Catherine is the head of the IP, data and tech practice in Luxembourg. She specialises in the fields of data protection, cybersecurity, IT contracts and negotiations, e-commerce, advertising, media and telecommunications, intellectual property and regulatory issues (notably regarding digitalisation projects, including IT outsourcing in the financial, funds and insurance sectors). Catherine has a particular interest in the life sciences sector and regularly assists clients on regulatory, contractual, IP and data protection related questions in these sectors. She also advises on Luxembourg contractual law and other general civil law related matters.
Catherine regularly assists multinational companies from various sectors with respect to their data protection compliance (including cookie consent aspects, filing of data breach notifications, handling of data subject access requests, drafting and negotiation of processing agreements, etc.), regarding investigations from data protection authorities and on specific projects involving personal data (e.g. use of geo-location or biometric data, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine-learning and Binding Corporate Rules). Catherine also regularly advises clients (in close cooperation with the Litigation team) on investigations from Luxembourg authorities or data requests under mutual cooperation procedures.
Catherine also assists several clients with respect to their digitalisation projects and IT contracts (including all intellectual property related aspects thereof, for instance in case of joint software development projects) and IT outsourcing projects, including filings with the financial sector supervisory authority, drafting and negotiation of outsourcing contracts and investigations.
She also advises clients on questions relating to trademarks, copyright and trade secrets and on the drafting of agreements with third parties (e.g. license agreements, coexistence agreements, etc.).
Catherine is a member of APDL (the Luxembourg association for data protection), FedISA (the Luxembourg chapter of an international electronic archiving community) and ITechLaw. She is also a member of Cloud Community Europe-Luxembourg and is a member of the Data Protection Forum, the ICT Forum, and of the Trust and Cyber security Forum of the Luxembourg Bankers' Association (ABBL).
Catherine is also visible in the Luxembourg market through her participation in technical working groups and speaking engagements. She has lectured IT law at the University of Luxembourg. She is ranked “Band 3” by Chambers Europe 2020 and as a “Rising Star” by Legal 500 2020.