Leading French boutique Frieh Associés was founded in March 2018 by Michel Frieh, Marina Doithier and Raphaël Dana. The firm’s stand-alone IP, IT and data department is headed up by Dana, who assists clients including aircraft manufacturers, investment funds and software developers with GDPR compliance, due diligence and commercial matters, with the help of two associates. Dana’s team advises on commercial and corporate issues with a particular focus on IP and IT, including e-commerce and major IT projects, as well as data protection and cybersecurity. His department collaborates with the firm’s M&A, private equity, employment and competition law departments.
Recent matters have included assisting clients – ranging from a value-added reseller in cybersecurity services and technologies to a US-based website publisher – in developing GDPR compliance programmes. The team also provided a due diligence report for an investment fund in its acquisition of a French company that specialises in natural remedies.