Matthieu Bourgeois

Partner – Avocat à la Cour | Paris


+33 (0)1 44 95 20 00


French, English

Matthieu Bourgeois

Partner – Avocat à la Cour | Paris

Phone: +33 (0)1 44 95 20 00

Languages: French, English


Matthieu Bourgeois, one of the two leaders of the firm’s “Intellectual Property and Digital Law” team, has a unique, innovative and multidisciplinary expertise (data protection, open data, cybersecurity) in the field of data and digital technologies. This enables him to provide clients with a comprehensive legal and strategic advice on all projects and activities related to these matters.

His clients include organizations operating in various areas, especially health, energy, transport, distribution, entertainment, social networks, gaming and betting. Matthieu not only advises his clients, but also represents their interests in court proceedings (e.g. he represented a leading consumer association in a class action for breach of the GDPR).

Matthieu is the author of the publication “Droit de la donnée: principes théoriques et approches pratiques” (“Data Law: Theoretical Principles and Practical Approaches“), published by LexisNexis in 2017, and of several articles on topics such as cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and biometrics and he speaks at major conferences. He is also co-founder and chairman of Cercle de la Donnée (an independent and multidisciplinary think-tank that brings together data specialists and produces forward-looking works on digital rights and data science) and a member of Agora 41 (a strategic think-tank created by the French National Cybersecurity Agency- ANSSI); in this context, he leads a working group dedicated to digital sovereignty.

Matthieu is ranked in international legal directories, including The Legal 500 and the Leaders League rankings, as a leading lawyer in France in the areas of IP/IT, TMT and data protection. He was named “Best Lawyer” in 2019 and in 2020 for the practice area “Information Technology Law”.

  • Data law (IT contracts, personal data, cybersecurity, open data, public information)
  • Intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial designs, domain names)
  • Unfair competition and parasitism
  • Online communication and business
  • Commercial law
Industry sectors
  • Health
  • Luxury and beauty
  • Online sales platforms and social networks
  • Distribution
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • IT – Information and Communication Technologies
  • Sport
  • Research Master’s degree 2 (DEA) in Private Wealth Law – University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Professional Master’s degree 2 (DESS) in Industrial Property Law – University of Paris II Panthéon Assas
  • Specialization certificate for digital and communications law

Avocat à la Cour, Paris Bar, since 2004

Other activities
  • Author of the annual publication “Droit de la donnée” (Data Law) in the legal periodical Semaine Juridique, publisher LexisNexis
  • Chairman of the working group “souveraineté numérique” (digital sovereignty) within a professional association (Le Cercle de la donnée) in partnership with AGORA 41 (ANSSI)
  • Former Lecturer – ESSEC Group (2004-2014).