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Laurie-Anne Ancenys



Ancenys Laurie-Anne
Laurie-Anne Ancenys



Laurie-Anne is a Counsel, head of the Tech & Data practice at Allen & Overy in Paris. She is specialised in the fields of information technology and data protection law.

She assists French and international blue chip clients with the digitalization of their activities, including in relation to strategic partnerships, cybersecurity issues, data monetization and the launch of online tech products and services in a broad range of sectors.

She has developed an expertise in the drafting and negotiation of complex IT agreements, including in relation to M&A transactions. Laurie-Anne also advises companies on data protection compliance issues - including data breaches and IT/data contentious matters.

Laurie-Anne speaks at international conferences, conducts quarterly round table discussions on data protection in Paris and regularly publishes expert articles in French and international publications. In addition, Laurie-Anne contributes to the HEC Paris Tech Law courses.

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News: 26 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy announces the nomination of Laurie-Anne Ancenys as Young Leader of the France China Foundation

Allen & Overy announces the nomination of Laurie-Anne Ancenys, Counsel and Head of the Tech & Data practice of the Paris office, to the 2021 selection of the Young Leaders of the France China…

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Publications: 09 APRIL 2021

When Green meets Digital

What’s behind the new “European Green Digital Coalition”?

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Blog Post: 26 MARCH 2021

Schrems II: French Conseil d’Etat provides insight into sufficient safeguards for EU personal data accessed from the US

On 12 March 2021, the Conseil d’Etat, the highest administrative court of France, issued a decision that might have significant impact on personal data transfers to third countries in the aftermath of…

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Blog Post: 02 MARCH 2021

France – CNIL releases guidance on data protection aspects of chatbots

On 19 February 2021, CNIL released guidance on the use of chatbots in compliance with data protection law (the Guidelines). The CNIL notes that in order to operate the chatbots, controllers will often…

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Admitted as Solicitor

Admitted to the Bar, Paris

Admitted to the Bar, Madrid


LLM in intellectual property and information society law – University of Alicante (EIPIN - European Intellectual Property Institute Network) – 2006

Master degree in French law - University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – 2005

Master degree in Spanish law – University of Complutense of Madrid – 2003