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News - 13 June 2012

The Lawyer Network is delighted to announce that Raphaël Dana of Sarrut Avocats has joined the Lawyer Network. Raphaël has joined the Lawyer Network as our exclusive Data Protection and Information member in France.

Raphael advises domestic and international clients notably on all of their commercial, technology, data protection and information law needs. He represents companies ranging from small businesses to major multinationals corporations.

Professional experience

Partner since January 2009, Raphaël started his career in 2001 in the United States where he successively worked with Duane Morris LLP and Reed Smith LLP before coming back to France in 2003.


- Law School, ranked first at the Bar exam

- DJCE diplôme de juriste conseil en entreprise, Université Jean-Moulin, Lyon (with honors)

- DESS de droit des affaires et fiscalité, Université Jean-Moulin, Lyon (with honors)

- Magistère juriste d'affaires, Université Jean-Moulin, Lyon (with honors)

Recent Speaking Engagements and Publications

March 2012 : published in E-Commerce Law & Policy, Google rolls out new privacy policy despite criticism from EU

January 2012: European Lawyer Reference Series, Data Protection & Privacy: Jurisdictional Comparisons (authoring of the French chapter)

October 2011: LexisNexis JurisClasseur Communication Commerce Electronique, The Order 2011-1012 of August 24, 2011 : precisions on the contents of marketing emails and creation of an obligation to notify personal data breaches (French version)

July 2011: published on the specialised website 2011 Overview of Employment and Employee Privacy Laws and Key Trends in France

May 2011: published in the specialised publication Data Protection Law & Policy, Bill on improving data privacy in the digital age: an analysis

October 2010: Speaker, American Conference Institute, Data Privacy Protection for Life & Health Sciences, Complying with Divergent Privacy Laws in the U.S., EU and Abroad (Philadelphia, USA)

August 2010: published on the specialised website : Privacy Backgrounder and Hot Topics for France

June 2010: LexisNexis JurisClasseur Communication Commerce Electronique, Analysis of recent French case law on whistleblower systems (English translation and French originally published version)

November 2009: LexisNexis JurisClasseur Communication Commerce Electronique, L'avocat correspondant à la protection des données personnelles

July 2009: Why appoint an attorney as data privacy correspondent

Sept. 2007: Speaker, Member of a panel of data privacy law experts, to the Licensing Executives Society Annual Conference (Dublin, Ireland). Presentation entitled International Data Transfer Compliance - Bordering on the Impossible - discussed a variety of legal and regulatory issues arising from the typical business activities of a multinational regarding global transfers of data.

Ethics & Compliance Officer Association, Webcast: “SOX Whistleblower Hotline Programs in the EU - Evolving Best Practices in France, Germany and Elsewhere”

Published in Data Protection Law & Policy and in E-Commerce Law Report, Analysis of the French Data Protection Authority’s decision of 14 December 2006, published on 12 April 2007 (Tyco Healthcare France fined for lack of cooperation and lack of transparency)

Published in JurisClasseur Communication Commerce Electronique, Manque de coopération et de transparence : la CNIL condamne Tyco à une amende de 30.000 €

Article published in BNA special issue “International Data Transfers”, The French Data Protection Authority Orders Tyco Healthcare France to Pay a €30,000 Fine

May 2007: Article published in BNA International World Data Protection Report, London, The French Data Protection Authority Orders Tyco Healthcare France to Pay a €30,000 Fine

2006: American Bar Association Publication, Chapter 9, Anonymous SOX Hotlines for Multi-National Companies: Compliance with E.U. Data Protection Laws

January 2006: The Corporate Counsel, Podcast interview discussing French whistleblowing regulations with American and European attorneys

January 2006: Article published in BNA International World Data Protection Report, Dual SOX/CNIL Compliance: Update on New Online Authorization Process

Fall 2005: Anonymous SOX Hotlines in the E.U.: Compliance Guidance has been published in the following journals: American Bar Association: The Securities Reporter, Computer Law Review International, BNA Inc., Washington DC

2005: Contributor to “Les Fusions-Acquisitions aux USA” (Mergers-Acquisitions in the U.S.), by Yves Quintin, Esq., Bruylant

If you have a requirement in this area, please get in touch with Raphaël directly or with the Lawyer Network committee:

Raphaël' Profile

We welcome Raphaël to the network and look forward to working with him on future transactions.