass retail, automobile, media and e-commerce. She also advises clients on contractual breaches and performance issues.

Prior to joining Signature, Mathilde worked at the Paris offices of two major international law firms for 4.5 years and began 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 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

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

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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